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Hyderabad Guide


Hyderabad


Hyderabad is the capital of southern India's Telangana state. A major center for the technology industry, it's home to many upscale restaurants and shops. Its historic sites include Golconda Fort, a former diamond-trading center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. The Charminar, a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an old city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar.




About Hyderabad


Hyderabad rivals Delhi with its collection of gorgeous mosques, minarets, tombs and palaces. Its culture and history remain its biggest attractions. It was founded in the late 16th century by the Qutub Shahi rulers, who shifted their capital to the banks of the Musi river, after a water shortage in Golconda. It was ruled by the Mughals, and from the 18th century onwards, by the Asaf Jah dynasty who called themselves the Nizams of Hyderabad. Under these rulers, Hyderabad became one of the richest cities in India and an important centre of art, culture and education. More recently, as an important technology hub, it has become a city where the past rubs shoulders with the present.



Climate


Like many Indian cities Hyderabad has a tropical climate. The best time to visit the city is from mid-November to mid-February. Temperatures are mild with abundant sunshine during this time and average temperature range from a low of 15°C (59°F) to a high of 29°C (85°F). March to June is hot and dry with occasional thunderstorms. Highs can reach 45°C (113°F) or more.






Get Around


There are many ways to get around in Hyderabad. It has an efficient bus service, good autorickshaw service and well-developed Radio taxi services as well as new app-based services such as Uber and Ola. There is a local train service running from Lingampally to Secunderabad. Uber/Ola are highly reliable and used is quite popular amongst the new-gen who have been rolling the ball of technological advancements in the city.






Places to Visit



Ramoji Film City

It is world’s best film city. It is a very famous tourist place, it has an amusement park also. It was setup by Ramoji group in 1996. Number of films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri, English and several TV commercials and serials are produced here every year.

Charminar

Charminar is very popular tourist destination of Hyderabad. The Charminar was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah. It has become a famous landmark in Hyderabad and one among the known monuments of India. A thriving market exists around the Charminar: Laad Baazar is known for jewellery, especially exquisite bangles, and the Pather Gatti is famous for pearls.

Golconda Fort

Golconda is also known as Golkonda or Golla konda. The most important builder of Golkonda was Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Wali, it is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad. The Golconda Fort consists of four different Forts. The fort of Golconda is known for its magical acoustic system.

Chowmahalla palace

Chowmahalla palace was a residence of Nizams of Hyderabad. Chowmahalla Palace was recently refurbished by experts and has been open to public for the last 7 yrs. This palace is situated near charminar. It is worth seeing this palace. The palace also has some Royale vintage cars, cloths, photos and paintings to showcase.

Birla Mandir

Birla mandir of Hyderabad is a very huge temple. It took 10 years of construction. It is a hindu temple. The architect of the temple is a blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala style. The temple was constructed by Birla foundation. Temple has the idol of Lord Venkateswara.

Shri Jagannath Temple

The Shri Jagannath Temple is a modern day temple built by the local Oriya community over here. This replica of the original in Puri draws devotees with its sanctum sanctorum housing statues of Lord Jagannath, and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.

Mecca Masjid

Listed among heritage monuments in Hyderabad, Mecca Masjid or Makka Masjid as referred by locals holds a distinct position of not just being the oldest mosques in the city but is also one of India’s biggest. This 400year old monument was constructed using the soil from Mecca. Hence the name.

Necklace Road

A wonderful place to relax. The name comes from the fact that the whole road, along with Hyderabad’s Tank Bund, resembles a beautiful necklace when seen from the sky. The road has eat streets and parks nearby.

Nehru Zoological Park

It is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad. The zoo runs multiple safari trips each day through the safari area where animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, sloth bear etc. are housed. The zoo also has special educational shows and feeding sessions scheduled each day. Other attractions include a natural history museum and a train.

Salar Jung Museum

It is one of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family.

Wonderla

The loudest, craziest, and the most amazing part of town. This simply is not just an amusement park, but a world of breath-taking charm. It’s a place to celebrate the smaller moments and share big wonders. Get on one of the many exhilarating rides, or simply laze by the pool. But whatever you do, here, everybody gets a little closer. Other water parks are Ocean Park, Mount Opera, Jal Vihar, Escape Water Park.

Snow World

ITS SNOW ALL THE WAY! Its indeed a wonder world in India, the indoor area filled with plenty Of Snow which is produced using state of the art technology, the snow is as natural as found in nature.

NTR Gardens

A leisure and entertainment centre adjoining the Hussain Sagar Lake, the NTR Gardens houses a Memorial of Late Shri N.T. Rama Rao, former Chief Minister, with an exemplary piece of architecture. Other parks here are Lumbini, Sanjeevaiah.

Shilparamam

Shilparamam at Hyderabad is an arts and crafts village exhibiting various art forms and handicrafts of diverse artists from all over the State. You can buy absolutely traditional souvenirs for yourself and your friends when you tour Shilparamam. It hosts a multitude of ethnic art and crafts from all over the country.

Birla Planetarium

The Planetarium offers daily sky shows (in Telugu and English) reciting various aspects of the enigmatic Cosmos, the mind boggling mysteries of the Universe, the undying comets, the Hubble Space Telescope, Eclipses, the puzzling Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO's) and the very recent clash of the Titans. The most recent addition to the Planetarium is the Dinosorium .It also has a science museum.

Leonia Resorts

High Standard Luxury Eco Friendly 5 star Resort. Other resorts near the city are Pragathi Resorts, Alankrita Resorts, Dream Valley Resorts.

Dhola-ri-Dhani

An ethnic Rajasthani village located far from the madding crowd just 11 kms from Secunderabad at Kompally on Medchal Highway.