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Osman Sagar Lake

Osman Sagar Lake

Osman Sagar Lake is popularly known as Gandipet. This lake is a manmade lake that lies in the Hyderabad, which is a part of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The lake is stretched over an area of around 46 sq km, which has a tank of around 29 sq km.

As per the legends, the lake of Osman sagar was created by building up of a dam in the Musi River, which dates back to the year 1920. This lake was introduced for solving the problem of drinking water in Hyderabad and has also saved the city from floods and inundation, prior to which the city has suffered from of which Hyderabad suffered in 1908. As the lake was built during the times of The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, thus the name of the lake happened to be as Osman Sagar.

The Osman Sagar Lake which stretches over a wide-ranging field is a placid place to visit and wipe out all worries of the world. Nestled in the midst of the lush green foliage, renders the backdrop a natural and refreshing look.

In a close proximity, there is a princely guesthouse known as the Sagar Mahal which used to be summer resort of the last Nizam. Today, this building is known to be a heritage building, which is visited and observed by the public. Sagar Mahal is erected on the banks of the Musi River and is just next to the Osman Sagar Dam.

The dam, lake and the Sagar Mahal is under the charge of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department. The other attraction, which is also a prime spot of picnic, is the Himayat Sagar Lake, located in the vicinity of the Osman Sagar.

The best time to visit the lake is in the months from October to March as during this period the atre experiences a pleasant climate.

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