Situated just 2km away from the heart of the city, Hussain Sagar is one of the most popular tourist spots in Hyderabad. The lake connects two parts of the city (Secunderabad and Hyderabad) to each other.
The largest artificial lake in Asia, Hussain Sagar was excavated in 1562 AD during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Built on the tributary of River Musi, the lake has been named after Hussain Shah Wali.
Having been bordered by Indira Park in the east, Sanjeevaiah Park in the north and Lumbini Park in the south, the lake presents a setting quite rare to find in the middle of any city.
At the middle of the lake, you will find a huge statue of standing Lord Buddha which has height of 16 m and weighs almost 350 tonnes. Made up of white granite, the statue is on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’. The lighting show at the statue is something worth watching.
Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad (Entry Fee, Timings, Boating, Best time to visit, Images & Location)
A popular recreational spot, the Hussain Sagar Lake attracts visitors of all age groups. Boating at the lake is quite enjoyable. There are various options of boating at Hussain Sagar Lake such as speed boats, motor boats, etc.
Another major attraction of the lake is the 48 seater launch which also offer its guests with dinner as well as available for private parties if required. Sport options such as water-skiing, parasailing along with cruising make the visit Hussain Sagar all the more enjoyable.