Endearingly called the pearl city of India, Hyderabad is undoubtedly the crown jewel for India. With its historical monuments, gardens and lakes, Hyderabad is instantly liked by anyone who visits. Hyderabad has had a very colorful and historical past and these historic places stand as a testament to it. We have jotted down some of the most famous tourist spots in Hyderabad so that you get to experience the essence of Hyderabad fully.
To reach Hyderabad, there are many trains available or you can also check out cheap flights from Bangalore to Hyderabad in low or no frill airlines too. Board a flight and reach there in more comfort and less time.
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Let’s now dive right into the list of some of the most famous touristy places in Hyderabad.
The Charminar is as much a landmark in Hyderabad as Eiffel Tower is in London or the Red Fort is in Mumbai. Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it. It is said to be built as a charm to ward off a raging epidemic in that time. The architectural splendor of the Charminar is a specter to behold.
2. Hussain Sagar Lake
This is the longest manmade lake in Asia. The lake is so famous because it has a monolith of Lord Buddha directly in the center of the lake. It joins the good cites of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It also has water sports and boat rides.
3. Golkonda fort
For the history enthusiasts out there this is a treat. The fort is in ruins as of present but these ruins speak the tale of the glorious past of this fort. This fort also hosts a presentation in the evenings. This documentary is aimed at making the visitors experience the vibrant past of the building.
4. Chowmahalla Palace
This palace is located near laal bazaar and Charminar. This palace is still the property of the son of Nizaam. This palace has witnessed many cocktail parties and conferences and that is what makes this place fun to be. The reminiscing past of the building is what makes this place an exciting spot to be at.
5. Taramati Baradari
Located at Ibrahimbagh, on the Osman Sagar (Gandipet) Road, close to Golconda, this baradari has a sprawling 7- acre land with lush greenery. In the background one is able to see the famous Golconda Fort. This baradari hosts many music concerts and social events owing to its vast land coverage.
6. Birla Mandir
This white marble temple can easily be seen on the city skyline owing to its height and the stark marble exterior. This is the temple of Lord Venkateshwara and is situated on kala pahad. The serenity the marble complex provides the place is incomparable.
7. Mecca Masjid
Qutb Shahi dynasty | Image Resource : blogspot.com
This masjid is the oldest and the largest masjid of India. The mosque gets its name because of the arch in the Centre that was built from bricks made out of the holy soil of Mecca on the orders of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty.
The list includes the most famous monuments as well as lakes and parks of Hyderabad. Hope you have a historic time visiting these places.