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Ashok Sagar Lake

Ashok Sagar Lake in Nizamabad can be a good destination for not just bird enthusiasts but also those who love nature and water bodies Locally referred to as Jankampet tank, the lake is named after the Collector of Nizamabad district Ashok Kumar for the great work he did for people here. As it is located on the way to the highway that leads to Basar, the lake has become quite a popular place. As you enter the lake, you see the 18-feet statue of Saraswati erected in the centre. Right next to the lake is the Ashoka Rock Garden where you’ll feel it’s worth spending some time walking around taking in the beauty of the surroundings before you continue your onward journey. Boating facility is also available here. You can either take a speed boat and cruise across the lake or take a pedal boat and move around at your own pace. The boat ride is really enjoyable during the mornings and evenings. Located opposite the lake is the Jankampet Dargah wherein locals come to pray. It is believed that

Osman Sagar Lake

Osmansagar, also called Gandipet, is an excellent picnic spot located on outskirts of Hyderabad. Osmansagar is among the two lakes located on the city’s periphery region supplying drinking water to the city.  Osmansagar is a beautiful lake located 20 km. west of Hyderabad. The lake is a man made reservoir created by constructing a dam across the Isa, a tributary of Musi River. The lake has an abutting bund with lush gardens, which provide an ideal ambience for an outing. The lake also houses a heritage building, Sagar Mahal, which was built as a resort by the Hyderabad Nizam and has been transformed into a lake resort by the department of Tourism. Irrespective of whether it is summer or winter, the place is always crowded with streaming visitors. Mir Osman Ali Khan created this water body as part of the damming project of the river Musi in the year 1920. The idea was to supply drinking water for Hyderabad city. The lake spreads over an area of 46 sq.km and is the chief drink

Lakaram Lake

Lakaram Lake is a lake nestled in the calm and serene ambience of Khammam District in Telangana. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Telangana and can be a wonderful place for a family picnic. Surrounded by lush green trees and plants, the Lakaram Lake offers scenic views of the beauties of nature and several reasons to admire it. The location of the lake is very convenient as it is just 4 kilometres away from the bus stand. 15 years ago, it was just a lake with waste trees and herbs, but now it has been developed as an amazing tourist spot. The lake also features with a lush green park where you can enjoy and relax in the lap of the nature. You can also enjoy boating in the calm and tranquil water of the lake and witness the beautiful lush green surroundings. Lakaram lake is the biggest lake among all which had been chosen under the prestigious project Mission Kakatiya for restoring of the lakes in Telangana. Source http://www.touristlink.com/india/lakaram-lake/overvi

Shamirpet Lake and Deer Park

Shamirpet Lake or  Pedda Cheruvu  is an artificial lake built during the Nizam reign in 19th century. Shamirpet Lake is very fine looking lake and its serene & calm environs makes it a great place to enjoy a lovely time. Near in the vicinity of Shamirpet Lake we have Deer Park too & the combination of both makes it a natural habitat for deer. Many Telugu movies were also shot here, as well as in the neighbouring Jawahar Deer park, which has many deer, peacocks and birds. The lake is known to be dangerous, as many drowning incidents have been reported here. One can always find a herd of deer quenching their thirst on the banks of the lake, which is a very fascinating sight. The area around the lake is covered in a large expanse of greenery and one will be able to spot several types of plants and trees here. Special attention has been paid to renovate the area and for this reason, forest cottages have been mounted near the lake for the convenience of tourists. 

Hussain Sagar

Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by River Musi.  Maximum depth of the lake is 32 feet 1562 - 1563 Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah commissioned the construction of the lake in 1562. Sufi Saint Hussain Shah Wali, the son-in-law of the king, was entrusted the duty of overseeing the construction work of the lake. Apparently, the lake became so deep and big that it remained empty for a few years and they had to bring an additional channel of water from the Musi to fill it up. "Legend has it that one day, the King went to take a look at the lake after the construction and was more than irked to hear a bystander call it the Hussain Sagar Cheruvu. He had spent a fortune to build it and he was miffed that he got no credit for it. So, the king ordered the construction of Ibrahimpatnam Lake," says Salil Kader, a researcher and a former professor of History, Moulana Azad University. 12 April 19

Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Warangal by the boundary of Pakhal Lake so it was named on the name of lake. In the year of 1952, Kaktiyas constructed this lake. One who visits this sanctuary is like a visiting a Kingdom of wild animal. Here various trees are found like Teak, bamboo, Flacourtia, Bombax Ceiba, Garuga Pinnata, Bridelia Retusa, Adina Cordifolia and others. It is covered area of 860 sqkm. It is said to be one of beautiful places on the earth as has greener pastures. Especially during winter, plenty of migrated birds come over here. Animals like Tiger, Wild Dogs, Panthers, Storks, Foxes Hyena, Gaurs, Teals, Spotted Deer’s, Pythons, Jackals, Ducks, Sloth Bears, Nilgai, and Sambars. Best time to visit :   November – June Accommodation :  Forest Rest House provided by the Telangana Tourism Board which is comfortable for visitors. How to reach Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary:  By Road: Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 50-km from Warangal, Number of buses are availabl

Bhadrakali Temple

Bhadrakali Temple at Hanamkonda is significant Devi temple located on the hilltop between the twin cities of Hanamkonda and Warangal in Telangana. The temple is held in high esteem by devotees of the of Goddess Bhadrakali popularly called the ‘Grant Mother Goddess’. Remarkable feature of the temple is the square shaped stone image of the Goddess (2.7 X 2.7 meters). In the image goddess is seen in a sitting posture with fierce looking eyes and face. The Goddess can also be seen wearing a crown and having eight hands holding various weapons. The Kohinoor diamond is believed to be originally installed as one of the eyes of the goddess by the Kakatiya kings. High point of Bhadrakali Temple is an artificial lake of 2 ½ kms radius in the vicinity of the temple. Number of natural rock formations in the surroundings add to the spiritual charm of the temple and are the most dominant feature of the temple. Some of the unique shaped rocks are said to carry immense spiritual powers. The struct

Ramappa Lake

Ramappa Lake is situated near NH 163  in Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, Mulugu district,  Telangana, India.   237 k.m. from Hyderabad 70 k.m. from Warangal 1 k.m from Ramappa Temple Ramappa Lake is a magnificient example of irrigation work of Kakatiya Rulers constructed in 13- Century A.D. during Ganapathi Deva’s time. Its water is spread over an area of more than 82 Sq.Kms with lush greenery all around. The lake is over looked by beautiful hill ranges in the background providing a spectacular view especially at Sunset time. It is an excellent place for van bojanalu (picnic) and one can simply come here and relax under the shade of sprawling trees or walk around appreciating the beauty of nature or have a fascinating boat ride. There are excellent huts, eight in number and a good restaurant cum dining hall around Ramappa Lake but these are lying unused because of lack of proper maintenance. A tourism Rest House is also there near the Lake, which has three rooms

Laknavaram Lake (Cheruvu)

Laknavaram Lake is situated in Mulugu district about 90 km from warangal, 30 KM from Ramappa Temple, 7 km from Govindaraopet and 5 km from Chalvai. Tourists coming from Warangal direction has to take the NH 163 road towards Mulugu. After crossing mulugu, drive 8 km you willget Chalvai before starting please take right direction into the thick forest to reach this place. The green hills of Govindaraopet agency mandal lie side by side to form a massive bowl like structure which holds the spacious, beautiful and pristine lake popular known as ‘Laknavaram Cheruvu’.