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.


20 comments:

rupam sarma said...

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

Kalpana Solsi said...

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

Fun60 said...

I love the reflections.

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.

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!

Klara S said...

Beautiful captures.