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Places of Interest in Hyderabad
Charminar Charminar : The famed Charminar is a majestic edifice standing at the heart of the old walled city of Hyderabad, this hooch triumphal arch, which has become the city symbol, was built by Mohd. Quli Qutub Shah in 1591 supposedly to commemorate the eradication of plague from Hyderabad. With its 56 Metre tall slender minarets with spiral stair cases and huge arches on each side , the structure is built with carefully finished stucco ornamentation and is plastered with line mortar. .On the top most floor is space for a mask.
Golconda Fort Golconda Fort : The majestic ruins of Golconda Fort stand as a backdrop to the sprawling city of Hyderabad. Originally built in that 12th Century by the Hindu Kakatiyas, the fort was reinforced by masonry by the Bahamanis who occupied in 1363. The existing structure was later expanded by Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort. In 1687, the fortress was besieged by the mighty moguls emperor Aurangazeb, after it was treacherously betrayed. The main citadel is built on a granite hill 120 mts high and is surrounded by walls of solid stones.
Mecca Masjid Mecca Masjid : Adjacent to the Charminar is the grand Mecca Masjid, reputed to be one among the largest in the world. It can accommodate 10,000 worshippers at a time. The hall is 67 meters long, 54 meters wide and 23 meters high. The Mecca Masjid roof is supported by 15 arches, and the colonnades and entrance arches are made up of a single slab of granite. According to few historical records these massive stone lots were carried 11 blocks away, and dragged to the site by a team of 1400 bullocks! Construction of mosque started in 1614 by Abdullah Quli Qutub Shah, but was completed by Aurangazeb when he annexed Golconda in late 17th Century.
Buddha Statue Buddha Statue : Located in the centre of Tank Bund , the Buddha statue is known to be the largest single monolithic statue in the whole world. The statue, a brain child of former chief minister of A.P, Mr.N.T.R., has been carried from a hill rock at Raigir in Nalgonda district. In fact, it has caused mighty ripples, literally speaking, when it plunged in Tank Bund's muddy water while on its way to get shipped to the centre of the Tank Bund.
Ramoji Film City Ramoji Film City : Ramoji Film City is the world’s largest integrated film studio complex at over 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of land . It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions.Ramoji Film City offers pre-production, production, and post-production resources. It offers over 500 set locations. There are many gardens, authentic sets, about 50 studio floors, a digital film facility, the support systems, outdoor locations, high-tech laboratories, etc.
Birla Mandir Birla Mandir :Birla Mandir on the Naubath Pahad is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara, built entirely of white marble located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.The Birla Foundation has constructed several similar temples in India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir. Though the chief deity is Lord Venkateshwara, the temple has pan-Hindu character with deities of Shiva, Shakti, Ganesh, Hanuman, Brahma, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Saibaba.
Falaknuma Palace Falaknuma Palace : Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State but it was later owned by the Nizams.[1] It is located on a 32 acre, 19400 square meters area in Falaknuma, 5 km. from Charminar. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of H.H. The Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur.[2] Falak-numa literally means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu.

Hyderabad Facts

Character The area exhibits undulating topography with number of tanks and hill ranges. The elevation ranging between 500 to 600m. While Banjara, Jubilee, Golconda, Nawabat Pahad, Tirumalagiri and Moula Ali are prominent hill ranges, Hussain Sagar and Mir Alam are prominent tanks located within the city. Hussain Sagar located in the heart of the city bifurcates it into Secunderabad and Hyderabad. The Musi river passing through the middle of Hyderabad city flows in an easterly direction.
Languages Urdu, Telugu, Hindi, English
Weather Summer temperatures range from a mean maximum of 40 deg centigrade to a mean minimum of 30 deg centigrade. Winter temperatures range from 22 deg centigrade. to 14 deg centrigrade. The monsoon season normally occurs from June to December. Registers rainfall of about 89 cms.
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Industries Cotton and silk textiles, cigarettes, paper, pottery, glassware and more recently information technology and call centres.
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