Hyderabad Tourist Places: Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana state. Hyderabad city is a hub for Information Technology industry and film industry and many public sector entities.
Hyderabad is famouse for Perla’s, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions such as age-old Heritage monuments, Gardens and Resorts, Lakes, Parks, Museums, delectable cuisine and an exciting shopping experience.
For a tourist, Hyderabad is one place that offers fascinating panorama of the past, and is a blend of rich cultural and historical traditions spanning a history of 400 years.
The city of lights, Hyderabad is known for offering many tourist attractions. The city has an average temperature of 22-34 degree Celsius and the best time to visit is from September to March.
Hyderabad Tourist Places
Charminar is considered the signature of Hyderabad like how Taj Mahal is for Agra or the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of the city of Hyderabad, laid foundations for Charminar in 1591. It has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque, which is a symbol of the architectural splendor.
Located adjacent to the south west of the Charminar is the famous Mecca Masjid that was completed by Aurangzeb in 1694.
A colourful shopping centre of the old city, Laad Baazar is tucked away near the lanes of Charminar. One can find bridal wear, pearls and the traditional Hyderabadi stone studded bangles here.
Golconda is among the famous forts of India. It was originally a mud fort, passed to Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who ruled from here from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The fort is well known for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system etc. The glorious past of Golconda Fort is presented effectively with Sound and Light effects, which transports one right back into the times of glory and grandeur.
Qutb Shahi Tombs
These tombs of the legendary Qutb Shahi kings are one-kilometer away from Golconda Fort. Considered one of the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad, they were built in Pathan, Persian, and Hindu architectural forms.
Taramati Baradari is a monument located on the Osman Sagar Road, near Golconda, over a sprawling 7-acre area surrounded by lush green environs with famed Golconda Fort in the backdrop.
A white marble temple of Lord Venkateshwara floats dotting the city skyline, on Kala Pahad, and the idol here is a replica of the one at Tirumala.
Birla Planetarium is among India’s most well created planetarium and the first-of-its kind in the country built with advanced technology from Japan. It is built on Naubat Pahad.
Salar Jung Museum
This museum is home to one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. Some of the objects include Persian carpets, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquer ware, Veiled Rebecca statue and historic items belonging to various dynasties across the world.
State Archaeological Museum
A visit to the State Archaeological Museum is definitely a delight for art lovers. Situated in Public Gardens, the museum is home to one of the richest antiques and art works in India.
Hyderabad is known for many beautiful gardens, and one among them is Public Gardens, a home for State Legislature, Jubilee Hall, State Archaeological Museum, Jawahar Bal Bhavan and Lalita Kala Thoranam, an open-air theatre.
Nehru Zoological Park
Stretching across 300 lush green acres, the Nehru Zoological Park is a haven for nature lovers. With more than 250 species of animals and birds that are nurtured in closest natural habitats as possible, it is also the first zoo to have moated enclosures for animals.
Mir Alam Tank
Mir Alam Tank, adjacent to Nehru Zoological Park has good boating facilities and is a water body excavated during Nizam rule.
Shilparamam (Arts & Crafts Village)
Another attraction in Madhapur region besides Hi-tech city is the 30-acre is the Arts & Crafts village, which is a treasure trove various arts and crafts where the talent of artisans and artists is recognized.
A hub of information technology, it reflects the growth story of Hyderabad and is the main nucleus of Cyberabad, the most sought after IT destination and landmark building.
Created in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali, boating and water sports are an impressive feature of the Hussainsagar Lake. It houses one of the world’s tallest monolithic statues of Gautama Buddha on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the centre of the lake. It is surrounded by other places of interest such as NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Lumbini Park, Tank Bund, Sanjeevaiah Park etc.,
The Nizam’s Silver Jubilee Museum
The Purani Haveli, built by the second Nizam, is now a museum with an impressive and fascinating collection. The museum displays the gifts and mementos given to the last Nizam during the silver jubilee celebrations in 1937.
Built by the Nizam’s between 1857-1869, it is one of the key heritage buildings built in Mughal and European styles.
The Secret Lake situated near Shilparamam Crafts Village and Hitech City offers excellent boating facilities.
Chilkur Balaji Temple
Balaji Temple at Chilkur in Ranga Reddy district is located 33 kms from Mehdipatnam in sylvan surroundings. The temple attracts hundreds of pilgrims each day and is a divine abode.
KBR National Park
Among the largest parks within the city limits, KBR National Park is a tropical deciduous forest with a rich concentration of the endemic flora of Hyderabad region in the heart of the city.
Mrugavani National Park Chilkur
Situated close to Chilkur, 25 km. from Hyderabad city, the park houses endemic flora of Hyderabad including mammals such as wild boar, jungle cat etc. and birds.
Osmansagar, also called Gandipet, located on the outskirts of Hyderabad is considered as an excellent picnic spot. It is a reservoir created across the Isa, a tributary of River Musi.
Shamirpet Lake Located 24 km from Secunderabad, Shamirpet is home to a beautiful lake and a deer park, which makes it a great picnic spot.