Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hyderabad Trip: World's tallest monolithic Buddha Statue

Date: 21st Oct 2015

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Harsh, Muthusamy and Vijayalakshmi

Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM on all days.

Park Fee: Lumbini park entrance Adults Rs 10 and Kids Rs 5. Below 5 Years Free.

Boating Fee: Mechanized boat - Rs 55 Adults, Rs 35 Kids.
Speed boat - 4 Adults  and 1 Kid - Rs 300
There was couple alternative choices additionally. Solely the mechanized boat ride drop the visitors  to the rock for a better look. Alternative choices can simply take one spherical round the sculpture.

World's largest monolithic Buddha sculpture is found within the Hussain sagar lake in Hyderabad. At 17m Height and weighing 320 tonnes this is one of the major attraction in Hyderabad. The entrance to the park is via the Lumbini park. There is a separate ticket counter for this inside the park. Then CM of Andhra N.T Rama Rao inaugurated the work in 1985. He found one block of granite in Raigiri and ordered the work thereon. The sculpture was etched in Raigiri and was transported to the Hussain sagar lake. In 1990 when the statue was shifted to the rock it slipped of the barge and sank inside the lake. It was retrieved and install on the rock on Dec 1st 1992.

Also see Charminar and Makkah Masjid

Sunset seen from the Hussain sagar lake

Worlds largest monolithic Buddha statue on a lotus base.

Some carvings on the platform.

Moon beside the statue.

Another view of the moon and the statue.

The statue lit up with artificial color lights.

The street lights reflecting on the lake water. Not sure if this is the Necklace road. There is a necklace road in this area which they said looks beautiful at night not sure if this is the one.

Try to go there in the evening to escape the heat and also to see the statue in color lights. Nice way to spend an evening in Hyderabad. The Mechanized boat drops you at the rock and goes back. You can take any other boat while going back. The frequency is good so the wait time is very less.

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