HYDERABAD- JUNE-JULY 2011
I had been to Hyderabad on Offical Progamme, after finishing the Training Workshop i gone around some of the nearby tourist attraction of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad : is the capital of the state Andhra Pradesh, India. It also goes by its sobriquet City of Pearls. As of 2010 it is the sixth most populous city and sixth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 on the banks of Musi. Today the city covers an area of approximately 650 km². The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabadcome under the ambit of a single municipal unit, The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
Hyderabad has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India which has earned it the additional sobriquet "Cyberabad". In addition to the IT industry, various biotechnology and pharmaceutics companies have set up their operations in Hyderabad owing to its established Public sector in Life Science Research and Genome Valley. The city houses the most expensive residential real estate in Andhra Pradesh in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. The city is home to theTelugu Film Industry, which is among the largest in India, known popularly as Tollywood. Residents of Hyderabad are generally called Hyderabadis. Located at the crossroads of North and South India, Hyderabad has developed a unique culture that is reflected in its language and architecture.
260 Sq. Km
Approx 7 million (1991 Census : 3,145,939)
Land Use :
Urban 93% [including industrial]; Agriculture 1.7%; Water Spread 5.3%
536 metres above sea level
Cotton and silk textiles, cigarettes, paper, pottery, glassware and more recently information technology and call centres.
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.
how to get there
By Air : Local/International Airport :
By Rail :The twin cities of
By Road :
From Bangalore-Anantpur-Kurnool-Hyderabad-9hrs journey
places to see
Charminar : Charminar is the symbol of
Naubat Pahad : These are two hillocks from where announcements were made during the olden days. Nowadays there is a hanging garden.
Tank Bund : This is a dam on the Hussain Sagar lake and is famous for the 33 statues of statesmen and a huge monolithic statue of Buddha.
Hussain Sagar :
spreads around this lake which is the largest lake in the city. It is surrounded by well maintained parks. Hyderabad
Nagarjuna Sagar : This is the world's largest masonry dam and lies on the river
Krishna. There is a museum which houses ancient Buddhist sculptures, carvings, and terracotta. 149 km from . Hyderabad
Kolanupuka : It is a 2000 year old Jain temple with a 1.5 m tall jade statue of Mahavira. It is 80 km from
Tirupathi : A town housing several temples. The black idol of Balaji which stands 2m high and decked in gold can be found here. It is one of the richest temples in
. 740 km from India . Hyderabad
Kondapur : Excavations here date back to 3000 B.C. Copper, lead and silver coins of Roman, Satachana era and Buddhist period were excavated from here. 90 km from
Osmansagar : An artificial lake off the river Moosi. Complemented by well kept gardens and swimming pools.
Paigah Tombs : These are 200 year old tombs of the royal nobles made out of lime and mortar with carvings.
Pakhal : This is an old wildlife sanctuary and retreat built around 1213 A.D. Approx 900 sq. km. The sanctuary has wildlife like tigers, leopards hyenas, and deer. 200 km from
Raymond's Tomb : A tomb for a French soldier who served in the Nizam Army 1786 A.D.
Statue of Buddha
An 18 meter high monolithic statue of Lord Buddha towers over the lake from atop the Rock of Gibraltar. The idea of erecting a giant monolith Buddha statue in the midst of Hussain Sagar lake on the