Hyderabad is the largest and capital city of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located on the banks of Musi River the city is situated at an elevation of around 542 meters. It has a hilly terrain and artificial lakes which are now tourist attraction places in the city. We recommend you some of the important places that should be visited in Hyderabad on your visit to the city which is called ‘The City of Pearls’.
- Charminar: An iconic landmark of the city, Charminar is the most reckoned and must-visit place in Hyderabad. Originally built as the mosque, Charminar is a building which has 4 minarets hence the name. Located at the heart of the city, Charminar has some of the good street foods, Irani tea and many other things which you would notice when you visit Char Minar.
- Golconda Fort: Originally known as Mankal. Golconda Fort was first built by Kakatiyas for defence purpose. The fort was built on giant granite hill which is surrounded by huge walls. The fort rose to its prominence for many other rulers and it became the part of Bahmani Sultanate in 1364AD. The fort was under the control until the battle of Sultanate vs. Mughal. The fort served as the vault for the famed Koh-I-Noor diamond and hope diamonds. When India was the only nation that used to supply diamonds, Golconda was the market city for diamond trade.
- Hussain Sagar: one of the largest man-made lake present in Hyderabad, Hussain Sagar Lake is a heart-shaped lake built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563. Fed by river Musi, it has an area around 5.7 square kilometres and has a maximum depth of 32 feet. A large statue of Gautama Buddha was erected in 1992 on the Gibraltar Rock. The lake separates Hyderabad with its twin city, Secunderabad. One of the famous landmark when you visit the city, you can explore the place via pedestal boating, speed boats and there are many various nearby attractions situated near to Hussain Sagar.
- Ramoji Film City: Built in the year 1996, Ramoji Film City is one of the largest film studios in the world and has received Guinness World Record certificate for the same. This film city was a brainchild of producer Ramoji Rao who wanted to build a studio similar to the ones in Hollywood. The total area size of the film city is around 1666 acres which have many places of attractions such as film sets, theme parks and amusement parks. It is said that around 1-1.5 million people visit the Film city every year.
- NTR Gardens: Latest addition for tourists to visit in Hyderabad is NTR Gardens. Located near to Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR Gardens has rock gardens, IMAX Theatre. It has an area size of around 34 acres and has a variety of plants, garden, souvenir complex, restaurant, visitor train and waterfall.