Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Bangalore- 562 kilometers
Max. Temp. - 34.1 (summers)
Min. Temp. - 13.4 (winters)
Cottons in both summers and winters
Hyderabad is the fifth largest metropolitan
city of India and the state capital of Andhra
Pradesh. The city is renown for its rich
history and culture, monuments, mosques,
temples, arts, crafts and dance.
The various places of interest in Hyderabad
include - the world famous monument: Charminar.
The Charminar has four minarets that command
the landscape for miles. The structure is
square, each side measuring 100 feet, with
a central pointed high arch at the center.
The whole edifice contains numerous small
decorative arches arranged both vertically
and horizontally. The projected canopy,
ornamental brackets and decoration in stucco
plaster add graceful elegance to the structure.
Salar Jung Museum: The museum represents, in popular belief, the largest one-man collections of the world. This museum was set up by Yusuf Ali Salar Jung, the prime minister of Nizam of Hyderabad. He collected objects that are now presented in the museum. The museum has a wonderful collection on Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, Far Eastern Art and European Art. Museum has collection of sculptures, wood carvings, religious objects, manuscripts, furniture, vases, snuff boxes, utensils, etc.
The Mecca Masjid: Near the Charminar
stands the Mecca Masjid that was partially
constructed by Muhammad Qutb Shah in 1617
and finally completed by Quranzeb in 1693.
It is a grand edifice with a huge courtyard,
which can accommodate nearly ten thousand
men at prayer.
Other Mosques: Other mosques include
- the Jami Masjid and the Toli Masjid.
Muhammad Quli Shah built the Jami Masjid
in 1592, after founding Hyderabad. Musa
Khan, a supervisor of works at the Mecca
Masjid, levied a damri for every rupee spent
on the building of the Mecca Masjid. With
these collections he built the Toli Masjid,
near the Purana Pul.
Some other places
of interest include:
Falakuma Palace: houses most expensive art
objects, tapestries, and carpets and largest
collection of diamonds.
Husian Sagar: a large artificial lake lying
between Hyderabad and Secunderaad. It was
built by Ibrahim Qutb Shah around 1550,
in gratitude to Husain Shah Wali, who had
cured him of a disease.
Naubat Pahad, Birla Temple, Osmania University
etc., are other places for tourists to visit.
Weekend Trips: you can take small
How to reach Hyderabad:
Air: Hyderabad is connected with the major
cities of India and abroad by air. Hyderabad
had both domestic and international airports,
which connects national and international
Rail: Hyderabad is well connected from all
major cities of India by trains. There are
railway stations at Hyderabad and Kachiguda.
Trains leaving from these two stations can
be boarded at Secunderabad railway station.
Road: Hyderabad is well connected by Road
from all major cities in Andhra Pradesh
and Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra and
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