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5 Must See Places in Hyderabad

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

There are endless activities to do in Hyderabad, encapsulating something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a relaxing vacation, on a quest to indulge in the grandiosity of the culture, a religious vocation to the renowned temples here, or just a family or friends outing, Hyderabad will serve you just right. .

1. Charminar

Built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shai in the year 1591AD, this stunning minaret stand on the banks of the Musi River and once marked the centre of the city. Surrounded by the Laad Bazaar and the Makkah Masjid, this architectural marvel is built in Indo-Islamic style and has four different gateways. 

All the four minarets of the structure has domes that are decorated with several intriguing designs and artefacts.

During your Hyderabad tour, take a stroll around this stunning structure, witness how life thrives around it. Go shopping, sample some of the delicious Hyderabadi dishes and add an extra flavour to your trip!

2. Golconda Fort

Built on a granite hill during the reign of the mighty Kaktiya dynasty, it has witnessed the rise and fall of several other dynasties that ruled over the region at different points of history. Measuring around 400ft, it now attracts a large number of travellers, history buffs, archaeological enthusiasts and others alike. A visit to this historic monument will surely take you back to the era when it served as a strong line of defence for the kings and emperors.

3. Chowmahalla Palace

For several decades, this meticulously designed palace hosted grand celebrations, witnessed several historic occurring and made a prominent mark of the royalty of the Nizams. Built over more than 40 acres, the detailed architecture, elegantly crafted interiors and the layout of Chowmahalla Palace is believed to be inspired from Tehran's Shah Iran Palace.

4. Hussain Sagar Lake

Built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in the year 1562, it was once the primary water source to the city and now serves as an important tourist destination as well as a major sailing destination in the country. 

Located within the diameter of several other landmarks of the city, this artificial lake receives its supply from the Musa River.

5. Birla Mandir

Dedicated to the supreme incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Birla Mandir was built by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. Showcasing the brilliance of Utkala, Dravidian and Rajasthani architecture, this temple is a blissful sightseeing spot for both the believers of Vishnu and lovers of ancient architecture.

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