At a distance of 4.5 km from Karimnagar Bus Stand, 65 km from Siddipet Bus Station and 163 km from Hyderabad, Lower Manair Dam is situated at Alugunur village near Karimnagar town.
The Lower Manair Dam (LMD) is built across the Manair River, a tributary of Godavari River. The construction of the dam was started in 1974 and was finished in 1985. The gross storage capacity of the reservoir is 24 TMC. The project serves as a balancing reservoir for Kakatiya Canal and regulates flow below Lower Manair Dam for an ayacut of 5,65,452 acres. It is also serves as drinking water source to Karimnagar and Warangal towns.
The Lower Manair Dam is an important tourist attraction in Karimnagar. The dam has 20 floodgates. The gushing waters from the flood gates during monsoon season is the breathtaking sight for tourists. People from the neighboring areas flock to watch this amazing scene. The serene waters of the Lower Manair Dam and its surrounding areas provide a beautiful view.
Boating facility is available in the reservoir. The Dam provides an amazing view of the Karimnagar town from the top and is a great favorite among the locals for a weekend picnic. The nearby Deer Park and the Ujwala Park are the other attractions of the dam.
Boating Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM.