The Himayat Sagar lake is one of the beautiful lakes dotting the Hyderabad region. Himayat Sagar lake makes for an ideal weekend picnic spot. Himayat Sagar lake is 20 kilometers distant from Hyderabad city. Himayat Sagar lake lies parallel to another lake-Osman Sagar. Himayat Sagar lake is the smaller lake of the two.Himayat Sagar lake is named after Himayat Ali Khan. Himayat Ali Khan was the youngest son of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. The grassy area encircling the lake makes it an ideal picnic spot. The origin of Himayat Sagar lake at Hyderabad is purely due to practical man made causes. The Deccan region-where the city of Hyderabad lies- receives seasonal rainfall during the monsoons. The region receives minimal rainfall during the rest of the year. Maximum rainfall occurs during the time of the Indian monsoons. This yearly precipitation occurs during the months which extends from June to September. The primary purpose of Himayat Sagar lake is to impound and store rainwater to cover the liquid requirement for the rest of the year. Himayat Sagar lake of Hyderabad provides drinking water and meets irrigation water requirements in the region. Himayat Sagar lake in Hyderabad also serves another secondary function- the lake recharges the groundwater level in the immediate geological area. The road on the bund of Himayat Sagar lake provides an exhilarating driving experience. The heavenly combination of crisp clean air, sparkling water and lush vegetation makes for an ideal tourist spot. If you wish to stay near Himayat Sagar lake, then there are guest-houses belonging to the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).