The Secret Lake


Durgam Cheruvu & Rock Garden

Durgam Cheruvu is a fresh water lake located in the Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The lake is spread over an area of 83 acres surface area. Durgam Cheruvu is also known by its other name as ‘Secret Lake’ as it’s hidden between Jubilee Hills and Madhapur, there also stories saying there were no roads to reach the lake for twenty years.

The lake was a primary source of drinking water during the rule of Qutb Shahi kings at their Golconda Fort residence and it was also used for irrigation as well. In 2001, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) initiated ways to promote the lake as the tourism destination and point of interest.

Rock Garden

Durgam Cheruvu is also a boating destination with availability of mechanized boat, water scooter and pedal boat. And there is separate tariff for each type of boat ride. It also has fishing and you can spot people travel to this lake an weekends. It has one amphitheater which can put in a maximum of 1,500 people at a time. Artificial waterfalls, rock garden, restaurants, and natural rocks formation adds to the beauty of this point of interest.

Address: Near Hi-tech City, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, 500063 India