Hussain sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Hussain sagar Lake

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About Hussain sagar Lake

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Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the popular landmarks and important tourist destinations in the city of Hyderabad. Hussain Sagar Lake, situated about 2 km from the heart of the city of Hyderabad, connects Secunderabad to Hyderabad.

Hussain Sagar Lake of Hyderabad is the largest artificial lake in Asia. This lake was excavated during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah by Hussain Shah Wali in 1562 AD. Hussain Sagar Lake, built on the tributary of the River Musi, had been of significance in the early days since it connected the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.  

Hussain Sagar Lake has become a major recreational as well as picnic spot. The lake is bordered by Indira Park in the east, Sanjeevaiah Park in the north and Lumbini Park in the south.

Towards the middle of the lake, there is a huge monolithic statue of Lord Buddha in white granite standing on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’. This statue of Buddha is about 16 meters high and weighs about 350 tonnes.

Hussain Sagar Lake has become a prominent centre for water sports. Boating facilities like speed boats, motor boats, etc. are provided at this lake. A 48-seater launch is another added attraction of this lake, on which dinner and private parties can be arranged.

The state tourism board of Andhra Pradesh organises water sports competition at Hussain Sagar Lake which range from boating and cruising to water-skiing and para sailing.


What travellers are saying about Hussain sagar Lake

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  • Very Good 42
  • Good 32
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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5 Video Reviews for Hussain sagar Lake

Moix Husain

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  • Moix Husain
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 39 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  700 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 206

Sivarakesh reddy Koraprolu

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  • Sivarakesh reddy Koraprolu
  • Lives in Krishnagiri
  • Posted Dec 24, 2017
Overall Rating
  • 208

Bhatnagar Archit

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  • Bhatnagar Archit
  • Lives in Agra
  • 506 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  1085 readers
  • Posted Feb 12, 2017
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  • 511

Vankadaru Deepak

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  • Vankadaru Deepak
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 13 photos
  •  548 helpful votes
  •  1 reader
  • Posted Mar 31, 2017
Overall Rating
  • 268

Malay Das

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  • Malay Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 14 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1104 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 224

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Manikanth reddy mandala

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  • Manikanth reddy mandala
  • 14 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  92 readers

"A heartfelt, wonderful and amazing experience."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2017
The experience was extraordinary and fantastic. It was very lively and relaxing. Everyone should visit Hussain sagar lake, to get relaxed from our busy lives.
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Rajendra Hegde

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  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  5831 readers

"Excellent lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2017
The Hussain Sagar lake is situated in the heart of the city of Hyderabad and offers a stunning view from the city side when lights are in the night. It's an attractive spot and is a must visit when you're in Hyderabad
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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 193 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  11960 readers

"Hussain sagar lake"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2017
Hussain Sagar Lake is one of a largest man-made lake situated in Hyderabad. Renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha placed right at the center of the lake, the place is famously known as a Tank Bund, a popular spot of tourist attraction
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Prathamesh Avachare

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  • Prathamesh Avachare
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews
  •  281 readers

"Seeking Peace In The Waters"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2017
The Hussain Sagar Lake Is One Of Hyderabad's Most Popular Tourist Attraction. It Is Crowned As India's Largest Artificial Lake. It Is Believed That Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Built This Lake In The Year 1563. What Adds To The Awesomeness Of This Scenic Lake Is The Monolith Of Lord Buddha, Standing Gigantically Tall In The Heart Of The Lake. This Lake Is Also Responsible To Connect The Twin Cities Of Hyderabad & Secunderabad!
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Manish kumar

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  • Manish kumar
  • 1 Review
  •  274 readers

"I feel the nature of beauty in low deals. Awesome !!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2017
A beautiful experience to visit the hussain sagar lake of Hyderabad, and I personally feel that the travellers helps a lot for the traveller to visit the new places and feel the beauty of nature and location.
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 445 photos
  • 111 Reviews
  •  73 helpful votes
  •  98788 readers

"A nice garden and boating trip."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 22, 2017
The lake is big and worth spending an evening in the garden with boat club. There is choice of boats that take you to the Buddha statue island inside the lake. Speed boats do not allow to alight at the island but other boats give you approx. 10 to 15 minutes, enough for going around and clicking pictures. The boat ride is a nice experience and the best time is just half an hour before sunset. The boat ride costs Rs 55 per person.
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Kushal Kamra

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  • Kushal Kamra
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5288 readers

"Good Place to hangout in evenings"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 14, 2017
Boating. Eateries. Viewpoint. In the heart of the city. All this makes Hussain sagar a must visit place on your trip to Hyderabad.
You can visit the nearby Birla Temple as well.
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Ajith G a

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  • Ajith G a
  • Lives in Bengalooru
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  • 86 Reviews
  •  96 helpful votes
  •  79620 readers

"Needs improvement"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 8, 2016
Hussain Sagar lake is the centre of attraction in Hyderabad as it has many famous places around it.

Lumbini Park
NTR Gardens
Necklace Road
Birla temple
Buddha Statue

The lake is polluted and smells very bad when we move across necklace road. Needs improvement.
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  • Bhavesh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 14 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  3290 readers

"Very nice!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2016
Hussain Sagar is a huge man made lake connecting the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad with the Necklace Road surrounding it.
Driving around the Necklace Road was an amazing experience. Great place for an early morning stroll when the weather is cool.
There is a big Buddha statue right in the middle of the Lake. You can hire a boat and ride up to the statue.
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Ashish Gupta

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  • Ashish Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 45 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  10368 readers

"Must go place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2016
Lake is very clean and very serene to watch. Lumbini Laser show starts at 7. 15pm and is a treat to people of all ages.
We can go boating in the lake and can visit the giant Buddha statue in the middle of the lake via speedboats. And not to forget the Giant Indian Flag to make you feel patriotic.
The place is well lighted up and has proper food supplies. Also there is fun zone for children's with fun rides.
The place glows after the sunset with lights as if the necklace around the lake.
A must go place
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