Exotic Places to visit in the City of Pearl Hyderabad

Popularly known for it's "Shan-o-Shaukat", the city of Pearls, Hyderabad is one of the places loved by tourists for it's charm and unique lifestyle. Here're some of the places to visit in the Nawab city.

Hyderabad, the city of chants and charms, well known for holding the attitude of 'Shane and shaukat' echoed its attractiveness across the country. It is the capital city of the Indian state Telangana, situated in the southern part of India. Located on the banks of Musi River, it is one of the oldest cities of India that invites people to admire its historical places. From its sightseeing spots to its food culture, there is nothing could be missed to love the city. Like other tourist places of India, Hyderabad also has its own exclusiveness to call the tourist across the globe. The glamorous palaces of the city look really stunning at night. Hyderabad is well-connected to all the states of India via railways which is the most affordable and comfortable medium of travelling. Train journey also offers you to order online food in train to avoid the stress of carrying extra food baggage for such longer journey. Booking hotels and making a stay in this city is easier as it offers all classes hotels at different exotic locations. Since, the city is one of the most visited tourist destinations of India, there are numerous places that one can explore to make the Hyderabad trip worthy. The suitable time to plan a vacation or trip for Hyderabad is winter. Here're the details of some of the splendid visiting locations of Hyderabad to relish the excitement of trip.

Religious Places
With the major popularity of literate people, Hyderabad has to offer many heritage and modern religious places including mosques, temples, churches and many more for the devotees. Hyderabad is a worthy religious capital all over the world.

Mecca Masjid:This mosque is one of the most important mosques of our country built around 400 years ago. Many tourist-devotees, including all religions, visit here to admire this heritage holy place. There are two slabs seats located in the courtyard of the masjid. The commoners believe that anyone who seats any of these seats will certainly come back to Hyderabad. Unfortunately, one of the seats destroyed during the Mecca Masjid blast 2007.

Khairtabad Mosque: This mosque is one of oldest mosques of our country, about 392 years ago. According to the Imam of this mosque, the foundation of Khairtabad mosque is older than Char Minar. This mosque is built in the memory of Khairunnisa Begum, the daughter of Sultan Mohammed Qutub Shah. Later, the word Khairtabad is originated on behalf of the name "Khairunnisa". When the Khairunnisa Begum was ill, the hakim advised her to spent time on Elevated Mountain known as NaubatPahad that is currently famous as the mountain of Birla Temple. Birla Temple is also the top tourist place of Hyderabad.

ChilkurBalaji Temple: Popular as the name of 'Visa Balaji Temple', this temple is one of the very few temples of India without any Hundi or donation boxes. It is said that the devotees follow their common pattern by offering 11 'pradakshinas' while prayer, when their wishes are fulfilled; they take 108 'Pradakshinas' of the temple to venerate the God. Every week about 75,000 to 1 lakh devotees visit this holy place. The priests of this place are highly educated; they chant the Mantras in English and Telugu languages. The visiting time of this place is 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple: Constructed in around 12th century A.D. this Hanuman Mandir is the most famous and holy temple of Hyderabad. It is believed that when Aurangzeb had ordered his armies to destroy all the Hindu Temples of the country from each and every corner, his army couldn't even enter near the compound wall. Then, he, himself went there to destroy the temple with a crow bar in his hand. When he reached the temple premises, heard the deafening roar rumbling, the instrument slipped from his hands. A thunder voice from the heaven saying "MandirTodnahai Raja, to Kar Man ghat" which means, "Oh King! If you want to destroy the temple then make your heart strong." And the place was named as "Karmanghat". Since that time, the Anjaneya sits in the temple peacefully meditating and bestows his blessings to the devotees.

St. Joseph's Cathedral:It is one of the oldest Churches of India, built in Italian Style of Architecture in 1862. More than 500 people can sit here at a time. Now tourist can also climb the stairs of the bell tower to get the views of the city.

Historical Places:
This heritage city offers many historical places to visit with beautiful scenic views. Some of the top historical places of this Nizam's city are as follows.

Charminar:Charminar is located in the old city of Hyderabad. This square shaped Minar was constructed in 1591 with the height of 56 m and breadth of 30 m. This world famous Minar was built in the honour of Baghmati, wife of Sultan Mohammed QuliQutb Shah.

Golconda Fort:The name of the Golconda Fort is derived from the Telugu word 'Golla' and 'Conda' which means the 'Shepherd's hill'. The sunset from the top of the fort looks stunning. The best time to visit tis fort is day time.

Other heritage places - The Nizam's Museum, Malwala Palace, Purani Haveli

Water Parks: Water parks are like the amusement parks where you can enjoy the rain dance, water slides and much more. Hyderabad's Water parks offer many activities for the locals and the tourist as well.

Jalvihar Water Park:This is the popular amusement water park, situated on the Necklace Road, quite close to the IMAX multiplex and Sanjeevaiah Park. It is a family entertainment park. The entry fee for visitors in this park lies between 300 to 400 INR, if you want to go above the three feet then the fee will be 400 INR and 300 INR is charged for below 3 feet.
Second most famous water parkWonderla Amusement Park.

Zoological Parks:Zoological parks or Zoological Gardens are the most favoured place among the children. You can see more the 1000 species by paying minimum amount within few kilometres or acres.
Nehru Zoological Park:Nehru Zoological Park boasts of almost 1,500 species of birds, animals, mammals and reptiles. This park is 16 km away from Hyderabad. This park was established in 1959 and open for the public on 6th October 1963. It is the popular picnic spot of the twin city, Hyderabad - Secunderabad.
Other Zoological Parks of this region:Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, Mrugavani National Park, Tiger Safari.

Amusement Parks
Lumbini Park:This Park is one of the famous parks of Hyderabad, developed by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority in 1994. This amusement park is the best place for relaxation. The place is quite closer to Hussain Sagar Lake and the famous standing statue of Lord Buddha. One of the main attractions of this park is Gaint clock, located at the entrance of the park.
Other famous amusement parks Ocean Park, Sky Zone,Priyadarshini Park

Lakes:The lakes in this city is known as Sagar i.e. sea. Some lakes of this region are built to provide water in the region while some are natural.
Durgam Cheruvu: This Lake is located near to the Hi Tech city. The rocks surrounded of this lake are about 2500 million years old. It is said that the water of this lake is used to drink in Golconda Fort. This is also famous as the name of Madhapur Lake.

HimayatSagar Lake:It is an artificial lake lies at a distance of 20 km from Hyderabad city. This lake is named on the name of the youngest son of 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. This reservoir was built to collect and store the excess monsoon rainfall and complete the requirement of water for the region. Now it is one of the most crowded picnic spot.

Salar Jung Museum:It is one of the most sightseeing places of Hyderabad with one of the largest one man collection of the world. This place is quite close to Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court and State Central Library. This place offers impressive collection of 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts and 47000 printed books.

Ramoji Film City:One of the largest and glamorous film cities of the world, Ramoji Film City is located on the NH-9. The eminent Telugu film producer, Ramoji Rao built this amazing studio in 1996 with the help of art director Nitish Roy. This film studio is similar to the Hollywood and has place in Guinness Book of World Records.

Travelling to different places could give you an experience to know about the culture, values and lifestyle of that particular place. In India, those who desire to have a vacation to chill out or to discover the importance of places, there are innumerable locations to visit. Visiting Hyderabad can fill your life with such amazing experience as the city has to offer both. Get your bags packed and board the train to enjoy the journey memorable. Train journey in India is a relaxing and affordable mode of transportation. There are numbers of train that daily commute the travelers to Hyderabad from different places of India.


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