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Tourist Places in Hyderabad.


Hyderabad is among the few Indian cities which has a well preserved cultural heritage very much like the Nawabs of Lucknow and of Awadh (in U.P.), Hyderabad invokes nostalgia among old residents for it's culture, fine arts and a certain sophistication in manners comparing it with "Garden of Eden".

APSRTC operates services to Tourist places of interest in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

CHARMINAR | HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE | BUDDA STATUE | NECKLACE ROAD | QUTUB SHAHI TOMBS |

HITECH CITY | BIRLA PLANETORIUM | GOLCONDA |SALARJUNG MUSEUM | FALAKNUMA PALACE |

GANDIPET LAKE | FAMOUS PARKS | STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY | OSMANIA UNIVERSITY |

RAMOJI FILM CITY | SHILPARAMAM .

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHARMINAR
The Charminar - Charminar, the hub of the city, has four wide roads radiating in the four cardinal directions. In its heyday, the Charminar market had some 14,000 shops, a unique conglomeration of a grand oriental bazaar.The whole market around the Charminar is crowded with shops which sell glass bangles in rainbow colors red, blue, green, yellow, orange, mauve and pink-or whatever shade of fancy.
Charminar
 

HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE
is a vast stretch of water separating the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It was built by Qutub Shah c.1591 A.D. enlarging a small old prehistoric/ chalukya dynasty stone dam across a valley of sorts through which a seasonal rivulet ran. A beautiful sheet of water is thus formed. In dry Hyderabad, this makes the surroundings cool even in summer. The lake was named Hussain Sagar, or lake of Hussain after a holy man of the 16th century
Hussain sagar

BUDDA STATUE

Right in the middle of the lake a gigantic stone Buddha statue stands in benediction. It is said to be the second biggest free standing monolith statue in the world, being 18 metres high and weighing 350 tonnes. On the dam, beside the road, there is a wide swath of grass lawn and flowering plants. There are bronze statues of luminaries of Andhra Pradesh down the centuries all along the road.

A 13th century queen, Kakatiya Rudramma reins in a bronze horse, Arthur Cotton a scottish (!) civil engineer who planned the dams which irrigated large tracts of the region, extremely popular people's writers and poets.

 

Buddha

NECKLACE ROAD

The new Necklace road ends/starts here, skirting the lake shore and once some greenery grows it will be very popular. N. T. Rama Rao's memorial is here too, and an 'amusement park'. The necklace road is getting popular. There are "Laser fountains" on the Necklace road. During holidays people of Hyderabad swarm on the banks of the lake to view the lighting and reflections of the well lighted constructions around the lake.

To the north of the Hussain Sagar is the area of Begumpet, where the airport is located. A large road runs through the narrow strip of land between the airport and the lake, connecting Secunderabad to Ameerpet on the west.

Necklace road 

QUTUB SHAHI TOMBS

The tombs are a scattered group of large domes and terraces, each one a somber memory of the past. Nowhere in the world you can find so many tombs in one place. All the Qutub Shahi rulers except the last, Abdul Hasan Tana Shah, are buried here. Tana Shah died in captivity and was buried in Daulatabad. The tombs are fairly uniform in architecture and represent a mixture of styles.

The arches are unmistakably Persian, the pillars and columns Turkish, and some of the motifs and brackets, Hindu.The Tombs are about 14 km from Hyderabad railway station and 20 km from Hyderabad bus station. The royal cemetery of the Qutub Shahi kings lies about 2 km northwest of the Golconda fort. The road to the tombs from the fort leads out of Banjara Darwaza.

QUTUB SHAHI TOMBS

HI-TECH CITY

The nascent structures coming up in Madhapur area of the 400-year-old Hyderabad city provide a sophisticated contrast to the great and ancient monuments and palaces in the Qutub Shahi capital. It is a consummation of the vision of an information technology crusader unfolding itself in a healthy hurry, comparable to the architectural dreams of Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah.

The axis of the HITECH city is an artistically and yet functionally built 10-storeyed cylindrical building surrounded by a galaxy of imposing structures raised to house IT companies, foreign and Indian. It is a city planned as an integrated township with all infrastructure facilities like office space, production areas housing colonies, showrooms, cafeteria, health club, banks, shopping complexes and auditoriums.

HI-TECH CITY

BIRLA PLANETORIUM

The Birla Planetarium, a beautiful dome - shaped monument is a hi-tech planetarium in the country. Opened for public view on 8th September 1985 by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N.T. Rama Rao, It is one of the marvelous contributions to the innovation and growth of scientific projects in the country. The Planetarium presents daily sky shows (both in Telugu and English) unfolding various aspects of the Cosmos, the bountiful mysteries of the Universe, the comets, the Hubble Space Telescope, eclipses, the puzzling Unidentified Flying Objects and of course, the very recent clash of the Titans. The first picture can be clicked to get a panoramic view. The area is a pleasant spot, with the far off skyline and a shimmering marble shrine called Birla temple being reflected in the small waves.

On the hill, there is a museum called Birla Science centre where pre-historical skeletons of Dinosaurs who lived in the northern districts of Telangana area of Andhra Pradesh are kept for public view duly reconstructing the fragments to their original shape.

BIRLA PLANETORIUM

GOLCONDA
Golconda Fort is one of the most magnificent fortress complexes in India. It is located on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Golconda has been known as famous center for diamonds, and the diamond mines boast of some of the most renowned diamonds in the world.One of the most remarkable features of Golconda, is its system of acoustics. The sounds of hands clapped in the grand portico can be heard in the Durbar Hall, at the very top of the hill. 
GOLCONDA

SALARJUNG MUSEUM
This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. The objects d’art include Persian carpets, Moghal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, famous statues including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items.
salarjung museum

FALAKNUMA PALACE
Falaknuma Palace is situated in Falaknuma, about 4 km South of Charminar. It stands on a hill overlooking the city of Hyderabad. It is a magnificent palace. "The edifice had the same importance in Hyderabad in the near past as the Palace of Kremlin had in Moscow" says Dharmendra prasad. Falaknuma served as the royal guest house for the rulers of Hyderabad, King George and Queen Mary, king Edward-VIII, then Prince of Wale. Falaknuma palace is a masterpiece designed by an Italian architect. The marble used was specially imported from Italy. Palace is about 12 km from Hyderabad railway station and 7 km from Hyderabad  bus station. Excellent transport is available from all parts of the twin-cities.
FALAKNUMA PALACE

GANDIPET LAKE

Located at a distance of 20 km. from Hyderabad, this lake is also called as Osman Sagar. It was constructed by Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Vii Nizam of Hyderabad after the disastrous floods of 1908 by constructing a dam across river Musi. The lake was planned by Mokshagundam Visweswarayya for supplying water to the city of Hyderabad.

The lake is spread over an area of 46 square kilometers. It has well laid out lush green gardens and a swimming pool. It is a very popular picnic spot for the city crowd.

Gandipet Lake

FAMOUS PARKS

On the east side below the dam a pleasant park named Indira park has been laid out. Here too, several hindi and south indian films have had this location for the hero and heroine running round trees and belting out songs and showing off assorted gymnastics.

 

Indra-Park
On the far north side there is another secluded garden called Sanjivayya park. This park is now well connected by the "necklace road" which rings the lake. There is a rose garden adding beauty to the park.
Sanjivayya park

On the southern side, Lumbini park has been laid out. It is popular with kids. In season the road is a blaze of colour with hundreds of tabebuia trees bursting into bright yellow blossoms. With the bright blue sky and little dazzling purple sun birds, it makes a pretty sight.

You can reach Lumbini park, NTR Gardens on reaching Hussain Sagar lake.

Lumbini-Park

STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
Few would believe that this imposing edifice, completed in 1913, was the town hall in the old Hyderabad State. The citizens of Hyderabad raised money to build it to mark the 40th birthday of Nizam Mahboob Ali Khan in 1905. This white gem of Hyderabad's architectural splendour was designed by specially commissioned architects from Rajasthan. This blend of Rajasthan and Persian architecture is now the home of the 295-seat Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
Assembly

OSMANIA UNIVERSITY

 This is one of the oldest universities in India established in 1918. it derives its name from Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Nizam of  Hyderabad. The splendid building, especially the Arts College building, display a perfect example of example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

The university is the first and the only one in India to offer Military Science as a subject of special study. In 1983, a department of Theatre Arts was started which trains students in all aspects of the theatre, from folk forms, classical theatre to the contemporary theatre. There are about 200 colleges affiliated to the university.

Osmania University

RAMOJI FILM CITY
The Film City, spread over 2,000 acres of land studded with hills, vales and lakes, has few parallels as both a tourist attraction and major film-making facility with the virtual reality of American landscape.
Ramoji Film City

SHILPARAMAM

Shilparamam a contrast in time and substance to the Cyber Towers, is memorable as a unique achievement in reviving and preserving centuries-old handicrafts and folk forms of theatre and dance. On display at the crafts village is the colourful and magnificent artistry of the countryside in all its splendour. The setting is exquisitely scenic and serene, encompassing 50 acres of greenery.

Millenia-old rock formations and undulating landscape. The vast expanse of land of this beautiful village is a gift of the Andhra Pradesh government to the South Zone Cultural Centre.

Shilparamam
 

 

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