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Durgam Cheruvu Lake, Hyderabad

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Durgam Cheruvu is a freshwater lake located in Rangareddy district, Telangana, India. The lake, which is spread over, is located near the city of Hyderabad. The lake is also known as Secret Lake because it is hidden between the localities of Jubilee Hills and Madhapur.HistoryUnder the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (ca. 1518–1687), this lake served as the drinking water source for the residents of Golkonda fortTourismIn 2001, the tourism department of the local government initiated steps to promote the lake as a tourist destination. As a part of this, five boats were to be deployed at the lake.In 2002, the lake started to become a destination for people who go for fishing as a pastime. Few citizens from the nearby city of Hyderabad travel to this lake on the weekends to relax and enjoy fishing. To capitalise on the visitors, the local agencies expanded their tourism plans by turning the lake into a fishing zone. As a part of the various beautification steps, the area surrounding the lake was illuminated, artificial waterfalls, a rock garden and a floating fountain were added. In addition to this, proper seating arrangements, a walkway and restaurants were established. Adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking, rappelling, an art gallery and a sculptor park for artists were also introduced as attractions. An amphitheater, with a capacity to hold 1,500 people at a time, was also added for public access. The entire exercise was completed at a cost of.
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  • This lake used to be called secret lake as people hardly visited this place and now as the concrete jungle is building up the beauty of this place is diminishing.  more »
  • Lack of maintenance and pollution is killing is ages old lake of Hyderabad city located close to Madhapur and Hitec City. The lake water has turned blackish due to pollutants being left into it. There...  more »
  • This used to be a beautiful lake adjoining a nice park when I had visited the place some 10 years back. But was really disappointed to see its state now. Lake is very poorly maintained. Lots of thrash...  more »

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