Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in Asia is a lake in Hyderabad built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by River Musi. A large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha stands in an island in the middle of the lake. The Buddha statue weighs 350 tonnes and stands 16 meter tall in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake. The statue is made entirely in white granite. Maximum depth of the Hussain Sagar lake is 32 feet.
One can avail a boat ride from Lumbini park which will take the visitor to the Buddha statue in the middle of the lake. One can also get the view of tank bund in the banks of the lake. It connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The Necklace Road is another attraction which outlines the periphery of the Hussain Sagar Lake, enhancing its beauty even more.
Hussain Sagar actively features a variety of water sports including boating, yachting, and sailing, which draws a large number of adventure seekers from all around the country. During the regatta competitions, the lake looks scenic and vibrant with the yachts sailing on the flickering waters. In addition to these, the State Tourism is providing new and better facilities like speed boats, motor boats.
Hussain Sagar Lake, commonly known as the Tank Bund, is a major spot of tourist attractions and draws many visitors. The best time to visit the Hussain Sagar Lake and Hyderabad is during the cooler months from October to March.