Places to visit in Hyderabad
Hyderabad so called CITY OF NAVABS since it was for a long period of time ruled by the Nizams Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. So if you want to soothe your eyes with the scenic view of an old monument against the backdrop of an evening sky with the flavor of local food tickling your taste buds, come and visit the famous tourist attractions of Hyderabad
Places to visit in Hyderabad
Some of the tourist attractions include...
The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the centre of the original city layout. Charming structure define as its name from four intricately carved minarets, the four graceful minarets which means 'Four Minars'. Charminar is in square shape with four towers in the four corners of the square, each side is 20 metres long. Every side opens into a plaza through giant arches, which overlook four major thoroughfares and dwarf other features of the building except the minarets. Each arch is 11 metres wide and rises 20 metres to the pinnacle from the plinth. The minarets soar skywards by 24 metres from the roof of Charminar. Each minaret has four storeys, each looking like a delicately carved ring around the minaret. From the ground to the apex, the minarets cover a length of 48.7 metres.
Visiting timings:9:00am to 5:30pm
Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The construction of Golconda Fort of Hyderabad dates back to the early 13th century when this south eastern part of the country was ruled by the Kakatiyas .Located 11kms away from Hyderabad.
Famous For : Acoustics, Palaces, Ingenious Water Supply System, and Diamond Trade
Built By : Quli Qutub Shah
Attractions within Golconda Fort : Taramathi Gana Mandir , Premathi Nritya Mandir, Sound And Light Show.
Best Time to Visit : September & March
Fare : Adult - Rs120/-, Child - Rs100/-.
Opened : 7.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M. (Daily)
It presents a beautiful blend of the northern and southern styles of architecture. An enchanting temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, the Birla Mandir stands in all its grandeur on the hilltop of Kalapahad. Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan. The Birla Mandir presents a colorful spectacular sight when illuminated at night.
7 a.m. to 12 noon
3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all days of the week.
SALAR JUNG MUSEUM
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum at Dar-Ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad. India has an exquisite collection of priceless articles like Ivory, Marble sculptures etc.The Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. A visit to Hyderabad’s Salar Jung Meuseum opens up treasure chest of unbelievable cultural legacy an unveils an ancient figurine of Veiled Rebecca, Double figure by Italian sculptor G.H Benzoni, Musical clock, Arabic Al Quran in Nashq (1288 AD), jade crafted knifes of Jehangir & Nurjahan and Famous European paintings like 'Venice', 'Soap Bubbles' etc.
Exhibits include models, charts, specimens and photographs meant primarily for children.
VISITING HOURS: 10 to 5pm. Closed Friday and public holidays
NEHRU ZOOLOGICAL PARK
Travel to Nehru Zoological Park and capture the beauty of the green land. Spanning over an area of 300 lush acres, the park encompasses some exotic flora and fuana. It is spread over 1.2 sq. kms of landscaped gardens and houses about 3000 animals. Apart from the animals, a nocturnal zoo, the pre-historic dinosaur park, a natural history museum, parks, a mini-train and animal rides make the place ideal for a picnic. The nocturnal animals and the reptiles form a particularly interesting part of the whole
It has animals and birds like the Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Tiger, Panther, Giraffe and Gaur etc., a number of Deer and Antelopes. in fact, animals in the Zoo have been distributed to various Deer parks and also sanctuaries for restoring the depleted animals.
9:00am to 5:00pm ,closed on Monday.
Situated on the way to the N G Ranga Agricultural University in Rajendranagar, the zoo is ahead of Afzalgunj, the Osmania General Hospital and the High Court of AP.
Excavated in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, the lake has a promenade that is a busy thoroughfare today. Boating and water sports are a regular feature in the Hussainsagar. One of the World’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the middle of the lake. Added to all these, AP Tourism has additional boating facilities like speed boats, motor boats, 48 seater launch etc. Starlit dinner on-board and private parties also can be arranged on the Launch.
Surroundings of Hussainsagar Lake provide marvellous entertainment options like NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Prasads Multiplex, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park etc.,
SHILPARAMAM(The art and crafts village)
Shilparamam at Hyderabad is an arts and crafts village exhibiting various art forms and handicrafts of diverse artists from all over the State. You can buy absolutely traditional souvenirs for yourself and your friends when you tour Shilparamam. Shilparamam hosts a multitude of ethnic art and crafts from all over the country. The yearly All-India Festival of Arts and Crafts held here in February highlights the cultural and creative traditions from every corner of the country and provides a unique occasion to take home a piece of Indian art. There is an open amphitheater where both experienced and amateur rural artists, musicians and dancers demonstrate their wide array of skills. The artists display their talents ranging from classical music, versatility in instrumental music, folk dances, classical dances and theatrical performances. As you go further inside, you can enjoy boating facility in a small artificial lake. The lake offers both peddling and rowing boats. Shilparamam is the perfect place to take a day off from your busy city life.
25kms away from Hyderabad near madhapur.
HI TECH CITY
The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City (HITEC City) provides World Class Infrastructure Facilities for the IT industry under one roof to companies operating in the field of IT services, IT enabled services, Telecom, Engineering Consultancy and related domains.
The one stop solution (HITEC City) provides not only Plug-n-Play business space for starting up immediate IT operations, also meets the continuosly scalable expansion plans year after year commensurating the business growth of respective organizations providing the cost advantages continuosly in the most man power intensive-cum-economical city of Hyderabad.