The film city is the brainchild of film producer Ramoji Rao, who wanted to build a studio similar to the ones in Hollywood. On procuring the land, he signed art director Nitesh Rao to design the complex. According to an executive, the builders kept the land, which at that time consisted of jungles and mountainous terrain, intact, without removing one tree or mountain.
Charminar is considered the signature of Hyderabad like how Taj Mahal is for Agra or the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of the city of Hyderabad, laid foundations for Charminar in 1591. It has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque, which is a symbol of the architectural splendor.
These tombs of the legendary Qutb Shahi kings are one-kilometer away from Golconda Fort. Considered one of the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad, they were built in Pathan, Persian, and Hindu architectural forms.
LStretching across 300 lush green acres, the Nehru Zoological Park is a haven for nature lovers. With more than 250 species of animals and birds that are nurtured in closest natural habitats as possible, it is also the first zoo to have moated enclosures for animals
Golconda is among the famous forts of India. It was originally a mud fort, passed to Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who ruled from here from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The fort is well known for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system etc. The glorious past of Golconda Fort is presented effectively with Sound and Light effects, which transports one right back into the times of glory and grandeur.
A colourful shopping centre of the old city, Laad Baazar is tucked away near the lanes of Charminar. One can find bridal wear, pearls and the traditional Hyderabadi stone studded bangles here.
Built by the Nizam’s between 1857-1869, it is one of the key heritage buildings built in Mughal and European styles.
From the stunning Charminar to the world-famous Biryani, from pearls to perfumes. If you are done with threading into the Hyderabad’s many lanes diving into the smell, sound, and culture. — ” ” located in the city of Bahadurpura, just 6 km from the center of Hyderabad.
This museum is home to one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. Some of the objects include Persian carpets, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquer ware, Veiled Rebecca statue and historic items belonging to various dynasties across the world.
A white marble temple of Lord Venkateshwara floats dotting the city skyline, on Kala Pahad, and the idol here is a replica of the one at Tirumala. The temple manifests a blend of South Indian Rajasthani and Utkala temple architectures. In its entirety, it is made of 2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble.
Birla Planetarium is among India’s most well created planetarium and the first-of-its kind in the country built with advanced technology from Japan. It is built on Naubat Pahad.
Created in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali, boating and water sports are an impressive feature of the Hussainsagar Lake. It houses one of the world’s tallest monolithic statues of Gautama Buddha on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the centre of the lake. It is surrounded by other places of interest such as NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Lumbini Park, Tank Bund, Sanjeevaiah Park etc.
Located adjacent to the south west of the Charminar is the famous Mecca Masjid that was completed by Aurangzeb in 1694.
Balaji Temple at Chilkur in Ranga Reddy district is located 33 kms from Mehdipatnam in sylvan surroundings. The temple attracts hundreds of pilgrims each day and is a divine abode.
Situated close to Chilkur, 25 km. from Hyderabad city, the park houses endemic flora of Hyderabad including mammals such as wild boar, jungle cat etc. and birds.