Husain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

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    Hussain Sagar Lake

    by regina.williams Written Jan 8, 2009

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    The tank bund the Hussain Sagar Lake which connects the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad.It has become an attraction with 33 statues of famous people of Andhra Pradesh erected by former chief minister.

    *Boad club and rides are provided by AP tourist department.
    *Lumbini Park features a muscial fountain and well landscaped garden
    *Necklace Road has been opened to public which passes round the Hussain sagar lake -- "eat street " a place to hang out.
    *NTR Gardens on the Neclace Road is a good place to hang out for young & old.

    Annual immersion of Lord Ganesh Idols after 10 days of Ganesh Chaturti celebration.

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    take a boat ride

    by vpas Written Dec 13, 2008

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    The Hussain Sagar Lake(popularly called 'The Tank Bund' separates the twin cities from each other.It was excavated in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali during the time of Ibrahim Quli Shah,at Hussain Sagar.
    Boating and water sports are a feature here.One of the world's tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the 'Rock of Gibraltar' in the middle of the lake.A.P. tourism board also provides facilities like speed boats,motor boats,48 seater launch etc.

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    Buddha Baby

    by JohnniOmani Written Apr 10, 2007

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    Buddha standing proud

    Hyderabad has one of the worlds largest freestanding stone Buddha statues. It is a fairly recent creation and work only began about 20 years ago. It is about 18 M high and it can be seen from almost any place in the area. It was transported from the city on a barge and during the transportation of the statue the barge sank killing eight people. The statue laid under water for two years until local authorites raised it from under the water unharmed, amazing. You can get boats to the platform for around 20 rupees but it is probably best enjoyed from the banks at sunset.

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    Buddha Baby

    by JohnniOmani Written Apr 10, 2007

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    Hyderabad has one of the worlds largest freestanding stone Buddha statues. It is a fairly recent creation and work only began about 20 years ago. It is about 18 M high and it can be seen from almost any place in the area. It was transported from the city on a barge and during the transportation of the statue the barge sank killing eight people. The statue laid under water for two years until local authorites raised it from under the water unharmed, amazing. You can get boats to the platform for around 20 rupees but it is probably best enjoyed from the banks at sunset.

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    A historic lake

    by y2ketan2007 Written Dec 4, 2007

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    Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562.It was built on a tributary of river Musi to meet the water requirement of Hyderabad city.A large monolithic statue of Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake was erected in 1992.

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    Birla Mandir

    by blusky Updated Jul 18, 2005

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    Beautiful temple made of white marble.
    It's really magnificent, it gives you peace just looking at it and lighten by the sun really stands out from the surrounding.

    Taking photos or filming is not allowed and all the cameras have to be left in the small office under surveillance, before entering the temple.
    Shoes have to be left outside the temple in small house with lockers.

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    IMAX

    by alycat Written Aug 30, 2003

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    IMAX

    The opening of IMAX theater in Hyderabad marks an evolution in movie watching. Long awaited in this city where movies still seem to be the first and best source of entertainment for the common man.

    Once upon a time, Maheshwari theater in Kachiguda used to be the best of all when it came to cinema. Then Sangeeth in Secunderabad gave the taste of latest sound techniques like Dolby and DTS. Now comes IMAX - arguably the best in the town, which has at least one show every one hour between 11 am to 10 pm everyday.

    This place boasts of the world's largest 3-D IMAX screen. It has five 70 mm screens along with the IMAX screen. Apart from movies, the multiplex also has food courts and shopping malls that are spread over three floors. The entire multiplex is centrally air-conditioned one.

    Ticket prices are Rs. 125 for IMAX and Rs. 60 for the regular screen.

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  • Drive along Tank Bund

    by mitsi900 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    the view is beautiful in the evening - this road is made on the Hussain Sagar Lake.... along this road there are statues of imminent persons of Andhra Pradesh. In the lake you will see a huge statue of Buddha. It is a great place to be especially in the evenings.

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    Husain Sagar Lake and Lumbini...

    by Archie_Oak Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Husain Sagar Lake and Lumbini Park
    Husain Sagar lake is the main attraction of Hyderabad....

    This huge lake has a statue of Buddha at its heart...this several feet tall statue was submerged in the lake during its installation

    You get a boat ride around this statue!!!

    Lumbini Park
    Lumbini Park is also a must visit place because of its musical fountains.....a nice place to relax in the evening after tiring out the whole day.

    Its open on Sundays....why need to mention it??? Market is closed on Sundays in Hyderabad


    Tank Bund Road
    This is a road which goes by the side of the lake...This is the best place to go for walks during night after dinner or early in the morning....

    The unique thing about this road is its not only traffic place...but has beautifully carved statues on its both sides....the statues of the saint in AndhraPradesh and the people who have added riches to Telugu Literature...

    Telugu is the language of state of AndhraPradesh!!!

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    Tank Bund and Buddha Statue

    by samitbabu Written May 31, 2011

    The Huge statue that can be seen in different photos and pitures of Hyderabad is a Buddhe Statue in the centre of the Lank called as Hussein Sagar or Locally Known as Tank Bund.

    This is approachable with a short boat ride from Lumbini Park and takes about 510 mins o the centre.

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    Hussain Sagar Lake

    by Kumarjit Updated Dec 2, 2005
    Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad.

    Hyderabad is a city which has a number of lakes. The most picturesque among them is Hussain Sagar Lake. It is a big water body which lies between the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It was built by Hussain Shah Wahi in 1562. The most remarkable feature of the lake is the huge statue Of Lord Buddha situated at the middle of the lake. The lake looks more beautiful at night with lights all around. The vendors near the lake sell snacks and other tit-bits. Many people come in the evening to take a stroll with their families and loved ones. Near the Hussain Sagar Lake is the Lumbini Park, which is an amusement park for the young as well as the old. You should not miss these places if you are visiting Hyderabad.

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    Speed Boat ride and Food

    by vin1 Written Jan 6, 2006
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    You can go for a speed boat ride or a boat ride. The water is not clean, so dont TOUCH the water. There is a monolith budha statue in the middle of the lake.
    You have neckalce road along the banks of the hussain sagar
    .You have eat street, which serves some very good indian food. You can get south indian , north indian, chat, ice creams, sweets etc. I personally like this place, you can sit on the lake banks and enjoy the food. On the other side of the lake ( On tank bund) you get fried fish, this is lil spicy but very tasty.

    Good time to go is in the evenings, when it is cool and pleasent. Go around the lake, you have few parks, play gounds, Birla mandir etc.

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    Husain Sagar Lake

    by bradbeaman Updated Mar 30, 2006

    Hussain Sagar lake more commonly known as Tank Bund is a popular sight of Hyderabad. This Lake and the Bhudda statue is a great marker to keep your bearings when finding your way around Hyderabad.

    The stand out feature of the lake is a 16 meter tall and 350 ton white granite statue of Bhudda on Gibraltar Rock. A taxi driver once told me the statue was dropped in the lake on installation and had to be brought up from the bottom of the lake to sit on Gibraltar Rock.

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    The City view........Birla Temple

    by vdadu Written Feb 27, 2007

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    The temple is in the heart of the city....i.e Hussain Sagar. Being at height, u can enjoy the full city view from here and believe.....in night, the lighting of city is simply splendid.

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    the buddha

    by husain Updated Jan 14, 2003

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    Placed in the middle of `Husain sagar' lake, and carved from a single rock, this the largest stone staute of the Buddha in the world.

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