Buddha Statue Entry Fee
Entry Fee : Free
Mechanised Boat Fare:
Rs.55 per Adult & Rs.35 per Child
Jet Ski ( No Alighting at Buddha Statue ):
Rs 250 for 1 person & Rs.300 for 2 persons
Rajahamsa ( No Alighting at Buddha Statue ):
Rs 100 per person (minimum 5 persons)
Para Sailing: Rs.400 per person
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Buddha Statue Address: NTR Marg, Hussain Sagar, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500029, India
Standing in the middle of Hussain Sagar Lake, a popular tourist place in Hyderabad, Buddha Statue is one of the major attractions of Hyderabad. With a height of 72 feet (22 meters) and a whopping weight of more than 450 tons, Buddha Statue has the fame of being the largest single stone statue of Buddha not just in India but also in entire world.
It is placed on the Rock of Gibraltar in the Hussain Sagar lake. Although planned to place it on the centre of the lake, this statue was placed slightly closer to the NTR Memorial Gardens owing to a few engineering hurdles.
The creation of Buddha statue, which has been carved out of single stone, took close to 2 years. About 200 sculptors have worked endlessly to give birth to this marvellous sculpture. It has been carved out of white granite stone which was found on a mountainside, near Nalgonda, located about 40 miles from Hyderabad.
Not many are aware of the fact that the Buddha statue in the Hussain Sagar boasts of being a holy pilgrimage as well. It was sanctified by the spiritual leader Dalai Lama himself in the year of 2006.
This grand Gautam Buddha statue in Hyderabad owes its construction to then CM of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Late N. T. Rama Rao. The idea to create this monolithic statue of Buddha germinated from his visit to New York where he got inspired with the startling beauty of Statue of Liberty. It was after this visit, he showed keen interest to have a symbol which can stand for the opulence of our culture as well as represent the depths of our distinctive heritage.
This statue is a result of the Buddha Purnima Project contribution, which was held in 1985. In the year of 1988, the statue was shipped to Hyderabad. Covering 60 km of distance, it was brought on a gigantic carriage, which had about 192 wheels. There were some troubles initially for mounting the statue. However, in the month of April in 1992, this captivating huge statue of Buddha was raised over the serene waters of Hussain Sagar Lake. Since then, it has been captivating visitors with its incomparable beauty. At the same time, the Lumbini Park with its famous musical fountains was also inaugurated.
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To reach the Buddha Statue, you have ferry service from Lumbini Park to the rock of Gibraltar, on which this statue stands. Although a sight worth capturing even from far, it is an enchanting experience to get a close look at the statue. You can also sit at Eat Street and enjoy the view with some mouth watering snacks.
The best time to visit is evening. In evening, the statue is illuminated in different colourful lights. The sight of illuminated statue of Buddha, with just water all around it, is mesmerizing. It is something you cannot miss. The timings are from 8 am to 10.30 pm.
Built in 1562, by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali, Hussain Sagar Lake is spread over an area of 5.7 square kilometres, across a tributary of the Musi River.
Reviews & Rating
Reviews of Buddha Statue in Hyderabad
Rating: 5 stars
I just loved the sight of Buddha statue. I had seen many Buddha statue photos, it shown every time there is a description of Hyderabad. It is seen from quite far. When you cross necklace road you can easily see it in the middle of the lake, standing so gracefully. In evening, it looks even better.
Rating: 2 stars
I didn’t like it much. It was better to view Buddha statue tank bund from the sideway roads. I had gone for Hussain Sagar boat ride as wanted to see the statue from nearby. It was weekend and was too crowded, guess it was a wrong time. Had to stand in queue for a long time, after the wait I didn’t even wanted to see the statue! Better to go on weekday.
Rating: 4 stars
I went to see Buddha statue recently. The place is awesomely calm. It was a pleasant evening. Fresh breeze and water all around you and sight of city at a distance. Everything about the boat ride from Lumbini Park to the statue and the lighted huge Buddha statue was amazing.
Rating: 4 stars
We go there for walk often after office. Two three times I and my husband also went for boat ride to Buddha statue. You can take the ferry from lumbini park. The ticket price is also very less. You can go from 8 am to 10 pm but even later you can go and take a walk at the tank bund side.
Rating: 4 stars
Gautam Buddha statue in Hyderabad is in the centre of Hussain Sagar Lake. It looks just awesome. And close-up even better. I felt too small in front of this HUGE beautiful statue. I took a ferry from Lumbini Park to reach the lake is very impressive. The air is fresh here because of so parks around this area
Rating: 5 stars
Buddha statue is located right in the middle of the lake. It looks best in evening when the lights are switched on. We went there in afternoon itself. We ate our lunch at eat street, my kids even played there, there are some slides for kids. In evening, we took the ride to bhudda statue in the ferry. It was an awesome day.
Rating: 3 stars
The entire place is not at all maintained. Buddha statue looks impressive in the middle of the lake. But the wait to get the ticket to ferry and the foul smell from the lake just makes the experience bad! It is better to just sit away and look at the statue.