Main Tourist attractions of Hyderabad
Hyderabad the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, spells magic for it combines the old with the new, retaining its old culture and hospitality while driving itself to conquer new frontiers, particularly in the realm of information technology as well as tourism. Over the past few years, Andhra Pradesh tourism has emerged as a frontrunner in regards to the creation of new tourist attractions and infrastructure. It often called the gateway to the South, blends the north and south, blends the north and south Indian identities
Out of all the states of erstwhile Deccan - Bijapur, Berar, Bidar and Golconda - Golconda was by far the most powerful. Ruled by the Qutub Shahis, the capital Bhagyanagar was named after a royal beloved Bhagmati, who later as the wife of Quli Qutub Shah became Hyder Mahal and thus was born Hyderabad.
Main Tourist attractions of Hyderabad
Char Minar :- 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.
Golconda Fort :- 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,
Mecca Masjid : - (Mosque) 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 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,
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.
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 Taramati Baaradari 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,
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,
Qutb Shahi Tomb :- 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.
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
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.
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,
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
The 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,