Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad
Lake

Durgam Cheruvu

Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 548,
Sightseeing
in Hyderabad
Durgam Cheruvu
Average Rating
4.8/ 7 1
15 Ratings & 10 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.

More »

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 1
  • Very Good 2
  • Good 3
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

10 traveller reviews for Durgam Cheruvu

WRITE A REVIEW
Sort by:
Robin Aggarwal

  • Guru
  • Robin Aggarwal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 52 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  4797 readers

"Average lake" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Avinash Chinnam

  • Scout
  • Avinash Chinnam
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  2267 readers

"The lake is polluted"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 10 votes

Avinash Avinash

  • Connoisseur
  • Avinash Avinash
  • 13 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  4495 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 5.50/7
  • 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.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 14 votes

Saranya Devanathan

  • Guru
  • Saranya Devanathan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 429 photos
  • 155 Reviews
  •  946 helpful votes
  •  163587 readers

"No much recommended"

  • 3.00/7
  • 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.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 16 votes

Praneeth Kumar

  • Scout
  • Praneeth Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  1609 readers

"Boating is banned"

  • 7.00/7
  • 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.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 16 votes

Vamsi Krishna

  • Connoisseur
  • Vamsi Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 16 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  6968 readers

"Freshwater lake located in Rangareddy district"

  • 4.50/7
  • 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.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 16 votes

Nishitha K n

  • Guru
  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews
  •  2221 helpful votes
  •  409813 readers

"Not well maintained"

  • 3.00/7
  • 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
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 17 votes

Donarun Das

  • Guru
  • Donarun Das
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 6 photos
  • 208 Reviews
  •  1023 helpful votes
  •  203605 readers

"The secret lake"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2014
Durgam Cheruvu means secret lake. It is actually a dirty lake sitting at the backyard of the IT hub of Hyderabad. But lately, with the efforts of the local population and NGOs this has become a nice picnic spot in the city.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 16 votes

A S

  • Guru
  • A S
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews
  •  1967 helpful votes
  •  402256 readers

"Secret lake, but very beautiful"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2014
Durgam Cheruvu is a paradise for trekkers. You can find stretch of boulders where you can learn basics of trekking. There isn't any official organization who organizes the treks but you can always find someone or the other. Durgam Cheruvu in itself means Secret Lake. Once upon a time this area was covered with trees, therefore the lake was hidden. But now there is Inorbit Mall right next to it. If you want you can also spend a leisurely evening on the open sitting area in the malls itself which is facing this lake. And if you are really too enthusiastic about the lake itself then there is provision of boating as well. Neither the lake nor the boating service is well maintained therefore do it at your own risk.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 16 votes

Neerja Misra

  • Connoisseur
  • Neerja Misra
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 12 Reviews
  •  84 helpful votes
  •  18502 readers

"On the hill side"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2013
A place constructed on hill by the side of lake, full with greenery, hill top view, boating facility in lake
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 16 votes

Other sightseeing options in Hyderabad

Best time to visit Hyderabad with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Have you been to Durgam Cheruvu?

- Posted by
1 of