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Hyderabad is one of the oldest cities in India and has a lot of historical significance attached to the streets, buildings and places of interest. Of course, how can one forget the time when the city was the capital of the Nizams.
Hyderabad is presently one of the emerging IT cities in India along with Bangalore and Gurgaon and has seen a lot of development over the years. The present capital of the youngest state in India, Telangana, is also known for its ‘Hyderabadi Biryani’, which is famous around the world.
If you ever visit this city, or are planning to do so already, you will find it peculiarly different as one part is marked by the wave of industrialisation while the other part still signifies the old charm. Hyderabad hotel booking is on a high round the year, both online and offline, as the number of people coming here keeps increasing.
Here are some of the aspects that make the city so popular among tourists.
Charminar is almost synonymous with Hyderabad and is the most popular tourist attraction in the city. Built over 400 years ago, it is full of mysteries and interesting stories from the pre-British era.
Tourists flock to Charminar with some pre-conceptual ideas of stories revolving around the existence of secret tunnels. The monument was built in the 16th century as a celebration of the founding of the city of Hyderabad. It is also an example of the timeless architectural excellence of the era.
The Golconda Fort is one of the oldest forts in India and has been significant since the 12th century. It is also a very fitting example of the excellent architecture and supreme engineering. In fact, it is considered to be an archaeological gem by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Golconda Fort is presently one of the most popular picnic spots and also has a lot of budget hotels in Hyderabad around. Hence, with such a lot of historical significance, Golconda Fort cannot be missed from your travel diary.
The Mecca Masjid is one of the most spectacular tourist spots with a religious backing, besides being among the largest mosques in India. It is one among the many heritage spots in the country and attracts a lot of local and foreign visitors. It bears its significance in the name that is given after Mecca in Saudi Arabia. If you are wondering why this mosque was named after the Mecca city, the answer is - the bricks that were used to build the Mecca Masjid were brought from Mecca city.
Salar Jung Museum
The Salar Jung Museum houses one of the largest art collections in India, donated by just one person. It is one of the best points of interest in the city of Hyderabad as it is a dedication to the each and every form of art from the old era. It is situated at the bank of river Musi and is close to many hotels in Hyderabad.
Visiting this place will give you an idea of old sculptures, scriptures, paintings, artefacts and stone carvings from around the world.
Ramoji Film City
By the name itself, one can conclude that it is not, by any chance, a historical place. In fact, it is more related to the entertainment industry. And being associated with among the most sought-after industries in the country, the Ramoji Film City really does well to live up to the expectations.
It is considered to be one of the best tourist spots and is close to some good 3 star hotels in Hyderabad. It is also known for being in the Guinness Book of World Records since it has over 50 movie sets at one single location.
Visiting Hyderabad? Let’s say that missing the Hyderabadi Biryani is next to an unforgivable sin. People from around the world make sure that they have a dip into this delicious delicacy on a trip to this city. This dish is popular around the country and is rated as the best biryani one can ever have.
Hyderabad is no less than an absolute must-visit when it comes to getting a trip to historical places and heritage spots. Being one of the oldest cities in India, Hyderabad has its culture, architecture and essence dated back to the times when the rich dynasties were ruling over it.
Hyderabad, over the years, has become a perfect blend of old traditions, historical significance and modern-day lifestyle with a young crowd. Every inch and corner of this historical city holds a fair bit of historical element attached to it.
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