Shamirpet Lake and Deer Park
Shamirpet Lake also commonly known as Pedda Cheruvu is an artificial lake built during the Nizam reign in the 19th century. The surroundings of Shamirpet lake provide a calm and serene atmosphere. Hence, one can spend a relaxing time at the premises of the lake. Another attraction in the vicinity of Shamirpet lake is Deer Park which is a natural habitat for deer. Apart from deer, the park is also a habitat for peacocks and birds.
One has to be careful in the vicinity of Shamirpet lake as many drowning incidents have been reported there. We can witness herds of deer quenching their thirst on the banks of the lake, which is a very fascinating sight. Moreover, the greenery present in the surroundings of the lake consists of several types of plants and trees. The Telangana government has taken special attention to renovating the area and promoting tourism. Hence, tourists can easily find accommodation facilities in forest cottages that have been mounted near the lake for the convenience of tourists.
Visitors can also have some recreational activities like boating. It is a perfect way to explore the natural splendor of the lake. Moreover, it is an amazing destination for photographers and bird watchers as different species of birds are spotted here.
Many species of birds migrated to Shamirpet lake during specific seasons. So, it makes a perfect spot for bird watchers. A resort run by the Government of Telangana is located near the lake. Additionally, there are many resorts and Private Dhabas around the lake.
Currently, Shamirpet has become a hotspot in the city with several resorts coming up in the vicinity. The lake has become a popular place to spend evenings bird watching and for more adventurous activities like rock climbing. For adventure lovers, the rocky terrain provides an opportunity to use our skills to navigate around the boulders while keeping an eye on the lake and surrounding water.
There is a highway passing along the banks of the lake. There is a famous temple dedicated to Katta Maisamma, a local Goddess adjacent to the highway. Devotees visit the temple and offer animal sacrifice and cook offerings nearby.
One can have the best experience at the lake if one has to walk a bit further the trees, and the rocks. Moreover, the sunset at the lake on the horizon is sure to transport you to another world. This lake provides a good time for those looking for a quick getaway to spend a peaceful time close to nature.
Jawahar Deer Park:
If you want to spot the deer in their natural daily life then you have to get on to the observational tower. One can view the entire Shamirpet lake from the tower. Moreover, you get to experience the calmness there. You can spot deer coming forward from their hiding places, or deer enjoying a water bath in the lake. As the name indicates deer park, it is a park for deer protection as their population is drastically going down.
The deer park is located north of Secunderabad and it was built during the rule of the Nizam kings in the 20th century. Jawahar Deer Park is also known as Shamirpet Deer Park. It is because it is located in the vicinity of Shamirpet lake. The deer park is spread over an area of 80 acres allocated to deer and other animals.
All modes of transportation through Road, Air, and Rail are available. The best way to reach the place is by road. Shamirpet lake is located in the vicinity of Outer Ring Road, making it easily accessible through the road.
Secunderabad Railway station is the nearest railway station to reach Shamirpet Lake. One can opt for public transport like cabs to reach the lake from the railwaystation.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to Shamirpet Lake.
Timings: 08:00 – 19:00