Lotus Pond is a small pond located in the MLA colony not too far from Road no 12 Banjara Hills. And pretty close to KBR National Park. As the name tells it all, there are lots of lotuses in the pond. But what you may not expect is a well-maintained periphery with a walkway that goes up and down with the natural terrain.
There are natural rocks peeping out of the water and the walls of the pond. There are parts around the pond where you can momentarily have the feeling of being in the jungle unless you look up and see the backside of buildings surrounding the pond.
There are small bridges that help you cross across the water and benches at strategic points for you to sit and enjoy the wonderful view of this natural island in the midst of absolute concrete. There is a Gazebo as well situated at a height where you can sit and be at peace, of course for that you have to go there all by yourself.
The pond is surrounded by lush green flora and is home to many species of birds. We could spot some colorful birds.
See how delicately they balance them on the lotus leaves and can even walk on them as if they are walking on the ground.
After walking on the water some rope balancing…
Mushroom growing out of the tree trunk…now that is not a very usual site.
Look out for the mushrooms coming out here and there.
This is the mini lotus, less than a cm in size and you can see thousands of them in this pond.
Unless you are going there on a Sunday, look for the Idliwala outside the walls of the pond, and you may be having some of the best Idlis served in the city.
We did this walk with Great Hyderabad Adventure Club. Thank you guys for this wonderful experience.
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It is a nice place!
The reason it is maintained is because all the VIP’s and VVIP’s … AKA BABU’s live in that place.
As long as they let us commoners use it…let it be maintained for whatever reasons…:-)
Thanks for sharing such a nice pics ..
Hi Anuradha..so u r in hyderabad now. What fun! The pics are lovely, can u share which camera u r using? love the clarity..xx
A lovely place…remains to be seen how long the loveliness will last.
Leena, it is a simple SONY point n shoot camera.
Obsessor, Enjoy it while it lasts and then you can enjoy it as a good memory.
Wonderfull Snaps Anu.
Thanks for sharing.