Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Lake
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About Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Set picturesquely on a plinth in the Hussain Sagar, a lake built by the Qutb Shahs, is one of the world’s largest free-standing Buddha statues. It's an especially magnificent sight when illuminated at night. Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in Asia. It connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. A prominent monolith of Lord Buddha is mounted at the centre of the lake.

The Hussain Sagar was created on a stream of the River Musi by Sufi Saint Hussain Shah Wahi in the year 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. It is a wide artificial lake that holds water perpetually. A massive Buddha statue weighing 350 tonnes stands 16 meter tall in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake. The statue is made entirely in white granite.

The Necklace Road is another attraction which outlines the periphery of the Hussain Sagar Lake, enhancing its beauty even more. Standing on the water front at night, one is mesmerised by the glimmering row of lights demarcating the lake that looks like a diamond studded necklace. Other attractions around the lake are the Lumbini Park and the Birla Mandir. The ancient temple of Katta Maisamma, symbolising ‘Goddess of the dam’, is very close to this road and pulls a lot of devotees every year. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.

Hussain Sagar Lake Information

  • There might be ticket charges for the boat ride.
  • Laser show at the Lumbini Park is worth catching up.
  • The Lumbini Park is closed on Mondays.
  • Adventure water sports like Regatta, yachting and sailing are available.

Hussain Sagar Lake Ticket Prices

  • 55 per Adult for Mechanised Boat.
  • 35 per Adult for Mechanised Boat.
  • 250 per Person for Jet Ski Boat.
  • 300 per Couple for Jet Ski Boat.
  • 100 per Person for Rajahamsa Boat (min 5 persons).
  • 400 per Person for Para Sailing.

Hussain Sagar Lake Opening and Closing Hours

  • The boat ride is open from 8 am to 10 pm.

How To reach Hussain Sagar Lake by Public Transport

  • Bus no 38X to Rani Gunj bus Depo.
  • Bus no 5, 5B, 5BL, 5L, 5SD, 7C, 7I, 7M, 7V, 16A, 5K,36K, 37N, 38, 38T, 85B, 229D, 229M, 229X to Tan Bund bus stop.

Restaurants Near Hussain Sagar Lake

  • Eat street
  • The Water Front
  • Tansen Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Hussain Sagar Lake

  • 90.69% of people who visit Hyderabad include Hussain Sagar Lake in their plan

  • 28.48% of people plan their visit to Hussain Sagar Lake between 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hussain Sagar Lake

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

93.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hussain Sagar Lake

People normally club together Qutub Shahi Tombs and Salar Jung Museum while planning their visit to Hussain Sagar Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad Reviews

  • It is one of the main tourist attractions in Hyderabad. It is a big and Charming lake in the heart of the city. There is a big statue of Lord Buddha constructed on an island in the lake. Tourists can reach this island by boats, regular boats are available. There is a lush green park at the entrance, many eateries and small restaurants are available. Overall a must visit place and meant for whole family.

  • Smells at time, but well maintained gardens around it. Quite a famous landmark in Hyderabad. Most places that are worth visiting are close by. Good place for sunrise/sunset photography as well. I would suggest to visit earlier in the morning but then there is the buddha statue you can visit during later hours of the day.

  • Just wanted to have a visit to this place. We have reached at 1PM. we got into the boat and reached the cente place. Nice journey and beautiful view. The huge statue is really marvelous. took photos and returned, Nice spot to go with family. You have the park and amusements for the children.

  • First time I've been here in the evening twilight. The locations are maintained well for a big city and also there are events happening to wile away your time. The Buddha stands tall and make a beautiful picturesque location. The cruise ride to the statue in the middle of the lake costs nominal and the adjoining parks and malls nearby also will let you enjoy your evening.

  • Hussain Sagar lake ..This lake is also the most Awesome place I've ever visited with my friends ...The view and the weather there I just love it...we friends love to visit there and hangout... Mostly in Rainy season!...So yeah, 5 stars for this Awesome place!*****

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