Hyderabad is also known as Pearl City of India. You have many places to visit and discover the wide culture and history of Hyderabad.
In this article we will cover 5 best tourist attractions of the Pearl City that you must visit before leaving Hyderabad.
Charminar is built at the center of main city of Hyderabad in the year 1591 by Mohammed Quali Shah.
The word Charminar is derived from Urdu word and in English it means four towers. Mohammed quail shah has prayed here for the end of a deadly infectious disease that was ravaging the city. After that they have build this mosque where he prayed.
Each side of Charminar is 20 meter long. There are four corner minarets, each has a height of 56 meters with a double balcony. There are 45 prayer spaces and an open courtyard in the front to offer prayer.
You can visit Charminar at anytime as it’s in open space. If you want to travel by bus then ask for a ticket to charminar bus stop.
Address: Pathergatti road, Hyderabad, AP
Visiting Hours: 9AM to 5:30 PM (If you want to see inside of Charminar or else you can visit it at anytime)
Golconda was the capital of medieval Golconda Sultanate in 1518-1687. It was built in Golconda, Hyderabad by Hindu Kakatiyas dynasty in 945 CE-970CE for their western defenses.
Golconda fort is situated 11 km west Hyderabad. Hands clapped at the entry gate can be heard clearly at Bala Hissar, the highest point of the fort.
Entry ticket for the fort is 10 rupees for Indian nationals and 100 rupees for foreign nationals.
Light and sound show at Golconda Fort is organized every day between 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM.
Address: Golconda, Hyderabad, AP
Visiting Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday closed
Photography: Allowed with permission
Birla mandir is in Naovadh pahad and dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. This temple is made of pure white marble and the Idol Lod Venkateswara is sculpted in a typical oriya style. Being on the top of the hill you can have a nice view of the whole Hyderabad city.
Address: Adarsh Colony, Naubath Pahad, Kala Pahad, Near Hussainsagar Lake, Hyderabad
Visiting Hours: 7 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 9 PM – All days of the week
Hussain Sagar lake
Hussain Sagar is built in 1562 by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali. In 1992, a large white granite statue of Lord Gautam Buddha has been erected in the middle of the lake. This 24 square kilometer long lake is encompassed on one side by the beautiful Lumbini Park.
For tourists, speed boating facilities and 3 huge 48 seated cruises with provision for parties and dinning are available. If you take cruise facility then it will not take you to the Buddha Statue.
With cruise you can have one round trip in Hussain Sagar Lake for 45 minutes. In between, you will have dance and musical events inside the cruise. Those who want to visit the Buddha Statue have to take boating facility.
Address: In front of Central Secretariat, Hyderabad City
Visiting Hours: 1 PM to 9 PM – All days of the week
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji film city is owned by Ramoji Group. This 2000 acre of film city has been placed into the Guinness book of world record for having the largest film studio complex in the world.
It’s also an extremely popular destination for those tourists who are seeking recreation in week end or in holidays. You can see how your favorite movies were made.
Ramoji Film city can be reached by local buses. Buses like 207, 204A, 205, 205A, 205B, 206 and 299 will take you to Ramoji Film City. You can also take private cabs to reach there.
You can buy tickets online by selecting your own package.
Address: Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad – 501512
Visiting Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM – All days (But ticket booking is allowed from 9 AM to 2 PM)