Situated near the Lower Tank Bund road, quite close to the Hussain Sagar Lake, Indira Park lies in the heart of the city. Spread over an area of 76 acres, it has been named after the former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It is considered to be one of the oldest parks of Hyderabad. A popular tourist place in Hyderabad, Indira park is quite popular among everyone. It is an ideal place if you want to spend a few moments with nature, away from the chaos and pollution.
This park is now maintained and managed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. In the year of 1994, various other sections such as musical dancing fountain and waterfalls were added to the park, further enhancing its appearance. Again during the years 2000-2002, Indira Park Hyderabad was renovated when a few more features were added to it. Now, you can find an expansive tennis court inside the Indira Park. Living rock sanctuary which showcases many amazing rock sculptures is another attraction of the park. New varieties of roses have also been added to its breathtaking rose garden, increasing its beauty by many folds.
Indira Park is perfect for small picnics and hangouts with friends or family. You can also just sit and enjoy its refreshing natural beauty. Lush greenery, beautified with carefully maintained garden and dancing fountains, make this park a place that is worth visiting, a perfect destination of admirers of natural beauty. It is also dotted with many food stalls, offering ample of choices for a quick bite.
Indira Park has many attractive features, which can keep you busy even throughout the day. Computerized musical fountains, amazing rock garden, and nursery, where you can even buy plants, are a few of its features which will keep you pleasantly busy here at the park, while boating at Hussain Sagar and musical fountain show will keep you entertained in evenings. For children, there is a separate play area with mini toy train.
There are also facilities of boating here at the park. Facilities of fishing at the pond are also available. Skating at Indira Park is another reason which draws visitors from every corner of the city. For early morning visitors, there is a jogging track on the sides of the park. Many people can be seen taking long walks along the path, starting their day with refreshing surrounding of the area.
Birdwatchers can spend time spotting various species of avian fauna. Indira Park has a rich fauna as well as flora. Along with date palms, mango trees, blackberry trees, and kevuda plantations, you can see sandalwood trees across the park. This park is open on all days throughout the week. Entry timings for Indira Park are from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm. There is a minimal entry fee of Rs. 5 per person. It is also situated close to the Katta Maisamma Temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess Maisamma. If interested, one can club his/her visit to the park with the temple.