Hussain Sagar, or the Hussain Sagar Lake is called one of the seven wonders of Hyderabad. Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangan State, is one of the truly ‘international’ cities in India.
Hyderabad is one of the software hubs, in India. With international giants like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Deloitte setting up their off shore bases, in Hyderabad, the city deals with a constant flow of international business travelers and tourists.
Hussain Sagar was built by the Syed Hussain Shah Wali, on a tributary of the Musi River. The Hussain Sagar lake covers an area of twenty-four square kilometers. It was built in 1562, during the reign of Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah. This was the same ruler who had ordered the construction of the Charminar.
The Hussain Sagar area is known as Tank Bund, and this area forms a bridge between the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The main tourist attractions around the Hussain Sagar area include:
- Necklace Road
- The Magnificent Secretariat with its government buildings
- Jewelry Shops
- NTR Memorial Park
- Lumbini Park
- Hyderabad Boat Club
- Secunderabad Sailing Club
- Sanjeevah Park
- Snow World
- Buddha Statue
- Jalavihar (Necklace Road)
- The ancient Hazrat Saidani Masaheba Tomb
- The Birla Temple
There are innumerable, quality eateries or ‘food courts’ on the banks of the Hussain Sagar. Going back to the jewelry shops at Secretariat, you will find famous outlets like Jagdamba Pearls and Mangatrai Pearls, here. The pearls of Hyderabad are famous.
You can for ferry rides on the Hussain Sagar Lake, the ferries take you to the Buddha Statue, located on an island-park in the middle of the lake. This monolith is awe inspiring. You may also opt for speed boat rides on the Hussain Sagar Lake.
The Telagana State Tourism department arranges for trips to the Hussain Sagar lake. Once you reach Hyderabad there are numerous auto rickshaws, and car rentals operating in the city. Various travel and tour operators arrange for trips to Hussain Sagar.
To know more about Hussain Sagar you may visit the Telagana State Tourism official website www.telanganatourism.gov.in offers interesting, and usual information about Hyderabad. If you are traveling to Hyderabad, it may be a good idea to click on the links of this site, and compose a list of all the tourist attractions in Hyderabad that interest you.