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Hyderabad

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Sight Seeing

Hyderabad, popularly known as the Pearl City, is famous for its gem-studded jewellery, pearls, designer bangles, home furnishings, Pochampally sarees and biryani. The capital of Telengana , Hyderabad is an integral part of the famous twin-city pair of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, which are situated on opposite banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake.

The city retains much of the charm associated with its glorious past, while catapulting itself into the 21st century as India's most sought after software centre. In Hyderabad, one can experience a unique blend of the old dominion and rustic charm within the trappings of new age modernity.

  • Charminar
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • Birla Temple
  • Qutub Shahi Tombs
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Golconda
  • Hi-tec City
  • Shilaparamam
  • Hussain Sagar

Charminar:

Quli Qutub Shah in the centre of the old city, Charminar is a magnifcent landmark that draws thousands of tourists from across the world. The impressive monument, which is built upon four arches, gets its name from the slender minarets that rise above the granite edifce. The structure houses 45 prayer rooms and a mosque. And a bustling bazaar of myriad hues, sounds and sights surrounds it. Qutub Shahi Tombs Planned and built by the Qutub Shahi rulers, this is a truly fascinating and unique site where an entire dynasty has been buried. One of the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad, the Qutub Shahi Tombs combine Persian, Afghan and Indian architectural styles.

Golconda Fort:

Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The origins of the fort can be traced back to the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to the Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of 62 years. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell.

Mecca Masjid:

A two hundred yards southwest of the Charminar is the Mecca Masjid, so named because the bricks were brought from Mecca to build the central arch. The Qutb Shahis never finished the building of the mosque, which was completed by Aurangzeb in 1694.

Hussain Sagar lake:

Excavated in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, the lake has a promenade that is a busy thoroughfare today. Boating and water sports are a regular feature in the Hussainsagar. One of the World’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the middle of the lake. Surroundings of Hussainsagar Lake provide marvellous entertainment options like NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Prasads Multiplex, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park etc.,

HITEC City:

One of the modern monuments of trade and technology, it embodies the newfound attitude of Hyderabad and today finds a place of pride. Situated on the outskirts of the city, it is the nucleus of Cyberabad, the IT destination in this part of the world. Cyber Towers is the main building here.

Laad Bazaar:

Shopping Boulevards Laad Bazaar, which is also known as Choodi Bazaar, is an old market, popular for lacquer (or laac) bangles, semi-precious stones, pearls, saris, brocade fabrics, traditional Khara dupattas and perfumes. While the old bazaars are where you’ll find traditional handicrafts, Kalamkari art pieces and saris; the city’s large shopping experience

Ramoji Film City:

Ramoji Film City The world’s largest integrated flm studio complex, Ramoji Film City spreads across 2,000 acres and produces hundreds of flms every year. 500 set locations, a multitude of gardens and more than 50 studio foors make this destination truly fascinating and unlike any other.