City of Cultures

Hyderabad is the fifth largest city in India with an ancient civilisation and culture. Hyderabad and Secunderbad are twin cities, separated by Hussain sagar.

Hyderabad is the fifth largest city in India with an ancient civilisation and culture. Hyderabad and Secunderbad are twin cities, separated by Hussain sagar, which is a man made lake. Hyderabad occupies a unique position on the map of India. With its confluence of cultures and traditions, the city is often described as a link between the north and the south, and a meeting place of the east and the west. The city is nearly 400 years old and is noted for its natural beauty, mosques and minarets, bazaars and bridges, hills and lakes. The name itself brings up visions of a vibrant city of minarets and modern high - rise buildings. A natural and sophisticated blend of old and new, an old 'Nawabi' culture with a new pro-active approach and hospitality, The teeming bazaars of the old city, in the midst of which stands the 400-year-old Charminar, The Golconda Fort, capital of the kingdom by that name, is today very much part of the city, as is Cyberabad (means Cyber City).

Attractions in Hyderabad, around and from Hyderabad

  • Birla Planetarium Hyderabad Birla Planetarium and Science Museum is located in Naubat Road. It is one of the most modern and one of its kind planetariums in India. With technological help from Japan, the museum is located in a d

  • Birla Temple (Hyderabad) This shimmering ethereal temple of Lord Venkateshwara, built in sculpted white marble, floats on the city skyline, on Kala Pahad. The idol in the temple is a replica of the one at Tirupati.

  • Charminar Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591. It is believed to have been built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar

  • Chowmahalla Palace Once regarded as the center of Hyderabad, the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors. Chowmahalla is

  • Golconda Fort Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, factories, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Ra

  • Mecca Masjid A hundred yards southwest of the Charminar is the Mecca Masjid, so named because the bricks were brought from Mecca to build the central arch. This mosque is one of the largest in India.

  • Nizams Museum The Nizam’s Museum is located in Purana Haveli, in the heart of the city. It is is an equally entertaining museum in Hyderabad. The museum is just two kilometers from Charminar.

  • Osmania University he third oldest in southern India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely State of Hyderabad. Named after Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan.

  • Qutub Shahi Tombs Qutub Shahi Tombs are located in the heart of the Hyderabad city. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are quite close to the Golconda Fort, which is a famous landmark of Hyderabad. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are a perfe

  • Ramoji Film City The Ramoji Film City is located about 35 kilometers from the Hyderabad city. It is acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the largest film studios in the world.

  • Salar Jung Museum This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques and artifacts in the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III. The Salar Jung Museum was established in 1951.