Lumbini Park, a major attraction of Hyderabad, not only offers a scenic location adorned with lush greenery and modern facilities but also a wide array of entertaining activities. Boating is one of its major appeals, which draws people from all corners of the city. Another being the laser show here at Lumbini Park.
Boating at Lumbini Park offers everyone a refreshing break, away from the crowded malls and restaurants. It is a soothing experience to be amid the calm water of the lake with the majestic Buddha Statue in the middle, gleaming in varied colours.
There are two kinds of boats that you can choose from. Ferry boat take visitors to the Buddha statue, where you can have a closer look at this marvellous sculpture. Visitors can get down at the stone podium; spend a few moments amid the scenic beauty of the lake. View of the city across the lake is worth capturing so it is advisable to camera with you. If in case you forget, you can get an instant picture from one of the photographers there. You will also find a few vendors right there, in the middle of the lake. The experience is nothing less than a mini fair.
Another option is the speed boating. It is for those who seek thrill and adventure. It offers a quick tour of the lake, with fresh breeze caressing and a view mesmerising you. Safety is also not an issue here as everyone is given a life jacket before the speed boat ride. One person from the services will also accompany you.
Tourists as well as residents are seen frequenting Lumbini Park majorly for its facility of boating on the serene waters of Hussain Sagar Lake. To enter the park you need to pay an entry fee of Rs. 10. Boating price at Lumbini Park is reasonable compared to the experience it offers. Boating cost at lumbini park is Rs. 50 per person for speed boating and Rs.40 per person for ferry boat.
Apart from Lumbini Park, there are some other places too in Hyderabad which offer the facility of boating. Durgam Cheruvu Lake, located just next to the Inorbit Mall, also presents its visitors with the option of boating. Another place is the Mir Alam Tank; boating here can be accessed through the Nehru Zoological Park.