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Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain Sagar Lake
Location : 1.5 km. from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Best Time to Visit : October to March
Visiting Hours : Any Time
Famous as : One Of The Largest Man Made Lakes
Commonly Known As : Tank Bund
Unique Features : Connects The Twin Cities Of Hyderabad and Secunderabad
Fare : Free For Public
Other Attractions within the Hussain Sagar Lake : Lumbini Park & Birla Mandir, Necklace Road

About Hussain Sagar Lake
One of the largest man made lakes is situated at Hyderabad. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. A famous monolith of Lord Buddha is installed at the center of the lake. Hussain Sagar Lake is popularly known as the Tank Bund, a major spot of tourist attractions.

History of Hussain Sagar Lake
The Hussain Sagar was constructed on a tributary of the Musi river by Hussain Shah Wahi during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1562. It is a sprawling artificial lake that holds water perenially. Every Sunday cultural programmes are conducted by the Department of culture in the evenings and admission is free for the public.

Buddha Statue
16 mtr. tall, 350 tonne (approx.) monolithic Buddha statue is situated in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake, silhouetted against the sunset. Totally, it is made of white granite, the largest statues in all over the world.

Water Sports
Boating and Water Sports are a regular feature at Hussain Sagar. The yachting and Sailing clubs at the lake are active and the annual regatta draws a good number of sports persons and lay people alike from all around the country. During the regatta competitions, the lake looks picturesque and colourful with the yachts sailing on the shimmering waters.

Added to all these, AP tourism is providing new and better facilities like speed boats, motor boats, 48 seater Launch etc.Starlit dinner on board and private parties also can be arranged on the Launch.

Other Attractions within the Hussain Sagar Lake
If you are exploring Hussain Sagar Lake, you must see other nearby tourist spots like Lumbini Park, an amusement park and enchanting Birla Mandir and Planetarium. Standing on the Tank Bund at night, one is awe-struck to see the glimmering row of lights outlining the lake that looks like a diamond studded necklace. This is the necklace road that enhances the beauty of Hussain Sagar. The famous and ancient temple of Katta Maisamma, meaning goddess of the dam, is very close to this park and attracts a lot of devotees every year.
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