Hussain Sagar

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    Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

    Visiting time: 1 hour.



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    Alternatively referred to as Tank Bund, Hussain Sagar is a heart-shaped lake in Hyderabad, Telangana. In the year 1563, it was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It is fed by the River Musi and is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers. Erected in 1992, a large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha stands on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of the lake. The city center of Hyderabad from its neighborhood Secunderabad is also separated by this lake. The lake has a maximum deepness of around 32 feet.


    When Sir Mirza Ismail was the prime minister of Hyderabad Deccan, the road on the Tank Bund was widened in 1946. During 1987-88 the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N.T.Rama Rao, further widening and beautification of the Tank bund took place with the addition of fountains with dancing waters, tantalizing colored lights at night, and bronze statues of celebrated personalities.


    Hussain Sagar

    In 1563 by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, Hussain Sagar was built across a tributary of the Musi river. The Master of Architecture in the Kingdom, the lake was named after Hussain Shah Wali. Fed by canals from the Musi river, it is an artificial lake that holds water perennially. Before Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar were built on river Musi, Hussain Sagar was the main source of water supply to Hyderabad. Weighing 450 tons, the Buddha statue was chiseled out of a white granite rock. For two years, it was carved by 200 sculptors. In November 1988, the statue was transported to Hyderabad. On 12 April 1992 on a red lotus pedestal, the statue was erected after initial problems.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Hussain Sagar

    An amazing view of the lake with its mesmerizing surroundings will definitely make your mind full of peace and happiness.

    Opening Hours

    Sunday               8 am – 10 pm

    Monday              8 am – 10 pm

    Tuesday              8 am – 10 pm

    Wednesday        8 am – 10 pm

    Thursday           8 am – 10 pm

    Friday                8 am – 10 pm

    Saturday           8 am – 10 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed to pay.

    How to Reach

    BY AIR: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the closest airport situated in Hyderabad. From the airport, you can hire a cab or taxi to the palace.

    BY TRAIN: Like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, Hyderabad is well connected with all major cities of India, being the headquarter of South Central Railway. At Nampally and Kachiguda there are also railway stations. At Secunderabad railway station, trains leaving from these two stations can also be boarded.

    BY ROAD: From the bus stand, regular services of state roadways and privately owned buses of the city are available.  With important cities and states, roads are also well connected. To reach your desired destination, you can also hire rented cars or taxis.

    Tips for Travellers

    Make sure your safety. Keep your necessary stuff such as water or some light snacks with you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed here.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: you can visit the place anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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