Hyderabad Vacations & Travel Packages!
Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana in Southern India. Located along the banks of Musi River the city is also a de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad has been quite famous as a pearl and diamond trading center and is often referred to as the "City of Pearls." For tourists, Hyderabad has quite a number of attractions like Charminar, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Mecca Masjid and more. Do visit Pearl Market to buy beautiful pearl jewelry, for which the place is so very popular.
Places of Interest in Hyderabad
Charminar is synonym of Hyderabad like Eiffel Tower is of Paris. The building was constructed by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591, and comprises four magnificent minarets, which are around 48.7 meters high. Charminar features nearly 45 prayer rooms and a mosque. Visit the place in the evening when it is all lighted up and bright.
Located in the western part of Hyderabad, Golconda Fort is located about 9 kilometers away from Hussain Sagar Lake. Golconda Fort was originally a mud fort under the reign of Rajah of Warangal. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt the entire fort over a span of 62 years. The fort is renowned for its beautiful palaces, smart water supply system, and Fateh Rahben gun.
Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world. It is also amongst the oldest buildings in Hyderabad. During Muslim festivals near about 10 thousand men pray here. The main hall of the building is nearly 75 feet high, 220 feet wide and 180 feet long. Masjid is listed under heritage buildings and is located in close proximity to Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazar, and Charminar.