Lakhnavaram Lake is famous for a scenic beauty. It was formed by closing three narrow valleys each with a short bund, with hills being its natural barrier. Constructedby the Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D, the lake offers irrigation facility of about ayacut of 4500 hectres and is worth of visit.
Lakhnavaram Lake is located in Govindaraopet Mandal about 70 kms away from Warangal, 7 km from Govindaraopet and 5 km from Chalvai. Tourists coming from Warangal direction has to take the NH 202 road towards Mulugu. After crossing mulugu, drive 8 km you willget Chalvai before starting please take right direction into the thick forest to reach this place. 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 King Ganapathi devudu only built a small sluice gate turning the place into a spacious lake which now feeds thousands of acres of agricultural land every year.
A sweet-water lake spread over 10,000 acres in the midst of green lush hills surrounded by thick forests.. Please dont throw plastic bags and do missuse nature..
The lake exists in isolated surroundings and is approachable by a metal road
The lake, 65 kilometres from the Warangal district headquarters in Govindaraopet mandal, is spread in 10,000 acres. A 160-metre-long hanging bridge is the special attraction. The Haritha hotel with eight-room accommodation and upcoming cottages on islands are an added attraction here.
Laknavaram lake is one of the engineering marvels of the Kakatiya kings which was built at an excellent geographical location. The entire tank is spread on a saucer-like land with hills and forest surrounding it. The seven-km meandering road with thick forest on either side from high to Bussapur abutting the lake offers great joy to the visitors.
The lake, that holds about 2.135 tmcft of water, irrigates over 3,500 acres in six villages surrounding it. The sluice arranged by the Kakatiya kings is amid thick jungle at a narrow gap between natural hills is another spot worth seeing here.
One would be surprised to find this beautiful place in Telangana as the entire Govindaraopet mandal has extensive paddy fields and canals with a true pastoral beauty.