Travel Experience - Best Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The city is located on the banks of the river Musi. Hyderabad is also called the 'City of Nizams' and 'City of Pearls'.It is said that at some time this beautiful city was gifted by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of Qutb Shahi tradition, to his beloved Bhagmati.The Moti Bazaar is located near the Charminar.Jewelery made of pearls can also be purchased from the Charkaman Bazaar or from other major markets.Hyderabad is also a major center of the pharmaceutical industry, where major companies like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Matrix Laboratories, Hetero Drugs Ltd., Divis Labs Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. and Vimta Labs are established.Along with its delicious Mughlai cuisine, Hyderabad is also famous worldwide due to Nizami Tehzeeb. For food lovers, Hyderabad is like a paradise. The delicious biryani and the fragrance found here attract tourists from far and wide.Hyderabad is also home to India's second largest film industry,Telugu cinema. Hundreds of films are made here every year. Hyderabad is a meeting place for many different cultures and traditions. Historically, it has been the city where different cultural and linguistic traditions of North and South India are mixed. Hence it is called the gate of the south or the door of the north.It has been a place where Hindus and Muslims have been living together peacefully for centuries.


TOURIST PLACES IN HYDERABAD



CHARMINAR


Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of Qutub Shahi dynasty built Charminar in 1591.It is a monument and mosque.It is said that the Charminar was built by the Nawab in the joy of conquering a terrible plague like epidemic in Hyderabad. The structure is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverized marble. Initially the monument with its four arches was planned to such proportions that these Charminar arches faced the most active royal ancestral streets as a glimpse of a bustling Hyderabad city when the fort was opened. There is also a legend connecting an underground tunnel Charminar, possibly Golconda intended as an escape route for the Qutub Shahi rulers in case of a siege, although the location of the tunnel is unknown.The Charminar is about 7 km from Hyderabad railway station. It is 5 km from Hyderabad bus station. Excellent private transport is available from all parts of both cities. The Charminar named "Arc de Triumph of the East" is the hallmark of Hyderabad. These four towers as old as the city are in the middle of the old city with this building and are the hall mark of the Qutb Shahi era.Charminar is one of the many things, which is famous for meeting all the needs of the people of Hyderabad. The area is famous for Laad Bazaar which is very famous for bangles, also called "Chudiyaan", mainly worn by women. The area is also famous for its variety of shops, mainly gold jewellery, other sweets stores for sweets and so on. During the Sankranti season, the region is completely crowded with vendors selling kites. And there is nothing around Charminar and Ramadan come for shopping.


GOLCONDA FORT


Golconda is a fortified and demolished city located five miles west of Hyderabad city.The Musi river flows to the south of the fort.If you look at the construction system of Golconda fort, then you will find that this fort was divided into many buildings. Such as the royal fort, hall, Barhadari mosque etc. Even today, these buildings exist due to their strong structure, which tourists come from all over the world to see. But yes there are some parts of this fort where no one is allowed to go. Since this fort is situated on a hill, it was not easy to get water here. Therefore, amazing techniques were used for water accumulation and flow here. At that time tericotta pipes were used to transport water upwards. However, it has now turned into complete ruins. This is the part of the fort, where once a friar used to come to the king with his faraday. This part of the fort is nothing less than a mystery. The acoustics here can surprise anyone. 'Applause's Pavilion'is the structure is located near the entrance of the fort. Here, if you clap under the gate, its sound can be heard till the highest building of the fort. The structure is now addressed with the current name 'Applause's Pavilion'. You will be surprised to know that Kohinoor belongs to Hira Golconda. Golconda is said to have been a famous market for diamonds and jewels during the 17th century. Which also included Kohinoor of India. There used to be diamond mines here, which gave many precious diamonds to the whole world. Although now the existence of these mines has been erased, this fort and surrounding area was affected to a great extent after the invasion.You can see here the strong walls of the historical fort, under whose watch this fort is still alive. These walls were so strong, whose Mughal cannons could not spoil too much. You can see the ancient carvings on the walls here, which are still in their infancy. After the exhausting climb of the fort, if you wish, you can rest in the temple and mosque built above the fort. Also you can see the beautiful garden built in the premises of the fort.



FALAKNUMA PALACE


Falaknuma Palace is one of the best places in Hyderabad located in India.The Falaknuma Mahal was designed by an English architect and its construction started in 1884.Earlier this palace was related to the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad Vicar Ul Umrah. Later this palace was given to the Nizams.The funny thing is that the structure of this palace is quite similar to a scorpion. Like the scorpion stings, the two wings of the palace are in the north direction.




RAMOJI FLIM CITY


The film city receives about one million tourists every year. Film studios are a special attraction for these tourists. This earns billions of dollars to Film City. There is a special type of open coach for tourists. A three-star Hotel Tara and a five-star Hotel Sitara add to the beauty of the Film Studio at the entrance of the Film City. This hotel provides comfortable accommodation to tourists and people involved in film production. On one side of the hotel is Hawa Mahal from where the bird's eye view of Film City can be seen. Film City also offers honeymoon packages for newly married couples. Japanese Gardens, ETV Planet, Pools, Artificial Falls, Airports, Hospitals, Railway Stations, Churches, Mosques, Temples, Shopping Coplexes, Beautiful Buildings, Pastoral Worlds, Slums, Rajpath etc. are the sights of this film city. The film city coach also has a tourism guide. Some of the sets here remind us of the forts of the ancient kings and emperors, while some make Bollywood visible in the country. These beautiful sets have been made by Bidyutkesh Panda. It has more than 500 set locations. Ramoji Rao, the famous film producer and media baron of the South, founded Ramoji Film Nagar in 1996. Usha Kiran Movies Limited, a unit of Ramoji Group, has made more than eighty films in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Bangla. Usha Kiran Movies Limited produced this film city as per the film imagery of Indian filmmakers. Ramoji Film City is located on Vijayawada Marg (NH-09) about twenty five km from Hyderabad.



MACCA MASJID


Macca Masjid is not only the oldest mosque in Hyderabad, but it is also the largest mosque in the country. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, 6th Sultan of Hyderabad started construction in 1617 under the supervision of Mir Faizullah Bag and Rangiyah Chaudhary. This work continued during the times of Abdullah Qutb Shah and Tana Shah and was completed in 1694 during the time of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It is said that it took about 8000 Rajgir and 77 years to build it. Apart from its special religious significance among Muslims, it also has historical significance and is also a heritage site protected by the state government. As Macca Masjid is near historic buildings like Charminar and Chaumhala Mahal, it has gained much buzz as a tourist destination. In the mosque, bricks made of clay brought from Macca were used to make the central arch. In fact, the mosque is situated in the middle of the place around which Quli Qutb Shah built his empire. A room has been built in the courtyard of the mosque, about which it is said that a hair of the head of the prophet Mohammad has been kept safe.



CHAUMHALLA PALACE


Chaumohalla Palace is the Nizam's palace in the state of Hyderabad.It spreads over an area of 45 acres.Chaumohalla Palace was constructed in the year 1869 during the era  of 5th Nizam Afzal-ud-Daula. Asaf Jah Pancham. Northern courtyard In this section is Bara Imam - which has a famous long corridor of Cameroon.



CHILKUR BALAJI TEMPLE


The temple is built on the banks of the Usman Sagar Lake and is about 33 km from Mehdipatnam. Due to its uniqueness of operation, it attracts thousands of devotees every year. Chilkur Baliji Temple of Hyderabad is also known as Visa Balaji Temple and Visa Bhagwan. It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Balaji and his consort Sri Devi and Bhumi Devi. This temple does not accept any kind of money, due to which its fame is worldwide. Actually the temple is not a donation box. In the eyes of God, all people are equal. For this reason, no separate arrangement is made for important persons here. This temple is not under the control of the state government or the central government. The study of the architectural and construction style of the temple has proved that it is about 500 years old.




BUDDHA STATUE OF HYDERABAD


It is a Buddhist complex consisting of a meditation hall and a temple atop the Mahindra hill in Secunderabad near the Hussain Sagar Lake. There is a large golden statue of Lord Buddha in the hall of the temple and another small statue of him is kept in a small garden outside. The complex offers a spectacular view of the city.The vihara was inaugurated in 2002 by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Its construction was started in 1974, and it aims to spread Buddhist values ​​and revive its culture. On April 6, 2003, the Dalai Lama dedicated a statue of Lord Buddha here in the posture of Dhamma Deshan. Anand Buddha Vihar is considered to be the center of all Buddhist activities taking place in the city.



BIRLA TEMPLE HYDERABAD


The Birla Temple is near the Birla Planetarium in Hyderabad. The temple is built on the Naubath mountain and is highly revered among Hindus, especially devotees of Lord Venkateswara. The idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Hanuman, Brahma, Sai Baba, Shakti, Lakshmi and Saraswati are kept separately in the temple. Also you can see the teachings of many great men including Guru Govind Singh on the walls of the temple. It took 10 years to build this temple and it was authorized by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The specialty of this temple is that it was made of only white marble, which was specially brought from Rajasthan. Since there is no bell in the temple, it does not disturb the peace here.


BIRLA PLANETARIUM


The Birla Planetarium is the first planetarium in the country. It was launched by the late NT Rama Rao in 1985. If you are going to visit Hyderabad with children then definitely go to Birla Planetarium. Here you will find many interesting things related to the universe. The experience of this planetarium will prove to be an unforgettable experience. With modern technology, an enchanting journey of the Brahman is made. This planetarium is lashed with all kinds of innovative devices. It is really informative and entertaining.


PURANI HAVELI


Prior to independence, the Nizam of Hyderabad lived in the old mansion. This mansion, built by 2nd Ali Khan Bahadur Asif Jah, was known as Haveli Khadim in ancient times. He gifted this mansion to his son 3rd Sikandar Jah Asif Jah, who ruled the city from 1803 to 1829. This palace is built in U shape and also has two parallel ellipsoidal wings. The living part of the palace remains perpendicular to the middle of the two wings. This palace is reminiscent of an 18th century European palace. The palace also has a wardrobe which is the longest in the world. Not only this, there is also a wooden ladder for convenience in this cupboard.


QUTUB SHAHI MAUSOLEUM


Qutub Shahi Mausoleum is one of the tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers near Hyderabad Golconda Fort. Located one km north of Golconda Fort, the seven Qutb Shahi tombs today represent the most authentic and majestic display of Qutb Shahi dynasty architectural traditions.The small mausoleums of this mausoleum are one story and the large mausoleums are two storeys. Their domes were made of blue and green stones. But with the passage of time, these disappeared and today only a few of these stones are left.These tombs are a wonderful combination of Parsi, Pathan and Hindu styles. It is very skillfully built and the stones are finely carved.There are also gardens around here which attract tourists.


PAIGAH MAUSOLEUM


The Paigah mausoleum belongs to the Paigah royal family, also known as the Shams ul Umrahi family. This mausoleum, also known as Maqbara Shams ul Umrah, is located in the suburb of Peasal Banda, Hyderabad. The construction of this mausoleum was started in 1787 by Nawab Tegjung Bahadur and then his son Aamir A Kabir 1st contributed to the construction work. Many generations of Paigah are buried in this historic mausoleum. It is also known for its architectural design. It is believed that the architectural style of the mausoleum is unmatched throughout the world. The mausoleum is decorated with marble lime and has a mix of Greek, Persian, Mughal, Rajasthani, Asif Jahi and Deccani architecture. If seen, this tomb is an excellent example of craftsmanship. Later, the marble added adds to its beauty even more.

NEHRU ZOOLOGICAL PARK


The Nehru Zoological Park, built near Mir Alam Pond in Hyderabad, is a popular attraction in the city. If seen, this zoo is among the three most popular tourist destinations in Hyderabad. The construction of the park was recognized in 1959 and in 1963 it was opened to the public. Many species of animals, reptiles and birds are found in this zoo. Among them, tigers, cheetahs, Asiatic lions, pythons, forest animals, crocodiles, chickens, reindeer and Indian rhinoceros are prominent. Here it is taken care that animals and birds should be provided with natural habitat environment. It is enjoyable to roam this Zoo as well as educative. A large number of tourists come here with children. Safaris and elephant rides are regularly organized here. There is also a museum in Xu's campus.




HOW TO REACH HYDERABAD


BY AIR

Earlier, Begumpet Airport served inland and interstate flights. A new airport Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has been established at Shamsabad. Earlier, like all big cities, there was a problem of air traffic congestion, but it has been overcome with the creation of a new airport.Almost all airlines fly daily from and to Hyderabad.

BY TRAIN

There is a light rail traffic system, called the Multi Model Transport System (MMTS). It connects rail and road traffic. The headquarters of South Central Railway is located in Secunderabad. There are three main railway stations: - Secunderabad Junction, Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station (or Nampally) and Kachiguda Railway Station. Since November 2017, Hyderabad Metro, a new rapid transit system has been introduced.


BY ROAD

Hyderabad is connected to the rest of India by national highways. The main highways are: NH 7, NA 9 and NH 202 (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) etc. The Nizam was established as a unit of the State Rail-Road Traffic Division in 1932, with an initial 27 buses, which has now crossed the 19,000 mark. It has the third largest bus fleet in Asia. It has 72 bus platforms, where as many buses can board passengers at the same time. Its official name is Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, which the locals call Imliwan Bus Station. The State Transport Corporation provides point-to-point bus service, connecting all the major cities.










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