Friday, July 1, 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 PradeshIndia. 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.
Area : 
260 Sq. Km
Population : 
Approx 7 million (1991 Census : 3,145,939)
Growth Rate  
Land Use : 
Urban 93% [including industrial]; Agriculture 1.7%; Water Spread 5.3%
Altitude : 
536 metres above sea level
Languages : 
UrduTeluguHindi, English
Industries : 
Cotton and silk textiles, cigarettes, paper, pottery, glassware and more recently information technology and call centres.
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.


how to get there

By Air : Local/International Airport : Begampet Airport
By Rail :The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderbad are connected to all the major cities of India.
By Road : Hyderabad lies on National Highway No. 7 and 9, hence is connected by the rest of the country.Distance from Bangalore to Hyderabad is 562 Kilometers / 349 Miles
From Bangalore-Anantpur-Kurnool-Hyderabad-9hrs journey
 places to see

Charminar : Charminar is the symbol of Hyderabad and was built by the ruler Quli Qutab Shah in honor of his Hindu wife. The monument is surrounded by a very busy market place and falls in what is known as the old city

Mecca Masjid : Lies next to Charminar. The entrance arches are made of single slabs of granite.

Golconda Fort : This fort, originally built by the Kakatiyas, the rulers of the neighboring state, was made with mud. Later, the Shahis converted it into a marvelous piece of architecture using advanced acoustics wherein sound signals could pass from the entrance of the fort to the top without the use of any electric gadgets. There is a sound and light show in the evening which is quiet popular.

Naubat Pahad : These are two hillocks from where announcements were made during the olden days. Nowadays there is a hanging garden.

Nehru Zoological Park : This is a 300 acre park filled with various species of birds and animals.
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 : Hyderabad spreads around this lake which is the largest lake in the city. It is surrounded by well maintained parks.
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 Hyderabad.
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 India. 740 km from 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 Hyderabad.
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 Hyderabad.

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 Gibraltar rock was a part of the Buddha Poornima project in 1985. The monolithic statue was chiselled out of a white granite rock, weighting 450 tons. It was carved by 200 sculptors for two years. The statue was transported to Hyderabad in November 1988. After the initial problems, the statue was erected on 12 April 1992 on a red coloured Lotus pedestal. Attached to it, Lumbini park was inaugurated with musical fountains, Bonsai Plants and a boat ride from Lumbini Park to the Buddha Statue. The whole atmosphere reflects peace and perseverance. Madan Singh, Civil Engineer with Endowments Department, Govt. of AP. was incharge for chiseling out, design and carve, transport and install the statue at midst of Hussain sagar on Gibraltor Rock

Lumbini Park : A new amusement park near Hussain Sagar. This park has a musical fountain show at 6.30pm and 8.00pm. The park is open from Tuesday to Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm.

Ocena Park : Ocean park is located at Gandipet in 20 acres of landscaped gardens. The park provides a number of amusement and water rides. The park is also equipped with fast food restaurants offering a variety of cuisine.
Ramoji Film City : The Ramoji Film City is a colossal creation. This is Hyderabad's answer to Universal Studios - nearly 2000 acres, a complete world created for assisting the dream merchants of cinema. Luxury hotels, Japanese gardens, Parisian boulevards, lavish palaces, make-believe airports/railway stations and a host of other fantastic creations.

High Tech City : One of the modern monuments of trade and technology, it embodies the new found attitude of Hyderabad and today finds a place of pride. Situated on the outskirts of the city, it is the nucleus of Cyberabad, the IT destination in these parts of the world


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