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Sir Arthur Cotton Museum

Sir Arthur Cotton Museum

Sir Arthur Cotton Museum was constructed here in 1998. This museum was constructed in memory of Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton, a British irrigation engineer. Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton also known as "Cotton Dora", who constructed the Dowleswaram Barrage is revered in the Godavari Districts for his efforts in transforming River Godavari from a threatening and deadly natural force into a tame and fertile water resource. Sir Cotton is popularly known as the 'Delta Architect' of the Godavari District because of his pioneering works in irrigation engineering through his construction of the anicut system. The Museum narrates the construction of present Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage constructed with the advance engineering skill. It is the only civil engineering museum in the state. It contains many pictures describing the working of the dam and display of the tools used during the construction.


Sir Arthur Cotton Museum

House of Sir Arthur Cotton


House of Sir Arthur Cotton

Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage ( Dhavaleshwaram )


Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage ( Dhavaleshwaram )

Dowlaiswaram,is a suburb situated near Rajahmundry in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.It was part of Rajahmundry urban agglomeration. It is approximately four kilometres distance from Rajahmundry. Dhavaleswaram is close to national highway-5. It is well connected by roadways.

Sir Arthur Cotton built a barrage across river Godavari here. The Sir Arthur Cotton museum is located in Dowlaiswaram. It contains many pictures describing the working of the dam and display of the tools used during the construction. This barrage provides water for East and West Godavari for agricultural purposes. There is a Sir Arthur Cotton statue in the village. Another attraction is boating on the Godavari.


Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage ( Dhavaleshwaram )

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