Top Places to Visit In Hyderabad

Ramoji Film city, Chowmahalla Palace, Hussain Sagar Lake, Charminar, Golkonda Fort and Salar Jung Museum are some of the major attraction of Hydrabad city.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Ramoji Film city, Chowmahalla Palace, Hussain Sagar Lake, Charminar, Golkonda Fort and Salar Jung Museum are some of the major attraction of Hydrabad city.

Ramoji Film city:

Ramoji Film City is a beautiful holiday get away with cinematic themes in the happening city of Hyderabad that is set up by Ramoji Rao in 1996. There is so much for you to see, learn and experience as new thing there. It is also certified as the World's largest Filmstudio Complex by the Guinness World Records. Due to its unique and beautiful themes, it attracts millions of people every year. In Ramoji Film City, you can indulge in a number of activities ranging from film city tours to adventure sports, toy train rides to a number of gardens. Smaller renditions of famous monuments in the country such as the Amer Palace are also present here.

Chowmahalla Palace:

The Chowmahalla Palace was built in Hyderabad between the years 1857 and 1869 which was served as the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad during their reign. The edifice of the Chowmahalla Palace was the main venue where the Nizams used to entertain their guests and other special visitors and organise many elaborate ceremonies.
The palace is designed in a very complicated way and is well known for its unique style and elegance which holds a unique Nawabi charm in itself. It is still the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams and has been decorated with UNESCO's Asia Pacific Merit award in 2010 as well.
The architecture of the Chowmahalla Palace is an imposing sight.

Hussain Sagar Lake:

The Hussain Sagar Lake is Asia's largest artificial lake which is one of the most popular tourist hotspot situated in Hyderabad. The lake was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1563 during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha which is right in the centre of the lake, this place is famously known as Tank Bund as well. The 3 km long dam wall that connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad is one of the attraction.

Charminar:

Charminar is the most prominent landmark located right in the heart of Hyderabad. It got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. It is believed that the four minarets stand for the first four khalifas of Islam. It is situated on the east bank of Musi River and stands tall amidst the labyrinthine Laad Bazaar in the old city. The imposing structure looks inspiring during the night when it is illuminated. Charminar was built by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty when he shifted his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad. The existence of a secret tunnel under the Charminar that connects it to the Golkonda Fort. It was created as a means of escape for the royal family in the time of emergencies. The area around Charminar is popular for colorful bangles, jewellery, pearls and scrumptious dishes.

Golkonda Fort:

Golkonda fort is spread over an area of three square kilometres which is 4.8 kilometres in length. It is situated in the Western part of the beautiful city of Hyderabad at a distance of near about 9 km from Hussain Sagar Lake. If a person standing at a certain point near the dome entrance claps his hands, it can clearly be heard at the hilltop pavilion which lies at a distance of about one kilometre. This feature proved to be useful as with the help of this, people living inside the fort were warned of any approaching danger if any. The Golkonda Fort showcases majestic halls, stables, magazines, four drawbridges and mounted cannons.

Salar Jung Museum:

The Salar Jung Museum is located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River, in Hyderabad. It is one of the three national museums in the country and one of the largest in the world. It gives us an insight of civilizations. The museum is a repository of art collections with over one million collections of paintings, sculptures, carvings, manuscripts and artefacts. A few of these date as back as the first century.
The collections are credited to the sole effort of Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan. A painting of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Aurangzeb's sword, daggers of Shah Jahan, Jehangir and a wardrobe of Tipu Sultan are a few prized possession of the museum. The Salar Jung Museum is the third largest museum in India and is the biggest one-man collection of antiques on the planet. The collection to the museum was sourced from the Salar Jung Family. The museum also houses an excellent library with more than sixty thousand books and almost eight thousand rare manuscripts. The museum is a member of various historical and museological organizations, like ICOM-INC and Museum Association of India. It organizes regular exhibitions on different themes and also maintains a 'Mobile Exhibition Van' for outdoor exhibitions.

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