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Location : At a distance of 150 km from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Started By : Hussain Shah Wahi during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah
Built In : 1562 AD
Significance : A place of recreation for the fun lovers.
Surroundings : 16 meter high, 350 tonne monolithic Buddha statue on the Rock of Gibraltar

Hussain Sagar Lake – Shining In The Depth of Nights

A haven for both the old and new generations, Hussain Sagar Lake located at the meeting point of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, is an ideal place for relaxation and recreation. The picturesque lake of Hussain Sagar has contributed immensely to the beauty of the two cities of Andhra Pradesh. A fabulous place for holiday makers and water enthusiasts, Hussain Sagar Lake is a pleasant haunt for evening rendezvous and morning strolls. Built on a tributary of the Musi river by Hussain Shah Wahi during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1562, the lake holds water throughout the year.

Near the lake is a 350 tonne finely sculptured monolithic statue of Lord Buddha in white granite. The 16 meter high Buddha statue on the Rock of Gibraltar stands majestically amidst the soothing calm waters of the lake.

Hussain Sagar has other attractions for lovers of water sports. The yatching and sailing clubs at the lake are open and the annual regatta pulls in a large number of sportspersons and common man alike from all over the country.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain Sagar Lake is surely one of the most pleasing to the eye destination in Hyderabad. It is hard to find a spot which is more beautiful during the setting sun than Hussain Sagar lake.

To increase the appeal of Hussain Sagar Lake, tourism department has set up parks, entertainment sites around the lake. There is also many shops that are open till late night.

There is magnificent statue of Lord Buddha in the middle of the Lake that is absolutely wonderful to look at. At night, it is illuminated which further adds to the beauty of Hussain Sagar Lake.

It is situated right in the heart of Hyderabad and is accessible from any part of the city. In fact, the lake is said to be a bridge between the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad as geographically it is right in between the two.

There is a concrete structure on the eastern side of the lake called Tank Bund. It too has become an attraction as the it has statues of 33 famous people on it.

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