(Last Updated on : 03-07-2019)
Buddha Statue of Hyderabad
is a monolith, which is located in the Indian state of Telangana
. It is the tallest monolith of Gautama Buddha
of the world, which was erected on a Gibraltar Rock of 15 feet in the middle of Hussain Sagar
. The chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
N.T. Rama Rao took the initiative for the construction of the statue. He was inspired from the Statue of Liberty. The statue took five years to get completed. Finally it was inaugurated on the month of October 1985 by N.T. Rama Rao. Rao chose Lord Buddha because he showed the whole truth to the world that Lord Buddha is the pride of India. Buddha Statue of Hyderabad is 58 feet with a weight of 350 tons. The roads of this region were also widened for this project.
Visiting Information to Buddha Statue of Hyderabad
This statue is located at Lumbini Park in the Hussain Sagar Island, which can be reached by boat in 15 minutes. The statue is near to Lakdi-Ka-Pul, Khairatabad and Assembly Hyderabad metro stations. Khairatabad Railway Station
is the nearest one to reach this place. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
is the nearest airport in Hyderabad.
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