Durgam Cheruvu Lake, Hyderabad
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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.To visit Durgam Cheruvu Lake and other attractions in Hyderabad, use our Hyderabad trip builder.
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The place is good to visit but there is a lack of maintenance yet and there is fully of dirty plants grown
3 years back I went here for boating and it was maintained well. Today went there to see Ganesh immersion, the lake looked virtually green with water weeds/plants. No boating. No maintenance.
I have been around this lake in 2000-2001 when many people didnt know about it. It is definitely well maintained now with it becoming the center of attraction in HiTech City. Go out boating here to en... read more »
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