THINGS TO DO

CHARMINAR

Charminar is Hyderabad’s principal landmark and city symbol that was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the founding of the city and the end of an epidemic. This architectural marvel is 56m-high and has four arches with minarets atop each column, hence the name ‘Charminar’. It’s surrounding is a vibrant area with lanes crowded with shops, stalls, and shoppers.

BIRLA MANDIR

Built on a 280 feet high hillock called, Naubath Pahad, Birla Mandir is a magnificent Hindu temple that is spread across 13 acres of sprawling land. It was opened for public visiting in the year 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation that has built several similar temples across India by the same name.

RAMOJI FILM CITY

With an area of 2000 acres, the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad is the largest integrated film city in the world. It is one of the most popular tourism and recreation centers in the city. It consists of both natural and artificial attractions that also include an amusement park. Many Bollywood and regional movies have been shot here.

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma is a palace in Hyderabad that belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State and was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It is spread on an area of 32-acre and is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture.

Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum in the city of Hyderabad and is one of the largest in the world. It is one of the three National Museums of India and has a rare collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America.

Golkonda Fort

The Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad acted as the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687). This majestic structure has beautiful palaces and an ingenious water supply system. It is also known for its magical acoustic system. The Golkonda Fort used to have a vault where the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds were kept along with other diamonds.

Chowmahalla Palace

The Chowmahalla Palace is a majestic palace and seat of the Nizams of the Asaf Jahi dynasty from the Hyderabad state. It was also the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace remains the property of the descendants of the Nizams.

Nehru Zoological Park

The Nehru Zoological Park which is also known as Hyderabad Zoo is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad. The visiting hours of zoo vary by season and remain closed on Mondays. With an area of 380 acres, it is home to about 100 species of birds, animals and reptiles.

Buddha Statue

The Buddha Statue of Hyderabad is the world’s tallest monolith of Gautama Buddha. Located at Lumbini Park in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake, it is truly a magnificent work of art and precision engineering.

Wonderla

The Wonderla Amusement Park in Hyderabad is a famous tourist destination in the city that offers over 43 world-class rides. It is the perfect place for anyone who is looking for some adrenaline rush while in Hyderabad.

Snow World

The Snow World in Hyderabad is an amusement park and is India’s first snow park. If you want to experience the life under minus degree temperature, then this is one place you would definitely want to be.

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