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Places To Visit In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana State,India. It is one of the major hubs for information technology india. With world class hospitals, Educational Institutes and Industries, Hyderabad is among the metropolitan cities in India. 

Hyderabad also known as ‘Pearl City’ with historical traditions spanning 400 years offers a variety of touristic attractions ranging from heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience.

September to March being the best time to visit Hyderabad has an average temperature of 22-34 degree Celsius.

Some of the touristic attractions include:

1.Charminar:

Charminar was built in 1951 by Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. It was built in the centre of the original layout of the city at that time. harming being the signature monument of Hyderabad stands at height of 48.7 from the ground with four minarets and 45 prayer spaces along with a mosque. It is said that it was built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic. Visitors are allowed inside Charminar to experience the architectural epitome. Its illuminated in the nights adding extra glam to the whole area.

2.Salar Jung Museum:

Salar Jung Museum is the third largest museum in India. It has a total of 43,000 art objects and 50,000 priceless books and manuscripts.The museum is semicircular with 38 galleries in total,spread over two floors. The collection ranges from Indian Art to European Art and also world famous statues of Veiled Rebecca,Marguerite and Mephistopheles and other timeless masterpieces. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, the former Prime Minister working under 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, spend most of his life’s income to collect art pieces for this museum.

3.Qutub Shahi Tombs:

Qutub Shahi Tombs was built in the memory of the Kings of Golconda. They are a total of 7 tombs and the tombs are dome like structures built on a square base and rises to about 9 to 15 meters from the ground. The tombs resemble Persian, Pathan and Hindu styles architectural styles.Qutub Shahi Tombs stand as a reminder of the glory of the Kings of Golconda who were buried in these tombs.

4.Mecca Masjid:

Mecca Masjid construction started in 1614 by Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah and was later completed in 1693 by Aurangzeb. It is located adjacent to Charminar. It ca accommodate upto 10,000 people at a time. The name was derived from the Grand Mosque in Mecca and it is believed that while construction, the bricks used were brought directly from Mecca.

5.Golconda Fort: 

Golconda was constructed by the Qutb Shahi dynasty is spread over 11 kilometres. It is also a tehsil of Hyderabad district, India. The inner fort has ruins of palaces, mosques and a hill top pavilion. Golconda fort is undoubtedly one of most iconic monuments depicting the history of Hyderabad.The mines in this region have produces marvel gems like Kohinoor,the Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond.

6.Birla Mandir:

Birla Mandir dedicated to Sri Venkateshwara Swamy was built in 1976 using only pure white marbles. Orin and south Indian styles were used in the construction on this temple. It is located near Hussain Sagar. The sanctum sanctorum (garbha gudi) is similar to that of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam in Tirupati,Kurnool. Every tourist who visits Hyderabad should and must visit Birla Mandir. Birla Planetarium adjoining Birla mandir is also worth visiting. It was built using Japanese technology and is the first of its kind.

7.State Archaeological Museum:

The Archaeological Museum of Hyderabad is the oldest museum in Hyderabad and have items excavated in the 19th century by Archaeologist Henry Cousens. The Egyptian Mummy and the Buddha brought in by Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan are the main attractions. In 1930 the same person change the name of the museum to Hyderabad museum.

8.Nehru Zoological Park:

Nehru Zoological Park is the home for about 1500 species of birds,animals and reptiles.There’s a pre-historic dinosaur park, a nocturnal zoo and a natural history museum located inside the zoo. Spread over 300 acres, it provides shelter for a variety of foreign animals like mynahs, African Elephants, white peacocks, chimpanzees and rhinoceros and many more.There are many more attractions and rides provided in the premises making it memorable for everyone who visit the zoo. 

9.Shilparamam:

Shilparamam is the for native arts and crafts of Hyderabad. Spread over 65 acres, it is built to depict the village of Telangana. Shilparamam is tribute to the traditional craftsmen of the region. It has many exhibitions being hosted all around the year day and night. You can find a variety of stores varying from woodwork, jewellery, cloths, and local crafts of the region. Every year in January, the biggest exhibition of the year is hosted.

10.Hitec City:

HITEC City stands for Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City. Hitec 

City is the Hub for Information Technology. It offers world class infrastructure facilities for all companies which provide IT services,IT enabled services,Telecom,Engineering Consultancy and any other related companies.Hyderabad’s technical growth is said have started with the growth of Hitech City.Hyderabad is also famous for its Hyderabadi cuisine especially The Biryani. This isn’t the end of the list already,there are other attractions too like Hussainsagar Lake,Hyderabad Botanical Gardens,Shamirpet Lake,Public Gardens,Chowmohalla Palace,Fallaknuma Palace,Osmansagar Lake,Durgam Cheruvu,The Nizam’s Silver Jubilee Museum and Mrugavani National Park.