May 10, 2016

Hussain Sagar Lake and Lumbini Park

Site Name: Hussain Sagar Lake and Lumbini Park
Site Type: Lake, Boating, Park, Picnic
Location:  Hyderabad city, Telangana state, India
Highlights: 16th century old artificial lake with a big monolithic statue of Buddha
Nearest Railway Station: Hyderabad
Nearest Airport: Hyderabad
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: All sorts of options are available in Hyderabad 
Restaurants: Hyderabad city has no shortage of restaurants of all varieties

Hyderabad is an important city in South India. It is the capital city of the newly formed Telangana state as well as Andhra Pradesh state of India. Hyderabad, which is also called as 'the city of Pearls' is a historical city. In the last two decades, the city became very popular thanks to the IT companies. There are many popular and varieties of tourist spots such as forts, palaces, lakes, masjids and temples located in this city. Let us explore one of the popular landmarks of Hyderabad, Hussain Sagar Lake and the adjoining Lumbini Park.

Hussain Sagar Lake separates Hyderabad city with Secunderabad city. This artificial lake was built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562 CE. The lake was named after him. It is spread across an area of around 5.7 sq kms. It is mainly fed by the canals from the River Musi. In the olden days, the lake was the main source of water supply for the entire Hyderabad city. 

IN 1992 CE, a large monolithic statue of Gautam Buddha was erected in the middle of the lake. 

Lumbini Park is a large park constructed near the lake. It has attractions such as laser auditorium, musical fountains, etc. There are boats that take the tourists to the lake. 

The site is very popular and is supposes to be beautiful. Due to heavy crowd and not-so-good maintenance, I would hardly advise anyone to visit this place.

Happy travelling.

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