Plan a trip to Ashok Sagar Lake, Nizamabad, Telangana

Ashok Sagar Lake is situated in Nizamabad, on the route to the famous Saraswati temple at Basar from Hyderabad. The Jankampet Lake is converted into an attractive beautiful lake called as Ashok Sagar. It is a huge reservoir with a beautiful Rock garden, an octagonal-shaped restaurant, a swinging bridge, boating facilities, and a children’s park.

This garden is spread over an area of 2 acres with landscape, beautiful flowers, and attractive natural setting rock cuts. There is a 15 feet marble statue of the Goddesses Saraswati in the middle of the water. This Sagar Lake is locally referred to as Jankampet tank, the lake is named after the Collector of Nizamabad district Ashok Kumar for the great work he did for people here. As it is located on the way to the highway leading to Basar, the lake has become quite popular. Once you enter the lake, you will see the 18 feet statue of the goddess Saraswati in the center.

Ashok Sagar Lake

A boating facility is also available in the garden, you can either take a speed boat or cruise across the lake or you can take a pedal boat to explore it further. And the opposite lake is the Jankampet Dargah wherein locals come to offer their prays. It is believed that anyone who offers to pray here can get their wishes fulfilled.

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There is particularly one two-storeyed house that attracted my attention. Here most of the homes have blue doors with the lower portion of the door frame yellow in color, in the village. On the right on top of the door, there was an Om symbol. Even, there was a tulsi plant in front of the house like in most Hindu houses.

Now the question is, how to reach the Ashok Sagar Lake?

So, Ashok Sagar is located at a distance of 8 km from Nizamabad on the way towards to Basar on NH63. It is 176 km from Hyderabad, via the Nagpur Highway, and then a small bypass. It generally takes about more than 3 hours to reach there by car. There are buses also available to Nizamabad from Hyderabad and further to Ashok Sagar. So if anyone wants to use the cheap mode of transport can take the bus to reach the lake

So what is the best time to visit the Lake?

So the best time of the year to go is September to March.

Are there any other options to stay? And where to stay? Staying is not to worry about, as you will get hotels of all budgets in Nizamabad.

1. The Basar Saraswati temple is a very famous temple just 25 km from the lake. The goddess Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of learning. This is the only Saraswati temple apart from this one in Jammu and Kashmir State.

2. Bodhan is a nearby town that is famous for the Deval Masjid which was originally a Jain temple with beautiful architecture.

3. Nizamabad Fort and Neelkanteshwar Temple in Nizamabad town are must-visit places and worth spending some time.

4. Siddulagutta is a very interesting cave temple on top of the small hills.

What are the other places to visit?

There are some places nearby that can be covered easily on the same trip including the following list.

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