Hussain Sagar Lake,

DSCN8116When we landed at Hyderabad, the central water body, with a central Buddha statue seemed so intriguing. I did want to explore it.
But work constrain did not. Finally on the day I was to leave Hyderabad, did I visit one bank of the lake.
The Lake Hussain Sagar is a manmade lake, built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, when the then ruler Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah who ruled from Golconda figured that the capital needed to be expanded. As the official naming of the lake got delayed the lake designed and built by Hussain Shah Wali inherited his name by default.DSCN8111
The lake is fed by the Musi River, and falls under the common capital area shared between Telangana and Andhrapradesh. It is about 5.7 sq.kms in area and has a maximum depth of 32 feet.
In 1992 the statue of Gautama Buddha was erected in an island in the middle of the lake.
It is as if, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad open around the lake. The circumference of the lake, houses the lumbini park, NTR gardens, Sanjeeviah gardens, Birla Mandir, the Patton tank, Prasad’s IMAX, the tomb of Saidani Maa saheba, the Secunderabad sailing club, Hyderabad Marriott’s,
The Hyderabad MMTS services the lake.
Yes, Hussain sagar, I still have the rain cheque on the date with you.

4 Replies to “Hussain Sagar Lake,”

  1. Parvati, I must say you are doing a great job by writing this blog. Yet the blog could have drawn more attention, had it had more colourful images and a well organised content. I wish to visit Hyderabad in the next summer.

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