Tourist Attractions in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the capital of the Southern state of Telangana. The city of Nizams as it is better recognised as, it has of late become a hub for the IT industry. The city has a great history and is also known for its stand-out rock formations. Some of the most interesting and famous places you must visit in Hyderabad are listed below.
An engineering marvel of the 14th century, was formerly known as Mankal. It was first built by Kakatiya Dynasty as a part of their western defences along the Kondapalli Fort route. It was soon overtaken by the Qutub Shahi Dynasty after the Bahmani rule weakened. The fort is one of the most attractive sites in Hyderabad especially with the famous love story of Qutub Shah and Bhagmati.
Salar Jung Museum
This museum has the largest collection of antiques. It is a single man’s collection Mir Yusuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III which makes it a speciality. It has a collection of Japanese lacquerware, famous statues, Mughal artefacts and clothing, a superb collection of jade, daggers and swords of Queen Noor Jahan, Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan, and much more. The Veiled Rebecca is one of the most beautiful statues you will find at the museum.
Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah of Hyderabad, built the Charminar in 1591. The area is now known as the old city. It is said that the Charminar was built as a charm to prevent or to save people from a deadly epidemic that was raging that time. Four beautifully designed minarets stand to a height of 48.7 meters above the ground. Charminar has 45 prayer areas and a mosque inside. Visitors can view the architectural splendour both inside and on the outside of the monument.
Hussain Sagar Lake
The lake was built in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It was constructed as a reservoir and also has one of the tallest Buddha statues of the Asian continent. Boating and watersports are an attraction for tourists and even the local public of the city.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Hyderabad. Most of the Bollywood and Tollywood films are shot at Ramoji Film City. It is the largest film city in the world. It is spread over 1633 acres. The recent haul of the most popular film “Bahubali”, which became a worldwide topic was entirely shot at Ramoji Film City.
The 30-acre village, Shilparamam showcases arts and crafts from all over India. The village hosts annual bazaars, where artists and artisans from all over the country exhibit their talent and performances of cultural art forms like musical folk and classical dances.