Sri_Ram_Sagar_Project_(Pochampahad)

Nizamabad is a city and a municipal corporation located in the Nizamabad District of Telangana, India. It was earlier known as Indur and is the headquarters of the Nizamabad district and one of the major urban centres in Telangana. The city derives its name from Nizam-ul-Mulk, the fourth Nizam of the Hyderabad state.

Located just 7 km near Nizamabad, is the forest of Mallaram, a popular eco-tourism spot with many facilities for visitors. Nizam Sagar is a large reservoir, located across the Manjira river, a tributary of the Godavari River. There are facilities here for accommodation and boarding for tourists.

Sarangpur, located 8 km from Nizamabad, is known for its Hanuman Temple, the foundation stone of which was laid by saint Samartha Ramadas, the guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Kanteshwar is popular for its ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built by Satakarni II, a popular Satavahana king. The Alisagar Deer Park, located in Nizamabad that has several species of deer, notably among them, the golden hued deer. The Nizamabad Fort is a heritage spot, built by the Rashtrakutas, and was then taken over by Allaudin Khilji, the Bahamanis, Qutub Shahis and finally ruled by Asaf Jahis.

The Archaeological Museum here is home to several antiquities and artefacts that represent the local civilization from the Paleolithic Era to Vijayanagara Empire. The Ashok Sagar Lake located 7 km from Nizamabad is a scenic spot amid dense forest cover enroute Saraswathi temple located at Basar. Alisagar Reservoir is a popular picnic spot in the region. The hillock mosque Bada Pahad Dargah, is thronged by many Muslim devotees each year. Dichpally Ramalayam is a renowned temple located at a distance of 15 km from Nizamabad. Neelakanteshwara Temple located atop a hillock is an important shrine for the followers of Jainism.

The district has a large-sized irrigation project called Pochampad or Sri Ram Sagar Dam on Godavari River. It supplies ample water for drinking and irrigation purposes to north Telangana districts.

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