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Beautiful moments: In and around the lake
Beautiful moments: In and around the lake

AMINA SAMREEN SALAHUDDIN

Treat yourself to a visit to the Hussainsagar Lake.

Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad, India built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It was a lake of 24 kilometres built on a tributary of the River Musi to meet the water and irrigation needs of the city. There is a large monolithic statue of the Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake which was erected in 1992.

Hyderabad city has much to offer when it comes to enjoyment! Water theme parks, parks, museums and not to forget the malls ... the list is endless. Tourists fall in love with the city for the variety it has to offer in terms of enjoyment during their visit here.

Eat away

One such place is the Hussainsagar Lake more famously known as the Tankbund. Situated on its banks is the Eat Street that is popular with children for the ice creams, pizzas and more. One can go on a boat ride to the Buddha statue situated in the centre of the lake. The Andhra Pradesh State Tourisim provides this facility. Tickets can be purchased from the counter in Eat Street. For adults the ticket is priced at Rs. 45 and for children Rs. 25. It is open on all week days from 10 a.m. in the morning to 9 p.m. in the evening.

The boat ride is fun as it takes you to the Buddha statue where there is a small park and what’s more we can get instant Polaroid pictures clicked for Rs. 40.

You have a great view of the Birla Mandir, Necklace Road and the Eat Street from the boat and the statue. All in all it is a great experience.

So the next time you want to take your visiting cousins out, or don’t know what to do on a Sunday, a ride in the Hussainsagar lake is a good idea.


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