Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad
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Durgam Cheruvu

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Durgam Cheruvu
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12 Ratings & 7 Reviews

About Durgam Cheruvu

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    • 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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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Saranya Devanathan
  • Saranya Devanathan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 379 photos
  • 146 Reviews

"No much recommended"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  • Praneeth Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Boating is banned"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  • Vamsi Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 photos
  • 9 Reviews

"Freshwater lake located in Rangareddy district"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"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
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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 6 photos
  • 208 Reviews

"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.
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A S
  • A S
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews

"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.
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Neerja Misra
  • Neerja Misra
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 12 Reviews

"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
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