Hussain Sagar Lake


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Hussain Sagar Lake Overview

Ranked 9 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

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.


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Moix Husain
10th Jan 18

Very good place

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Sivarakesh reddy Koraprolu
24th Dec 17

Good view

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Bhatnagar Archit
12th Feb 17

Nice place

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31st Mar 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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39 reviews

Prominent attraction in the Heart of the City

Hussain Sagar is a necklace shaped lake in the heart of the city. It is quite a big lake spread over 5 to 6 square kms. A large monolithic white statue of Gautama Buddha stands on a Gibraltar Rock in the centre of the lake. This lake also separates Hyderabad from its twin city of Secunderabad. The water is not very deep though. Boating in the lake is available, entry for the same is from Lumbini Park. Buddha statue in the middle of the lake looks especially beautiful in the night with colorful illumination.

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Manikanth reddy mandala

Manikanth reddy mandala5.0/5

1 review

A heartfelt, wonderful and amazing experience.

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.
  • A heartfelt, wonderful and amazing experience.
  • A heartfelt, wonderful and amazing experience.
  • A heartfelt, wonderful and amazing experience.
  • A heartfelt, wonderful and amazing experience.

Rajendra Hegde

Rajendra Hegde4.3/5

45 reviews

Excellent lake

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

Er. rahul

Er. rahul3.6/5

184 reviews

Hussain sagar lake

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

Prathamesh Avachare4.3/5

4 reviews

Seeking Peace In The Waters

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

Manish kumar5.0/5

1 review

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

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.

Virinder Vaid

Virinder Vaid3.6/5

111 reviews

A nice garden and boating trip.

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

Kushal Kamra3.6/5

37 reviews

Good Place to hangout in evenings

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.

Ajith G a

Ajith G a2.9/5

143 reviews

Needs improvement

Hussain Sagar lake is the centre of attraction in Hyderabad as it has many famous places around it.Lumbini ParkNTR GardensImaxNecklace RoadBirla templeBuddha StatueThe lake is polluted and smells very bad when we move across necklace road. Needs improvement.



16 reviews

Very nice!

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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