A short drive out of Secunderabad brings you to the pristine lake of Shamirpet. The spot is popular with picnickers who come here for its serenity and for the Deer Park adjoining it. It is a favourite hangout place for families. The park is open between 9 am and 5 pm. Weekends are particularly crowded with more people from the nearby towns and city came here.

Shamirpet Mandal is situated 22 Km away from Secunderabad and 30 km fromHyderabad. It takes a 45 minutes drive from Secunderabad to reach Shamirpet and there are lot of Suburban buses from Secunderabad Railway Station (the Bus nos are 211, 211S, 211A) and lot of district service buses from JBS (Jubilee Bus Station) to Karimnagar and Siddipet which passes via Shamirpet lake. The Shamirpet road is also known as Rajiv Rahadhari, Karimnagar road and Siddipet road and is about 25 km from away from theHyderabadAirportwhich is located in Begumpet and about 60 km from theNewInternationalAirportin Shamshabad known as theRajivGandhiInternationalAirport.

Katta Maisamma, located in the lake bund, is a place of worship here. The deity is believed to protect the visitors. There is a small pond near the Katta Maisamma temple, acting as a home for many small and beautiful birds. There is a well maintained garden here.

The Lake has a small dam with a few flood gates that opens during the summers. The Kattamaisamma temple is situated at the beginning of the Bund. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism board runs a small resort with quaint little cottages. The resort runs the only restaurant in the area.

Weekends and holidays present a contrasting scene as groups of families or friends converge on this popular picnic spot to unwind and have a good time. Visitors generally carry their picnic hampers since there is no cafeteria available close by. The adventurous can also carry their own provision and cook amongst the greenery and rocks.

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