Birla Mandir : Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara, built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres plot. It is constructed of 2000 tons of pure white marble. The construction took 10 years and was opened in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation. Apart from the main shrine, the consorts of Lord Venkateswara, Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. The temple also has separate shrines for various Hindu gods and goddess including Shiva, Shakti, Ganesh, Hanuman, Brahma, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Saibaba. Selected because teachings of holy men and Gurbani are engraved on temple walls. Birla temples are open to all, as identified by Mahatma Gandhi and other Hindu leaders.
Qutub shahi Tombs : The Qutb Shahi Tombs are located in the Ibrahim Bagh, close to the famous Golkonda Fort. They contain the tombs and mosques built by the various kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The tombs form a large cluster and stand on a raised platform. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches, a distinctive style that blends Persian, Pashtun and Hindu forms. The tombs were once furnished with carpets, chandeliers and velvet canopies on silver poles. Copies of the Quran were kept on pedestals and readers recited verses from the holy book at regular intervals.
NOTE : Closed on Fridays.
Chowmahalla Palace : Its a Nizams palace of Hyderabad. The palace is located in the old city in Hyderabad near the Charminar. The palace is unique for its style and elegance. This is the oldest part of the palace, and has four palaces Afzal Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal and Aftab Mahal. It was built in the neo-classical style.
NOTE : Closed on Fridays.
Golkonda Fort : Golkonda was originally known as Mankal. Golkonda Fort was first built by the Kakatiya dynasty as part of their western defenses along the lines of the Kondapalli Fort. The fort was rebuilt and strengthened by Rani Rudrama Devi and her successor Prataparudra.The fort finally fell into ruin in 1687, after a year long siege leading to its fall at the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The Golkonda Fort used to have a vault where once the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds were stored along with other diamonds. Golkonda actually consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables, etc. inside.
Ravindra Bharati : Its an auditorium located in Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh. It was named after Bengali literature, writer & song composer Rabindranath Tagore. It was built during the birth centenary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore, the auditorium was constructed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for over a year. On 11 May 1961 former President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan inaugurated it to serve the cultural needs of the region. The auditorium's facilities can be leased by the general public for cultural programs.
Salarjung Museum : The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. It is one of the three National Museums of India. Its the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family. It is one of the largest museums in the world.
Charminar : It a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad. The Charminar masjid is a square structure with each side 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) long, with four grand arches each facing a fundamental point that open into four streets. The structure is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverized marble and it weighs approximately 14000 tones. It was constructed in the year 1591 CE, to commemorate the beginning of the second Islamic millennium year (1000 AH). The event was celebrated far and wide in the Islamic world, thus Qutb Shah founded the city of Hyderabad to celebrate the event and commemorate it with the construction of this building.
NOTE : Closed on Fridays.
NTR Gardens : NTR Gardens is a small public, urban park of 36 acres, adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake. It is constructed in several phases since 1999. It is mainly a park which is geographically located in the centre of the city and is close to other tourist attractions such as Birla Mandir, Necklace Road and Lumbini Park. It was inaugurated by Chandrababu Naidu. It was planned to further expand this area, which has since been referred to as NTR Gardens, by constructing a museum about N. T. Rama Rao. This memorial was a part of the Buddha Purnima Project that was being handled by Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for the beautification and development of the Hussain Sagar lake and its surroundings as a major tourist attraction.
NOTE : Closed on Thursday.
Nehru Zoological Park : It is also known as Hyderabad Zoo or Zoo Park, which is located near Mir Alam Tank. It is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad. It was established on dated 26 October 1959 & was opened for public on 6 October 1963. It is run by forest department, Government of Telangana, and is named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. The zoo runs multiple safari trips each day, through the safari area where animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, sloth bear etc. are housed. The zoo also has special educational shows and feeding sessions scheduled each day. Other attractions include a natural history museum and a train.
NOTE : Closed on Mondays.