Hyderabad is known as the land of Nizams. Being the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is best known for its amazing historical places and the delicacies this place has to offer. Right from witnessing a lot of the Nizami culture and tradition to giving your taste buds a chance to experience the awesome biryani, this place has to offer a lot more than one knows. Everything about Hyderabad is serene and sought after, the climatic conditions, the food, and the simple yet very traditional looking city and its people, those who visit Hyderabad can never seem to get enough of this city. This place founded by Muahammad Quli Qutub Shah, Hyderabad is extremely rich in culture and traditions and has now become the central for most of the IT and technological hubs in the country, making it one of the most reasonable and affordable metropolis to stay, in terms of quality and standard of life.
To get around this amazing city, here’s what you need to check out to actually decide the credibility of Hyderabad.
10. Husain Sagar Lake
The Husain Sagar Lake is one of the most famous and most visited site areas in Hyderabad. Also known as the Tankbund, the Husain Sagar Lake basically conjoins the two twin cities, Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The decorations and the amazing lighting arrangement done during the evening around the borders of this place make it one of the most beautiful places in Hyderabad. One gets a view of all the boat rides as well as the historic statue of Gautam Buddha, standing right in the middle of the lake. A ride or a drive around this lake is one of the best ways to experience some good ambience around you and get the feel of Hyderabad.
Located right in the heart of the Old City, Charminar has witnessed large number of tourists visiting every single day, to marvel at the four ‘minars’, or towers of this great architectural monument. Charminar is one of the best examples of exquisite Caxia architecture, and has been maintained well enough since the year of 1951 when it was built. The Charminar stands as an epitome for all the generations of Nizam staying in the city of Hyderabad, which bring the whole pomp and flavor to the old city of Hyderabad.
8. Chowmahalla Palace
The Chowmahalla Palace located a bit ahead of the Charminar provides you with some exquisitely well-crafted and architectural designs of the doorways, arches, and the rooms. The traditional and elegant look of this palace leaves visitors amazed and marvelling at its unique construction and architectural ability. The Chowmahalla Palace apparently was the seat to the Asif Jahi dynasty, and because it holds so much importance to its deep rooted culture and traditions, the one room open to visitors on coming to Chowmahalla Palace is the King’s throne room, where all the King’s guests and royal visitors were welcomed and entertained.
7. Qutub Shahi Tombs
These tombs are one of the most deserted and amazing places to visit, as one would get to see and lay his eyes on the different styles of tombs constructed there. The Qutub Shahi tomb is basically known to comprise the burial ground of seven Qutub Shahi kings. With the inclusion of a small museum right inside the huge area of tombs, this place serves as a major attraction for all tourists. This place has tombs constructed in various styles, such as the Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural style of tombs. The tombs are beautiful surrounded by gardens and arches, making it a perfect place to just have a tour about the whole area and enjoy the simple yet marvel curiosity in its tombs structures.
6. Golconda Fort
The Golconda Fort is one of the most major attractions for the tourists staying in Hyderabad. Located in the outskirts of Hyderabad by about 20 kilometers from the main city, this fort is legendary to hold and maintain the Nizami architectural style, culture and traditions in a very unique style. The Golconda Fort is open for all the days of the week, and holds deep important for the beautifully done walls of really great heights. The Golconda Fort covers a really huge area and stretches for over vast kilometres, consisting of 8 huge gates around it. The most famous is the light and sound show which takes place at this fort every week, in English as well as Hindi, where the whole story of the historical Nizami dynasty is told through light and visual interpretation, through the voice of our very own Amitabh Bachchan.
5. Mecca Masjid
One of the most famous shrines of Hyderabad, the Mecca Masjid is again located in the old city and proves to be a place of great importance after the historical Charminar. It is known to accommodate more than 10,000 devotees and worshipers and is one of the biggest holy shrines and one of the largest mosques of the world. The architectural beauty of this mosque is well marveled and appreciated; especially the soil used all the way from Mecca for building the walls of this Masjid. The pillars and other architectural domes and arches are made of granite.
4. Birla Temple
The Birla Temple, also known as the Hindu temple stands high out at the top of the Kala Pahad, the view of which can be seen when you travel around the Husain Sagar Lake. This temple is completely constructed out of white marble of Rajasthan and makes it one of the most unique temples existing in the whole of South India. The Birla Temple is a shrine and devotion to Lord Venkateswara. This temple looks amazingly beautiful and capturing during the evenings at nights, with people streaming in to offer their prayers and devotions and at the same time admiring the beauty of the white marble shining out in the amazing light arrangements done to the borders of this temple.
3. Chilkur Balaji Temple
This is again one of the most famous temples not only in Hyderabad but in the whole of South India. This temple stands as a shrine to Lord Balaji, and is one of the oldest temples still existing in South India. This temple has large number of tourists visiting every day, especially due to the fact that this temple does not accept any cash or kind from the devotees. The Chilkur Balaji Temple is located in the outskirts of Hyderabad, and is a pure devotion site to the eyes of every visitor visiting Hyderabad.
2. Salar Jung Museum
This museum is a treat to the eyes. With the much popular and heard of Musical clock to the veiled Rebecca statue and the Mona Lisa painting, this museum is the best place to explore art, culture and traditions in the best manner possible. A huge museum with different types of art galleries and monumental statues, it comprises of some of the best and most popular decorations and monuments like the Musical clock, which at the strike of every hour rings about a music in its exquisite shape of ornate art decoration. The galleries filled with paintings and other small decorations are a total gain for a visitor, when it comes to increasing his knowledge of development in culture and art in a place like Hyderabad.
1. Ramoji Film City
The Ramoji Film City is one of the best places for people irrespective of all age groups to have fun, and also have a good time with their closed ones. Spread over a large area of more than 2000 acres of land, this film city is one of the largest Film Studios of the country, and has been a constant venue for a lot of Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam movies. A tourist gets to see different kinds of natural as well artificially constructed structures and amusement parks. It has become a site of poplar tourism and recreation center, this film studio has been successful in producing over more than 80 films in varied languages.