Monday, August 28, 2017

Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad

Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad is a heart shaped artificial lake. The lake was designed by Hussain Shah Wali and hence the name. 


It is a heritage site of India and it is declared as the 'Heart of the World' by UNWTO on 27 September 2012, on the occasion of World Tourism Day, for being the World's Largest Heart Shaped Mark.


In 1563 it was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah during his rule over the place. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers with maximum depth of 32 feet it is fed by River Musi. It was the main source of water supply to the city before Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar were built on river Musi.


A large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha stands on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of the lake. 


This lake is also popular for water sports. Other attractions around are Lumbini Park, Birla Mandir. On the adjacent Tank Bund road there are 34 well-sculptured bronze statues, mounted on high platforms.


26 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Awesome lake, Great to read.Thanks for all pics.

Sujatha Sathya said...

I have lived in Hyderabad and have been to Hussain Sagar lake many times. Wonderful place to relax and also like you mentioned lots of other attractions around in.
I didn't know it was declared as the heart of the world. Nice!

Kalpana Solsi said...

This is a beautiful lake and I had enjoyed my visit here.

Fun60 said...

I love the reflections.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful shots, even though it looked like a hazy day when you captured the photos.

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Alexa T said...

Wonderful panoramas and reflections of a very interesting place to visit! A nice day and week!

Lady Fi said...

these images are lovely!

Gattina said...

Amazing ! and very beautiful !

Kristy LifenReflection said...

How beautiful, I can imagine that had to be difficult to build. Especially the statue of Buddha in the center of lake!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful and special photos! Good job!

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful shots.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Great shots.

Hildred said...

Lovely captures and a beautiful body of water.

ABC Wednesday said...

Wonderful views Rajesh, beautiful photo's


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Roger Owen Green said...

hmm, i'm doing statues for S

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Ruth Rieckehoff said...

It has to be nice to take a look at the lake from above. I can't believe the heart shape was chosen. That is too cute! #OurWorldTuesday

zongrik said...

i like the boat

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful to see a body of water in your country :)

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the peaceful lake, covering its aspects, history and places around!

Pat Tillett said...

Such a beautiful place! Your photos are very nice also. Love the reflections.

Betty said...

That must have taken quite a while to dig out. I can't even begin to imagine how it was done. I like the idea of a heart shaped lake.

Jim said...

Great

Britta said...

Wounderful shots of reflections! I like it!
xxx
Britta

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely photos -- a heart-shaped lake sounds quite romantic!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a lovely place, Rajesh. I'm afraid the sight of water in India made me think of all the flooding in Bangladesh, etc. My niece was born in Bangladesh, and abandoned by her mother. My sister adopted her, and she grew into a lovely young woman, with two children of her own. When she was younger, maybe 16 or 17, I offered to take her to Bangladesh, but she said no. She is a Canadian through and through, but I know will always be grateful to the orphanage that saved her when she was a baby.
Now there is so much suffering there again.
My home province of British Columbia has been suffering enormous forest fires all summer, and now the USA has floods.
I guess it just means suffering is universal, and so is beauty. Thank you for some beauty.
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Klara S said...

Beautiful captures.