Shamirpet is a suburb that is located outside Hyderabad and is some 20 km away from Secunderabad. The place is famous for housing several well known institutes like the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad, NALSAR University of Law and the Genome Valley. The famous Shamirpet Lake is also located in this district of Andhra Pradesh. The lake is a man-made lake that was built during the rule of the Nizams.
The lake is a popular destination for the local population. You will find many families and school/college groups picnicking around the lake area. The place offers plenty of restaurants and hotels for a nice weekend getaway. There is also a club and a luxury resort near to the lake. Shamirpet also offers a Deer Park that has not only deer but also a variety of birds including peacocks. The Park is located very near to the Shamirpet Lake. Many Telugu movies have been shot in and around the lake and the park area.