Places to visit in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, the city of lights, laughter and life, is truly the Pear City which looks like a drop of pearl on the banks of Musi River. This city offers a galore tourist attractions ranging from lakes, gardens to heritage monuments.
Charminar: The Charminar is the most prominent and signature mark of Hyderabad which almost became the synonym of the name “Hyderabad”. This heritage structure lies at the centre of the buzzing commercial ground of old city. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, founder of Hyderabad, erected this unique structure in 1591. Four elegant minarets rising to a height of 48.7 metre above the ground give this structure its name “Charminar” or “four minarets”. Inside the Charminar, there is a mosque with 45 prayer spaces. Visitors queue for this architectural splendour to see the intricate artistry inside the building. In the evening, the Charminar illuminates the surroundings with its light and grace.
Birla Mandir: Even if you are not that much into religion, you should visit the Birla Mandir in Hyderabad not for its religious aspect but for the view it offers. This is a white marble made temple where Lord Venkateshwara is worshiped as deity. Idol inside this temple is a replica of the one at Tirumala Tirupati. Biral Mandir offers an atmosphere of serenity and tranquillity. Located atop of the Kala Pahad, this milky white temple overlooks the whole Hyderabad city and from here one can get a spectacular view of the city particularly in the evening.
Golconda Fort: Golconda is a famous fort of ancient India and it is also one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Hyderabad. The word Golconda was derived from two Telegu words “Golla” and “Konda” meaning “Shepherd's Hill”. This this fort is located on the western part of the city and its distance from the city centre is just 9 kilometers. This fort was once the capital of Golconda Sultanate. Golconda used to be a famous diamond trading spot in ancient India and Kohinoor Diamond, Hope Diamonds and many other famous diamonds were bring here for trading purpose. Light & Sound Show at Golconda Fort takes you back to those golden eras of past.