Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes. It is situated in Hyderabad and connects the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The huge idol of Lord Buddha is situated at the centre of the lake which gives the attraction to the lake. Hussain Sagar Lake is most popularly known as Tank Bund, one of the major tourist attractions in Hyderabad.
There are thirty-three elegant statues surrounding the lake. Those statues are of eminent historic personalities like Nannayya, Tikkana, Errana, Rudramma, Molla, Sri Sri, Jashua, Annamayya, Tyagayya, Vemana and Pingali Venkaiah acts as additional attraction to the Hussain Sagar Lake. The dam of the Hussain Sagar is Tank Bund. It acts as the link between the twin cities, which was built by Hazrat Hussain Shah. It is a place for leisure walk with busy public. The top most features of Hussain sagar is boating and water sports. The Buddha statue that stands on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ is one of the World’s tallest monolithic statue.
Hussain Shah Wahi constructed the Hussain Sagar as a tributary of the Musi River during the period of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1562. It is a free flowing artificial lake that holds water for a longer period of time. Cultural programmes are conducted by the Department of culture on every Sunday in the evenings and admissions for the public are free. The monolithic Buddha statue is 16 meter tall, 350 tonnes of weight (approx.) is made of white granite. It is located in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake, silhouetted against the sunset.
Boating and Water Sports are regular events at Hussain Sagar. There are good number of sports persons participating in the sport and Sailing clubs at the lake. There will be a beautiful view of the lake during the times of regatta competitions with the yachts sailing on the shimmering waters.
AP tourism concentrated on the lake because of heavy traffic of public, and it is providing new and better facilities like speed boats, motor boats, 48 seated Launch etc. Starlight dinner on board and private parties can also be arranged on the Launch.
We can see many tourist places on the surroundings of Hussain Sagar Lake like Lumbini Park, an amusement park and enchanting Birla Mandir and Planetarium. When we stand at the Tank Bund in nights, we can have an excellent scenario of glimmering row of lights outlining the lake that looks like a diamond studded necklace. That is the reason it is named as necklace road that enhances the beauty of Hussain Sagar. Katta Maisamma the famous and ancient temple meaning goddess of the dam is near to this park and lot of devotees get attracted every year.
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