When a poet, architect and an aesthete supervises the building of a city, beauty, balance and symmetry are to be expected. What leads romance to the city of Hyderabad, is the love story of a young prince and a village belle that resulted in its very foundations being laid. All the good hotels in Hyderabad are epitome of hospitality and make the travel to Hyderabad unforgettable.
Language Hindi & English
Best time to visit October to March
The Golconda Fort was established by the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and Kakatiyas of Warangal. This fort was named after the Telugu word "Golla Konda" which means "Shephard's Hill". It was earlier a mud fort and the Golconda received its present form by Qutub Shahi kings. Today, it stands with a massive structure of granite. The walls of this fort have eight gates and 87 bastions. They are spread over an area of 7 kms.
The Charminar is a famous landmark of Hyderabad tourism. It was constructed by Mohd. Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1591 in order to mark the end of plague in the city. This symbolic monument has four dominating minarets each 54 meters high. They are adorned with carved lotus buds and petals. There is also a mosque here.
The Lad Bazaar at is famous tourist shopping hub for pearls, stone studded colored bangles and other bridal finery. Due to the thriving pearl industry, Hyderabad is also known as the ' City of Pearls'.
Qutub Shahi Tombs
The Royal Qutub Shahi tombs are located just half a km. away from Golconda Fort. There are almost seven Qutub Shahi kings buried in the middle of the Ibrahim Bagh.
The Salarjung Museum is one of the most famous museums in India. It is one of the biggest one man collection of valuable antiques in the world. There are almost 35 rooms in the museum. The Jade room of the museum consists of exquisite objects that belonged to former Indian rulers like Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan, Shahjahan and the Asaf Jahis of Hyderabad.
Sri Venkateshwara Temple
The Venkateshwara temple is popularly known as 'Birla Mandir'. It was built on 280 feet high Kala Pahad. This temple provides beautiful views of the Hussain Sagar lake, located nearby. It took almost 2000 tones of white marble to build this temple. This temple is a perfect blend of north and south Indian style of architecture.
Nehru Zoological Park
This park is spread over an vast area of 300 acres and is surrounded by lush greenery. It is one of the biggest Zoo in India with over 250 species of animals and birds kept in natural environment. Other highlights of the park are the Lion safari park, which is the first in Asia. Apart from these, the Natural History Museum, pre-historical animals park, nocturnal birds and a children park with a train ride are other important attractions