Renowned as Asia's largest artificial lake, the Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the most popular tourist hotspot situated in Hyderabad. The lake itself was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1563 during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha which is right in the centre of the lake, this place is famously known as Tank Bund as well. Interestingly, the imposing statue of Buddha was a much later addition to the Hussain Sagar Lake. The attraction also has 3 km long dam wall and connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
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. The statue of Buddha was installed in the year 1993 and was inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama himself. Standing at the Tank Bund, you can see an outline of the lake done by lights appearing as a diamond studded necklace. 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 UNWTO.
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 again. Although, the Sanjeeviah park near to this lake is worth exploring.
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