Osman Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Osman Sagar Lake

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17 Ratings & 13 Reviews

About Osman Sagar Lake

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    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

A short half hour drive out of Hyderabad brings you to the popular tourist destination of Osman Sagar Lake. More popularly known as Gandipet, the 46 sq. km artificial lake has attracted revelers to it since the Nizam’s time.

Feel the cool breeze against your face as you stand on the embankment and sip a hot cup of tea. Vendors do brisk business selling small snacks. Yummy delicacies are available at a small cafeteria.

The embankment is bordered by landscaped parks and lawns on all sides and makes for a great picnic spot. You will often see picnickers lounging around, atop brightly colored durries, eating out of large picnic hampers or playing cards.

A princely summer retreat house called Sagar Mahal, overlooks the lake and affords a spectacular view of the lake. This heritage building has been converted into a comfortable Resort by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department. The cozy cottages here make for a very pleasant weekend getaway with family or friends.

The lake and its reservoir are a beautiful sight to behold when the Indian monsoons are in full swing.

What travellers are saying about Osman Sagar Lake

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  • Very Good 7
  • Good 1
  • Average 3
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
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13 traveller reviews for Osman Sagar Lake

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Er. rahul

  • Tourist
  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 193 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  11760 readers

"Osman sagar lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2017
On the outskirts of Hyderabad, also known as Gandipet is the Osman Sagar lake. Elless world, Ocean park and Treasure island surround this lake, making it a famous tourist destination.
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Abdur Rahman

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  • Abdur Rahman
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 32 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Good place to spend time and relax"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2017
Went there many times with friends early mornings on weekends. This time it was wit family. The water is abundant here and the rocks below the bridge make the scene more beautiful.

We have a park beside this where the kids and family played, ate and enjoyed. At the other end of the bund, we can get down on the opposite side than the water. Its much greenery there with really small pond of clean water. But don't know if it's allowed to get down there.

If you are with friends, nice place to hang over with them and also to explore around:) Just don't get near the water :)
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Ajay Nandikanti

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  • Ajay Nandikanti
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1175 readers

"A peaceful place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2016
A lake which is very beautiful and peaceful. Kids will enjoy a lot in the Osman Sagar Park. Best place for photoshoots, and during the sunset we can see a beautiful sky.
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Vishnu Ladr

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  • Vishnu Ladr
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1191 readers

"Peaceful and beautiful spot"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 11, 2016
It is a must visit place for people with either family and friends. We had boating facilities to have a joyful lake journey experience and children park with many playing kits. It is better to visit it during evening times. It has 2km long strong and beautiful bound for walking around the lake which gives us an excited feeling. All facilities are available for all group of people. You must carry camera with you to capture those beautiful locations.
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Vinay Vinay

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  • Vinay Vinay
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A good place for all age group"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 14, 2015
Very good looking site and it would be good if water is good. Had a lot of fun, long walk and very good place for all age groups. All types of food is available very beautiful site for the shooting of films.
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Raveesh Motlani

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  • Raveesh Motlani
  • Lives in Indore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  43 helpful votes
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"Lovely at Sunrise"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 3, 2014
I went for a road trip to Osman Sagar and it was amazing. We left early in the morning at about 5.30 AM in order to not miss the sunrise. The ring road is fabulous and we got there in 12 minutes. The place is beautiful at sunrise. We sat on the rocks beside the Dam and just let the Sun sink into us, by the lake on our side. It was a pleasant sight I must say.
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Dheeraj Agrawal

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  • Dheeraj Agrawal
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1998 readers

"Good place to pass time, could have been better"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2014
The place is very good with beautiful scenes and water. The best time to go there is sunset. If you get there on time, be ready to witness the view of Hyderabad and nature. The only con is that there is no way to reach near the water, so you have to look it from the roadside only.
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Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
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"Nice landscapes"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Osman sagar is about 20 kms from Hyderabad city limits. This lake water is used as drinking water for Hyderabad city. This place has a swimming pool and nice landscapes. There is a facilities for staying also.
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  • A S
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews
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"Beautiful lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2014
This Lake is at the outskirts of the town at Gandipet. This reservoir also provides water to the twin cities. We went here during the rainy season the lake was full it has a small amusement park which is a good place to spend time. A good break away from city life.
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Jrbhushan Bhushan

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"Lake is a stinking one"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2014
Visited Hussain Sagar lake in Lumbini Gardens. There is a large crowd for the boating visit. There are 3 types of boat visits into Hussain Sagar lake. One is Motor speed boat, another is a small boat which can accommodate 6-7 people. Another is a big boat which can accommodate 30 to 40 people. It gets us to middle of the lake where a Buddha statue is situated. The boating experience is good, if the water is clean, the boating would have been excellent.
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