Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) has launched two new catamaran yachts for the Hussain Sagar Lake at Lumbini Park in Hyderabad. The yachts were inaugurated by Sania Mirza, brand ambassador for Telangana State. The boats have been procured from the USA and will be available to ferry the public at the Hussain Sagar Lake. The boats can accommodate 12-15 members per trip. TSTDC has introduced a luxury ride package with these two new boats, which will be priced at INR 100 per person. Additionally, TSTDC has also launched party packages priced at INR 2000 per hour. The party packages will begin post 8.30 pm and can be availed up to 12.00 am.
Speaking at the inauguration, Sania Mirza said, “I am pleased to launch the two new luxury yachts at Hussain Sagar Lake. I had a wonderful experience through the ride which brought back the memories of my childhood. TSTDC is very proactive in not only assessing the needs of the tourists but also introducing exciting opportunities for the local crowd. I am sure that tourists will have a great experience with the new yachts.”
TSTDC owns the largest water fleet in India amongst the state tourism departments; about 95 which comprises small and big boats. The corporation operates leisure based cruises and water sports at different lakes and rivers of the state, parasailing activity at Hussain Sagar etc, which are popular amongst the local crowd as well. Currently the corporation operates one large mechanical boat as a ferry to the Buddha statue. TSTDC also runs three cruises for parties and rides on the lake. TSTDC has also introduced a jolly ride with these cruises – with a carnival style folk and cultural song and dance presentation during the ride. It operates a jetski and speedboat as well to cater to the tastes of adventure enthusiasts.