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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  • Naturally beautiful places. Large rocks, rocky hills, lake and a beautiful garden draw the park. But poor maintenance makes the place ugly and visit is spoilt. The place is in urgent need of maintenan...  more »
  • Once known as the secret lake now the Durgam Cheru lake lies in shambles due to sheer neglect and is becoming a dumping ground.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • No place to sit and watch. Quality of water is poor. Simply not a place to visit unless there is major improvement to cleanse the whole lake and surrounding areas, including banks.
  • Durgam Cheruvu also known as Secret Lake for Hyderabadis. it is located nearby road number 45 Jubilee hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad. Nearby Landmark is Dr. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad. Durgam Cheruvu place famous for its secret park also which is mostly used by friends and couples for outing. At present one Cable Stayed bridge construction going on across Durgam Cheruvu, initiated by Telangana Govt. and foundation stone inaugurated by Minister K Taraka Rama Rao (KTR). Durgam Cheruvu Cable Stayed bridge construction will complete in next one year and very useful for commuters to reach Hi-Tech city in few minutes from Jubilee hills road number 45. more details will be updated regularly.
  • The lake over here is very beautiful and there is a bridge to be constructed over it which will make it more beautiful.
  • nice place to visit with family Once served as a water source for the Golconda fort, Durgam Cheruvu, an ancient lake here is a lively and vibrant spot for Pedal boating, camping, and trekking.
  • Nice place. But the lake is getting filled

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