Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city has grown into one of the main Information Technology hubs of the country. However, its importance a tourist destination had long been there due to the historical significance of the city. The presence of a number of forts, palaces, museums imparts a distinct character to the city. Tourists flock the city in large numbers to witness these marvelous structures. They are not only a treat to the eye but also reveal a lot about the rich history of the place. Moreover, the variety of tourist attractions of Hyderabad also helps in providing an excellent tour to tourists with different tastes. Some of the most famous Hyderabad tourist attractions are as follows:
What Taj Mahal is to Agra, Eiffel Tower is to Paris, Charminar is to Hyderabad. No Hyderabad tour is complete without a visit to the Charminar. In fact, it is the highlight of Hyderabad tours. It is located right in the heart of the city. The marvelous architecture of the structure is a treat to the eye. Moreover, it also has a great historical value and reveals a lot about the rich history of the place.
A visit to the Faluknama Palace is always on the cards during tours to Hyderabad. The fabulous structure was built by the last Nizam of Hyderabad. Visit to the palace is truly worthy as it has a large collection of art objects, carpets, tapestries etc. Moreover, the palace also possesses the largest single-man collection of diamonds.
The Golkunda Fort is located 11 kilometers from Hyderabad. It is a magnificent fortress. Though the fortress is almost in its ruins but a visit to this fort will reveal a lot about the beautiful architecture of ester years.
Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. The construction of the fort was started by Muhammed Quli. However, the construction was completed by Qutab Shah. It was completed in the year 1617. The mosque has enough space to accommodate ten thousand worshippers at a time. The grand structure made of granite is a must visit during a visit to the city.
Salar Jung Museum is the third largest museum in India. The rich collection of the museum is a major draw for tourists. Some of the collection of the museum dates back to the 1st century.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is a tourist attraction in Hyderabad, much different from the above mentioned ones. It is a basically an integrated film studio complex that spreads across an area of 1666 acres. The beautiful complex is a great attraction for tourists.
Other attractions of Hyderabad
The city also possesses a number of other tourist attractions which are also worthy visiting. Some of the most famous other attractions of the place are as follows:
- Birla Mandir
- St. Joseph's Cathedral
- Jama Masjid
- Nehru Zoological Park
- Qutb Shahi tombs