Laknavaram Lake

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Laknavaram Lake
LaknavaramHangingBridge.jpg
LocationGovindaraopet mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, Telangana State, India
Coordinates18°09′02″N 80°04′11″E / 18.15044°N 80.06960°E / 18.15044; 80.06960
TypeArtificial
Basin countries India
Surface area40.4 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Surface elevation1,759 ft (536 m)
Islands13
SettlementsWarangal

Laknavaram Lake is a lake located in Govindaraopet mandal, about 80km from Warangal, Telangana.[1][2]

Tourist spot[edit]

The lake is spread over an area of 10,000 acres and holds about 2.135 tmcft of water. It irrigates over 3,500 acres of land. It was built by Kakatiya kings. It has about 13 islands in it and has a 160 metres long hanging bridge, which connects three islands. It is surrounded by a thick deciduous forest and it is a very popular tourist spot.

The new facilities including cottages, a viewing tower, a pantry, and a ferry from the main banks to the island amidst the serene waters has been opened for the nature loving tourists.[3]

Awards[edit]

The wooden air-conditioned cottages at the resorts of lake has bagged the most innovative product at the travel and tourism fair held at Kolkata.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Of sun-kissed waters". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Laknavaram lake – a perfect place to unwind". The Hindu.
  3. ^ "New facilities opened at Laknavaram". 24 April 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "Award for wooden cottages at Laknawaram". 14 July 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.