Hyderabad, the historical city with a rich cultural heritage is undeniably one of the best travel destinations in the world. A tour to Hyderabad presents a wide array of captivating sightseeing places, varying from museums, to places to lakes and gardens.
Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad
One of the popular tourist attractions in Hyderabad, Qutb Shahi Tombs are seven in number, located amid a beautiful landscape garden. These are the tombs of the kings of Shahi Dynasty. These tombs are of varying sizes ranging from two storied to single storied, the tomb of 5th royal of Shahi dynasty- Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah is the largest of all with a height of 42 meters and 28 open arches. Presenting a blend of Persian, Indian and Pashtun style of architecture, Qutub Shahi Tombs are indeed mesmerizing example of architectural excellence.
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
A magnificent fort with eight majestic gates and 87 bastions, Golconda Fort was built by Qutub Shahi Kings. However, the origin of the fort can be traced back to Kakatiya reign. The fort is surrounded by walls of 15-18 feet high. Along with its impressive architecture, its system of acoustics is also worth noticing.
Charminar, an alluring amalgamation of Indo-Islamic architecture is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Hyderabad. Built in the honour of his wife Bagmati, by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591, Charminar is intricately carved square structure with four exquisite minars (pillars) on each side.
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
Boasts of being the third largest museums in the country, Salar Jung Museum is an important part of every Hyderabad tour.
Lumbini Park at Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad
Built in 1562 during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, considered to be one of the largest artificial lakes in Asia, Hussain Sagar Lake was used as source of water for irrigation and other purposes. Now a popular recreational place, this lake adds a refreshing touch to Hyderabad tour. The massive standing statue of Lord Buddha in the middle of the lake is another captivating sight at the lake. Lumbini Park, presents a mesmerizing view of the lake and the Buddha statue.
Ramoji Film city, Hyderabad
A place that is perfect for all the lovers of cinema and Bollywood! Set up by Ramoji Rao, the head of Ramoji group in 1991, Ramoji Film City is a spectacular getaway a little outside the city of Hyderabad. It is spread over 2500 acres and has been certified as the World's largest Film Studio Complex by the Guinness Book of World Records. Ramoji Film City can accommodate 20 film units at one go and has various shooting locations including London Street, Hollywood signage, Japanese gardens, airport, hospital, landscapes and buildings as well as laboratories. Being one of the most popular places to visit in Hyderabad, one can reach Ramoji Film City through a number of packaged tours and buses that leave regularly from the city.
Ramoji Film City is a fun and diverse venue where you can indulge in a number of activities ranging from film city tours to adventure sports and toy train rides to a number of gardens. Smaller renditions of famous monuments in the country such as the Amer Palace are also present here. What's more, you can also stroll through a number of other sets and settings such as royal courts and other locations that have drawn inspiration from different architectures throughout the world. If you decide to visit this destination, after all, be sure to keep aside an entire day for this fun-filled location!