Himayat Sagar is an artificial lake, located about 20 km from Hyderabad, the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It lies just parallel to a larger artificial lake called the Osman Sagar Lake. The storage capacity of Himayat Sagar is about 3.0 thousand million cubic feet. This artificial lake plays an important role in irrigation and also maintains ecological balance.
Hussain Sagar is a medieval artificial lake situated in Hyderabad. It was built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in the year 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. Hussain Sagar is spread across an area of about 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by Musi River, a tributary of Krishna River flowing through Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The maximum depth of the lake is about 32 feet. A large monolithic statue of Gautama Buddha, erected in the year 1992 stands on an island in the middle of the lake.
Pakhal Lake is a man-made lake, located in the vicinity of Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary in Warangal district of Telangana. More specifically, the lake is situated amidst undulating forest land, hills and dales. Pakhal Lake was constructed in the early half of the medieval times around 1213 A.D, by the ruler of Kakatiya Dynasty of Warangal namely, Ganapathideva. This lake is spread over an area of about 30 square kilometers. Pakhal Lake is a well-liked retreat for the tourists and acts as a beautiful eco tourism site. It is a dense forest shelter for a variety of flora and fauna.
Palair Lake is an artificial lake located at Palair village in Kusumanchi mandal in the Khammam district of Telangana. More specifically, this lake stretches about 30 kilometers away from the district headquarters of Khammam. The lake covers an area of about 1748 hectares and has a storage capacity of about 2.5 thousand million cubic feet of water. It is a major source of freshwater. The lake also functions as a balancing reservoir for the Lal Bahadur Canal, a left bank canal of the Nagarjuna Sagar project. The lake is a significant attraction for the travelers.
Pocharam Lake is located in Nizamabad district of Telangana. It is adjacent to Pocharam Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Durgam Cheruvu is a freshwater natural lake located in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana, near the city of Hyderabad. This lake is spread over 83 acres of land. The lake is also known as Secret Lake because it is hidden between the localities of Jubilee Hills and Madhapur region.
Fox Sagar Lake
Fox Sagar Lake, which is also known as Jeedimetla Cheruvu or Kolla Cheruvu is located in Jeedimetla near Kompally, Hyderabad. It has the distinction of being the fifth largest lake in Telangana. The lake is well spread out over an area of about 2 square kilometers. It is a home to many birds like flamingos, yellow-billed stork, osprey, grey heron, great cormorant, kingfisher, baya weaver, garganey and many other local and migratory birds. Hence, this place is visited by bird watchers. The lake is popular for fishing and local fishermen rear fish in the lake. This lake is also a popular spot for picnic goers.
Shamirpet Lake in Telangana is an artificial lake near Hyderabad. More specifically, it is located about 24 kilometers north of Secunderabad. It was built during the rule of the Nizam. The lake attracts many birds, making it a good bird watching spot.