Osman Sagar is popularly known as Gandipet. It’s an artificial lake in Hyderabad city, India. It’s formerly a dam constructed over Musi River in 1920 for the purpose of drinking water supply. It was constructed during the rule of Osman Ali Khan, last Nizam of Hyderabad thus the name. Its located 25 km from the Hyderabad city and rarely we have any arrangement for tourists.
Osman Sagar is one of the main sources of drinking water supply to the city of Hyderabad in the modern times and Andhra Pradesh government has always worked on time to keep the lake clean & pollution free with environmental measures.
There is also a Shirdi Sai Baba temple located on the northern end and near to which we have Sagar Mahal which was summer resort for Osman Ali Khan and its belongs to Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department as one of the places of interest in Hyderabad. Sagar Mahal is near the banks and it’s now a heritage building.
Beside the lake there is a park which is a prime picnic spot for a lovely day with a family. The entry fee is Rs 10 and you can take your 4-wheeler in the park. You can also travel on the long stretch of the dam which is traveled through bike or car but can be easily traversed on foot. Another garden on the other end named ‘Rock Garden’ ensures that you can have pleasant time with your near and dear ones with an entry fee of Rs 5.