Hydrabad – Hogenakkal
5 days and 4 nights
The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers avariety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shoppingexperience. To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years. Some of the tourist attractions include…
The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahalis of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah,the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the centre of theoriginal city layout. It is said to be built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of48.7 m above the ground. Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it.
The name originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to
the Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda,
over a span of 62 years. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell.
This white marble temple of Lord Venkateshwara floats on the cityskyline, on Kala Pahad. The idol in the temple is a replica of the one at Tirumala Tirupati.
Salar Jung Museum
This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. The objects d’art include Persian carpets, Moghal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, famous statues including the Veiled Rebecca andMarguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items.
One of the modern monuments of trade and technology, it embodies the newfound attitude of Hyderabad and today finds a place of pride.
Situated on the outskirts of the city, it is the nucleus of Cyberabad, the IT destination in this part of the world. Cyber Towers is the main building here.
Boating and water sports are a regular feature in the Hussainsagar. One of the World’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the middle of the lake. Surroundings of Hussainsagar Lake provide marvellous entertainment options like NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Prasads Multiplex, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park etc.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City, a tribute to the bewitching magic of cinema, is the dream destination for entertainment and relaxation. Millions of
tourists from all over the world come to the complex every month to revel in its infinite leisure and recreation options. Spread over idyllic 2,500 acres and studded with hills, woods, lakes and striking architectural triumphs.
This facility houses South India’s first IMAX theatre called Prasads IMAX Theatre. IMAX, a brand that is recognized worldwide for high
quality family entertainment, is the most vivid and immerse film experience available.
Reminiscing about the holidays spent at Swiss Alp’s! Memories are prized possession aren’t they, Unveiled snow destination in snow clad environment that will freeze you with fun and splendor. Snow world is situated with the historic heritage sites such as ‘Hussain Sagar’ tank bund and the ‘Indira Park’.
One of the most recent and glamorous attractions of Hyderabad is the NTR garden which is located at Hussainsager lake. It is a memorial to the late N T Rama Rao, one of the most charismatic Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The sprawling NTR Gardens, set up in an area of 36 acres, offer a sereneatmosphere and yet provide recreation facilities such as a Machan tree, Japanese Garden, Car Cafe, Souvenir shops, Fruit Restaurant and Children’s Playing area and lot of more. A monorail system takes the visitors around the garden.