Osman Sagar is an artificial lake about an hour’s drive from Hyderabad.
Our first stop was Mrugavani National Park. The park has Safari tours from 10am to 4pm. You can roam around the park without the guided safari tours, however most parts of the park can be visited only on the guided tours.
After a stroll in the park, we continued driving for another 15 minutes to reach Osman Sagar.
Some blogs mention there is boating at Osman Sagar, however as of writing this article (July 2016) entering the lake area is prohibited. The lake is fenced, however the drive and the view is worth a day’s trip.
Finally, we headed to Chilkur Balaji Temple, which is another 15 minute drive from Osman Sagar. This temple is also called Visa Balaji Temple, as it is frequented by devotees with Visa related wishes.