A perfect destination for an astute traveler, Hyderabad provides an enriching experience with a blend of enthralling structural masterpieces and rich cultural heritage. Explore the striking museums, temples, shimmering lakes, gardens, zoos and monuments and carry beautiful memories back home.
Listed below are some of the famous Hyderabad Tourism places:
This historical masterpiece was erected by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1591. It was build to celebrate the purge of plague from the city and was said to be the centre of Hyderabad.
It is well-known as the biggest mosques in India with the accommodation capacity of around 10,000 worshippers. Mecca Masjib was built by Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah and its construction went on during the supremacy of Abul Hassan Tana Shah and Abdullah Qutub Shah. It finally came into its final shape in the year 1694 during the reign the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
It was built on the mound of Naubat Pahad as an acknowledgement to the developments made in the field of science and technology. Birla Planetarium was launched on 8th September 1985 by the Late Mr. N.T. Rama Rao and boasts of its striking dome-shaped structural design.
Designed by the well-known British architect Vincent Esch, this beautiful Mughal-style edifice was constructed in the year 1916. With an estimated cost of 2 million rupees, this structure boasts of its local pink colored granite and red sandstone shaped panels.
Also known as Star of Heaven, Falaknuma Fort was constructed by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra Bahadur. It is one of the splendid Indian monuments which stand on top of a 650 m high hill.
The grand Golconda fort is situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad city and showcases the 400 years old great cultural legacy.
Salar Jung Museum
This museum showcases its various collections of antiques from all over the world. Collected by a single man, the 35,000 antiques comprise Chinese Porcelain, stilettos and other belongings of Queen Noor Jehan, Emperor Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Sword of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb, statuettes, Indian canvases and Persian carpets. Veiled Rebecca, the ammunition section, Bezzoni’s semitransparent white marble statue, the Jade section and the Oriental Section are some of the eye catching masterpieces.
Hussain Sagar Lake
The Lake was constructed by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah to acknowledge the role of Hussain Shah Wali in his life. Hussain Sagar Lake or Tank Bund connects the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Located on the picturesque coasts of Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir is a modern Hindu temple in Hyderabad. It is constructed on the knoll of ‘Kala Pahad’ and offers a scenic sight of the city from the pinnacle. The marble used in constructing the structure was transported from Rajasthan and the main temple is devoted to Lord Venkateshwara.
Build in 1597 by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah and located near the Charminar, Jama Masjid is the oldest mosque in Hyderabad.
Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah
Chote Hazrat ki Dargah was constructed during the reigns of Asif Jahis in the honor of the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, Hazrat Ali. It is located inside the Devan Devadi and the row of 400 stairs guides you up to the Dargah with a magnificent view.
Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park comprise of around 250 species of fauna making it the largest zoo in the whole of Asia. Explore the prehistorical animal’s park, history museum, children and bird’s park, etc in the zoo.
The tomb was built in the memory of Michel Raymond, a Frenchman and a good friend of the reigning Nizam. The 7 m high black granite Raymond’s tomb is located in Saroornagar in east Hyderabad and is facilitated by annual tribute.
Qutub Shahi Tombs
The tombs of the Qutub Shahi emperors are arched compositions constructed on a square base enclosed by erected domes. In the middle of each tomb lies the chest covering the actual burial chamber underneath. Previously, these domes were covered with green and blue floors.
These are 200 years old tombs which are located at Santoshnagar in Hyderabad. Paigah tombs are the crypts of Paigah nobles better known as relatives of Nizams. They exhibit striking lime and mortar architecture which is magnificently shaped, demonstrating marble engraved work on them.