If you are an avid traveller then you must definitely add Hyderabad to your bucket list. The city offers beautiful landscape views and has a rich historical heritage. Hyderabad also offers savoury cuisine. So if you are a foodie Hyderabad is a must visit. Read on to find out the top five places in Hyderabad you should never miss.
There is only one thing which attracts all minds and that is 'Travel'. Travelling to different places enables you to experience and learn things which one cannot hope to achieve by doing something else. Our lifestyle and work commitments have confined us to a limited place. But we all want to break-free from our tiresome routine to explore the beautiful destinations. The most crucial aspect of travel is to get your tickets done prior to your journey. This gives you an ample time to plan your trip accordingly. As Hyderabad was on my bucket list, I booked cheap flight tickets from Bangalore to Hyderabad. If you are planning a short trip or a family tour to Hyderabad, then here are some quick facts and 5 of the most ideal locations in Hyderabad to be visited. It is a city offering beautiful landscape views along with rich heritage of the past. Hyderabad is truly a feast to your mind, eyes and your tongue as it offers magnificent cuisine too. Below are the 5 ideal tourist places in Hyderabad that will satisfy your love for travelling.
Golconda Fort: The magnificent monument- Golconda Fort lies on the western outskirt of Hyderabad city. It is popularly termed as “Golla Konda” in Telugu or as “Shepherd's Hill”. Originally the fort was constructed during the reign of Yadava dynasty. Later it fell into the hands of many dynasties like Kakatiya, and Bahmani. Further, it was in control of Qutb Shahis and later in the hands of Mughal Dynasty. The Golconda Fort was also home to the world's best diamonds like 'Kohinoor', 'Hope' and the 'Orloff' Diamond. Each and every nook and corner of this magnificent monument echoes its rich heritage and its unparalleled history. Do not miss the sound and light show at the fort.
Charminar: The first thing that comes to our minds when we talk about Hyderabad is 'Charminar'. It is a major tourist attraction in Hyderabad. It is situated in the heart of the city. The monument was constructed in the year 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah. Cazia style architecture is reflected in the monument. It comprises of 4 minarets of 48.7 meter tall. The monument comprises of a mosque and 45 prayer spaces. The area around Charminar is usually crowded, but do not get discouraged as you will get the feel of the old city and the culture. Shopping is cheap around the monument.
Nehru Zoological Park: Nehru Zoological Park is situated in Bahadurpur, over an area of 300 acres. The park comprises of over 1500 wildlife species. Though it was established in the year 1950, it was inaugurated in the year 1963. The park consists of Royal Bengal Tiger, lion, white tiger, orangutan, rhinoceros and many more. The species of reptiles that can be found in the park are giant tortoises, star tortoises, and Indian cobra. Tourist attraction of the park are children's trains, Natural History Museum, elephant rides and the most famous- lion safari.
Birla Mandir: In the southern end of Hussain Sagar- Birla Mandir is located at the top of the hill. The mesmerizing temple was constructed using stunning white marbles. The beautiful temple gives a magnificent view of the city and the lake. The construction of the temple gives a strong resemblance to the Oriyan and the South Indian temples. The tour of Hyderabad is complete only after you visit this beautiful temple. Its architecture will make you revisit this place.
Salarjung Museum: The museum started in the year 1951, and it has beautiful collections of artefacts. Most of the collections were from the renowned Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who was popularly known as Salar Jung III. The collections in the Museum are classified as Art of Middle East, Indian Art, European Art, and Far Eastern Art. The museum also comprises a section for children. The antiques in the museum include bronze statues, Persian carpets, jade carvings, wood carvings, Indian sculptures, antiques from various parts of the world, and many more.