Hussain Sagar Lake
· Summer: March-May (20°C - 45°C)
· Winter: November-February (14°C - 32°C)
· Monsoon: June-September
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Entry Fees for Indians
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
One of the largest manmade lakes in the world, Hussain Sagar Lake was constructed in 1562 across a River Musi tributary. Over all these years, the lake has emerged as a fabulous tourist spot with unique exquisiteness and gamut of activities. Spread over an area of about 5.7 sq. km. and connecting the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the lake is also known as Tank Bund.
A white granite monolithic Buddha statue, about 18 m. high, standing on a small island in the middle of the lake is a visual treat for the visitors. The lake hosts regular sailing tournaments and regattas during which the lake gets immensely beautified with colourful boats and yachts. Attending one such event can make your trip to the lake even more rewarding.
Visit the lake at evening and admire its beauty from the Necklace Road. You will be awe-struck with the splendour of gleaming colourful lights, dancing fountains and captivating atmosphere all around. There are many attractions adjacent to the lake that you can’t afford to miss. Some of them include Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park, NTR Gardens, Birla Temple and numerous bronze statues of state’s eminent personalities.
The lake is located close to the city centres of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and is accessible by Abids Road and Mumbai Highway. Tank Bund Road and Necklace Road form the periphery of the lake. Local transport options like taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws arrange easy access to the lake.
MMTS Stations of Necklace Road, James Street and Sanjeevaiah Park are within the walking distance from the lake. Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station is about 5 km away while Secunderabad Railway Station is about 8 km. away. Each of these railheads is connected to the lake by well-maintained roads.
The closest airport to the lake is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which is about 33 km. from the lake. Hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from here or board a local bus to reach the lake.