Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state is one of the oldest city having an age old civilization & culture. Hyderabad is popular for its natural beauty and historic monuments including mosques and minarets, colorful bazaars. Today, it is a major information technology development centre and Microsoft has one of its overseas offices here. Hyderabad, together with its twin city of Secunderabad, has today grown to be India's fifth largest city.
Places to visit
Charminar- This four columned monument 'Charminar', was built by Muhammad Quli in the year 1591. Today it is the best known landmark of Hyderabad. All the four 56 m high minarets are separated by wide arches and plastered by mortar and lime. There is a mosque situated at the second floor of the Minar and considered as the oldest of the city. The Minar is open daily to visitors.
Golconda Fort- Founded in the 13th century, it is one of the most remarkable fort complexes in India. It was later built by the rulers of Qutub Sahi Dynasty, who made it their capital in the year 1525. The massive fort complex houses the ruins of palaces, assembly halls, arsenal, barracks, royal gardens and the Durbar Hall which are the prime features of the fort complex. The beautiful Durbar Hall provides a commanding view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Mecca Masjid- It is another important tourist spot in the city. Its construction was started by Abdula Qutb Shah in 1614 but later completed under the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It is known as Mecca Masjid because some of the bricks are made of soil from Mecca- the holiest pilgrimage place for Muslims.
The Salar Jung Museum- The famous Salar Jung Museum houses around 35,000 antique and art objects from different parts of the world collected mostly by Salar Jung III, a former prime minister of Nizams of Hyderabad. It has a rich collection of oil paintings, carpets, marble sculptures, old clocks, miniature paintings, ivory products and various objects related to different religions.
Quli Qutub Sahi Tombs- All seven kings of Quli Qutub Sahi dynasty are buried in marvelously built tombs which also attract tourists for their architectural beauty.
Lumbini Park- Lumbini Park is one of the beautiful parks in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad located along the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake. The main attractions of the park include a colorful floral clock, waterfalls and fountains. The spectacular musical dancing fountain and water cascade draws huge crowds. Bottom of Form