Lumbini Park is a small public, urban park of 7.5 acres (0.030 km2; 0.0117 sq mi) adjacent to Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India. Since it is located in the center of the city and is in close proximity to other tourist attractions, such as Birla Mandir and Necklace Road, it attracts many visitors throughout the year. Constructed in 1994, the park is maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that functions under the directives of the Government of Telangana. In 2007, it was one of the targets of the 25 August 2007 Hyderabad bombings that killed 44 people.
In 1994, Lumbini Park was constructed at a cost of INR 2.35 crores on 5 acres (0.020 km2; 0.0078 sq mi) of land adjacent to Hussain Sagar. In 2000, the Buddha Purnima Project Authority (BPPA) was established to maintain specially designated development areas in Hyderabad. Among tourist attractions such as Necklace Road and NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park is being maintained by BPPA. To enhance the inflow of visitors, it constructed additional facilities for laser auditorium, boating facilities among other visually appealing features such as gardens and musical fountains. In 2006, the park was named as T. Anjaiah Lumbini Park in honour of the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
A major attraction on the Tank Bund Road is the Lumbini Park. It has all the basic / essential requirements to lure the kids. It has eat-out joints, boating facilities and enough space for the children to jump around. The musical fountain with two shows per day (7.15pm and 8pm), is an added advantage and entices more visitors and tourists. The park remains closed on every Monday. This beautiful entertainment park is situated on the shore of Hussainsagar lake. The landscaping here is a visual treat. A musically synchronized water fountain and a floral clock are major attractions here. Lumbini Park jetty is a major point for pleasure boating of AP Tourism.
Lumbini Park is one of the beautiful parks in the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad located along the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake. Lumbini Park is a part of the Buddha Poornima project developed by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority in 1994 and since then, it has become an ideal place of relaxation and a place of amusement. The park has been named after the garden that was the birth place of Siddharth, the later day Buddha. It is a hit with kids and families and has several attractions that could lure you to spend an evening away from home, with your family.
The main attractions of the park include a colourful floral clock, waterfalls and fountains. The spectacular musical dancing fountain and water cascade draws huge crowds. Normally, during summer time, three shows are organised. However, due to the upgradation work being taken up by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA), currently the musical fountain show and the clock has been put off temporarily. In this park every day organize a musical fountain show at 6.30 evening. The fountains dance to the tunes of popular numbers from Hindi and Telugu film songs. This is one of the must see sight and almost the park is crowded with visitors and picnickers.