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About Prakasam Barrage

Prakasam Barrage was constructed by Sir Arthur Cotton in 1957. It is also used as road and connects the Kolkata-Chennai highway. The barrage provides water for the irrigation purpose and over 1.2 million acre of land is irrigated by the dams water.The Barrage is built in a venetian style and consists of around 160 pillars.Prakasam barrage is considered as one of the known tourist spot, as people from different countries visit this barrage to see the marvellous view of River Krishna.The prakasam barrage is also a source of water supply to Buckingham canal which further supplies the water for irrigation purpose in south india. Many people visit this place in the evening to sense the peaceful environment and the cool breeze of the barrage.The lightining from the start point to the end point of the barrage seems amazing at night. At the river side you can see beautiful birds and ducks that are migrated from different places, in summers and after the monsoon season this place is full of tourists.This dam has benifitted Andhra pradesh by serving as a major source of water supply for irrigation, cultivation of crops and by increasing the economy of the state.The barrage remains open 24 hours you can enjoy the view of shimmry lake whenever you want.It is a very beautiful barrage and is a must visit place.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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