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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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  • ln theake in it area with big houses now lake is small tha now big hotels for wedding and parties coloneys 
  • Durgam Cheruvu Lake is a medium sized lake located close to Madhapur and Hitech city in Hyderabad. This lake and the surrounding park lack maintenance. Dirt, filth and wild plants have made the place ...  more »
  • The place is good to visit but there is a lack of maintenance yet and there is fully of dirty plants grown