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Nagarjunasagar Road trip Guide  

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  1. 1. Places to visit in Nagarjunasagar

    • Nagarjunasagar Dam
    • Ethipothala Water Falls
    • Nagarjuna Konda (Island)
  2. 2. Best Accommodations in Nagarjunasagar

    • TSTDC Resort Vijay Vihar
    • Note: No online booking for other options
  3. 3. Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar route

    • Best route: Hyderabad -- Yacharam -- Mallapalli --Sunkishala -- Nagarjunasagar
    • Alternative route : Hyderabad -- Narketpally -- Nalgonda -- Sunkishala -- Nagarjunasagar
  4. 4. Food options between Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar

    • Hotel Sidhartha
    • TSTDC Resort Vijay Vihar

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Distance : ~190 kilometers

Drive time: 4 hours including breaks

Mileage : 16 KMPL (Best mileage we have ever achieved, never crossed 120 km/hr)

Total trip cost : 2600/- (Including fuel for 2 persons)




Road condition 2017: Quick update Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar road condition:


  • Road condition has improved a lot compared to last year.
  • First 50 kilometers has a beautiful single lane road(similar to srisailam road)
  • Last 100 kilometers is a good single road.


Places to visit at Nagarjunasagar:


1. Nagarjunakonda Island

a) Visit APDC launch station.(around 10 kilometers from Dam)

b) Park your vehicle at the paid parking.

c) Take a boat to the Island.

d) Total trip takes around 3 hours (approximately)

Timings:9:30,11:30 and 1:30


Price : 120/- per Adult and 100/- per Kid


2. Nagarjunasagar dam

3. A.P tourism hotel (excellent view, no entry charges and food is good )

4. Ethipothala Water Falls.


Food option on Hyderabad to Nagarjuna sagar highway.

Sai Annapurna hotels , Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/qK64agvUpqm

Naga lakshmi Kaveri Family dhaba, Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/nQPLuhBck5A2



Food options at Nagarjuna Sagar

Hotel Siddartha , Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/HiCqkP1TVDU2

TSDC tourism Vijay vihar, Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/fEpVvnMfVkk


Stay options:

A.P tourism is the only best option available at Nagarjunasagar. There are few private hotels but most of them are not maintained properly.

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Trip meter set to zero and we are started off our journey :D


In no time we hit the Outer ring road at Gachibowli.


Cruise set to 100 km/hr we cruised lazily for the first 60 kilometers.


At exit 12 we got down from the ORR and paid 50/- at the toll booth.


We took a quick break and clicked few pictures.


Slowly, the sun started to rise up.


Outer ring road is arguably the best road to drive in India.



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Bumper sticker speaks it all.


After crossing the ORR , It is the single lane road for the next leg of the journey.


Most of the journey is uneventful.We can easily maintain around 100 km/hr.


Beautiful scenic roads surrounded by trees.


Immensely enjoyable to drive on these long sweeping curves.


We took couple of breaks to click few pictures.







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We resumed our journey after 15 minutes break.


Soon the scenery started to change from boring roads to a hilly terrain.


Then slowly we started to climb the hills.


Stop over for the lunch at A.P tourism hotel.


View from the AP tourism resort.


We quickly resumed our journey in order to catch the ferry which will take us to Nagarjunakonda Island.


Neatly maintained dam road where the private vehicles are not allowed.


We stopped over the bridge which is parallel to the dam to click pictures.


View of the dam from the bridge.





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Ethipothala Water Falls is a is a 70 feet (21 m) high river cascade. It is located at a distance of 12 Kilometres from Nagarjunasagar dam. We can see that it is bone dry due to less rains.It is must visit place during monsoon.


After Eithpothala water falls visit, we started back to Narjunasagar.


View of the bridge.


We parked our car at a paid parking and headed towards APDC launch station. They charged us 120/- per head for a boat ride.


Boat journey lasted for an hour (one way).


The breath of fresh air and water surrounded by hillocks made our day.


Views enroute to Island.


First boat already coming after Island visit.


Fisherman on coracle.




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Don't miss the goats in the background.


We started going deeper into the river.


First glimpse of the beautiful Island.



Boat standing over there acts as a bridge.


we got down quickly and started climbing steps.


Museum,photos are not allowed inside.


Views from the Island.


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Nature at its best.


Exploring deep into the Island, We came to the edge of the Island and there was lone tree.


Megalith Age Burial Area 2nd century A.D.


Random Monuments.


Buddha statue.


Scary tree.


Guide map of Nagarjuna Konda Island.


Island exploration lasted for an hour after that we started waiting for the boat.



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We bid Goodbye to Island.


And started our return journey to Launch station.


Views en route


Boat timings


Clicked a picture at the Launch station.


After some refreshments. We hit the road.




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No trip is complete without the pictures of the car.


Stopped at the bridge and had a refreshing juice watching the beautiful sunset.




It took us 3 hours to reach the ORR.


Took some pictures in the tunnel.


And headed back home.


Civic has split personality. Mileage varies from 8KMPL to 16KMPL depending on how you drive.Total trip :374 Kilometers door to door.


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Excellent pictures. Nice write-up.

Been to Nargarjunasagar many times but never heard of this Island. Got a reason to drive down again.:cooler:

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Awesome pics. Trip to Sagar during summer. Brave :P

Thank you :D

Nothing can stop the itch to scorch tarmac.

Excellent pictures. Nice write-up.

Been to Nargarjunasagar many times but never heard of this Island. Got a reason to drive down again.

Thank you. Island was the main reason to initiate the drive.:cooler:

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Very detailed and excellent travel story.:clap:

Awesome pics. Trip to Sagar during summer. Brave :P

It is like summer already. Hope to see good amount of rains this year.

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sagar said:
Beautiful travelogue shammy and what pictures ... Speechless :D
Very detailed and excellent travel story.:clap:


Thank you. Nagarjunasagar is always a quick getaway place for many Hyderabadies. Hope this information is helpful.

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I din't know that an island named nagarjunakonda existed around this area... Will definitely cover it up during my next drive to sagar.. Thanks a lot for sharing such an informative travel story.. :)

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I din't know that an island named nagarjunakonda existed around this area... Will definitely cover it up during my next drive to sagar.. Thanks a lot for sharing such an informative travel story.. :)

Boat ride to the Island is amazing. A must visit place.

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Awesome pictures. Looks like water level is going down day by day. Hope we will have a good amount of rains this year.

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