Prakasham Barrage, Vijayawada
About Prakasham Barrage, Vijayawada
Prakasham Barrage, Vijayawada - Address
Address: Prakasam barrage, District- Guntur, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
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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 Information
- This is an amazing place to get some nice clicks.
How To reach Prakasham Barrage by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Kakinada Port Railway Station Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport.
Restaurants Near Prakasham Barrage
- Venkateshwara Ice Cream Parlour
- Sri Kanaka Durga Restaurant
- Lotus- The Food City Restaurant
- Victory Restaurant
- Durga Restaurant
- Shree Leela Mahal Restaurant
- Food Plaza restaurant
- Tulip Restaurant
- Alankar bar & Restaurant
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