History Tourist Places of Hyderabad

Charminar

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

 

Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallat (4 Palaces), was a palace belonging to the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizam. In Persian, Chahar means four and in Arabic Mahalat (plural of Mahal) means places, hence the name Chowmahallat/four places, or four palaces.All ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace.

 

Golconda Fort Qila

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 the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, whom the fort ultimately fell.

 

Salar Jung Museum

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.

 

Birla Temple

Located majestically on a hillock, literally in the heart of the city, this beautiful white marble wonder offers not only a serene atmosphere for prayer and meditation, The Imposing 11ft. statue of Lord Venkateshwara is awe-inspiringly Magnificent and beautifully sculpted walls tell stories from the Puranas amongst manicured landscapes, The natural topography of the hillock has been Strategically utilized to place Temples of various Hindu deities at every curve and corner, Though the temple doubles up as a tourist attraction, cameras, mobiles, etc. are strictly forbidden with a provision of lockers to hold your valuables. A must-visit place in Hyderabad..!

 

NTR Garden

NTR Gardens is a small, but popular, public, urban park of 55 acres (0.22 km2; 0.086 sq mi) adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India. Constructed in several phases since 1999, the area that is predominantly a park is geographically located in the centre of the city, and is close to other tourist attractions such as Birla Mandir, Necklace Road and Lumbini Park. It is presently being maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that functions under the directives of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain sagar Lake: Excavated in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, the lake has a viewpoint that is a fast paced thoroughfare these days. Enjoying Boating and water sports are a regular feature in the Hussainsagar. One of the world's highest monolithic sculptures of the Buddha appears on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the middle of the lake. Included 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.

 

Snow World

Snow world is the world's biggest and India's 1st snow Theme Park, spread over 17,000 square feet are, on Lower Tank Bund Road, behind Indira Park. Offering a wide range of recreation activities in the snow, there is a now sledge, swings, snowman, snowballs, igloos and much more snow fun for you to truly chill out. The snow is produced wiht pure quality minera water and is harmless even if eaten. The entry is priced at Rs.250/- for adults ad Rs.200 for children for one hour. It is open for general public from 9AM to 9PM Special warm clothes, gloves and water proof shoes will be provided to all the visitors to protect from extreme cold climate inside.

 

Shilparamam

Shilparamam: Another attraction at Madhapur besides Hi-tec city in Hyderabad is the 30-acre village, which showcases arts and crafts of the country. India is an ocean of various arts and crafts but the talent of most of the artisans and artists goes unrecognized. To encourage them and give the necessary boost to their art, the crafts village hosts annual bazaars, where artists and artisans from all over the country exhibit their talent

 

Ramoji Film City

Located on the outskirts of the city, Ramoji Film City is spread over 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens and film sets. Set in an unique ambience it has has state-of-the-art convention and conference facilities. The place also offers world-class accommodation facilities form of a 5-star and a 3-star hotel. With theme-based entertainment and adventure, Ramoji Film City is unique choice for corporate get-togethers.

 

Zoo Park

Spanning 300 lush green acres, the Nehru Zoological Park is a must for nature lovers. It has over 250 species of animals and birds, most of which are kept in conditions as close to their natural habitats as possible. This is the first zoo to create moated enclosures for animals. The Lion Safari Park, Natural History Museum and Children’s Train are the added attractions. APTDC runs an ice-cream parlour and restaurant here.

 

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