Hyderabad: The city of pearls and Nizams has a lot to offer to its tourists
The city of pearls, kebabs, jewellery, and the famous Nizams, Hyderabad is one of the most advanced cities in India. Home to a bustling population of 4.2 million people, this metropolitan city attracts crowds from all corners of the world.
This 400-year-old city was the home to some of the richest Nawabs of the country and has become one of the most hi-tech cities in the world.
It is amongst the top elite cities of the country and is acknowledged for its amazing food, heritage, diversity, and growth. Being the capital of Andhra Pradesh,
Hyderabad is one of the most visited cities in the South and is admired by every visitor. If you’re planning a short trip or a considerable stay in the city of Nawabs, there are a few places that you ought to visit.
Amongst the most well-known and historically prominent sites in Hyderabad, Charminar certainly tops the list. This prominent landmark was built during the era of QuliQutb Shah and was also the capital fort.
Charminar got its name from the four Minarets, and the monument truly exudes beauty when illuminated with lights after nightfall.
The area around the fort is bustling and is one of the most important hubs of the city. The area is popular for scrumptious dishes, pearls, jewellery, and colourful bangles.
The area around Charminar is known amongst its visitors for the special Irani chai, delectable Biriyani, packed sprawling streets, and the laid-back crowd.The monument is a glorious example of the city’s rich heritage, glorious past and truly mesmerizing Mughal architecture.
If you’re visiting Hyderabad with your loved ones, there’s one place that you simply should not miss visiting, the Snow World. It is amongst the most popular and perhaps the biggest snow themed parks in the world. If you’re in the mood of experiencing snowfall right around summers, you are sure to find it here.
This snow themed park remains open all around the year, and you’ll find it chilly and snowing even in the midst of sweltering summers.
An interesting fact about this amusement park is that the snow produced for the park is made of pure mineral water. Mountains, sculptures, play areas, slides, this place is an absolute treat for kids and young adults.
If you want to get a close look at the life of Nizams, you should consider visiting the Chowmahalla Palace. Built in 1869, this historic monument used to be the chief official residence of the famous Nizams. This monument was used for organizing elaborate ceremonies, and for attending royal guests.
A perfect example of the Nawabi charm, the edifice of the place exudes a special elegance and style. Scrupulously carved designs, a delicate artwork of windows, arches, domes, this palace is an absolute treat to the eyes. It’s a monument that radiates Nawabi splendour, and pure brilliance of architecture.
If visiting the world is on your bucket list, you can experience the joy of exploration in the Ramoji City, Hyderabad. It is amongst the top famous destinations of Hyderabad, and a trip to Hyderabad will remain incomplete without exploring this famous film city.
Here, you’ll be picked in one of the famous duals floored London Bus, and dropped in the Texas countryside.
Stroll on the Japanese buildings, or watch the beauty of Eiffel tower, explore the best of United States all in this famous Ramoji City. Enjoy listening to melodious music, and watching Kalbelia dance, while touring the best of Rajasthan.
Simply visit the Amer palace, and enter the dreamy ‘filmy Duniya’ or the world of movies, while passing through tunnels and watching sandy deserts, and chilled mountain tops. If you want to get the best of experiences in this film city, you can stay at their own hotel rooms.
Hussain Sagar Lake
The largest artificial lake in Asia, Hussain Sagar Lake is amongst the top tourist attractions in the city of Hyderabad.
It was built by the Nawab QuliQutub Shah in the late 1500’s the lake was formerly known as Tank Bund and is famous for the monolith of Lord Buddha.
The statue is placed in the middle of the lake, and activities to be enjoyed in Hussain Sagar include boat rides and water sports. Dalai Lama himself had inaugurated the monolith of Lord Buddha after it was built in 1993.
Osman Sagar Lake
Another famous lake situated on the outskirts of the city, Osman Sagar Lake is worth visiting. Treasure Island, Ocean Park, and Elles World are situated in the vicinity of the lake and is amongst the top tourist attractions of Hyderabad.
This lake is an important water source for the cities Secunderabad and Hyderabad and was built by Mir Osman Ali Khan in 1920. The pools and the gardens around the area make it a perfect spot for spending some serene moments with your loved ones.
One of the most sprawling and famous markets of the city is Choodi Bazaar or Ladd Bazaar. The marketplace is a heaven for women who love bangles, the name ‘Laad’ means lacquer that is used to make Indian Bangles.
Although, primarily famous for bangles, here you’ll find endless varieties of jewellery made of precious stones, and printed saris. Jewelry made of Panna and rubies are famous produces of the local artisans in the area.
A prized heritage monument of India that radiates the glory of India’s untold sagas is the Golconda Fort. The ruin of the fort has still been preserved and is amongst the most popular tourist destinations of Hyderabad.
The fort prospered during the reign of Qutub Shahi and is known for being home to the famous Golconda dynasty. Light and sound shows are arranged after nightfall to show the splendour and excellence of the famous dynasty and its rise and fall.
Situated in the nub of Purani Haveli, Nizams Museum is a royal museum housing the artefacts and memorabilia of the famous Nizams.
Packard, Mark V Jaguar, 130 Rolls Royce are amongst the most prized possessions of this museum. The sight of Tiffin boxes made of gold and diamonds, silver and diamond studded coffee mugs, gold furnished thrones are not uncommon in this museum.
April 18, 2018