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Ntr Garden

NTR Gardens is a public urban park situated in the (capital) city of Hyderabad in the south Indian state of Telangana.

It is named after the former Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao who was also a famous and celebrated actor in the Telugu film industry.

History

The establishment of this garden began in the year 1999, on a land of 5 acres (20,000 m2) taken from a 55-acre (220,000 m2) plot which was allotted for building a memorial for N. T. Rama Rao, a famous Telugu actor who also served as the Chief Minister of the then non-bifurcated Andhra Pradesh three times (the third and final term being in the mid to late 1990s).

This garden was part of the project tjhat involved developments of the areas around the Hussain Sagar Lake, to make the place a centre of attraction for tourists from all over the world.

It was inaugurated by N. Chandrababu Naidu, who had just then replaced NTR as the chief minister of the state.

Layout/Structure

NTR Garden is spread out on an area of 36 acres, situated in close proximity to the well-known Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad.

The garden cum park houses a variety of plants, trees and also a souvenir complex, museum, a toy train (to take visitors on a tour around it), some restaurants and cafes, rides and play areas for kids as well as adults, sculptures, and a waterfall too!

It is a popular place for family hangouts and picnics, especially for families with kids.

Additional Information for Visitors

NTR Garden is open to visitors between - AM and - PM every day, on all days of the week.

An entry fee of INR 20 per head is applicable for every (adult) visitor to this place, and INR 10 for kids and children. Additional charges are applicable for people who want to use a still camera (INR 30) or a video camera (INR 65).

Hyderabad is well connected to cities across India as well as other parts of the world. The city can be reached by air, rail or road.