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Places Worth Visiting
Ramoji Film City
Jawahar Deer Park
Nehru Zoological Park
Qutub Shahi Tombs
B M Birla Planetarium
Osman Sagar (Gandipet)
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Centre for Education
Places Worth Visiting
The Twin Cities of Hyderabad-Secunderabad offer an enriching experience to the visitor. The city is a fine blend of nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future. Visitors to the Twin Cities can partake of not only its rich heritage but also its vibrant city life. This is an ideal destination for the discerning traveler.
Hyderabad is the ideal starting point to begin a tour of South India. The museums, temples, lakes, gardens, culture and crafts of South India wait to be discovered by you, as you arrive in Hyderabad.
Mecca Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in the historic city of Hyderabad, is one of the City of Pearl's major landmarks.
Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, sixth ruler of Hyderabad, ordered the construction of the Mecca Masjid in 1617. The mosque was completed in 1694 under sixth Mughal emperor Aurungzeb's orders.
Legend has it that the mosque's bricks were made from earth brought from the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Legend also has it that the five arched facades were carved from a single granite piece that took five years to quarry. And that anyone who sits on the two stone seats in the central courtyard will definitely return to Hyderabad. more details . . . . .
Golconda fort is a majestic monument, which lies on the western outskirts of Hyderabad city. It speaks of a great cultural heritage of 400 years and is a place worth visiting. Before the advent of Hyderabad, Deccan was ruled from Golconda fort. It was earlier established by the Kakatiya's in the 13th century and the existing structure was constructed by the Qutub Shahi kings. It was renovated by the first three Qutub Shahi kings, over a span of 62 years.
Golconda is also known as Shepherd's Hill" or "Golla Konda", in Telugu. According to a legend, a shepherd boy found an idol on the rocky hill called 'Mangalavaram'. This news reached the Kakatiya king, who was then ruling Golconda. He ordered the construction of a mud fort around the holy spot. Later, the fort was expanded by the Qutub Shahi kings into a huge structure made of granite. more details...........
Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, India. It is located in Falaknuma, 5km. from Charminar was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad. Falaknuma literally means "Star of Heaven" in Urdu.
The Nizam VI in 1897 used the palace as a royal guest house as it had a commanding view of the entire city. As the Nizam liked the guest house, the Falaknuma palace was gifted to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mehboob Ali Khan by the generous Nawab.
One of the highlight's of the palace is the state reception room, whose ceiling is decorated with frescoes and gilded relief's. The ballroom contains a two-ton manually operated organ said to be the only one of its kind in the world. more details....