This post gives tourist information about a picnic spot in Hyderabad, called Durgam Cheruvu.
Durgam Cheruvu is a small picnic spot behind Hyderabad’s IT hub, the Hi Tech City. The place consists of a lake surrounded by rocks and hills of small size which make the scenery photo perfect. You can climb these rocks, spend time in garden, go boating (Rs 25 for about 20 mins, boats with different seating capacity available), or just sit around watching nature. You can try some mild rock climbing/trekking as well in between the rocks.
You can get close up view of ducks and birds. Fountain is activated in evening.
Some images of the venue can be found below.
Parking fee: Rs 5 (for 2 wheelers)
Entry fee: Rs 10 per person
Boating: Starts from Rs 25 per person per 20 mins
Refreshments available at the venue.
How to go there? Either take the road near Cyber Tower that goes towards cyber Perl and at the end of this road you’ll find the lake. (In this route police may stop you and ask for Identity card, as the area is full of IT companies and security is tight
Other options would be to take the perpendicular road in front of Madhapur Police Station or take turn near HDFC bank near Jubilee Hills
The place has two different entrances from each bank of the lake. Sometimes the spot is occupied by corporate houses and IT companies for company parties.
This is a nice recreational place at west extreme of Hyderabad. Though I was staying very nearby I had not explored this place till recently... Shilaparamam is another place nearby. [details on Shilparamam here]