Hyderabad is the Capital and largest city of the South Indian state in Telangana. Hyderabad is known as the ‘City of Pearls’, as one it was the only global center of large diamonds and naturals pearls trade. It is a hub of IT industry. It is a fourth most populous city in India. It was ruled by Mughals and Nizams. Hyderabad has good tourism. Tourism industry forms an important role in the economy of Hyderabad. On one side, the age old monuments along with museums portray and the glorious past of the city whereas, on the other, the beauty of the place gets reflected from its lakes, parks and landscaped gardens.
Places to Visit in Hyderabad
Charminar is the most Historical place of Hyderabad. We can say that there is equal importance of Charminar as Taj Mahal in Agra and Eiffel Tower in Paris, Even Charminar is included in Top 10 historical places in India. Its English name is a translation of two words “char” and “minar” which is four towers.
The Charminar was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth Sulthan of the Qutub Shahi dynasty of India. After Shifting His capital from Golconda to Hyderabad He built this awesome structure of charminar. Because of charminar this landmark became a global icon of Hyderabad.
The Birla Temple is the contemporary and fascinating temple of Hyderabad situated at the top of the Kala Pahad in southern point of Hussain Sagar. The Birla Temple is built by the renowned industrialists of the Birla group of industries in 1976.
The Birla Mandir of Hyderabad is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The modern religious edifice of the Hyderabad Birla Mandir was constructed with white marbles brought from Rajasthan.
An interesting feature about the temple is that there are no bells installed here which has been intentionally so that worshippers do not get disturbed while meditating or offering their prayers to the deity. It offers some sights of the city from the top and looks splendid in the evening.
Golconda fort is a majestic monument, which lies on the western outskirts of Hyderabad city. Before the city of Hyderabad was founded the Deccan was ruled from Golconda fort. Founded originally by the Kakatiya’s in the 13th century the existing structure was expanded by the Qutub Shahi kings into a massive fort with granite walls and ramparts extending some 5-km in circumference. The first three Qutub Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of 62 years.
Salar Jung Museum:
The wonderful collection of the Salar Jung Museum covers the art heritage of many places around the world, including India, Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Persian carpets coexist with Japanese lacquer ware and Chinese porcelain, showing just how diverse Salar Jung III’s collection is. India’s heritage also takes center stage, with Aurangzeb’s sword, daggers belonging to emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, and the turbans of Tippu Sultan on display. There is also a bewildering array of clock collections that greet the visitors in the aptly called clock room. There, one can virtually trace the development of the watch, from the ancient sundials to the modern 20th century timepieces.
Nehru Zoological Park:
Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoo in India, located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Telangana. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad was established in vide G.O.Ms. No.247,Dated 26 October 1959.It was declared open to the public on 6 Oct 1963.The park extends over 380 acres, and is a premier recreation spot in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The Nehru Zoological Park is run by the Forest department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. And named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Shilparamam is a very famous arts and crafts village located in Madhapur, Hyderabad. It is located in the state of Telangana in India. With an attempt to create an environment for the preservation of traditional arts and crafts, Shilparamam village is set among splendid rocks, beautiful waterfalls and marvelous lawns. Located 25 kilometers from Hyderabad which is less than an hour’s drive from the city of Hyderabad, the crafts village is held throughout the year with a series of cultural events by the local rural life of Hyderabad folks.
Hussian Sagar Lake:
Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad, India, built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. It was a lake of 24 square kilometers built on a tributary of the River Musi to meet the water and irrigation needs of the city. There is a large monolithic statue of the Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake which was erected in 1992.
Chowmahalla Palace is centrally located in Hyderabad, and is easily accessible from all corners of the city. It is situated very close to Charminar, which is itself a well known tourist attraction in Hyderabad. One needs to simply look for the Khilwath Road of Moti Gali near the place. This central location was one of the prime reasons for the Nizams hold their durbars at the Chowmahalla Palace.