Hussain Sagar was constructed in the 16th century and is the largest artificial lake in Asia with a 3 km long dam wall that connects the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
- Built by Qutub Shah honoring Hussain Shah Wali, after whom the lake was named Hussain Sagar for curing him of a disease.
- On the banks of the lake, a bund (waterfront) is built to control the flow of water on the other side.
- The Tank Bund, as it is called is a favorite promenade for the city.
The tank, fed by streams originating from the Musi River, supplies water to Hyderabad City.
- 16-meter-high, 350-tonne monolithic Buddha statue on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ is the special attraction of Hussain Sagar lake.
- Built at the center of the lake, the statue is entirely made of white granite.
The Hussain Sagar Lake is surrounded by four major spans of greenery:
- Indira Park in the east
- Sanjeevaiah Park in the north
- Lumbini Park in the south and
- A green belt stretch squeezed in between the Raj Bhavan road and the Necklace Road.
- On the dam, we can see 30 statues of famous personalities.
- Hussain Sagar has other attractions such as water sports, a boating club, and a sailing club, line the shore and the annual regatta draws a good number of sports lovers from all around the country.
- Recently, on a Twitter user request, Minister for MAUD, KTR directed the officials to consider every Sunday as a Funday from 5 pm to 10 pm with several programmes lined up for the public.
He advised traffic cops to make Tank Bund into a traffic free-zone every Sunday evening.
The initiative kick-started on August 29 and received a huge thumbs up from Hyderabadis who thronged the lake road with their families,