In Hyderabad, one can experience the artful confluence of traditional as well as contemporary. In Hyderabad, you can relish the culinary delights of the city like Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. The city still represents the lavish lifestyle of Nizams.
Here are the few splendid palaces and forts to visit in Hyderabad.
Golconda Fort: Golconda Fort is considered to be one of the most famous forts in India. It is called as “Golconda” because in Telugu Golla means Shepherd and Conda means Hill. Golconda in Telugu means “Shepherd’s Hill”. It is the must visit place in Hyderabad.
Sound and light show at Golconda fort is the must watch show of the evening. Golconda fort’s glorious past is narrated during this sound and light show. The matchless sound and light show takes you right back in times of Nizams.
Qutub Shahi Tombs: The tombs of the legendary Qutub Shahi kings lie about a kilometre away from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort. Qutub Shahi Tombs built by the Qutub Shahis. It is the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. You should visit this place because tombs are built not only in Persian and Pathan architecture but also in Hindu styles. The tombs are made up of gray granite, with stucco ornamentation.
Birla Mandir: It is the famous Venkateshwara temple in Hyderabad. The entire temple is made up of white marble. The idol of Lord Venkateshwara in this temple is the replica of Tirumala Tirupati Temple.
Birla Planetarium: No matter you are kid, teenager, or an adult you must visit Birla Planetarium. It is known as India’s most modern planetarium. It is known as first of its kind in the country. Birla Planetarium is equipped with advanced technology from Japan. It is built on Naubat Pahad, which is adjacent to Kala Pahad. This Science Museum stands as a testimony to the advancement achieved by Science and Technology.
Salar Jung Museum: This museum is known as the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung lll. This museum has the biggest collection of Persian carpets, Moghal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, renowned statues including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a wonderful collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items.
Nehru Zoological Park: If you are nature lover, then Nehru Zoological Park is the must visit. This park is widespread in 300 lush green acres. Nehru Zoological Park has more than 250 species of animals and birds.
The speciality of this park is they are kept in condition as close to their natural habits. You can say, this is the first zoo to create moated enclosures for animals. The added attractions of this park are The Lion Safari Park, Natural History Museum and Children’s Train.