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The Hussain Sagar Lake

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The artificial Hussain Sagar lake is one of the many wonders of Hyderabad city, located in the Indian state of andra Pradesh. It was created in 1562 by order of the ruler of the Principality of Hyderabad Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, a tributary of the river Musi, with the goal of providing the city with water. Its area at that time amounted to 5.7 sq. km.

The name of the pond was in honor of Hussain Shah Wali, the man who helped the ruler to recover from a serious illness. The lake is a unique link between the cities bliznetsami - Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Along named after Mahatma Gandhi road-embankment that separates them, are 33 statues of prominent figures of the state. Unfortunately, at the moment, they are partially destroyed. Especially great is the highway at night when it is illuminated with colorful lights, for which it is called "diamond necklace" of the city.

On one of the shores of the wonderful lake is the Lumbini Park, which is famous for its musical fountains and located within the beautiful Birla Mandir temple.

Right in the centre of Hussain Sagar lake is its main attraction - a huge Buddha statue made of solid stone, whose height is 18 meters. The idea of erecting this monument appeared in 1985. 450-ton figure of Buddha was carved from a solid piece of white granite for two years, and on its creation worked about two hundred sculptors. In 1988, the statue was brought to Hyderabad, and only in 1992, April 12, it was installed on a pedestal in the shape of a red Lotus.