Have a round around Hussien Sagar!

Hussain Sagar bridges not only culturally disparate Hyderabad and Secunderabad, known as twin cities all over the country, but constitutes a continuum between history and contemporainty. It was a quiet and placid lake of 24 kilometres built by Hazrat Husain Shah Wali on a tributary of the Musi during the time of that great builder Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1562 to meet the water and irrigation needs of the city. This was much before the historic Charminar overshadowed every other landmark in the city. It is now popularly known as Tank Bund, a truncated version of its original expanse, and has acquired trappings and environs that enhance its appeal to tourists as well as the denizens of the twin cities.

Let’s take a quick round along the road around Hussein Sagar!!

A busy road on Tank bund

The statue of Buddha.

A boat onHussein Sagar lake

A famous Telugu poet,SRI SRI.

A vendor on NTR Marg.

IMAX theatre

Entrance: Necklace road

A walk way: Necklace road

A coffee shop on necklace road

Water front

Water front:Another angle

Eat Street: A restaurant

Play Items for Children: Eat street

Bull-play:Eat street

Hyderabadis,enjoying food at Eat street

Necklace road,Metro rail way station

Sanjeevaiah Park

5 Comments so far

  1. vijucat (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 10:36 pm

    I LOVED the photos!!
    It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been out of Hyd and seeing the pics feel wonderful. What I loved most is the everyday middle-class feel to them.

  2. Joy (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

    It’s been a few years since I’ve seen this man-made lake. Last I remember, they were planning on cleaning up the water. I wonder if they ever got around to that..

    It still looks like how I remember it. Thanks for the nostalgia..

  3. kishore (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:37 am

    Your text abt Tank bund coincides with the text in the following site.

  4. Sri Harsha (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

    Hey grt pics there man……i miss my Hyderabad.


  5. sandeep (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 1:53 pm

    awesome photos. had to call my parents (living in hyd) immediately to feel at home again.
    please do photo features more often. thanks :)

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