Prakasam Barrage

Location: Prakasam Barrage Rd, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 523105, India

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Prakasam Barrage
Prakasam Barrage

About Prakasam Barrage:

The Prakasam Barrage acts as a bridge or road, the structure of which extends over 1223.5 m over the Krishna River connecting the districts of Krishna and Guntur. It was inaugurated as a full-fledged barrage in 1959 and is the first and largest irrigation project in the region. The barrage has a total of 70 gates, which help in draining the flood water. The view of the water flow is very thrilling to watch.

History behind  Prakasam Barrage:

The idea to build a dam on the Krishna River in 1798 came from Captain Buckle. It was amended in 1839 and 1841 by Captain Best and Captain Lake to allow Major Cotton. It was later approved by the Board of Directors of the East India Company on 5 January, 1850 and work on the dam began. Construction of the dam began in 1852 and was completed in 1855. The water stored by this dam plays a huge role in agriculture. Irrigation of many farmlands is done in the water trapped by this dam.

Why should you visit Prakasam Barrage?

The Prakasam Barrage provides an interesting view of the lake. It is a perfect place to spend time with family and loved ones. It is very glamorous, especially after dusk and a must visiting place of Vijayawada.

Prakasam Barrage
Prakasam Barrage


Que: How long the Prakasam Barrage is?

Ans: 1223.5 metres. 

Que: How many gates of Prakasam Barrage?

Ans: 70 gates.

Que: Prakash Barrage is situated on which river?

Ans: Krishna River.

Que: When did the construction of Prakasham Barrage begin?

Ans: 1852

Que: When did the construction of Prakasham Barrage complete?

Ans: 1855

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When does the Prakasam Barrage open and close?

Any time of the day and October to March is the best time to visit.

Prakasam Barrage
Prakasam Barrage

How much you need to pay as an Entry Fee?

No entry fee.

How to reach?

By Air: Vijayawada has its own airport but unfortunately it is around 18 km away from the city centre. Don’t worry, after reaching the airport, you can easily hire taxis, cab or take buses to reach your preferred destinations. This airport is well-networked with the many other major cities of India like Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kadapa Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi. Air India, TruJet, Jet Airways, Jet Connect, SpiceJet and Air Costa are the airliners, which will prove you a comfortable journey. On the other hand, Prakasam Barrage is just around 5.7 km away from the Vijayawada city centre.

By Train: Vijayawada has its own railway station and it is the second highest railway junction in India. It connects many other major cities of India and also it is an important connectivity hub for South India’s railway network. Shatabdi Express, Bangalore Mail, Chennai Express, Coromandal Express, Guwahati Express, Jaipur Express stop here and you can comfortably reach Vijayawada by train. After reaching the railway junction, you can easily hire taxis, cabs or take buses to reach your preferred destinations. Prakasam Barrage is just around 5.7 km away from the Vijayawada city centre.

By Road: Three national highways connect Vijayawada directly with other parts of the country. The Pandit Nehru bus station has more than 450 city buses as well as state buses including Metro Express, Deluxe, A/C, Non-A/C, Sleeper etc. Among the interstate buses, privately owned buses such as Deluxe, Ultra-Deluxe, A/C and Volvo buses play a very satisfactory role. You can easily reach Bapu Museum from Vijayawada city because it’s just around 5.7 km away.

We wish you all the very best for your journey.
Happy Travelling!!

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