Two things, without which Hyderabad won’t be Hyderabad: Dum biryani and the Charminar! Known globally as the most important landmark of the city, a visit to this historical monument is indeed among the must to have experiences in Hyderabad. All the four minarets of the structure have domes that are decorated with several intriguing designs and artefacts.
A perfect destination to visit; may it be with family or friends, Ramoji Film City is an entire day entertainment for the tourists to Hyderabad. Any kind of activity from enjoying the spellbinding view at this wonderful film city to engaging yourself in an adventure activity, it is all just a step away at Ramoji Film City. The film city not just has a record-setting film studio but also is famous for both natural and artificial attractions. With an inbuilt film studio, amusement park and hotel, a visit to this stunning destination is one of the best things to do in Hyderabad.
If you are looking for a quiet and calm evening in Hyderabad, you must visit the Hussain Sagar Lake! Built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in the year 1562, it was once the primary water source to the city and now serves as an important tourist destination as well as a major sailing destination in the country. Enjoying the beauty of this lake and its magnificent view is something that should not be missed by any tourist of Hyderabad. Within the lake, there stands a 32ft high state of Gautam Buddha that enhances the charm and appeal of the lake.
A city, where almost every corner has a delicious food joint or the display of an architecture brilliance of the old world, Hyderabad takes the pride of being the meeting point of several religions! To witness this, you must visit the grand Makkah Masjjid within the old city limits. With the foundation laid by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, who brought soil from Mecca (or Makkah), the holiest place for the Muslims; this sacred masjid in Hyderabad is located within the close proximity of the Chowmahalla Palace and Charminar. Bricks used in the construction were made from the Mecca and thus it got its name.
An absolute architectural marvel located in Hyderabad; Jagannath Temple is yet another major spot for tourist attraction in this land of Nizams! Catering to the numerous devotees of Lord Jagannath, this modern temple is also a masterpiece in terms of its architectural designs. The temple attracts maximum number of tourists to visit and witness the splendour of Jagannath temple. Built on similar grounds of Jagannath Temple in Puri, this temple in Hyderabad is best known for its architectural wonder, especially the peak of this temple. Along with enjoying the beauty of this temple, tourists and devotees can also pay a visit to the temple during its annual festival and witness the glorious Rathyatra, during which three deities of the temple are taken out on a grand procession.
Hyderabad is the South Indian headquarters for ISKCON in India. The magnificent Sri Sri Radha-Madana-Mohana temple at Nampally Station Road, inaugurated by Swami Prabhupada, will serve as a centre of the cultural, spiritual, educational, and social activities given to uplift the lives of people here. ISKCON Hyderabad is introducing for the first time in South India its major 600-acre community farming project, 40 kilometres from Hyderabad, to benefit about 20,000 villages. Besides regular free nutritional food distribution program, ISKCON is also planning to set up a model high-yielding 600-cow dairy farm, handloom centres, nature-cure hospital, and Gurukal school project.
The Majestic Hare Krishna Golden Temple is the 1st Golden Temple in Telangana, and this Transcendental temple of the Lord has 50 ft Golden Dhwaja Stambh, 4600 sqft Maha Mandapam and 5 golden stairs Rajagopuram. About 700 years back the Lord manifested himself as Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at Road No. 12 Banjara Hills. Along with Lord Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Lord Shiva also self-manifested himself as Swayambhu Sri Panchajanyeshwara Swamy at the same place. The uniqueness of Lord's manifestation at this place is that the Lord and his eternal consort Sri Lakshmi Devi are in a self-manifest standing posture where Lord Narasimhadev appears in a blissful divine state and Mother Lakshmi Devi is mercifully showing her Abhaya Hastha and blessing all the Devotees. The Temple has a rare Saligrama (Shaligrama or Salagrama) shilakept in the Garbhalayam of the presiding deity Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Birla Planetarium a wing of the B.M. Birla Science Centre at Hyderabad is a large planetarium near the Government of India tourist office providing a virtual tour of the stars and the solar system. It is located near the famous tourist attraction Birla Mandir at the center of the city, on the small hill known as Naubat Pahad. It was inaugurated by the Late Mr. N.T. Rama Rao, on 8 September 1985. This planetarium displays and demonstrates the advances in science and technology. There are another two Birla Planetariums. The planetariums holds sky shows everyday at different timings in different languages. The show covers the various aspects of the Cosmos, Space, Solar System, Galaxies, Comets, Eclipses, The Hubble Space Telescope and the mysterious UFO's.
The Salar Jung Museum was established in the year 1951 and is located on the southern bank of the River Musi in Hyderabad, Telangana State of India. The Salar Jung family is responsible for its collection of rare art objects from all over the world. The family is one of the most illustrious families in Deccan history, five of them having been prime-ministers in the erstwhile Nizam rule of Hyderabad-Deccan. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, popularly known as Salar Jung III was appointed prime minister by Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Nizam VII in 1912. Salar Jung III relinquished the post of dewan or Prime Minister in November 1914 and devoted his life in enriching his treasures of art and literature.
The news of his passionate love for art had spread far and wide and his ancestral palace, the Dewan Deodi was forever thronged with sellers of wares from all corners of the world. He also had agents abroad who sent him catalogues and lists from well-known antique dealers. He did not limit his purchases only to these sources but also made purchases personally during his tours abroad to Europe and the Middle Eastern countries.
Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden or Hyderabad Botanical Garden is a botanical garden is located in Kothaguda, Kondapur, Hitec City, Hyderabad. The botanical garden aims at providing the facility of a modern botanical garden to conserve and develop the germ plasm and to educate the people. The garden is spread over 274 acres (1.11 km2) of undulating land and have 19 sectors or 'Vanams'. The first phase is open to the public, with the completion of five sections. The sections include medicinal plants, timber trees, fruit trees, ornamental plants, aquatic plants, bamboos and so on. The park is designed to have large water bodies, rolling meadows, natural forests, rich grasslands and exquisite rock formations.