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Hussain Sagar Lake

Location and History of Hussian Sagar Lake :
Hussian Sagar Lake is an artificial lake, which is located in the Indian State of Hyderabad. The lake was constructed in the 1562 A.D. by Hazrat Husain Shah Wali during the rule of the Ibrahim Quli Qutab Shah Wali, on the tributary of the Musi river. The main purpose of building the lake was to meet the water requirements of the people. It is the largest man made lake in Asia, enchanting thousands of visitors through out the year. The lake connects the two traditional cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, they are popularly known as the twin cities. The place where the lake is constructed is known as Tank Bund. The Dam recieves the water from the Balkapur river, which is connected to the Musi. The Bund contains the array of 33 statues of the famous personalities of the state.

Hussain Sagar Lake Buddha Statue at the Hussian Sagar Lake :
The major attraction of the Lake is a, 16 meter tall, 350 tonne monolithic statue of Buddha, that lies in the middle of the lake, on the rock of Gibraltar. This statue is made out of the single piece of stone and is the largest monolithic statue in India. This ultimate statue was completed in 1972 CE. It is made up of white granite and is the part of the Buddha Poornima Project in 1985.

Lumbini park :
Another major attraction of the Lake is the Lumbini Park, located near the Tank road. It has been given a name after the birth place of the Lord Buddha, Lumbini. It is one of the most magnificent park in Hyderabad and was developed as the part of the Buddha Poornima Project. Tourists on the tour to the Hussain Sagar Lake can visit the park and take the leisure walk. People of all the age visit the park regularly. Musical fountains and man made waterfalls are the popular attraction of the park. The park also provides the eating joints. Visitors can even enjoy the musical fountain show held everyday in the evening at 6:30 pm.

Birla Mandir :
Overlooking the serene water of the Hussain Sagar Lake is the enchanting, Birla Mandir. The temple is made up of the pure white marble and presents the perfect blend of the northern and southern style of architecture. The marvelous temple stands high on the hilltop of Kalapahad. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Venkateswara. It remains open from 7 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 9 pm. Tourists can glimpse the beautiful scenes from the famous epic Mahabharata and Ramayana, sculptured in the marble of the temple.

NTR gardens :
Spread over an area of 36 acres, The NTR Gardens, is the popular holiday spot in Hyderadbad. The garden houses the memorial to the former chief Minister Sri N.T Rama Rao. The main highlights of the gardens are the car cafe, toy train and the Japanese Garden.

Adventure activities in the Hussian Sagar Lake :
Lake Hussain provides the good opportunity of Boating in its water. Every year tourists from allover the world participate in the water sports competition organized by the state tourism board. Water skiiing, para sailing and motor boat cruising are the other water sports which can be enjoyed in the lake.

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