Hyderabad city is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, in the region of Telangana.
The city has an estimated population of around 8 million, making it 4th largest city in India, while the population of the metropolitan area was estimated above 9 million. Religiously and culturally, the city is united with Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
Hyderabad is an emerging information technology (or IT) and biotechnology hub of India. Hyderabad's many epithets include the City of Pearls, the City of Nawabs, the Biryani City and, because of its high-tech draw, Cyberabad.
Hyderabad has witnessed a remarkable growth in the real estate business. A number of mega malls have come up and are being built in the city. The rapid growth of the city, along with the growth of Secunderabad and neighbouring municipalities has resulted in a large metropolitan area.
The Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad has a unique distinction as the third largest museum in India and earned a worldwide fame for its largest one-man collection of antiques. It is a home for the prized collections from different civilizations. The Museum is a royal treat for art collectors with its 43,000 art objects and 50,000 priceless books and manuscripts. The collections range from Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, European Art, Far Eastern Art, Children Art etc.
The sparkling white structure visible through skyline of modern Hyderabad, Birla Mandir is located towards the southern end of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad situated atop the Kala Pahad which is a twin hillock of Naubat Pahad. The Birlas had built this temple in 1976 with white marbles procured from Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Sri Venkateswara. The hillock is at a height of 280-feet situated on a 13-acre plot
Golconda was the principal capital of the Qutub Shahi kings and a bustling centre for administration and commerce. This historical monument was constructed in the 1600’s. It was once considered to be home to a vault containing the ‘Hope’ and ‘Kohinoor’ diamonds. The inner fort has ruins of palaces, mosques and a hill top pavilion, which rises to more than 120 meters high and gives a bird’s eye view of other buildings. Golconda fort is undoubtedly one of most magnificent fortress complexes in India and it rests on a granite hill, considered an iconic monument depicting the history of Hyderabad.
Established in 1959, Considered to be among the best zoos in Asia, the Nehru Zoological Park is home to more than 1,500 species of birds, animals, and reptiles. The zoo hosts different species such as Indian Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Mynahs, African Elephants, White Peacocks, Chimpanzees,Rhinoceros and Python are some of the attractions that make the place unforgettable.
Charminar is a monument and a mosque, which is synonymous with the history of Hyderabad, India. The majestic structure was completed in 1591 CE and is not only a landmark building of Hyderabad but also a famous monument of India. A must visit place for anyone who wants to treat his eyes to an architectural masterpiece, the ‘Charminar’ is shrouded by myths regarding the purpose behind its construction.
Built by noted Sufi saint, Hazrat Syed Hussain Shah Wali in 1526, this lake is located across an area of 5.7 sq.Km. It receives its water supply from the Musi River. Boasting of some exotic surroundings, Hussain Sagar serves as the ideal location for a tranquilising evening with loved ones.
Maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority as per the directives issued by the Telangana government is urban park was constructed in 1994. It is a dream come true for those willing to enjoy scenic beauty and that right in the heart of Hyderabad.
You can add a spiritual/religious flavor to your trip by visiting the ‘Jagannath Temple’ which is located in the Banjara Hills. A replica of the original temple in Puri, this sacred monument serves as a fitting tribute to the Oriya community in the city.
Equipped with a lavish reception room and a library which has a roof carved from Walnut, the Falaknuma was once private property of the Nizam’s royal family. On the architectural front, it a blend of the Italian and Tudor styles. Interestingly, its last significant guest was Rajendra Prassad who visited the palace in the 1950’s.
The brainchild of noted film producer Ramoji Rao, this celebrated facility was certified the world’s largest film studio complex in the world by the Guinness book of world records nearly two decades ago. A host of films have been shot here. A popular tourist attraction, it boasts of some impressive features such as a full-fledged amusement park.