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Best Tourist Attractions to visit in Hyderabad


Hyderabad is the Capital city of TELANGANA. Here are some of the popular Tourist Attractions in Hyderabad along with their approximate distances from Koti Hyderabad.

Charminar:


The Charminar represents the glorious iconic structure of the city. Constructed in 1591 CE, Charminar is a famous monument and mosque with four minarets and arches located on the east bank of Musi river.

There are roughly 149 winding steps to reach the upper floor. Senior citizens or those having knee problems can avoid climbing the stairs.

Attractions:
  1. To the west of Charminar lies the famous Laad Bazaar or Choodi Bazaar.
  2. Choodi Bazaar is a very popular old market packed with shops selling bangles, clothes, jewellery and more.
  3. To the southwest of Charminar lies Makkah Masjid, which is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad.
Opening Hours: 9:30AM to 5:30PM (Daily)

Address:
Char Kaman,
Ghansi Bazaar,
Hyderabad - 500002

Birla Temple:

Birla Temple or Birla Mandir is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Venkateswara Swamy in the heart of Hyderabad city. Birla Temple was built on 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad.

The construction of the temple took around ten years and was opened to the public by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Birla Mandir was built by Birla Foundation.

Attractions:
  1. Lord Venkateswara Swamy is the presiding deity of Birla Temple.
  2. He is made of granite and is 11 feet tall.
  3. There are no traditional bells in this temple.
  4. Birla Temple is open to all.
  5. Birla Temple is built in 1976 using white marbles imported from Rajasthan.
Opening Hours: 7:00AM to 12:00AM and 3:00PM to 9:00PM (Daily)

Address:

Hill Fort Rd,
Ambedkar Colony,
Khairatabad,
Hyderabad - 500004

Golconda Fort:

Golconda, also known as Golkonda or Golla Konda is a famous fort and citadel located just 11 km away from Hyderabad city. The fort was once served as the Capital of ancient Golconda which thrived in the 14th to 16th century.

Attractions:
  1. The name of Golkonda is originated from the two Telugu words "Golla Konda" which translates to "Shepherd’s Hill".
  2. The famous Kohinoor and Hope diamonds are once stored along with other diamonds in a vault in Golkonda Fort.
Opening Hours: 9:00AM to 5:30PM (Daily)

Address:

Khair Complex,
Ibrahim Bagh,
Hyderabad - 500008

Chilkur Temple:

Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad

Chilkur Balaji Temple is also known as Visa Temple is a popular ancient temple in Hyderabad. The primary deity of Chilkur temple is Sri Venkateswara Swamy as Lord Balaji along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi accompanying him.

Chilkur temple is at a distance of around 30 km from Hyderabad. The temple is present on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake near Vikarabad road. Many devotees, who cannot go to Tirumala Temple, often come to Chilkur Balaji temple.

Attractions:
  1. Chilkur Balaji Temple is called Visa God as he has power to fulfill the wishes of all devotees in getting their Visa and Passports pretty soon.
  2. Usually, devotees perform 11 Parikramas (rounds) and offer prayer to the God to fulfil their wishes.
  3. Devotees who's wishes are fulfilled come here to Chilkur and perform 108 Parikramas or Pradakshinas around the temple.
  4. There is no Hundi or Collection box present in this temple.
  5. The temple is open for all the visitors throughout the week and there is no ticket system in Chilkur Balaji temple.
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Opening Hours: 5:00AM to 8:00PM (Daily)

Address:

Chilkur Balaji Temple Road,
Chandanagar Village,
Hyderabad - 501504

Buddha Statue of Hyderabad:

Tankbund Gautama Buddha Statue

The Buddha Statue standing in Abhya Mudra pose on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of the Hussain Sagar lake is one of the best places in Hyderabad for family outing.

You can reach the Buddha Statue by boat in just 15 minutes on the Hussain Sagar lake. Best time to visit is evening as the Buddha Statue is illuminated with different colourful lights. N. T. Rama Rao, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is responsible for the creation of Gautama Buddha Statue in Hyderabad.

Surrounding places to visit from Buddha Statue are Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens and Birla Mandir.

Attractions:

  1. At 18-meter high (58 feet), it is the world's largest Monolithic statue of Gautama Buddha.
  2. The Buddha Statue is made of white Granite stone.
  3. Hyderabad was once a famous Buddhist Centre in the 3rd Century BC during the great Emperor Ashoka period.
  4. It took 2 years for the creation of this marvelous sculpture and around 200 sculptors worked hard for the creation of Buddha Statue.
  5. Mechanised boats are operated to reach the Buddha Statue from Lumbini Park.

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM

Address:

NTR Marg,
Hussain Sagar,
Khairatabad,
Hyderabad - 500029

Hussain Sagar Lake:


Hussain Sagar is a famous heart shaped picturesque lake. It unites the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Hussain Sagar was built by the fourth ruler of Golconda kingdom Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1563.

Attractions:

  1. Hussain Sagar was named after Hazrat Syed Hussain Shah Wali, who helped design the lake.
  2. Spreading across 5.7 square kilometers, Hussain Sagar is fed by Musi River (Krishna River tributary).
  3. Gautama Buddha statue in middle of Hussain Sagar lake is another popular tourist attraction place.
Address:

Tank Bund Rd,
Hyderabad,
Telangana - 500004

Peddamma Temple:


Peddamma Gudi Hyderabad


Address:

Road No : 55
Jubilee Hill
Hyderabad - 500033

Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad:

Ramakrishna Math is a famous spiritual center in Hyderabad dedicated to Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886). People regardless of their cast and faith come here to participate in Bhajans, Meditation and Worship.

It is a very good place to experience a very calm and peaceful atmosphere.

Retail Book Stall is also present in Ramakrishna Math. Both Office and the Book Stall are also open on Sundays.

Sites in Ramakrishna Math:

Sant Darshanam:

Here at Sant Darshanam you can view the beautiful oil paintings of a number of selected saints at this holy museum site.

Gita Darshanam

Gita Darshanam is also a museum of paintings with many ideas from the Gita and Upanishads with audio facility.

Sarada Vanam:

This beautiful garden is dedicated to the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

Vivekananda Tapovanam:

This place is named after Swami Vivekananda who was a famous Hindu monk and chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and an inspiring personality both in India and in America. He is best known for introducing the Indian philosophies of Vedanta to the western World.

Swami Vivekananda established the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math at various places.

You can see the idol of Swami Vivekananda seated on a Nagalimgam at Vivekananda Tapovanam

Vivekananda Auditorium:

This Auditorium is designed to meet the needs of the student's community studying at the Vivekananda Institute of Languages and to hold the spiritual conversation sessions conducted by the monks of Ramakrishna Math.

Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence:

Ramakrishna Math Hyderabad

Vivekananda Institute offers various courses and programs for all age groups of students, employees, parents, teachers, etc.

The institute also houses many inspiring paintings with different ideas of moral and ethical importance, paintings with different events of Swami Vivekananda and many more paintings with different types of yoga.

Address:

Indira Park Road, Lower Tank Bund, Domalguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500029

Phone: 040 2763 3936

List of Popular Tourist Attractions in Hyderabad:


  • Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
  • Golconda Fort (12 km)
  • Charminar (4 km)
  • Qutub Shahi Tombs (12 km)
  • Ramoji Film City (35 km)
  • Paigah Tombs (7 km)
  • Hitec City (17 km)
  • Yadagirigutta Temple (62 km)
  • Dhola-Ri-Dhani (21 km)
  • Shilparamam (16 km)
  • Birla Manidir (5 km)
  • Snow World (6 km)
  • Raymond Tomb (10 km)
  • Mir Alam Tank (10 km)
  • Chilkur Balaji Temple (28 km)
  • Tank Bund (6 km)
  • Mount Opera (9 km)
  • Birla Science Museum (5 km)
  • Chowmahalla Palace (4 km )
  • Ravindra Bharathi (4 km)
  • Lumbini Park (5 km)
  • Nehru Zoological Park (7 km)
  • Salarjung Museum (3 km)
  • Prasads Imax Theatre (6 km)

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