Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is a 400 year old metropolis, that represents a perfect blend of old world charm and modern day charisma. The City was founded in the late 16th century by the Qutub Shahi Dynasty. The City of Hydrerabad is known for its minarets and its pearl bazar.
A proud sentinel in the heart of the old City, Charminar is a majestic edifice built in 1591 by Quli Qutub Shah . All around Charminar, is a bustling bazar of pearls and jewellery shops, perfume and attar vendors. Laad bazar, famous for its glass bangles is close by.
This palace was built by one of the Paigah nobles, Sir Vicar Ul Umra, in 1870. It is located 5 kms south of Charminar. The palace has a library, a picture gallery, and a luxurious reception hall with cabinets containing diamond, crystal and emerald objects.
Hussain Sagar (Tank Bund)
Hyderabad's most popular promenade, the Husain Sagar lake, is the venue of many a water sport event. Recently installed is the famous monolith of Buddha, at the centre of the lake. Boating facilities are available here, and the entry for boating is through Lumbini Park. AP Tourism organises starlit dinner on the boat in the evenings.
Non-veg dinner - Rs.90/- per head.
Veg dinner - Rs. 75/- per head.
This lengendary citadel built on a 120 metre high granite hill, was originally founded by the Kakatiyas. The existing structure was later expanded by the Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort. The fort is enclosed within eight massive gates studded with large pointed iron spikes. One of the most remarkable features of this fort is its advanced acoustics, which enables a hand clap at the gate to be heard in the citadel.
Sound & light show at Golconda fort
Duration : 55 Minutes
| English : All days (Nov-Feb & Mar-Oct)
6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. from Nov-Feb & 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. from Mar-Oct
| Hindi :Monday,Wednesday, Friday,Sunday
Telugu : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Rate:- Rs.20/- (Adults) Rs.10/- (Child: 5-12 years)
Bookings:- Ph:- 345 3036/651 0372
This museum displays the private collection of Nawab Salar Jung
III. It houses magnificent exhibits of European and Indian paintings and statuary, jewellery, armour, precious stones and manuscripts.