Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad
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Durgam Cheruvu

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21 Ratings & 13 Reviews

About Durgam Cheruvu

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 8.30 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 8.30 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 8.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 8.30 PM

Secret Lake or Durgam Cheruvu is a popular destination in Hyderabad. Durgam Cheruvu is situated nearby Shilparamam Crafts Village and Hitec City, behind Jubilee Hills.

The name Durgam Cheruvu stands for ‘Secret Lake’. Durgam Cheruvu is a lake surrounded by granite rocks in the form of hills and mammoth rocks, which covers about 63 acres of land. This rock formation, which is about 2500 million years old, is a popular picnic spot as it has been converted in to a Sculpture Park with artificial waterfalls and a floating fountain. The rock formation on the eastern side of the lake has been transformed in to a green belt with about 2 km pathway, and seating arrangements.

Boating, trekking, fishing and rock climbing can be done at Secret Lake. Refreshments are available on the eastern side of the lake. Secret Lake, by night, transforms to an outdoor venue for the local youth.

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Good 4
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  • Poor 1
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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13 traveller reviews for Durgam Cheruvu

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Swapna C

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  • Swapna C
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 16 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  10412 readers

"Beautiful Lake but poor maintenance"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's a beautiful lake and nice picnic spot but, unfortunately poor maintenance. There is absolute no cleaning and plastic all around. If they clean and maintain then it's a perfect place for an evening outing or morning walk.
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Preetham Kumar

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  • Preetham Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  342 readers

"Worst maintainance of lake"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2015
Water in the lake smells worst and the water is heavily polluted and no one cares for maintenance. But the boating is available at the place. It's a one time visit spot for the family.
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Vinay

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  • Vinay
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 11 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1586 readers

"Good place for lovers and couples to spend their time"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 9, 2015
Located near Ambedkar Open University, Jubilee hills. It's better to go with our 2/4 wheeler since Auto Rickshaw hiring is costly. As of now park is under Renovation. Cafeteria is available. Few Telugu Movies were shooted in this park.
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Robin Aggarwal

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  • Robin Aggarwal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 52 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  23209 readers

"Average lake"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
Although it is being popular one for youth but not a good one for families or children. Instead of boating here, go to Lumbini park. Instead going there, Hussain Sagar is a must try.
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Avinash Chinnam

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  • Avinash Chinnam
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  5247 readers

"The lake is polluted"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2015
Although the lake situated in a well area and hi-tech area but the lake was polluted with plastic and waste materials and its good to visit the lake in the evening and sunset times.
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  • 10 votes

Avinash Avinash

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  • 13 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
  •  5958 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2015
When I visited Inorbit mall got a chance to see the Durgam Cheruvu and lake was good with beautiful weather in the night and evening times where we will get fresh air passing from the lake moreover its worth to visit.
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  • 14 votes

Saranya Devanathan

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  • Saranya Devanathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 247 Reviews
  •  1688 helpful votes
  •  215170 readers

"No much recommended"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015
There is no need to see this lake. Nothing is secret about it. There is no boating. It is some water in that hitech city of Hyderabad. There is a big mall by its side.
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Praneeth Kumar

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  • Praneeth Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  2672 readers

"Boating is banned"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2015
Its very fine location, where we can go for boating, happy moments enjoyed with my friends before but now a days boating is banned due to some regions.
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Vamsi Krishna

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  • Vamsi Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 37 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  11984 readers

"Freshwater lake located in Rangareddy district"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2014
I used to visit this place very often during my college days. But as the city expanded, not many people visit right now. But this is still a place recommended. Greenery, if you are lucky you will find film crew shooting a film nearby. There is enough water, and many birds surprise you with their nests, you can see a good sunset from this shore.Freshwater lake located in Rangareddy district is refreshing.
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Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews
  •  2374 helpful votes
  •  512615 readers

"Not well maintained"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Durgam cheruvu is an average place to visit. Water is very dirty, boats are old, not at all maintained. It's an okay place to visit. But it's has a nice surrounds with mountains and tree. Apart from that it's not worth visiting here. Can avoid this place
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