Laknavaram Lake is a lake located in Govindaraopet mandal, about 80km from Warangal, Telangana. It is spread over an area of 10,000 acres and holds about 2.135 tmcft of water. It irrigates over 3,500 acres of land. It was built by Kakatiya kings. It has about 13 islands in it and has a 160 metres long hanging bridge, which connects three islands. It is surrounded by a thick deciduous forest and it is a very popular tourist spot.
The green hills of Govindaraopet agency mandal lie side by side to form a massive bowl like structure which holds the spacious, beautiful and pristine lake popular known as ‘Laknavaram Cheruvu’. The lake was the discovery of ancient Kakatiya rulers. They spotted this excellent place amidst trees and green hills lined up around to hold the rainwater. The Kakatiya rulers only built a small sluice gate turning the place into a spacious lake which now feeds thousands of acres of agricultural land every year.
The place is attracting tourists in droves, thanks to the initiatives taken by the Tourism Department. Laknavaram lake is one of the engineering marvels of the Kakatiya kings which was built at an excellent geographical location.
A sprawling lake surrounded by a chain of beautiful green hillocks, serene waters with lush green islands dotting the expansive tank, hanging bridge and much more is here at the historic Laknavaram lake.
Laknavaram lake is very popular tourist spot in Warangal that has been of late drawing huge crowds, thanks to the Tourism Department. Hitherto, the place looked desolate with people coming occasionally.
With the Tourism Department opening a restaurant, introducing boating facility on lake, hordes of tourists are coming here from far and near with average visitors of 1,000 per day and nearly double on Saturday and Sundays. This picturesque place is soul soothing offering great solitude and merry to young and old alike.