Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad

Hussain Sagar | One of the best places to visit in Hyderabad

LocationHyderabad, Hyderabad (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsOpen all days in week on 08:00 am to 10:00 pm, No entry fee.
Place TypeLakes & Waterfalls, Nature Sites and Parks
Place visit withFriends, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitMay, June, July, August
Nearest MetroPunjagutta Metro Station (1 KM) Errum Manzil Metro Station (1 KM) Khairatabad Metro Station (1 KM) Lakdi Ka Pul Metro Station (2 KM) Prakash Nagar Metro Station (2 KM) Begumpet Metro Station (2 KM) Madhura Nagar Metro Station (2 KM)

About Hussain Sagar

Hussain Sagar is an artificial lake located in Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana. It was built in 1562 by Quli Qutb Shah on a tributary of the Musi River. The specialty of this lake is that it has a huge statue of Buddha which is the center of attraction among all the tourists.

The statue was constructed between 1983 -1989 by Shri Late NT Rama Rao, who was then serving as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It took almost 2 years to install this wonderful statue of Buddha in the middle of this beautiful lake. The world's tallest monolithic stone statue of Gautam Buddha is located in Hussain Sagar.

Architecture of Hussain Sagar

This picturesque lake is spread over a vast area of ​​5.7 square kilometres. For more than a year, hundreds of laborers worked for the architect and builder of the temple, S.M. Ganpati Sthapathi got the statue constructed. After five years and a cost of US$3 million, the statue stood at 58 feet (18 m) and weighed 350 tons, making it the world's tallest monolithic statue of Buddha. Made entirely of white granite, this majestic statue is known as the "Rock of Gibraltar".

Interesting facts about Hussain Sagar

  1. The Buddha statue is the brainchild of former Andhra Pradesh CM NT Rama Rao. He was greatly influenced by the Statue of Liberty in the United States of America, so he decided to give a statue to Hyderabad, the then capital of the Andhra state, which could become an iconic landmark.
  2. This is probably the world's tallest monolithic statue of Gautam Buddha - which means it was carved out of a single piece of rock.
  3. The sculpture took approximately 5 years and US$3 million to complete.
  4. When the statue was being taken in the lake to the place where it was to be installed in 1990. A tragedy happened - the statue slipped into the lake and about 10 engineers died.
  5. After two years, an attempt was made to install the statue as per the initial plan. And it was indeed a successful endeavor. The statue stands on a 15 feet concrete platform that supports the majestic sculpture.
  6. In 2006, the Dalai Lama was invited to perform rituals that would help the idol attain divine status.

How to reach Hussain Sagar

By Metro:- Nearest to Hussain Sagar is Paradise Metro Station which is at a distance of 1 km.

By Bus:- There is Liberty Bus Stand near Hussain Sagar Lake which is 7 minutes walk away.

By Train:- Near Hussain Sagar Lake is Khairatabad station which is 30 mins walk away.

By Air:- Nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) which is situated at a distance of 30-40 km from the lake.

Nearby famous places

  • Buddha statue 1 minute away
  • NTR Garden 12 mins away
  • Necklace Road 21 mins away
  • Lumbini Park 31 mins away
  • Shree Jagannath Temple 5.2 km away
  • Sanghi Mandir 2.4 km away
  • Chowmahalla Palace 6.2 km away

Hussain Sagar FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Hussain Sagar: Open all days in week on 08:00 am to 10:00 pm, No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Hussain Sagar during May, June, July, August months for best experience.

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