Gandipet Lake, Hyderabad (Entry Fee, Timings, Best time to visit, Images & Location)
It is not just forts and palaces that constitute Hyderabad sightseeing places. Gardens, waterfalls and lakes such as Gandipet Lake present a beautiful touch of nature around the city of Hyderabad. Also known as Osman Sagar, Gandipet Lake is spread across an area of 46 Km.
The Osman Sagar Lake has been named after the late seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan who in 1920 built a Dam over the lake so as to protect the city from flooding. The Dam is the main reservoir for the twin cities – Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Along with this the lake makes for an amazing sightseeing option as well. The sunset and sunrise at the lake are simply mesmerising. go for boating at the lake and experience the calm water and beautiful surroundings. The best time to visit lake is during months of October to March.
There are options of staying overnight as well. Guest house named “Sagar Mahal” by Andhra Pradesh Tourism offers decent staying options by the side of serene lake and soothing atmosphere away from the hustle bustle of the city life.
For those looking for some excitement and thrill, and especially for those travelling with children, the place has various entertainment parks nearby. Theme Parks like Ocean Park and Treasure Island are located quite close to the Gandipet lake. The Shirdi Sai Baba temple is located at the Northern end of the resort and attracts hordes of religious tourists every year.