Shamirpet is an artificial lake, located about 27 km from Secunderabad. The lake was dug by local Jagirdars almost 50 years ago. Shamirpet provides a contrasting scene with large gatherings of families on weekends and holidays. The otherwise peaceful Shamirpet echoes with voices of boisterous youngsters and kids having their own fun time. Its peaceful environs make it a great picnic spot. AP Tourism offers comfortable cottage facilities for accommodation, while the forest lodges can be booked with the AP Forest Department office at Saifabad.