Osman Sagar Lake


14.0/5(17 Ratings)

Osman Sagar Lake Overview

Ranked 42 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

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.

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What travellers are saying about Osman Sagar Lake

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Osman sagar lake

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.

Abdur Rahman

Abdur Rahman4.3/5

8 reviews

Good place to spend time and relax

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

Ajay Nandikanti2.9/5

1 review

A peaceful place

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.

Vishnu Ladr

Vishnu Ladr5.0/5

1 review

Peaceful and beautiful spot

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

Vinay Vinay5.0/5

8 reviews

A good place for all age group

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.

Raveesh Motlani

Raveesh Motlani3.9/5

6 reviews

Lovely at Sunrise

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.

Dheeraj Agrawal

Dheeraj Agrawal3.6/5

3 reviews

Good place to pass time, could have been better

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.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n3.9/5

521 reviews

Nice landscapes

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.


A S4.3/5

451 reviews

Beautiful lake

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.

Jrbhushan Bhushan

Jrbhushan Bhushan2.9/5

8 reviews

Lake is a stinking one

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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