Fox Sagar Lake
|Fox Sagar Lake|
|Location||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Surface area||2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)|
Fox Sagar Lake, also Jeedimetla Cheruvu or Kolla Cheruvu, is the fifth largest lake, spread over 2 km2, in Hyderabad, India. It is located in Jeedimetla near Kompally, Hyderabad. The lake is popular for fishing and a popular spot for picnics.
It is famous for its natural beauty known locally as Kolla Cheruvu, the Nizam constructed a dam on the lake naming it Fox Sagar in 1897, as part 31 lakes created for improving water sources for the city of Hyderabad. A pump house was built on the bund, constructed in a typical Nizam architecture. It, at the time, provided drinking and irrigation for nearby villages.
The lake is spread over 2 km2. It is home to flamingos, yellow-billed storks, ospreys, grey herons, great cormorants, kingfishers, baya weavers, garganeys, among others. It is often visited by bird watchers.
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