Himayat Sagar Lake

Lake / Backwaters

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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 18 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 18 Kms from Nampally Railway Station, Himayat Sagar Lake in the outskirts of the city lies parallel to Osman Sagar lake.

Named after Himayat Ali Khan, the youngest son of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, it was constructed over Musi River in 1927. The Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar reservoirs provide continuous water supply to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The storage capacity of the reservoir is about 3 TMC.

The grassy area adjoining the lake is an ideal picnic spot. The road atop the bund is popular for a good road for a drive. Cottages are also available in the tourist complex.