Weekend getaways for Hyderabadis mean a good 100-150 km drive out of the city limits to an undiscovered serene lakeside or trekking spot where one can enjoy the best of birds, wildlife, and silence. The old but not so familiar location within the city is now the buzzing spot where people can fulfill their weekend getaway without driving out of the city.
The Fox Sagar Lake at Kompally promises the getaway experience in the city and offers a beautiful sight for bird lovers and photographers. Located at a distance of 3 km from Suchitra and less than 7km from Alwal, Trimulgerry, also known as the Jeedimetla Cheruvu, can be reached by a kilometer of a bumpy pathway which allows people to drive while getting to enjoy the lakeside view and breeze.
The middle of the bund is surrounded by a pump house which was built in 1897 by the Nizams and has the name Fox Sagar inscribed on it. The place surrounding the pumphouse is the perfect viewpoint of the lake and for photographers to click amazing pictures of birds and creatures.
While this place is a known location to college students, especially in the kompally-medchal circle, families can visit it and carry their own food or indulge in Dhaba type food and an outlet of Pista House that is few meters before the entrance to the lake road. The future might see a small-scale boating facility at this place for limited people. In addition, people will find small stalls of fish that are caught from the lake being sold raw or edible near this lake.