Location and History of Hussian Sagar
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.
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.