Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is a 400 year old
metropolis, that represents a perfect blend of old world charm
and modern day charisma. The City was founded in the late 16th
century by the Qutub Shahi Dynasty. The City of Hydrerabad is
known for its minarets and its pearl bazar.
A proud sentinel
in the heart of the old City, Charminar is a majestic edifice
built in 1591 by Quli Qutub Shah . All around Charminar, is a
bustling bazar of pearls and jewellery shops, perfume and attar
vendors. Laad bazar, famous for its glass bangles is close by.
This lengendary citadel built on a 120 metre high granite hill,
was originally founded by the Kakatiyas. The existing structure
was later expanded by the Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort.
The fort is enclosed within eight massive gates studded with
large pointed iron spikes. One of the most remarkable features of
this fort is its advanced acoustics, which enables a hand clap at
the gate to be heard in the citadel.
Sound & light show at Golconda fort
Duration : 55 Minutes
English : Wednesday, Sunday
Hindi : Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Telugu : Thursday
Located near the
Charminar, this huge and impressive mosque can accommodate 10,000
worshippers at a time. The hall is 67 metres long, 54 metres wide
and 23 metres high. The roof is supported by 15 arches. The
colonnades and entrance arches are made of a single slab of
granite. Started in 1614 by Abdullah Qutub shah, the mosque was
completed in 1687 by Aurangzeb.
This museum displays the private collection of Nawab Salar Jung
III. It houses magnificent exhibits of European and Indian
paintings and statuary, jewellery, armour, precious stones and
This palace was built by one of the Paigah nobles, Sir Vicar Ul
Umra, in 1870. It is located 5 kms south of Charminar. The palace
has a library, a picture gallery, and a luxurious reception hall
with cabinets containing diamond, crystal and emerald objects.
This park spreads over 300 acres and is one of the largest in
Asia. Over 3000 different species of birds and animals can be
seen here. Other attractions of the zoo includes a lion safari
park, a nocturnal animal house , a pre-historic animal park, an
ancient life museum and a natural history museum. Large
recreational parks , lush green gardens, a mini train and rides
on animal back, make it an ideal spot for picnic.
This stunningly beautiful modern Hindu temple is dedicated to
Lord Venkateswara. It was built out of white marble. It graces
the rocky hill overlooking the Hussain Sagar
This latest and most modern planetarium in the Country, is being
developed into a centre for the study of astronomy. Sky shows are
held daily in different languages.
Sagar (Tank Bund)
Hyderabad's most popular promenade, the Husain Sagar lake, is the
venue of many a water sport event. Recently installed is the
famous monolith of Buddha, at the centre of the lake.
Mechanised Boat (Pleasure Rides) Adult: Rs.8/- Child: Rs.5/-
Speed - Boat (4 Seater Water Taxi) Rs.55/-
Rowing Rs.8/- Padding Rs.10/-
Established in 1918, the other buildings were completed in 1939
by the late Nizam of Hyderabad. The University houses five
colleges and many institutes.
Hyderabad is connected by air, rail and road.
The City offers a number of luxury and economy hotels.
City buses, Taxis, Autorickshaws, Cyclerickshaws