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Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Secret Lake

Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad Overview

Situated in the city of Hyderabad, Durgam Cheruvu is a serene and picturesque lake that is an ideal place to spend some quality time with friends and family. A quiet place in the middle of the bustling cybercity, it is also known as the 'Secret Lake' as it is bordered by granite on all ends and is hidden by the rocks. It is believed that the lake was the main source of water for the residents of the Golconda Fort, and hence, it has a great historical significance as well. The visitors here visit mainly for its calm and scenic beauty and the astonishing sight of the sunset that the place offers. In addition to its picturesque beauty, Durgam Cheruvu is the hub of many interesting activities as well.

Durgam Cheruvu has recently emerged as the go-to place for the locals, whether its a party with friends or a family gathering. An artificial waterfall and fountain have also been created here which beautifies the area even more. Boating is a must-do activity at Durgam Cheruvu as it gives you a chance to get up close and personal with this enchanting destination. Furthermore, if you like to go on impromptu hikes, you can easily take a walk up the rocks to gain a better vantage point. The Durgam Cheruvu thus presents an ideal getaway from the city life.

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Boating at Durgam Cheruvu

One of the major highlights of a trip to Durgam Cheruvu is its boat rides, which offers a splendid view of the waters as it frolicks in the midst of lush green trees. A number of different boats such as mechanized boats, water scooter and pedal boats are readily available for visitors and you can scale the entire expanse of the lake over the course of one trip. Out of these, the mechanized boats are the most sought after as they allow you to whizz through the water like a mighty fish! Another interesting ride in the water is called 'A ride on a Putty' which costs around INR 20 per trip and is a unique way to explore Durgam Cheruvu.

Other Activities at Durgam Cheruvu

In addition to boating, a number of other interesting activities await you here. You can take a casual hike up to the lake through a scenery of beautiful verdant expanse, or collect here over the weekend for an endearing picnic with family and friends. Sunsets here are especially beautiful, and you can witness the evening turn into a sublime dusk. The place also has a park at the top of the hill, where you can enjoy a game of badminton with your friends.

Recently, adventure activities such as rock climbing, trekking and rappelling here have become a major draw for the younger crowd. Art enthusiasts will find themselves exploring the art gallery and sculptor park, which is a delightful addition for visitors. With something in store for every brand of traveller, Durgam Cheruvu is the place to relax and enjoy a few hours of peaceful activity and inactivity. 

How To Reach Durgam Cheruvu

Durgam Cheruvu is situated a two kilometer drive away from Cyber Towers and the best way to reach this destination is by hiring a cab to drop you right at the spot. You can also take the bus to HI Tech City Bus stop, from where you can hail an auto rickshaw to the lake. 

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