With history as old as 400 years, the city of Nizams, Hyderabad will thrill you with the historical monuments it has along with the interesting blend with the modern infrastructure. The city is located at the banks of the River Musi and it was established in the year 1591 CE by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shahies. This city with a status of a Metropolitan will give you the luxurious and electrifying experience you need. Below are some of the many places that are the must visit if you ever wish to set a foot in the Pearl City.
This impressive fort was built with a brilliant engineering and a magical architecture. The name of the fort is derived from Telugu words ‘Golla’ and ‘Konda’ which together means ‘Shepard’s Hill’. This fort was built in 12th century by the Kakatiya kings.
It is the most popular monument not just in Hyderabad but the entire country. This square shaped structure constructed in the year 1591 has a height of 56 m and breadth of 30 m. It is also called as ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’ and it has a small mosque on the top floor which has 45 prayer spaces. It is still visited by people, especially on Fridays.
The temple got its name from the industrialists Birlas who got the temple constructed. It was constructed in the year 1976. The architecture of the temple is inspired by the famous architectural styles – South Indian Architecture, Utkal temple Architecture, and Rajasthani Architecture. The main attraction in the temple is the 11 ft. tall statue of Lord Lakshminarayan.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji film city is one of the largest film studios in the world with a capacity to house almost 50 units. The magnificence of the film city can be estimated by the fact that it is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The excellent architecture and sound facility makes it a perfect place for pre and post-production of a film. It consists of various sets like London Street, Hollywood sign, Japanese gardens, etc.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Hussain Sagar Lake, connecting the twin cities boasts to be the largest artificial Lake in Asia. It was excavated in 1562 AD during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. The major attraction here is the 16 m high white granite statue of Lord Buddha and weighs about 350 tonnes which are situated between the Lake. The light show conducted here is worth watching.
The construction of the mosque took around 80 years and then the majestic mosque was constructed which is one of the largest mosques in the world. Around 8000 masons are involved in the mosque. It was built in the year 1617 by Sultan Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah.
Qutub Shahi Tombs
Qutub Shahi Tombs is a set of 7 Qutub Shahi rulers and are known to be one of the oldest heritage sites of Hyderabad. It is located at a distance of 850 m from the Banjara Darwaza of Golconda Fort. The architectural style of the tombs is an interesting blend of Persian and Indian architecture. There is a garden ‘Ibrahim Bagh’ there which surrounds the tombs and is popular picnic spot in Hyderabad.
Salar Jung Museum
The museum houses 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts and 47000 printed books and it is known to be the biggest one-man collections of the world. The artifacts in the museum are largely collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III) and Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) along with a few of his descendants.
Chowmahalla Palace which loosely translates as four palaces in English consists of Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, and Aftab Mahal as the four palaces. It was 18th century during the reign of fifth Nizam, Afzar-Ud-Daulah, Asaf Jav V from the year 1857 to 1869.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
It is the birthplace of earliest river valley civilizations. It is a prominent Buddhist spot in Andhra Pradesh. Buddhist made this a land of a great hub of learning and set up one of the four major Viharas here. It is the site of one of India’s earliest hydro-electric projects.
The loud and cheerful atmosphere of the place will instantly refresh your mind and your body from all the tiredness of traveling the beautiful city. You will get multiple opportunities to spend an entire day with your friends and family.
Shilparamam is a traditional crafts village whose main motive is to conserve and preserve traditional crafts. The village situated amidst cascading waterfalls and lavish greenery creates a beautiful sight for the travelers. It has dedicated sections which depict each region of the country.
ISKCON stands for (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is also known as Krishna Balaram Mandir. It was built in the year 1975 located in the holy land of Vrindavan (Mathura, Uttar Pradesh). The land is believed to be the abode of Lord Krishna when he was young. You can hear ‘Hare Krishna’ chants in the temple all hours of the day.