Well, Omicron, they say, is not hazardous. But it is still the COVID family, and it is best to avoid crowds and miss out on gatherings. But when you are tired of working from home and want a whiff of fresh air, then it is best that you take time to check out the beautiful lakes around Hyderabad city.
An ideal pick would be Shamirpet Lake. Of course, there are some restrictions out here. But it is an ideal destination to see the sunrise and the migratory birds that flock here. The lake is about 24km from Secunderabad and is close to resorts like Leonia and Alankrita. But it’s best to make a picnic out of it by carrying some home-cooked food.
As is already known, Ameenpur Lake is heaven for bird-watchers. Those interested in photography can spot flamingos, kingfishers, egrets, and more. The artificial lake is beautiful during the night and early mornings. One can also plan a star-gazing night out here with friends.
Then there is the Laknavaram Lake 260km from Hyderabad. The hanging bridge by the lake is a good spot to click some Instagram-worthy pictures. You will also get to see 13 mini islands surrounding the lake. Night camping in the tents, jungle safari, forest cycling, boating, kayaking, trekking, bullock cart ride, and deer park are attractions here.
Then there is the Pakhal Lake situated in Pakhal sanctuary about 50 km from Warangal. Osman Sagar Lake is another ideal picnic spot that is 20km from Hyderabad. Snacks are available here, and it is a good place for bird photography. While there, one can also visit the Chilkur Balaji temple.
One can take up kayaking at the Nagasamudram Lake near Anantagiri Hills and have a good break at Deccan Trails, which is close by. Katta Maisamma temple is located on the shoreline of Safilguda lake, which is situated in old Neredmet. The place has thick trees, and one can spot a lot of migratory birds.
Narsapur lake is in the center of the Narsapur forest and has the best sunsets and sunrises.