Hyderabad Tour

India has always carried thousands of years of rich cultural and natural heritage, 86 national parks, 448 wildlife reserves, more than 2.4 million temples, mosques and churches, majestic forts and palaces, the Great Himalayas, vast coastline and many attractions including, one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Step into a world of splendid colors, wide-open spaces and exotic cultural treasures. We want to invite you to a dream vacation in India.

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The regal city has gracefully taken to the technological culture by the closing decades of 20th century. Incomes improved, lifestyles changed, people looked for better shopping experience demanding sophisticated mall spaces. The city’s first over one million sft mall with many firsts to its credit, City Capital is heralding a new revolution of consumer culture in 21st century.     

Hyderabad is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Greater Hyderabad has an estimated metropolitan population of 6.7 million, making it an A-1 status city and second largest in India with an area of 625 sq kms. Hyderabad is the financial and economic capital of the state and contributes the highest amount to the state's GDP, tax and excise revenues. The service industry is the major industry in the city, employing 90% of the work force.    

The City of Nizams or The City of Pearls enjoys a strategic location. It is known for rich history, cultural heritage and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point of North and South India.    

Hyderabad is today a major hub for software export, hardware manufacturing and biotechnology. This has led the city to be referred as ‘Cyberabad’. It is also an important education centre with major academic, technical and research institutes. The opening of new international airport at Shamshabad has strengthened the strategic position of the city.    

The construction of Golconda fort in 12th century made the fort city a political power center. The iconic architectural marvel, Charminar was built in 16th century, a distinct culture took roots in history. The cosmopolitan city has become a center of various cultural influences, home to different communities peacefully living and flourishing together. 


Places to Visit

Charminar

The Charminar built in 1591 CE is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad. The Charminar is a square structure with each side 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) long, with four grand arches each facing a fundamental point that open into four streets. At each corner stands an exquisitely shaped minaret, 56 meters (approximately 184 feet) high, with a double balcony. Each minaret is crowned by a bulbous dome with dainty petal-like designs at the base. 

There are various theories regarding the purpose for which Charminar was constructed. However, it is widely accepted that Charminar was built at the center of the city, to commemorate the eradication of plague", as Muhambad Quli Qutb Shah had prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a Mosque at the very place where he prayed.

Chowmahalla Palace

Once regarded as the center of Hyderabad, the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors. Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance. A synthesis of many architectural styles and influences, the Palace Complex has been meticulously restored.

Open now to select individuals and corporates for hosting their dinners, receptions and cultural evenings, Chowmahalla is a location that’s unmatchable for exclusivity, and offers an experience guests will never forget.

Golconda

Golkonda, also known as Golconda or Golla konda ("shepherd's hill"), a ruined fort of Southern India and capital of medieval Golconda Sultanate (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad. It is also a mandal of Hyderabad district. The region is universally famous for the mines that have produced the world's most famous and coveted gems, including the Hope Diamond, The Eye of the Idol (aka the Nassak Diamond), the Koh-i-noor and the Darya-i-Noor. The Golkonda fort was first built by Kakatiyas as part of their western defenses. The fort Plan was designed after the Kondapalli Fort near Vijayawada, Krishna Dt. 

By the 1880s, Golkonda was being used generically by English speakers to refer to any particularly rich mine, and later to any source of great wealth

Hussain Sagar

Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by River Musi. A large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha, erected in 1992 stands in an island in the middle of the lake. Maximum depth of the lake is 32 feet. The lake was named after Hussain Shah Wali, who helped design it.

It is an artificial lake that holds water perennially fed by canals from Musi river. Hussain Sagar was the main source of water supply to Hyderabad before Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar were built on river Musi.

Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Telengana. It is one of the three National Museums of India and the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family.

The Salar Jung Museum was established in 1951. The major portion of the collection of the museum was acquired by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, popularly known as Salar Jung III.