Safilguda Lake
Nadimi cheruvu
Location of Safilguda lake within Telangana
Location of Safilguda lake within Telangana
Safilguda Lake
LocationOld Neredmet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Coordinates17°27′49″N 78°32′11″E / 17.46372°N 78.53626°E / 17.46372; 78.53626
Typenatural lake
Primary inflowsRamakrishnapuram Lake
Primary outflowsNeredmet Banda Cheruvu
Basin countriesIndia
Surface elevation1,759 ft (536 m)
IslandsNadimi bird island
SettlementsNeredmet

Safilguda lake, originally named as Nadimi Cheruvu (Original Name) and Mini Tank Bund, is a lake located in Safilguda Hamlet, Neredmet Village, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.[1] There is a park adjacent to the lake called Safilguda Lake Park. The lake has a small island called Nadimi Bird Island. It is covered with thick trees, which attract a variety of wildlife, especially migratory birds.[2] Katta Misamma Temple is located on the shoreline of the lake. The road around the lake is similar to the Necklace Road around the "tank bund" on the Hussain Sagar Lake and hence the lake is also called "Mini Tank Bund". The park is a popular attraction for jogging and evening walks. Several movies have been shot at this lake. "Elluvochi Godaramma" song shot at Safilguda lake is a very popular song.

History

The Hyderabad Urban Development Authority restored the lake in 2000 under the Conservation and Restoration Project of Green Hyderabad Environment Programme.[3] It became a popular recreation area for the residents of nearby colonies. Several years later, lake became polluted due to lack of maintenance and negligence of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Safilguda Lake". HMDA.
  2. ^ "Safilguda Lake a little known haven for migratory birds". New Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Safilguda Lake dying". The Hindu.
  4. ^ Mukherjee, Jui (9 February 2012). "Safilguda tank turns stinking pond". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2018.