We could see the sight of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam from a distant when we were entering the Nagarjuna Sagar. It is a massive structure and the vehicles were not allowed to run over the dam; instead, there is a bridge built just opposite to the dam for transportation purpose. The dam with its imposing size was a sight that held the breath of anyone.
We were lucky enough to visit the dam since the flood gates were open when we visited it. The dam was at the full of its glory and we enjoyed the water spraying from the dam. The force of the water took the water drops up to two kilometers. It was an enchanting and cherishing experience to see the flood gates open.
During our last visit of our tour to Srisailam, I was lucky enough to see the flood gates open. A broken bridge was there, which was built to divert the traffic from the dam but it collapsed during the first flood after the inauguration of the bridge. The Krishna River flows towards east reaching Vijayawada from here covering the Nallamada Hills. We passed through the bridge and at one point I stared at the water flowing swiftly.
We walked on the bridge to reach the town and took a hotel there. We visited the hydro electric project at Nagarjuna Sagar, which is a high secured place. We got special permission to visit the project. I was surprised to see the giant turbans. The river was flowing and the swiftness of the massive water flow showed a silvery effect and it was an amazing sight during the sunset and a treat to the eyes.
From there, we visited the Ethipothala Waterfalls. The falls are seasonal and are shaped by the Krishna River. The river was active when we visited because it was the beginning of the monsoon season. After enjoying the nightlife at the dam, we returned to our hotel room. At night the sight of the dam was wonderful. Next day, I made a point to go for a morning walk to the dam. It was quite pulling me towards it.