Hyderabad, also known as the Pearl City, was established in 1591 CE by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shahies. Located on the banks of Musi river, this metropolitan status city with a history as old as 400 years is a perfect blend of history and modernism. Hyderabad, the beautiful city of the of Nizams, has something unique to offer to every of its visitor. With numerous historical monuments to mesmerizing natural getaways to mouth-watering world – famous cuisines the city has almost everything. It goes like you say it and they have it. So, if you want to have once in a lifetime kind of experience then pack your stuff and get ready to soak yourself in the multifarious charms which the city has to offer. With multiple sight – seeing places, appealing shopping centres and thrilling entertainment parks the city will keep you glued to its charm. To make sure that you have an amazing experience we have shortlisted for you the best places. So, don’t you worry about the places to visit and just have a look here!!
Video Of Top Places To Visit In Hyderabad
Also known as the “Arc de Triomphe of the East”, Charminar, is one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit in Hyderabad. Tracing its origin back to the late 1500s Charminar was originally built as a mosque. Adorning four towers in each corner, the minarets on each side is 48.7 m in height. Built by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in the honour of his wife Bhagmati, Charminar has 45 prayer spaces which are visited by people till date. This epitome of art and architecture standing tall in the heart of the city looks even more glamorous in the evening when it is decorated with lights. One can relish some of the delicious street food of Hyderabad near Charminar. Visiting Hyderabad without visiting Charminar is an incomplete experience.
An architectural gem, Golconda Fort is just 11 km away from the city. Built by the Qutub Shahi Kings, this former capital of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty presents an impressive structure with walls that are 15 – 18 foot in height, a parameter of around 11 km, eight gates and eighty – seven bastions. This citadel is one of the famous picnic spots in Hyderabad. Apart from the brilliant architecture, the fort impresses its visitors with its system of acoustics, its water system, “Rahban” canon and a prison which has carved Hindu deity in it. There is a light and sound show organized here which is showed in three languages – English, Hindi and Telugu in the voice of the Bollywood Star, Amitabh Bachhan. With such great history, architecture and beauty this masterpiece is a strict must – visit place.
Ramoji Film City
Located in the Anaspur Village, about 30 km away from Hyderabad, Ramoji film city is attracting thousands of tourists since it was made in the year 1991. Ramoji film city is surely based on the quotation that big surprises come in small packages. Spreading over 2500 acres, this film city is even Guinness World Book Record holder for being a home to more than 50 well – equipped film sets at a single location. Apart from being one of the largest film studios in the world, Ramoji Film City, the foundation of the reel world, is famous for its brilliant architecture and sound technical facilities that make all the pre and post production of a film easier and more comfortable. Visiting Ramoji film city means visiting London Street, Hollywood Sign, Japanese gardens, etc because the sets are so well built that you won’t believe that you are not visiting the actual places rather are standing in Hyderabad watching a film city. If you want to have a memorable, once in a lifetime kind of experience then don’t strike off this place from your itinerary, not even by mistake.
Ramoji Film City
Hussain Sagar Lake
Being excavated during Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah’s reign in 1562 AD, this jewel of Hyderabad is one of the most romantic places to visit in the city. Considered as one of the largest man – made lakes in the heart of the city, Hussain Sagar Lake got its name after Hussain Shah Wali. Other than the mesmerising view that the place offers the main attraction of the place is the 16 m high white granite statue of Lord Buddha situated at the middle of the lake. The visitors can take ferry ride to have a closer look of the majestic statue. The beautiful light and sound show held here is worth waiting and watching. There are also several recreational activities organized at the place such us boating in speed boats or motor boats, water – skiing, parasailing and cruising. On the tributary of Musi River, seeing the Hussain Sagar Lake is an exceptionally calm and peaceful experience.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Located at the top of a 280 – foot – high hillock of Kalapahad, the beautiful Birla Mandir covers an enormous area of 13 acres. Constructed in 1976, the temple has derived its name from the famous industrialist Birlas. This architectural marvel has drawn its architecture from the amalgamation of three known architectural designs including South Indian Architecture, Utkal Temple architecture and Rajasthani Architecture. The major attraction of the temple is the 11 feet tall statue of Lord Lakshminarayana with a magnificent lotus carved around it. The complex has separate shrined for deities such as Venkateswara, Padmavati, Andal and a separate temple of Lord Buddha. The clean and peaceful atmosphere of the temole premises will win your heart over in just a single visit leaving you to crave for more.
An exceptional amusement park, Snow world is a one of its kind tourist attraction spot in Hyderabad. Located in the heart of the city near the Hussain Sagar Lake, the snow park provides its visitors the unique pleasure of experiencing and playing with snow when the rest of the city is exhausted with scorching heat. Spreading over a land of 2 acres, this place is a must visit if you desire a fun – filled day with friends and families.
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