Mir Alam Tank is a man made lake located in the city of Hyderabad, India. It’s very close to Nehru Zoological Park, infact Mir Alam Tank is a part of Zoo Park. Mir Alam Tank is one of the five largest water bodies in Hyderabad which was the primary source of drinking water & agricultural water for Hyderabad people for 125 years, but ever since Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar were built, it lost it history since its water is now unfit for human and animal consumption.
Mir Alam Tank was constructed by Mir Alam Bahadur the Prime Minister of Hyderabad state during the rule of Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah Asif Jah III, the third Nizam king. Mir Alam Tank is in operation since 1806. It’s a great to watch engineering construction done by French unknown engineer comprising 21 semicircular arches thus making a total area of one mile.
Another good advantage of being to this place is that you can have trip to two places namely Nehru Zoological Park and Mir Alam Tank altogether.
Mir Alam Tank is open from 10 Am to 6 Pm for the visitors and as well as for the boating. The closest MMTS railway station is Dabirpura. Mir Alam Tank is must see if you happen to be in Nehru Zoological Park.