The capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad and regarded as India’s fourth most populous city. Hyderabad occupies 650 square kilometres on the banks of the Musi River on the Deccan Plateau in southern India.
Its population is 6.8 million. Although a growing metropolitan city its suffers from a lot of pollution and quite a few logistical and socio-economic problems.
However, Hyderabad is a city where a tourist can explore a lot of historical and interesting places. Some of the most popular and eye-catching historic monuments of Hyderabad include Charminar, Qutub Shahi Tombs and many more.
Other than historical places, Hyderabad is also filled with many interesting places to visit which include beautiful gardens, lakes, temples, museums and the most popular Ramoji film city. Though, it is really difficult to cover the whole city in a short trip, following are some destinations that are surely the biggest attractions of this City of Pearls.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is a popular destination of Hyderabad, consider the world’s largest Film Studio Complex. Ramoji Film City holds a lot of attractions including shows, rides, restaurants, and shopping. This place in Hyderabad is a great place to visit for all age groups and is the ultimate leisure point for holidays, honeymooners, corporate meetings, events, theme parties, family get-togethers and grand weddings. Besides all that, the magic of film making world has also made it one of the most favorite tourist point in Hyderabad.
This lake was excavated in 1562 A.D. by Hussain Shah Wali during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. The Hussainsagar lake has a promenade that is a busy thoroughfare today. Major attraction of this destination is boating and water sports. In the middle of the Hussainsagar Lake is one of the world’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha which stands on the “Rock of Gibraltar”.
Golconda Fort of Hyderabad is a well-preserved Fort of India. Built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1525 it is eight kilometers in circumference. The monument is the perfect place to visit during a trip to Hyderabad as it has great historic heritage. Architecture of Golconda fort is beautiful with eight gateways, 48 tunnels, 87 turrets and pails. Nawabi culture and grandeur is visible in this magnificent fort.
Salar Jung Museum
Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad city is a great repository of rare and wonderful objects and there is a huge collection, conservation and preservation of many interesting things. The most popular galleries are Clock Gallery, European Porcelain Gallery and Rebecca Gallery. The Salar Jung Museum has more than 40,000 objects belonging to different civilizations and is divided into different sections which include Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, Children’s Art, European Art and Far Eastern Art.