Prakasham BarrageCurrently Open
- Address: Prakasam barrage, District- Guntur, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, View Point, Family And Kids, Rides
The Prakasham Barrage is one of the most popular attractions of Vijayawada as it connects it with the Guntur District. It is spread over a lake and comprises of three canals. This barrage gives Vijayawada a look like Venice.
The plan of this barrage was the brain child of Captain Buckle in 1798 and later revised by Captain Bruce and Captain Lake. It was at last approved by the English East India Company in the year 1850. The dam was constructed between 1852 and 1855 and later the Andhra Government named the bridge over as the Tanguturi Prakasham bridge after the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It also supplies water to the Buckingham Canal and is one of the earliest irrigation projects of Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism owes a lot of credit to the Prakasham Dam and Barrage. It is a very popular tourist attraction mainly due to the fact that as you stand on the bridge here the surrounding view of the hilly ranges and the beautiful Krishna River is mesmerizing. It is an ideal place if you want to take a leisure walk or just sit and enjoy the cool breeze of the river and rejuvenate yourself.
Prakasham Barrage Travel Tips
- This is an amazing place to get some nice clicks.
How to Reach Prakasham Barrage
- The nearest railway station is the Kakinada Port Railway Station Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport.
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95% of people who visit Vijayawada include Prakasham Barrage in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
42.59% of people start their Prakasham Barrage visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Prakasham Barrage
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Prakasham Barrage