Lumbini Park is a small
public, urban park of adjacent to
Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India.
- Not to be confused with Bangkok's
Since it is geographically located in the center of the city and is
at 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 presently
being maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that
functions under the directives of the Government of Andhra Pradesh
it was one of the targets for a terrorist
attack that killed 44 people.
Lumbini Park was constructed at a cost of INR 2.35 crores on a land
adjacent to the Hussain
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
facilities among other visually appealing features such as gardens
and musical fountains.
In 2006, the park was named as T.
Lumbini Park in honour of the
late Chief Minister of
On August 25, 2007, a series of bomb blasts in Hyderabad killed 44
people and injured 60. One of the two blasts occurred during the
evening hours in the laser auditorium that housed about 500 people
at the time of the incident. After a few days of being cordoned off
for crime scene investigation
, the park
was reopened to public after the installation of metal
A parcel of adjacent to the park was acquired from the Andhra
Pradesh Tourism Department for constructing the laser auditorium.
This auditorium, believed to be the first of its kind in India, can
seat up to 2000 people at a time for a show on Hyderabad's history
. This was
one of the initiatives for the park which was one of the key areas
to support the World City strategy for Hyderabad.