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Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain Sagar Lake is nestled in Hyderabad, which forms a part of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This lake is known to be built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali, in the year 1562, under the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. The lake was constructed to solve the problem of water crisis in the state.

Popularly known as Tank Bund, this lake named as Hussain Sagar is deemed to be one of the largest manmade lakes as the lake is sprawled over an area of about 5.7 sq km and is constructed over a stream of the River Musi as to meet the demands of water and irrigation activities. In the middle are of the lake, there is a colossal statue of Gautam Buddha, which is created out of white granite, erected here in the lake in 1992. The statue of Gautam Buddha weighs around 350 tonnes and is approximately 16 m high.

At the concluding fraction of the lake, there is a Masjid and Dargah of Sayedani Maa Tomb. Hussain Sagar Lake stands at the converging point of the two main cities of the state, namely Hyderabad and Secunderabad, which are commonly known as the twin cities of the state.

Apart from serving for other purposes, the lake contributes to the tourism industry. Today, this lake of Hussain Sagar is flanked by several parks, temples and entertainment sites. One of the most popular attractions is the Lumbini Park in Hyderabad, which is situated in the vicinity of the famous Hussain Sagar Lake. There is also a revered temple erected near the lake which is named as Birla Temple. Other attractions near the lake include the ancient temple of Katta Maisamma, which symbolizes ‘goddess of the dam’, attracts a lot of devotees every year. There is a necklace road which is a mesmerizing source for the tourists visiting the lake.

The best time to visit the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad is during the months from October to March, as the weather is quite pleasing. The lake is opened 24*7 in a week.

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