Top 5 Must Do's in Hyderabad

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Marking Hyderabad must do's on the plan when visiting this region of India is a must for every traveler. Travel to India is exciting and it can take weeks to explore the cities. Hyderabad offers a mixture of modern and ancient learning experiences to explore. Architecture in Hyderabad is magnificent and provides all-day excursions.

Charminar

Built in the Islamic architecture style, this edifice has 4 carved minarets that are 4 stories each. Walk under this major landmark in the city of Hyderabad. The detail is romantic as you move closer to the important landmark. Built for a tribute to Hussain, it marks the end of a plague epidemic in the 1500s. The surrounding area of Charminar offers a rich cultural heritage and shopping.

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort is a magnificent fort to explore. One can easily spend all day discovering the nooks and intricate details this 13th century structure offers. Palaces line the structure and the wall extends for over 11 km. Complete with a light and sound show, this makes a feature of Hyderabad not to miss.

See the highest point at Bala Hissar. Rahban cannon and the water supply system  are located within the fort and are among the major attractions. The tombs of the Qutub Shahi Kings feature beautiful Islamic architecture located along the outer wall of the Golconda Fort. Beautiful expansive gardens encircle the wall.

Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace is not just 1 palace but 4. See the complex that is open to the public today. Beautifully lit inside, Durbar Hall features 19 chandeliers, making a spectacular entrance to this palace. Visit the regal hall to see the royal seat, known as the Takht-e-Nishan. Domes and arches with Persian influence line the expanse of this palace.

The Clock Tower houses the Khilwat Clock, which is still ticking to this day. Council Hall houses rare manuscripts and books that were used by the Nizam in their day. Exhibitions and treasures now are located in the Council Hall for the public to see. View the beautiful architecture and decoration of the 4 palaces for an experience while in Hyderabad.

Birla Mandir

Lord Venkateshwara’s Hindu temple stands magnificently carved from white marble. Built upon a 280-feet hill named Naubath Bahad, this 13-acre expanse has the deities engraved upon the temple walls. Walk up a flight of exquisitely carved stairs to view the temple. See the panoramic vice from Hussain Sagar while appreciating this blend of Indian architectures.

Necklace Road

Take a break from visiting the monuments and stroll down Necklace Road. Select a local restaurant for traditional Hyderabad cuisine, a blend of hot and spicy food. View the beautiful lawns that line the road and visit the NTR Gardens. Sanjivaiah Park is also located here for a walk in nature. At certain times of the year, the People’s Plaza has exhibitions, sports, music and games to entertain you.

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March 19, 2010 new by gabriellet

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