Laknavaram lake is located in the district of Mulugu about 90km from Warangal. This lake is spread over an area of 10,000 acres and is one of the most beautiful lakes in Warangal. It has a mesmerizing scenic beauty, and a huge spread of serene water promises tanks of about 2.135 tmcft of water, this is a perfect spot for a short break far from the rush and crowded polluted cities.
The lake is surrounded by lush dense green forests with hillocks, and that twisty road is another adventure in itself, it is also surrounded by lakes and forests on both sides which makes you feel like you are in a real heaven. This lake has also a historic significance, the lake was built during the reign of the Kakatiya Dynasty, and we can see a fine example of engineering in this lake.
Do you know what makes this lake more beautiful? A total of 13 small pieces of land can be seen all over the lake water, especially during the month of the rainy season. The view during that season when the lake water shine as the rays of the Sun fall directly through the trees is stunning view to see. Also, this lake has 13 islands and a 160m long hanging bridge, which connects three islands and is situated in the dense forests of Warangal districts during weekends.
So, what’s the best time to visit the lake?
Well, this lake is ideal so anyone can visit this lake throughout the year, and the best time to visit the lake is during the time of monsoon and winter seasons. Because in during these months’ tourists plan the Warangal tour and visit this lake as well. As in the rainy season, the lake is filled with water and the surroundings of the area will have a developed beautiful lush green land.
If you want to enjoy the beauty of the lake then hire boats, as it will take you to the rear extremes of the lake. Kayaking is a better option to take here, it is also a perfect spot for bird lovers, as they can do bird watching here, and the flocking of migratory birds can be spotted while visiting Laknavaram. Here one can do trekking also, a good spot for trekking lovers while exploring the lake. This trek will take you to the small cascades of water that have been made by the lake.
But in the summer season, the temperature will be too high, and this heat causes the islands to dry up but only some of them, not every island dry up at the same time. So, you can take a long ride to find those islands for the picnic. Laknavaram lake is the most beautiful lake during the monsoons when the lake is full up and the islands emerge refreshed. While being here, must watch the ancient gates of the dam which was constructed in the Kakatiya era are opened for the release of water.
The entry timings at the lake are from 8 AM to 5.30 PM. The entry fee at the lake is approximately Rs. 10 per person for adults and Rs. 5 per person for children.
And the boating charges at Lake Laknavaram are Rs. 50 for adults and Rs. 30 for kids. Charges for a speed boat of Rs. 300 with a maximum of 4 people.
How to reach from Warangal?
Laknavaram Lake is located about 6 km from Govindaraopet Mandal which is around 75 km away from Warangal. And from Warangal, one needs to drive on NH 202 in the direction of Mulugu. Take a straight drive, and after crossing Mulugu and Jangalapalli, it is about 7 to 8 km of drive through the refreshing greenery to visit the lake.
Also, one can reach by train, Warangal is well connected to all major cities of India. Warangal is a major railway junction on the Hyderabad-New Delhi and Chennai-Kolkata routes.
Where to stay?
Several hotels offer any kind of accommodation and are an ideal retreat located 260 km from Hyderabad city. Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) offers luxurious, comfortable, and world-class accommodation, in the Haritha chain of hotels and resorts all over the state. These resorts are well-maintained and reliable with basic amenities for the comfort of tourists. The modern excellent facilities offered by Telangana Tourism make the journey of tourists very pleasant and memorable.
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