Lake / Backwaters
At a distance of 10 km from Gandikota, Mylavaram Dam is a medium irrigation project built across Penna River near Mylavaram in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the beautiful reservoirs on River Pennar and among the must visit Gandikota Tourist Places.
Also known as Tatireddy Narasimha Reddy Reservoir, Mylavaram Dam is an earthen dam constructed for providing irrigation potential to an extent of 75,000 acres. The construction of the project and formation of canals were completed by the end of 1981-82 and the distributary system was completed by 1985-86. The reservoir has a gross storage capacity of 9.96 tmc. The reservoir consists of two main canals viz. MR South Canal & MR North Canal having an extent of 25,000 acres & 50,000 acres of ayacut respectively. With the completion of Srisailam right bank canal, Krishna River water would be fed from Srisailam Dam to this reservoir.
The dam view is amazing and one can see a museum nearby. It is a nice place to visit in the evening so that you can see spectacular sunset. Recently, AP Tourism has set up a boat club in the backwaters of Mylavaram Dam in order to attract tourists. Tourists can indulge in various water sports activities like speed boat, kayaking etc.
Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM
Boating Cost: Rs. 200 per Person for Speed Boat (Max 4) & Rs. 200 for Kayaking (Max 2)