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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Lake

Timings : 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Musical Floating Fountain Show Timings:
On weekends (Saturday - Sunday) and public holidays - 4 shows (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

Laser Show Timings (Weekdays):
7:15 PM
Laser Show Timings (Weekend): 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM

Best Time to Visit : October to March

Parking Availability : Paid Parking is Available

Restrictions : Visitors are not allowed to swim in the lake, and certain activities like fishing are prohibited.

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Also Refered As:

Tank Bund, Waterfront

"Asia's Largest Artificial Lake"

Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad Overview

Renowned as Asia's largest artificial lake, Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions located in Hyderabad. The lake itself was commissioned by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1563 and is renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha that stands right in its centre. Incidentally, this monolith structure is the tallest of its kind in the world!

Hussain Sagar lake is also Called Tank Bund and lies on a tributary of River Musi. The attraction also has 3 km long dam wall and connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is bordered by Indira Park, Sanjeevaiah Park, and Lumbini Park on 3 sides and is truly a relaxing and calming getaway from the city.

Although the Hussain Sagar Lake is popular for activities such as fish culture, water sports and boat rides, the major attraction of the lake is a monolithic Buddha statue situated right at the heart of the lake. Standing at the Tank Bund, you can see the whole lake shimmering around you as the lights sparkle on the shore. Thus, the road is also known as the 'Necklace Road'. Owing to its unique heart-shaped outline, the Hussain Sagar Lake has been declared as the 'Heart of the World' by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Must Know Before You Visit Hussain Sagar Lake

Fees and Charges : Entry: Free


  • Mechanized Boat: INR 50 per (1 adult)
    INR 30 (1 kid below 6 years)
    The ride also offers a ride to visit the Buddha statue with a halt of 15 minutes.
  • Speed Boating: INR 350 per trip (4 persons)
  • Rajahamsa Boat: INR 100 per head
  • Dance In a Boat: INR 100 per adult
    INR 80 per child
    The dance boat ride starts in the late evening.
  • Jet Ski Boat: INR. 250 per Person; INR 300 per Couple
Water Sports:
  • Parasailing: INR 300 per head
  • Jet Ski: INR. 250 per Person; INR 350 per Couple
  • Cruise: Approx. INR 8000 for the first 2 hours, and after that INR 3000 per hour.

Laser Show:
  • Ticket Price: INR 50 per head
  • Parking Fee: INR 10 per person

Built by : Quli Qutb Shah

Established on : 1562 AD

Things to Do

1. Floating Musical Fountain

Floating Musical Fountain
The Floating Musical Fountain at Hussain Sagar Lake is a magnificent spectacle that has become a highlight of Hyderabad's tourism scene. It is the largest musical fountain in India, spanning 180 meter (Read More)s in length and 10 meters in width, and has a height of around 90 meters. The musical fountain is a rare aqua-screen type that combines light, sound, and water.

Built By: Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA)
Launched On: February 9, 2023

2. Hussain Sagar Lake Light and Sound Show

Hussain Sagar Lake Light and Sound Show
Located near the Hussain Sagar Lake is Lumbini Park, which is the venue for one of the most kaleidoscopic light and sound show in Hyderabad. Laser lights are used to create alluring 3 - D imagery that (Read More) narrated the history of the city. Accompanying the visual stimuli is complementing audio as well, making the show an educational as well as entertaining activity. The details for the same areas follows -

Show Timings (Weekdays): 7:15 PM
Show Timings (Weekend): 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
Ticket Price: INR 50 per head
Parking Fee: INR 10 per person

3. Boating

Boating starts from the Lumbini Park that is adjacent to the lake. The boats range from mechanised boats to speed boats and ferries. You will be provided with life jackets before the ride. Another hig (Read More)hlight of the boat ride is the gigantic Buddha Statue by the lake. 

Mechanized Boat: INR 50 per (1 adult)
INR 30 (1 kid below 6 years)
The ride also offers a ride to visit the Buddha statue with a halt of 15 minutes.
Speed Boating: INR 350 per trip (4 persons)
Rajahamsa Boat: INR 100 per head
Dance In a Boat: INR 100 per adult
INR 80 per child
The dance boat ride starts in the late evening.

4. Lumbini Park

Lumbini Park
Lumbini Park is a small public park which is situated adjacent to the Hussain Sagar Lake. It covers around 7.5 acres of area and is dedicated to Lord Buddha. It is named after Lumbini of Nepal, which (Read More)is a Buddhist Pilgrimage site in Nepal. This park is known for the attracting multimedia fountain, which is commonly known as the musical fountain by the locals as well as the tourists. You can also enjoy the laser shows that are put up every day after the sun goes down. Watching the beautiful laser show can be an opportunity of a lifetime, and you would not like to miss it.

5. Buddha Statue

Buddha Statue
The 18- meter high monolithic granite statue of Buddha is one of the main attractions of Hussain Sagar Lake. It is the tallest monolithic statue of Gautama Buddha and stands proudly at the centre of t (Read More)he lake. The statue was brought to Hyderabad in 1988 by N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of the state. It was sculpted by 200 sculptors and was carved out of single granite rock. It weighs approximately 450 tons. Erecting the statue in the middle of the lake took tremendous effort. People from all over the world come to Hyderabad to see the statue.

6. Parasailing & Jet Ski

Parasailing & Jet Ski
If you have a knack for some adventurous time, you might want to check out the water sports options at the lake. The lake is famous for Parasailing and jetski. Don’t worry! They will provide you (Read More) with adequate safety equipment and will take charge of your safety.

Parasailing: INR 300 per head
Jet Ski: INR. 250 per Person; INR 350 per Couple
Cruise: Approx. INR 8000 for the first 2 hours, and after that INR 3000 per hour.

7. Dining at Eat Street

Dining at Eat Street
Foodies, rejoice! Overlooking the calm and quaint waters of the Hussain Sagar Lake lies the famous Eat Street of Hyderabad which is the perfect destination to spend a peaceful evening with your family (Read More). This point lives up to its name and has a number of famous fast food joints such as Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, SubWay and McDonald's. And if you're in the mood for some good old desi chaat, Ohri's counter section has the perfect fix for you with its lip-smacking Dahi Puri, Golgappas, Chana Bhatura, Dahi Papdi, and Pani Puri. Other delicacies served here include Hyderabad Biryani, Vegetarian, Chicken and Mutton Biryani.

8. Love Hyderabad Sculpture (Selfi Spot)

Love Hyderabad Sculpture (Selfi Spot)
The "Love Hyderabad" sculpture is a famous landmark located near the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, India. The sculpture is a huge installation made of stainless steel and is shaped like the word "L (Read More)OVE" with the word "HYDERABAD" written below it in Telugu script. The sculpture was installed in 2012 by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) as a symbol of the city's love for its people and its rich cultural heritage. The sculpture has become a popular tourist attraction and a favorite spot for taking photographs.

9. NTR Gardens

NTR Gardens
NTR Gardens is a popular public park located at 200 meters of walking distance from the musical fountain show point. Sprawled across an expansive 36-acre area, the park features several attractions, i (Read More)ncluding a large fountain, a Japanese garden, a souvenir complex, a children's play area, and a food court. The park is also home to several species of plants and trees, including medicinal plants, aromatic herbs, and ornamental plants that add to the overall charm of the place.

Monday - Saturday: 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Entry Ticket Price:
Adults: INR 20 Per Person
Children: INR 10 Per Person
Foreign Tourist Fee: INR 65 Per Person
Still Camera: INR 30
Camcorder: INR 65

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History of Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain Sagar Lake was built in 16th century by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in appreciation of Hussain Shah Wali, who is believed to have been the force behind its unique heart - shaped design. Constructed on a tributary of Musi River in 1563, the water in the lake is perennially fed by canals from the Musi river. Hussain Sagar was the main source of water supply to Hyderabad before Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar were built on river Musi. Today, it is flocked by tourists and visitors in large number and has become one of the most popular tourist attraction in the city.

Structure of Hussain Sagar Lake

Covering a massive area of 5.7 square kilometers, the Hussain Lake was artificially constructed over the Musi River by Quli Qutub Shah. A 3 km long dam wall connecting Hyderabad and Secunderbad is a part of the premises as well. A 16 m high monolithic Buddha statue weighing at 350 tonnes is erected right at the centre of the lake. Crafted entirely out of white granite, the magnificent statue is placed upon what is known as the "Rock of Gibralter".

Best Time To Visit Hussain Sagar Lake

The best time to go to Hussain Sagar Lake is during the morning when you will find joggers and people with dogs out on a walk, or during the evening when the weather is good for a stroll and the laser show is conducted. The best time to visit Hussain Sagar Lake is between June to February as the summer evenings can be quite pleasant for long walks and picnics. However, the best time of the day to visit the lake is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm as this is the time when you can see the colour of the sky change at the horizon as the sun begins to set. It is also advised to take boat rides at this time as the weather will be cold and pleasant.

Tips For Visiting Hussain Sagar Lake

1. Do not litter around the lake or throw any garbage in the lake.
2. Be careful while indulging in water sports activities and take proper precautions as suggested.

Hussain Sagar Lake Reviews

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Shailendra Singh

on Hussain Sagar Lake 6 years ago
This could have been a main attraction of the city, a nice place for a walk or to relax. Only if it was maintained up to that level. The whole lake is so polluted that you will never want to visit it (Read More) again. Although, the Sanjeeviah park near to this lake is worth exploring.

vasanth raja

on Hussain Sagar Lake 6 years ago
Very nice place but not maintained well .

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