The Height of the statue is 58 Feet. Between 1983 and 1989 Sri N.T Rama Rao was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He saw the Statue of Liberty, with this inspiration Mr. N.T.Rama Rao wanted something which can proclaim the peace to the society. In the process he selected Gautam Budhdha Statue.
CONSTRUCTION & SCULPTING
After thorough search ,40 miles outside Hyderabad at Raigir , a solid white Rock was found. In 1985 work was inaugurated by NTR.. S.M. Ganapathi Satpathi, the temple architecture & Sculpture, with the help of hundreds of workers,The statue stood at 58 Feet weighing 350 tons. A platform of 15 feet (4.6 meters) was constructed in the middle of Hussain Sagar which is known as Gibraltor Rock on which world's tallest Monolith Statue was erectd. It has costed US $ 3 million dollars.
Now Buddha statue is One of the importatnt places to see in Hyderabad. located in Hussain sagar beside lumbini park.
From Lumbini park there is boat ride to reach the statue and have a closer look.
On December 1 st 1992, the statue was erected on the platform. In 2006 , Dalai lama , consecrated the statue in 2006.
Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, Lumbini Park, Tank Bund, Necklace Road, Assembley Hall are all situated within 3 to 4 Kms from this place.