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Hyderabad attractions, such as Charminar, Falaknuma Palace, Chowmahella Palace, the Golconda Fort, Tank Bund, Buddha Statue, Hyderabad Zoo and the Ramoji Film City, to name just a few are mentioned on these pages. `HyderabadToursTravels.com` is the ultimate and complete tourist guide to Hyderabad attractions and sightseeing, providing up-to-date information on Hyderabad attractions, monuments, museums, parks, markets, hotels, and art galleries in Hyderabad.

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Charminar

Charminar - a major landmark of Hyderabad with four graceful minarets located in the old city of hyderabad. It is built by Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah as a memorial for plague victims. Charminar in most occasions is used to represent the city and the state and is hailed as a unique Deccan monument. It is in the midst of Charkaman which are four archaways leading to roads in all four directions of the Charminar monument. It has the signature style of Islamic architecture. This great tribute to aesthetics looks sturdy and solid from a distance and, as one moves closer, it emerges as an elegant and romantic edifice proclaiming its architectural eminence in all its detail and dignity. Charminar looks equally spectacular at night when it is illuminated. Apart from being the core of the city’s cultural milieu, it has become a brand name.

Mecca Masjid Hyderabad

Makkah Masjid was built during the reign of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the 6th Qutb Shahi Sultan of Golconda (now Hyderabad). The three arched facades have been carved from a single piece of granite, which took five years to quarry. More than 8,000 workers were employed to build the mosque. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah personally laid the foundation stone. The construction was later completed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after conquering Hyderabad.
Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam, and used them in the construction of the central arch of the mosque, thus giving the mosque its name. It formed the centerpiece around which the city was planned by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah.

Chowmahella Palace

Chowmahalla Palace Chowmahallat (4 Palaces), was a palace belonging to the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizam.One monument that in its intrinsic grandeur still exudes the power of yore is the Chowmahalla Palace. (Chow means four. And Mahal means Palace. Chow-Mahalla therefore means four palaces).  While Salabat Jung initiated its construction in 1750, it was completed by the period of Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V, the V Nizam ensured its completion between 1857 and 1869.
It is believed to be modelled on Shah of Iran's palace in Tehran.

Nizams's Museum

The museum is a repository mainly of souvenirs, gifts and mementos presented by dignitaries to the last Nizam gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. Models made of silver of all the landmark buildings in Hyderabad, and citations in Urdu about H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan. a wooden writing box studded with mother-of-pearl, diamond and gold-studded daggers, caskets, and silver ittardans (perfume containers) presented by the raja of palvancha. silver coffee cups studded with diamonds and silver filigree elephant with mahout are on display. A 1930 Rolls Royce, Packard and a Jaguar Mark V are among the vintage cars on display.
 

Golconda Fort

Golkonda or Golla konda (shepherd's hill) a ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364–1512), is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad. Golkonda was originally built by the Kakatiya dynasty. However, the most important builder of Golkonda was Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Wali, the fourth Qutub king of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty. Ibrahim was following in the spirit of his ancestors, the Qutub Shahi kings, a great family of builders who had ruled the kingdom of Golkonda from 1512.
 

Qutub Shahi Tombs- 7 Tombs

Mohd. Quli Qutb Shah died at the age of 49 on January 11, 1612 A.D., exactly 400 years ago. The corresponding date as per the Hijri calendar is Saturday, the 17 Zul Qadah, 1020 A.H.  This inscription in Persian is engraved in ‘Naskh' script and can be seen at the foot of the tomb. Incidentally, on the same day his son-in-law, Mohd. Qutb Shah, who built the Mecca Masjid, ascended the throne. Mohd. Quli Qutb Shah's 31-year rule is considered a high point of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. He modelled Hyderabad on the lines of Isfahan in Persia on a grid pattern with the architectural marvel, Charminar, at the centre.

Salarjung Museum

The Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949).The paintings of legendary Raja Ravi Varma,Aurangzebs sword, Jade crafted daggers of, Emperor Jehangir, Noorjahan and Shah Jehan. A wardrobe of Tipu Sultan and A tiffin box made of gold and diamond,The furniture collection belonging from the time of Louis 14th-17th and Napolean.

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad. It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State but it was later owned by the Nizams. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of H.H. The Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur. Falak-numa literally means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu. In 2000 Taj Hotels started renovating and restoring it. The new renovated hotel was opened in Nov, 2010
Retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums, distinguished Heads of State and walk the walk of Kings through this Palace in the sky. 2000 feet above Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace's 60 beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored rooms allow you to journey into the clouds and into the glided ages, where grandeur and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure.

Purani Haveli

Purani Haveli is situated to the south east of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewandevdi in Hyderabad. It is a U-shaped housing complex with a single storied central building in typical European fashion, flanked by two double storied oblong shaped wings. Purani Haveli is a palace located in Hyderabad, India. It was the official residence of the Nizam. It was also known as Haveli Khadeem, which means old mansion, was constructed for Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III (1803–1829) by his father Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah II. The palace also houses the Nizam's museum, which is dedicated to the last Nizam of Hyderabad state. Currently the palace is being used as a school and as an Industrial Training Institute ITI.

State Legislative Assembly

The Andhra Pradesh State Assembly Building, Hyderabad, is the seat of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature. It was built in 1913, the building was originally the Hyderabad Town hall. The Citizens of Princely state of Hyderabad raised money to build it to mark the 40th birthday of Nizam Mir Mahboob Ali Khan in 1905. This white gem of Hyderabad's architectural splendor was designed by specially commissioned architects. It adjoins the picturesque public gardens. A 22 feet tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi, stands on a 6 feet pedestal in the Assembly building precincts.

Asman Garh Palace

Asman Garh Palace is a palace located in Hyderabad, India. The name meaning, Asman for Sky, and Garh for home, since the palace was located so high on a hillock. It is located on the road from Malakpet and Dilsukhnagar.The palace presently hosts a museum displaying archaeological relics. The palace presently is converted into a school.  Asman Garh Palace Hyderabad which was designed and built by Sir Asman Jah, a noble belonging to the Paigah family and one time Prime Minister of Hyderabad State.
 

Taramati Baradari

Taramati Baradari was a sarai (a caravan station for traders and travelers) as part of Ibrahim Bagh, a Persian style garden built during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, the second Sultan of Golconda. The Baradari was constructed on the banks of the Musi river. The tourism department attributes the name to the reign of the Seventh Sultan of Golconda, Abdullah Qutb Shah who as an ode to his favorite courtesan, Taramati, is said to have named the sarai Taramati Baradari. Taramati Baradari pavilion has 12 doorways and was constructed to allow cross ventilation and is one of the most indigenous techniques to have been used at that time

Nehru Zooligical Park

Nearly 100 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed at the zoo, including indigenous animals like the Indian rhino, Asiatic lion, tiger, panther, gaur, orangutan, crocodile, python, as well as deer, kangaroos, antelopes, and birds.
Nehru Zoological Park (also known as Hyderabad Zoo) is a 380 acres (150 ha) zoo located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the three most visited destinations in Hyderabad. It is named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Hussain Sagar Lake

Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It was a lake of 5.7 square kilometres built on a tributary of the River Musi to meet the water and irrigation needs of the city. There is a large monolithic statue of the Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake which was erected in 1992.  The Huge Buddha Statue statue that can be seen in different photos and pitures of Hyderabad is a Buddhe Statue in the centre of the Lank called as Hussein Sagar or Locally Known as Tank Bund. This is approachable with a short boat ride from Lumbini Park and takes about 10 mins to the centre.

Ramoji Film City

Every year, the studios attracts over a million tourists, and the complex creates revenues in billions of rupees. Located at the entrance of the film city are the 3-star hotel, Tara and a 5-star hotel, Sitara for the film production units as well as for tourists. Once inside, there is Hawa Mahal, an intricate miniature Golconda Fort, which is on a hilltop from which one can have a Bird's-eye view of the whole studio. The vintage Film City coaches shuttle visitors around the studios on a guided tour. There are several settings in the studios which lead the visitors from streets of the Mauryan Empire or the Mughal Empire or even the American Old West. There's also the famous Hollywood sign displayed on the hills at the studios.

Hyderabad is known as The City of Pearls, as once it was the only global center of large diamonds and natural pearls trade. Many traditional and historical bazaars are located around the city. The Laad Bazaar situated near Charminar has shops that sell pearls, jewellery and products such as silverware, Nirmal, Kalamkari paintings and artifacts, bidriware, lacquer bangles studded with stones, saris, handwoven materials silk and cotton ware are made. The following is a list of tourist attractions in Hyderabad.

 

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