Indira Park is a public greenspace and park in the heart of Hyderabad. The foundation stone for the Indira Park was laid during September 1975 by Late Faqruddin Ahmed, the then president of India and it was open for the people in the year 1978 with complete landscaping.
It’s located very adjacent to famous Hussain Sagar Lake. It’s named after the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and its among the oldest parks. It occupies an acre of 76 acres of lush green landscape. This park is famous for award winning rock garden which was designed by civic authorities of Hyderabad.
In 2001, the civic authorities of Hyderabad planned to construct a rock garden inside the park. Besides the garden, which was to be constructed over an area of 2 acres (0.81 ha), other recreational facilities were planned to be set up. A man-made desert and purification of the lake within the park so as to enable a boating facility were also be to taken up. These new plans were to assist the park in its promotion as a tourist destination.
It’s a hot pick for the morning walkers and joggers. This park has been especially designed and landscaped keeping the natural plantations untouched. Indira Park is a lot used by people on Sundays as they relax from madding crown and city life. Sandalwood trees are spread across the park's interiors. The beauty of this park is also preserved through rose garden and other landscaping features. All in together can provide you an ideal location for outing with your family.
The park has been a center of agitations by various strata of the society since early 2000. Rallies or sit-ins have been organized towards achieving goals by dalit rights groups, auto rickshaws unions, students and teachers, political leaders, and others. On an average, three such rallies are given permission by the local authorities.