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1) Charminar
The majestic Charminar, icon of Hyderabad, was built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, in 1591.
It is known for its architectural splendour.
Timings: 9.00 AM - 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: ` 5/- for Indians, ` 100/- for foreigners
Ph.: 040 2452 2990

2) Taramati Baradari
Situated at Ibrahimbagh on the Gandipet Road, Taramati Baradari was built by Abdullah Qutub Shah, VII Sultan of Golkonda. It was revived by the APTDC and has become popular as a modern culture complex with an open air auditorium, AC theatre, multi-cuisine restaurant, accommodation unit and banquet hall. It is an emblem of romance and grace.
Ph.: 040 2352 1884 (Haritha Hotel)

3) Birla Mandir
Dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, the Birla Mandir is located on Naubath Pahad near Hussainsagar. It is built with white marble in South Indian, Rajasthani
and Utkal temple architectural styles. It presents an arresting sight; one can have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city from the mandir.
Timings: 7.00 AM - 12.00 Noon & 2.00 - 9.00 PM
Ph.: 040 2323 3259

4 Public Gardens
The beautiful Public Gardens houses the State Legislature, State Archaeological Museum, Jubilee Hall, Jawahar Bal Bhavan and Telugu Lalita Kala Thoranam, an open-air theatre. It is one of the oldest and biggest gardens in India.
Timings: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM

5) Hussainsagar Lake
It is one of the most popular landmark features of Hyderabad. AP Tourism provides facilities like speed boats and motor boats. An 18 m high monolithic statue of Buddha stands on the
“Rock of Gibraltar in the middle of the lake.
Ph.: 040 2345 5315

6 KBR National Park
Described as “Jungle amidst the concrete jungle”, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park has almost all varieties of flora of Hyderabad region and fauna. It was earlier known as Chiran Palace.

7) Mecca Masjid
Situated near Charminar, the Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest and second largest mosque of India. The bricks of the masjid were brought from Mecca and hence its name.
Timings: 8.00 AM - 12.00 Noon & 3.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Ph.: 040 2452 4023

8) Salarjung Museum
Salarjung Museum is a treasure-trove of exquisite objects of art and antiques from several parts of the world, all collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan,
Salar Jung III. Jade room is of special interest.
Timings: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM (Closed on Fridays)
Entry Fee: ` 10 for adults, ` 5 for children and ` 150 for foreigners.
Ph.: 040 2452 3211

9 Golconda Fort
Now in ruins, the Golkonda Fort is situated 11 km. west of Hyderabad. The fort is known for its amazing acoustics, water supply system, palaces and the famous Fateh Rahben Gun. The Sound & Light Show takes one back to the glorious past of the fort.
Timings: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Sound & Light Show: 7.00 PM - 9.15 PM
Phone: 040 2345 1065 / 2351 2401

10) Qutub Shahi Tombs
The magnificent tombs of the kings of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, built in Persian, Pathan and Indian architectural styles are situated about a kilometre from the Golkonda Fort. This is the only mausoleum in the world, where an entire dynasty has been buried at one place.
Timings: 9.30 AM - 6.30 PM (Closed on Friday)
Entry Fee: ` 10 for adults, ` 5 for children and ` 100 for foreigners
Ph.: 040 2351 3410

11) Nehru Zoological Park
The Nehru Zoological Park has over 250 species of animals and birds. Added attractions are the lion safari park, natural history museum and children’s train.
Timings: 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM (Closed on Monday);
Entry Fee: ` 25 for adults, ` 15 for children
Ph.: 040 2447 7355

12) Mir Alam Tank
Mir Alam Tank is a large lake situated near Nehru Zoological Park. AP Tourism organises boat rides. It is named after the Nizam Mir Alam Bahadur.

13 Shilparamam
Created to encourage the artisans and artists from all corners of the country, Shilparamam is a 30-acre village that showcases their arts and crafts, by hosting annual bazaars. The Annual All India Festival of Arts and Crafts is held in February.
Timings: 10.30 AM - 8.30 PM
Entry Fee: ` 15 for adults, ` 10 for children
Ph.: 040 2345 0305

14) Laad Baazar
This market is famous for glass and semi-precious stone studded bangles made of lacquer. It is also popular for pearls, bridalwear, silver ornaments, embroidered fabric and perfumes. The old buildings with wooden jharokas make walking along this alley a worthwhile experience.

15) The Nizam's Silver Jubilee Museum
The Purani Haveli, now converted into a museum has a fascinating collection of vintage cars, silver models of important buildings of the city and many more valuable exhibits.
Timings: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Entry Fee: ` 70 for adults, ` 15 for children
Ph.: 040 2452 1029

16 Chilkur Balaji Temple
The famous Chilkur Balaji Temple is located 33 km. away from Hyderabad. This is the only temple in India which does not have any hundi and does not accept donations of any kind.

17 Mrugavani National Park
The Mrugavani National Park, situated near Chilkur is an abode for birds and mammals like wild boar, jungle cat etc. It is home to 600 types of plants The park has high watch towers located to have a good view of wildlife.

18 Chowmahalla Palace
This is one of the heritage buildings of Hyderabad. Built in Moghul and European styles, the complex has four palaces .
Timings: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM (Closed on Friday)
Entry Fee: ` 30 for adults, ` 10 for children and ` 150 for foreigners
Ph.: 040 2452 2032

19) Andhra Pradesh State Archaeological Museum
Located in the Public Gardens, the AP State Archaeological Museum houses a large collection
of antiques and art objects. It was built in 1920 by the Nizam VII.
Timings: 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM (Closed on Friday)
Entry Fee: ` 10 for adults, ` 5 for children
Ph.: 040 2323 4942 / 2267

20) Mahavir Harinavanasthali National Park
This park, located about 15 km. from Hyderabad shelters wild boars, cheetahs, black bucks, reptiles and many species of birds. It is named after the Jain saint, Mahavir in commemoration of his 2500th birth anniversary in 1975.

21) Osman Sagar Lake
Osman Sagar or Gandipet Lake, with lush gardens nearby is an ideal picnic spot. The heritage building Sagar Mahal overlooking the lake has been converted into a lake resort by the AP Tourism.

22) Shamirpet
Also known as Pedda Cheruvu, Shamirpet with its beautiful lake and a deer park is a great picnic spot. The AP Tourism provides comfortable cottages and the AP Forest Department arranges forest lodges.

23 Indira Park
Situated near the Lower Tank Bund Road and lying alongside the Hussain Sagar, the Park is spread over 76 acres of lush green area. This pleasant entertainment park is a much favoured place for many political and social meets.

24 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Botanical Gardens
Spread across a sprawling area of 130 acres, these gardens are located at Kondapur. Housing different varieties of herbs, plants and trees, these gardens provide a visual treat to the eyes with water bodies, meadows and rich grasslands.

25 Necklace Road
This popular boulevard fringing the Hussain Sagar, links the IMAX theatre and Sanjeevaiah Park. Hyderabadis’ favourite hang-out, Eat-Street, Water Front are popular restaurants located on this strip. Jalavihar, a mini water world is an added attraction.

26 Keesara
Located on east of the city, it was once the capital of Vishnukundin dynasty. One can see the ruins on the hill and in the museum located here. It also houses a famous Siva Temple.

27 Rachakonda
Located 30 km away from Hyderabad, it was once the capital of Velama Kings who ruled during and after Kakatiyas up to the rise of Qutubshahis. Old ruined fort is worth visiting for historical interest and for trekking.

28 Sanghi Temple
The temple complex is located atop Paramanand Giri at Sanghi Nagar, nearly 35 km from Hyderabad. It houses all important Hindu God idols and a Pavitra Vanam. The slope around the temple offers a splendid view.
Timings: 8.00 AM - 1.00 PM and 4.00 - 8.00 PM

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