Another beautiful outgrowth of Hyderabad’s colorful past, this 24 km lake and Buddha Statue has been hailed as one of the city’s seven wonders. Nearly five hundred years old, it was built under the reign of Qutb Shah in 1562 and served as the primary source of drinking water for Hyderabad and Secunderabad until unsanitary conditions reduced it to a mere attraction. Nevertheless, its lure remains great and any fun-seeking traveler should certainly revel in the fun of taking a windy boat ride out to visit the hugely imposing statue at its center.
Furthermore, the lake is bordered by several other attractions to fill a beautiful afternoon or evening adventure, such as Lumbini Park (where the boats dock and embark for the Buddha Statue), Necklace Road (which covers the circumference the lake), and the Birla Mandir (just a hop, skip, and a jump away!). [more]