Shamirpet Lake is an artificial water body situated in Hyderabad. This lake is known for its magnificent beauty. Read on to know more about Shamirpet Lake, the infrastructure, things to do and how to reach.

Shamirpet Lake

Location: 27 km from Hyderabad
Highlights: Forest cottages
Nearby Tourist Attractions: 'Ratnalayam Temple', 'Jawahar Deer Park'
How to Reach: You can reach the lake with 'APSRTC' or 'Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation' buses and 'MMTS' or 'Multi-Modal Transport System' that are available from the city.
Timings: Open at all times

Shamirpet Lake Hyderabad'Shamirpet Lake', also known as 'Pedda Cheruvu' is one of the well-designed tourist spots in Hyderabad. Situated about 27 km from Secunderabad, this beautiful artificial lake is the perfect personification of serenity and tranquillity. What's more, Shamirpet Lake is located near to 'Jawahar Deer Park', which adds to the area's magnificence. One can always find a herd of deer quenching their thirst on the banks of the lake, which is a very fascinating sight. The area around the lake is covered in a large expanse of greenery and one will be able to spot several types of plants and trees here. Special attention has been paid to renovate the area and for this reason, forest cottages have been mounted near the lake for the convenience of tourists. One of the major activities held at the lakes is boating, which is a perfect way to explore the natural splendour of the lake. This is an amazing destination for photographers and bird-watchers.

Shamirpet Lake is much more than any other lake you would have viewed in India. It is a unique blend of a water reserve and a deer park and therefore attracts people from all over the world. The lake that we see today was actually dug about 50 years ago by a 'Jagirdar' of the same area. Within the premises of the lake, 12 cottages are built and much to the delight of the people, a restaurant is also established. Apart from the cool breeze, the thick span of trees provides shade for the people who visit the park, making this lake a gorgeous and the most ideal picnic spot.

Things To Do
  • Shamirpet Lake is a popular spot for many photographers who spend their time taking pictures of deers and other natural surroundings.
  • The lake attracts a variety of birds, so if you are fond of bird-watching, Shamirpet Lake might give you an opportunity to sight some of the most exotic species of birds. 
  • Explore or enjoy a picnic with family or friends at the rocky terrain beside the lake.
How To reach

By Road
To reach Shamirpet Lake, one can take a bus from the Jubilee Bus Station located at Secunderabad or Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Bus Station at Gowliguda. Many 'Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation' or 'ASRTC' buses are available from within the city. You can also hire taxis or auto-rickshaws from the city to reach Shamirpet Lake.

By Rail
The Secunderabad Railway Station is situated very close to Shamirpet Lake. You can board the 'MMTS' or 'Multi-Modal Transport System' trains from within the city.

Nearby Places
One can visit the Jawahar Deer Park for a closer look at the different species of deers that live in the park. You can offer prayers at the 'Ratnalayam Temple', which is situated very close to the lake, which is dedicated to 'Lord Venkateshwara'. You can also visit the 'Katta Maisamma Temple', which is nearby.

Best Time To Visit
You can visit Shamirpet Lake any time of the year but the best time to visit this lake is during the months of October and March, post-monsoon season. The lake is open to public at all times.

If you are seeking solace, then Shamirpet Lake is the right place for you. The scenic beauty of this lake and its green surroundings make this an ideal place for relaxing with friends and family amid the lush surroundings. The deer park beside the lake is one of the major attractions of this place. Local people come here to enjoy the freshness and to spend a wonderful day with their family members.