Hyderabad is a remarkable city with a rich
history and culture and truly limitless heritage upon which to draw.
It is no surprise therefore that Hyderabad has numerous historical
attractions and famous landmarks, from all eras of its history. No
matter where you are located within Hyderabad, there seems a never
ending list of things to do and places to see.
Below, Hyderabad Car Rentals has featured some of Hyderabad's
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-: One of the most important landmarks of Hyderabad
with four graceful minarets. The monument was built by
Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the
eradication of plague, shortly after he had shifted his
capital from Golkonda to what now is known as Hyderabad.
Legends has it that the emperor Quli Qutb Shah prayed for
the end of plague and took the vow to build a masjid on that
very place. True to the legend, the city blossomed into a
synthesis of two cultures. In 1591 while laying the
foundation of Charminar, Quli prayed: Oh God, bestow unto
this city peace and prosperity. Let millions of men of all
castes, creeds and religions make it their abode. Like
fishes in the water. It is believed there is an underground
tunnel connecting Golkonda to the Charminar, to allow the
Qutb Shahi royalty to escape during hard times. The exact
location of the tunnel is unknown.
Now it is allowed for the tourists
to climb upto the first level of the Charminar. Between 9AM
to 6PM. Charminar is closed on Friday.
-: Golkonda (or Golconda), a ruined city of south-central
India, is situated west of Hyderabad, capital of ancient
Hyderabad state (13th to 15th century). In America many
towns are named after this fort. The most important builder
of Golconda was Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali, the fourth Qutb
king. Ibrahim was following in the spirit of his ancestors,
the Qutub Shahi kings, a great family of builders who had
ruled the kingdom of Golconda from 1512. Their first
capital, the fortress citadel of Golconda, was rebuilt for
defense from invading Mughals from the north. They laid out
Golconda's splendid monuments, now in ruins, and designed a
perfect acoustical system by which a hand clap sounded at
the fort's main gates, the grand portico, was heard at the
top of the citadel, situated on a 300-foot (91 m)-high
granite hill. This is one of the fascinating features of the
Golconda Fort is now the
must to see attraction of hyderabad for its daily sound &
light show with voice over of Indian film star Amitabh
Mecca / Makkah
Mecca Masjid -
Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India is one of the oldest
and the biggest mosques in India. Built by Sultan Muhammad
Qutb Shah, the 6th Sultan of Hyderabad began building it in
1617 under the supervision of Mir Faizullah Baig and
Rangaiah Chowdary. The work continued during the reign of
Abdullah Qutub Shah and Tana Shah and was completed in 1694
by the Moghal Emperor Aurangzeb. It took about 8000 masons
and 77 years to be completed. This mosque stands 100 yards
southwest of the Charminar and is believed to be comprised
of bricks brought from the holy City Makkah-E-Mukarramah,
which were built into the central arch and hence the name
macca was given. The mosque is adorned with Belgian crystal
Tourists can visit inside the mosque and they can also
The Chowmahalla Palace -
It is situated just at a walk able distance from charminar.
It was the seat of Asaf Jahi dynasty, where the Nizam
entertained his official guests and royal visitors.
Initiated in 1750 by Nizam Salabat Jung and designed along
the lines of the Shah's palace in Isfahan, this actually
consists of a group of palaces each used as a Durbar Hall.
Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its
unique style and elegance.A synthesis of many architectural
styles and influences, the Palace Complex has been
meticulously restored. One monument that in its intrinsic
grandeur still exudes the power of yore is the Chowmahalla
Palace. (Chow means four. And Mahal means Palace. Chow-Mahalla
therefore means four palaces).
forget to visit Chowmahalla Palace when you are on your
hyderabad tour. The chowmahalla palace is closed on friday.
The Salarjung Museum-
One of the oldest Museum of Hyderabad is the third largest
museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of
antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for
its prized collections belonging to different civilizations
dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan
Salar Jung III (1889-1949), former Prime Minister of the
seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of
his income over thirty five years to make this priceless
collection, his life's passion. The collections left behind
in his ancestral palace. The collections include Indian Art,
Middle Eastern Art, Far Eastern Art, European Art, Children
Art along with a Founders gallery and a rare manuscript
section. A visual delight is the musical clock Salar Jung
bought from Cook and Kelvy of England, a virtual mechanical
marvel. Every hour, a timekeeper emerges from the upper deck
of the clock to strike a gong as many times as it is the
hour of the day.
Museum is closed on friday.
The Falaknuma Palace -
It is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad,
India. It is located in Falaknuma area, 5km. from Charminar was
built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then Prime Minister of
Hyderabad. Falaknuma literally means "Star of Heaven" in
urdu. Since the palace was the private property of the Nizam
family until recently, visitors weren't allowed The Taj
group has taken over the palace now, to
convert it to a 5-star hotel.
You can see the falaknum palace from outside.
The Taramati Baradari
Palace - : -
This palace is located in Hyderabad, India, that was built
under the Seventh Sultan of Golconda, Abdullah Qutub Shah as
an ode to his favorite courtesan, Taramati.Taramati was to
Abdullah Qutub Shah, what Bhagmati was to his grandfather
Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the Founder of Hyderabad. The
baradari with 12 doorways were to Abdullah Qutb Shah is
believed to have enjoyed Taramati’s song even while at
Golconda fort. Her melodious voice would be carried by the
breeze, reaching the prince’s ear at the fort, because of
the acoustics model, in the structure as well as that of the
fort. One tells of two ravishing dancing girls, Taramati and
Premamati, sisters who danced on ropes tied between their
pavilion and the balcony of the king and patron, Abdullah
Qutub Shah. allow cross ventilation, considered to be the
most ingenious technique at the time.
Evening is the best time to visit taramati baradari, you
can even enjoy dinner and drinks in the restaurant located
inside taramati baradari.
Birla Temple - : It is
built on a 280-feet high hillock called the Naovath Pahad on
a 13 acres plot. The construction of the temple took 10
years and it was consecrated in 1976. Birla Mandir is a
magnificent Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara located in
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is built entirely in
white marble by the Birla Foundation. Birla Science Museum
Next to Birla Mandir, The science centre is another
beautiful structure, reflecting the advances made in science
and technology. The interior décor matches the architectural
exterior of the centre built over 10,000 sq. feet. The
centre is host to a number of divisions such as the
Planetarium, the Science Museum, and the centre for Applied
Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Birla Planetarium is a
special attraction are the shows which unveil the mysteries
of the cosmos and the origins of the universe, comets,
eclipses, unidentified flying objects and the clash of
Don't forget to visit this science
museum when you visit to birla mandir.
Qutub Shahi 7
Qutb Shahi Tombs -:
The Qutub Shahi Tombs is the burial ground of the seven kings of
the Qutb Shahi dynasty are situated at Ibrahim Bagh
Tolichowki near Golconda. The tombs are very popular among
tourists coming to Hyderabad. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are a
perfect blend of Indian and Persian architectural forms,
constructed in gray granite decorated with exquisite
ornamentation. The tombs are domed structures, which are
built on an elevated square base surrounded by pointed
arches. Each tomb is quadrangular and rises to a height of 9
- 15 meters above the terrace. The smaller tombs are single
storied while the larger ones are double storied. The domes
were originally covered with blue and green tiles, of which
only a few pieces remain now.
7 Tombs or Qutub Shahi Tombs is
open for the tourists from 9AM to 5PM.
Hussain Sagar (Lake)
-: Hussain Sagar lake is situated in Hyderabad, India built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim
Quli Qutb Shah. It is a man-made lake is also famous
for the 19-metre tall Buddha statue on a platform island
called "Rock of Gibraltar" in the middle of the lake, and
for the Tank Bund which consists of beautiful gardens and
statues of famous personalities. Boating and water sports
are a regular feature here. Necklace road, Eat Street, Jal
Vihar water park connects these two sides along the western
banks.The aesthetically built Andhra Pradesh Secretariat
buildings, NTR Park, Lumbini Park, Prasads IMAX, Hyderabad
Boat Club, Birla Mandir are on the Southern side. The
Secunderabad Sailing Club, Sanjeevaiah park, Hotel Marriott
and Hazrat Saidani Ma Saheba tomb are on the northern side
of the lake..
Enjoy a boat ride in
hussain sagar lake, starts from eat street located at
necklace road or lumbini park it gives you a closer glimpse
of the Buddha.
HUDA Lumbini Park -: This is
one of the popular park in the Hyderabad city. The main
attraction of this park was the Musical fountain. It is now
replaced by the 1500 seater Laserium, the first of its kind
in the state. You can also enjoy the boat ride in a group
boat or a personal boat take you across the lake to give you
a closer glimpse of the Buddha Statue.
The Laser show starts daily in the
evening the show is for 30 minutes.
Nehru Zoological Park -:
This zoo is among the largest in India, houses a large
variety of animals, birds, nocturnal species, aquatic and
amphibian species etc. Located close to this is the Mir Alam
Tank lake, The lake which is proposed to be converted into
an Aquarium along the lines of Sentosa, Singapore. It was
established in 1963 and named after the first prime minister
of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. It has a wide selection of
animals - nearly 1,500 species of birds, animals and
reptiles are housed here. The zoo runs different safari
trips every day, like Lion Safari, Tiger Safari, Bear
Safari, and Butterfly Safari. Other attractions include
elephant rides, a Natural History Museum, and a children's
Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park is
closed on monday.
The Snow World -: It is the World’s Biggest and India’s 1st Snow Theme
Park. Spread over 17,000 square feet area, Lower Tank Bund
Road, behind Indira Park, Hyderabad it is yet another landmark in twin
cities. Snow World has an indoor "Cryo Zone" full of
attractions from a natural snowscape, with alpine forest,
igloos, and simulated figures of penguins and polar bears.
All these snow wonders are made possible by artificially
producing snow using state of the art technology supplied by
Woomera Australia. The snow is produced with pure mineral
water. The temperature in snow area is between –5 degrees to
0 degrees centigrade.
fee for the snow world Adult Rs 250 Child Rs.200.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City -:
Hyderabad (RFC) is the world’s largest integrated film
studio complex at over 2,000 acres of land. It is also a
popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both
natural and artificial attractions. It is situated on
Hyderabad - Vijayawada, highway, about 25 km from Hyderabad.
A Japanese garden, the ETV planet (a multi-purpose editing
suit), a pool, artificial waterfalls, breathtakingly
accurate airport terminal, hospital set, railway station,
churches, mosques and temples, shopping plazas, palace
interiors, chateaus, rural complexes, urban dwellings, and a
winding highway are some other places for tourists to visit.
For shopping you have, some nice handicrafts,
pottery & decorative articles to purchase.
Entry fee for Ramoji Film City
Hyderabad Adult Rs. 300 Child Rs. 250.
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