Hyderabad-Secunderabad - Lakes

Hussain Sagar Lake
Hussain Sagar is a large lake in the midst of the city and was constructed in 1562 A.D. The Tank Bund links the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The broad road on the bund is lined with lawns and 33 statues of famous personalities of the State stand along the bund of the lake. The well laid out Lumbini park located in the Buddha Purnima project has a musical fountain.
Buddha Statue at the Hussain Sagar
The 16 meter tall, 350 tone monolithic colossus rises high from the placid waters of the picturesque Hussain Sagar lake. The statue of Lord Buddha is placed on the rock of Gibraltar in the middle of the Lake.

Himayat Sagar
A lake parallel to the Osman Sagar lake is a slightly smaller lake called the Himayat Sagar. It is named after the youngest son of the seventh Nizam, Himayat Ali Khan. The grassy area adjoining the lake is an ideal picnic spot and the road atop the bund can make a good road for a drive. Cottages in the tourist complex of A.P. Tourism can be booked through the A.P.Travel and Tourism Development Corporation. Take a long drive to Himayat Sagar on a holiday. This lovely combination of clean air, sparkling water and a lush area makes the perfect picnic spot.

In the northerly direction from the city of Secunderabad is the Shamirpet lake. It is a combination of a water reserve and a deer park where several species of deer can be seen in their natural habitat. An ideal spot for a picnic, the shady groves keep the area cool and pleasant. A quite getaway with a lush vegetation and a large water reserve makes Sharmirpet worth visiting.

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