Rukn-ud-Daula lake

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Rukn-ud-Daula lake
Location of Rukn-ud-Daula lake within Telangana
Location of Rukn-ud-Daula lake within Telangana
Rukn-ud-Daula lake
LocationHyderabad, Telangana
Coordinates17°19′54″N 78°26′31″E / 17.3318°N 78.4420°E / 17.3318; 78.4420Coordinates: 17°19′54″N 78°26′31″E / 17.3318°N 78.4420°E / 17.3318; 78.4420
Surface area104 acres (42 ha)

Rukn-ud-Daula lake or Rukunu Dowla Lake is a historic lake situated in Shivarampally village near Hyderabad, India.[1]


The lake was constructed in 1770 by Nawab Rukn-ud-Daula - the Prime Minister of Sikandar Jah - the 3rd Nizam of Hyderabad.[2] Reputedly originally 104 acres, the lake has been subject of controversy over claims of encroachment.[3][4]

Current Status[]

The lake has been encroached by land-grabbers.[3][5]


  1. ^ "Need to ensure protection of Rukn ud Daula Lake". The Siasat Daily - Archive. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Construction on historic lake bed stalled". Times of India. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Jan 25, Moulika KV | TNN | Updated; 2019; Ist, 12:53. "Hyderabad: 250-year-old lake under threat by land sharks | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 October 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ India, The Hans (2 August 2018). "Save Bum-Rukn-ud-Dowla lake, demands SOUL". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Municipal Administration and Urban Development is destroying the lake, says SOUL activist". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
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