ATTRACTIONS & ADVENTURES
The city of Hyderabad is a scintillating blend of ancient Nizam culture, local Telegu traditions and modernity of the contemporary world. It manifests a scene of historic architecture and monuments intermingled with contemporary buildings and elements.
Hyderabad has many tourist attractions (historic as well as architectural), multi-cuisine restaurants and pubs, luxury hotels for a comfortable stay, museums that help explore the Nizam culture of the city more deeply and colorful street markets to shop for souvenirs such as pearl jewelry, lac bangles, Kondapalli toys (a handmade local variety of toys that are great for home décor) and fancy footwear and bags!
Some of the city’s best tourist attractions include:
- Charminar – A massive square-shaped granite arch with 4 minarets (“Char” means 4 and “Minar” means minarets) situated in old city Hyderabad – it was built in the 16th century, and is a popular tourist spot in the city. It is the symbol of Hyderabad – and is also used in the city’s logo.
- Monolithic Buddha statue and Hussain Sagar Lake (The lake connecting old city Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and the statue in the middle of it have become the city’s identity).
- Birla Mandir – A temple built on a hill called Naubath Pahad, in marble, Birla temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. It also offers a beautiful view of the city from an altitude of 280 feet on which the hill stands!
- Ramoji Film city – A place where movies are shot – with intriguing fake sets and make-believe elements.
- Rashtrapati Nilayam – An official retreat for the (incumbent) President of India – when they usually stay for a few days during winter and conduct official business from; also used as a guest house for dignitaries and important guests in the city.
- Hyderabad also offers many adventurous activities for adults as well as kids, such as: Go Karting, Rock climbing, Laser Tag, paintball, Zorbing, and Bungee jumping!