Lake / Backwaters
At a distance of 6 km from Owk, 10 km from Belum Caves, 34 km from Yaganti, 56 km from Jammalamadugu and 70 km from Gandikota, Owk Reservoir is an earthen dam built across Paleru River near Owk in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It is one among the popular places to visit in Gandikota.
Built in 1946, Owk Reservoir is a balancing reservoir comprising of three smaller dams namely Paleru, Gollaleru and Thimmaraju Cheruvu. Previously the Paleru and Thimmaraju earth dams are the tanks feeding water to Owk village ayacut of approximately 600 acres and 2000 acres respectively. These tanks were converted into Owk Reservoir by raising its bund to 220 feet height. Now, the reservoir has internal area of more than 1000 acres and it is main source of irrigation in Rayalaseema region and also providing drinking water facility to nearby villages and towns.
Recently, AP Tourism has set up a boat club in backwaters of Owk Reservoir in order to attract tourists. Tourists can indulge in various water sports activities like Cruise Boat, speed boat, etc. There are two water falls namely, Gollaleru and Paleru in the catchment area of the dam.
Timings: 9 AM - 1.30 PM & 2 PM - 5.30 PM
Boating Cost: Rs. 150 per Person for Cruise Boat & Rs. 200 per Person for Speed Boat (Max 4)