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Andhrapradesh >> Hyderabad

Hyderabad


Location
Situated on the banks of the river Musi
Temperature
30 c summer/ 23 c Winter
Latitude : 17.385044    Longitude : 78.486671

Language : Telugu,Urdu
Hyderabad is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Greater Hyderabad has an estimated metropolitan population of 6.7 million, making it an A-1 status city and the second largest(in terms of area) in the country. It is also the fifth largest metropolitan area. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and its multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally.

Also known as The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of the most developed cities in the country and a modern hub of information technology, ITES, and biotechnology.

Birla Mandir Temple
Birla Mandir Temple - Lord Venkateshwara Temple
This white marble temple of Lord Venkateshwara floats on the city skyline, on Kala Pahad. The idol in the temple is a replica of the one at Tirupati.
Charminar
Charminar - Signature of Hyderabad
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. It was said to be built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of 48.7m. above the ground. Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it. Visitors can view the architectural splendour inside the Charminar. The monument is illuminated in the evenings and a pedestrianisation project around the monument is under implementation.
Chow mohalla Complex
Chow mohalla Complex - Heritage Building
Built in several phases by the Nizams between 1857-1869, this is now one of the heritage buildings. The complex comprises four palaces in Moghal and European styles, of which the main palace is double storeyed with the others being single-storeyed blocks.
Golconda fort
Golconda fort - Famous Fort of India
Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The origins of the fort can be traced back to the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to the Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of 62 years. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell. Sound & Light Show at Golconda Fort The glorious past of Golconda Fort is narrated effectively with matchless Sound and Light effects. The unique Sound & Light Show takes you right back in time, when Golconda was full of life, glory and grandeur.
HusainSagar Lake
HusainSagar Lake
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.
Lumbini Park
Lumbini Park
The Lumbini Park has been named after the birthplace of Buddha and it lies just opposite a famous Buddha statue. The park was developed as a part of the Buddha Purnima project of the state government. It is one of the most beautiful parks of the city of Hyderabad and is an ideal place to relax and revitalize your spirits.
A colorful Floral Clock, man-made waterfalls and musical fountains are among the key attractions of the Park. The spectacular musical dancing fountain and water cascades attract huge crowds. During summer time normally three shows are organized. Every day, a musical fountain show at 6.30 in evening in organized. The park is open on all days except Monday.
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park - Deer National Park
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is a deer national park located in Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The park was named after Mahavir, a Jain saint, in commemoration of his 2500th birth anniversary in the year 1975.It is 15 km from Hyderabad. Animals living in this national park include a few hundred blackbucks (the state animal of Andhra Pradesh), porcupines, water monitors, short-toed eagles, indian pond herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants and several other bird species.
Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary - Wildlife Sanctuary
Manjira bird sanctuary spreads over an area of 20 sq.kms and is the abode of a number of resident and migratory birds and the marsh crocodiles.It is 60 kms from Hyderabad.It has an Environmental Education Centre with a museum, a library, and an auditorium. Boats are in operation to take the visitors around the sanctuary for bird watching. Binoculars and books on identification of birds are also available. The films of birds and animals are also shown everyday on 16-mm projector.
The sanctuary is home of prawns, molluscs, various types of fishes such as Catla, Rohu, Murrel, and Eel. Among reptiles turtles, cobra and marsh crocodiles occur. A number of migratory and resident birds nest and breed here. The principal bird species are painted stork, heron, coot, teal, cormorant, pochard, blac and white ibise, spoon bill, open billed stork.
Mecca Masjid
Mecca Masjid - one of the Largest Mosque in the World
A two hundred yards southwest of the Charminar is the Mecca Masjid, so named because the bricks were brought from Mecca to build the central arch. The Qutb Shahis never finished the building of the mosque, which was completed by Aurangzeb in 1694. Mecca Masjid is poetry in stone, with a hall measuring 67m and soaring to a height of 54m. Fifteen graceful arches - five to each of the three sides, support the roof. Towards the southern end of the mosque lie the marble graves of members of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.
Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park - Largest Zoo in India
Nehru Zoological Park is credited with being the largest zoo in India. It is located at a distance of 16 km from Hyderabad and comes under the Bahadupur region. Sprawled over an area of approximately 300 acres, the zoo has a wide array of animals, birds and reptiles.
Paigah Tombs
Paigah Tombs
The Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad, India are the tombs of the several generations of the Paigah nobles. The Paigah nobles were very close to the Nizams and so they enjoyed a significant social status. They were given the responsibility of looking after the security and defense of the state.The Paigah Tombs are unique specimens of extraordinary artistry that is ardently visible in the wonderfully inlaid mosaic work. Local people claim that the geometrical patterns and designs of these stunning tombs are only one of its kind and exclusive and cannot be found anywhere in the world.
Qutub Shahi Tombs
Qutub Shahi Tombs - Historical Monumet- Sultans Lie Buried here
The tombs of the legendary Qutb Shahi kings lie about a kilometre away from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort. Planned and built by the Qutb Shahis themselves, these tombs are said to be the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. They form a large group and stand on a raised platform. The tombs are built in Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles using grey granite, with stucco ornamentation, the only one of its kind in the world where an entire dynasty has been buried at one place.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City - Dream world
A dream world created for the celluloid on a sprawling 1000 acres, with every imaginable set and location, Ramoji Film City on the outskirts of Hyderabad offers facilities to produce any kind of movie. Apart from sets, there are hotels where artistes and technicians can stay. Visitors too can go round in conducted tours that the management organises.
Salar Jang Museum
Salar Jang Museum - one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques
This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. The objects d’art include Persian carpets, Moghal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, famous statues including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items.
Snow World
Snow World - India's 1st snow theme park
It is the World’s biggest and India’s 1st Snow Theme Park. The visitors can chill out at minus 5°C and go merry with SNOW and have a SNOW-FILLED fun holiday. The Snw Park has achieved yet another milestone by introducing Snow Fall, this is the first of its kind of Snow Fall introduced by any Snow Theme Park or Snow Dome anywhere in the world. Slide and skate on ice and throw snowballs at each other, Enjoy India’s first snow park.
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