Places to Visit in Hyderabad, Tourist places Sightseeing
Details of tourist places to visit in Hyderabad :-
The most important landmark of the city of Hyderabad, it was built, as the legend goes, by Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah in honour of his Hindu wife, Bhagmati, in 1591 AD. The 53 mt. tall structure now forms the centerpiece of the old city and is surrounded by crowded bazaars. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.
Close to the Char Minar is the largest mosque of South India, the Mecca Masjid, with lofty colonnades and entrance arches made of single slabs of granite. The mosque was begun by Abdullah Qutb Shah in 1616 AD and completed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1687. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.
Also near the Char Minar is the oldest mosque in Hyderabad.
Sri Venkateswara Temple
Popularly called the Birla Mandir, the white marble temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara stands on one of the two hillocks, Naubat Pahad and Kala Pahad. The temple presents a beautiful sight at night when it is illuminated, standing against the dark sky. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.
Birla Observatory and Planetarium
It occupies the other hillock, the Naubat Pahad, from where, in the times of the Nawab, royal edicts were read out.
The largest of lakes of Hyderabad and around which the city is spread, it was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah.
Nehru Zoological Park
A very fine zoo spread over 320 acres and housing over 3000 animals and birds. The other attractions of the place are a lion safari park, a natural history museum, a prehistoric animal park and a children’s park with facilities of a mini-train.
Closed on Sunday.
Standing atop an isolated hill on the outskirts of the city, the fort is known for its acoustic effects inbuilt in the architectural design. The original fort was built by the Kakitiyas of Warangal, some eight hundred years ago. The Qutn Shahi rulers of Hyderabad adopted for fort and converted the mud structure into solid battlements and palaces with stone. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.
Qutb Shah Tombs
Thos cluster of graceful strutcture is the last resting place of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. Surrounded by well maintained gardens, the tomb are remarkable in their uniformity of design, each crowded by an onion-shaped dome.
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Hyderabad has many beautiful buildings, some of which are a reminder of the glorious times of the nawabs, others rooted in more recent times but equally interesting in architectural design. Of the former, the Falknuma Palace and the Purani Haveli stand close to the Char Minar. Both along to the Qutb Shahi period and though, in a dilapidated conditions are worth a visit for the inlay work on the walls. The Osmania University, the State Assembly, the single-minaret mosque at Nampally are some of the other important architectural landmarks of Hyderabad.
Salar Jung Museum
Timing :1930-1715 hrs.
Closed on Monday.
Perhaps the largest one-man collection of objects d’art, 36 halls display a large array of objects collected by Salar Jung III, the prime minister of the Nizam.
Archaeological Museum, Public Park
Timing :0930-1730 hrs.
Closed on Mondays
Closed on Friday.
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