HUSSAIN SAGAR

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Location : Hyderabad
Famous As : One Of The Largest Man Made Lakes
Uniqueness : Connects The Twin Cities Of Hyderabad And Secunderabad
Commonly Known As : Tank Bund

A one of the largest man-made lakes in Asia located in the heart of the Hyderabad City, contributing to its immense beauty. It is a sprawling artificial lake that holds water perennially. It was built during the reign of Ibrahim Qutub Shah in 1562, on a tributary of river Musi. The unique feature of this lake it connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

The Tank Bund, Hyderabad, Andhra PradeshThe Tank Bund
The place is popularly called the Tank Bund. A 16m high, 350 tonne monolithic Buddha statue on the Rock of Gibraltar is a major attraction at the Hussain Sagar. It is made of white granite, finely sculptured and stands majestically amidst the shimmering waters of the lake. 33 statues of the great luminaries of Andhra Pradesh are laid on the either side of the Bund, who seem to be a silent witness to the changing colours of the city.

The Water Sports Adventures
This lake offers a fabulous time for holidaymakers and water friends and over the years it has become a favourite evening spot, while in the morning the health freaks are seen toning their muscles in jogging suits. In the evenings it is crowded with young couples and families.

On both sides of the tank there are sailing clubs. The one towards Secunderabad known as the Secunderabad boat club, which offers facilities for yachting and is, regarded as one of the best boat clubs in India. Annual 'Regatta' (water competitions) draws a good number of sports persons from all around the country.

During the regatta competitions, the lake looks picturesque and colourful with the yatches sailing on the shimmering waters. The nearby attractions of the lake are Lumbini Park, Birla Mandir and Planetarium.

HOW TO GET THERE

Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Andhra PradeshAir: Hyderabad being the capital city is well connected by air from all the important cities of the country.

Rail: Hyderabad has got its own railhead and is connected with all the major cities within the state and outside.

Road: Regular bus service connects Hyderabad with all the important places within the country. For city transportation city buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are also available.

WHERE TO STAY

For accommodation purpose tourist can check out the various budget and star hotels in Hyderabad & Secunderabad.



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