Nearest Tourist Places
BHAGYA NAGARA (Hyderabad) the golden history
Bhagyanagara means ‘the lucky city’. It was ruled by the Mauryan Empire in the third century B.C during the reign of Ashoka the Great. After the death of Ashoka (232 BCE), as the Maurya Empire began to weaken and decline, the Sātavāhanas who started out as feudatories to the Mauryan dynasty, declared independence and established their empire in this region. The Sātavāhana Empire or Andhra Empire, was a royal Indian dynasty based from Dharanikota and Amaravati in Andhra. The territory of the empire covered much of the Deccan plateau & central India for 450 years,i.e., from 230 BCE onward until around 220 CE. After the decline of the Satavahana Empire in 210 AD, the region came under the rule of the Andhra Ikshvaku dynasty (225 AD - 325 AD), the successors of the Satavahanas in the eastern Deccan. The capital of Andhra Ikshvaku dynasty was the town of Nagarjuna konda in modern-day Guntur district and named after Nagarjuna, a southern Indian master of Mahayana Buddhism who lived in the 2nd century AD, who is believed to have been responsible for the Buddhist activity in the area. Later Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah of the Qutub Shahi dynasty built the city of Hyderabad. Hyderabad was named as the City of Hyder after the title of the Fourth Caliph Ali.
400-years-old structure was built by Sultan Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah, the 5th Sultan of the illustrious Qutb Shahi dynasty. An inseparable part of the history of Hyderabad. Historians opine that Quli Qutub Shah to construct a new city. He prayed to the Almighty to end his people’s suffering and pledged to build a mosque at the very site where he prayed. Another legend says that the Sultan saw his beloved, the beautiful Baghmati, at this very site and built the monument as a symbol of his eternal love for her. Though this legend gained popularity.
A heritage site of India was declared as the 'Heart of the World' by UNWTO on 27 September 2012, on the occasion of World Tourism Day, for being the World's Largest Heart Shaped Mark, the World's Heritage Heart shaped Mark, and the World's Wonderful Heart Shaped Mark on the face of the earth among the heart shaped marks formed by the heart shaped lakes and islands that exist in the world. An 18-meter high monolithic statue of Lord Buddha towers over the lake from atop the Rock of Gibraltar. The statue was chiseled out of a white granite rock, weighing 450 tons. It was carved by 200 sculptors for two years.
An arts and crafts village located in Hyderabad, India. The village was conceived with an idea to create an environment for the preservation of traditional crafts. There are ethnic festivals round the year. Sprawling over 65 acres of land in the hi-tech hub city of India, a scenic ambience of tradition and cultural heritage. This was for promotion and preservation of Indian arts and crafts and to motivate the artisans. Enchanting the blend of arts and artefact, epitomizing the true legacy with the diverse natural beauty of rural India. it has captivated the imagination of visitors. The lush and serene environment of Shilparamam is sculpted with woodwork, jewellery, cloths and local crafts of each region of the country.
Ramoji Film City
2000 acres, it is the largest integrated film city in the Telangana and the largest studio complex in the world. The film city was also certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Film Studio complex. It was set up by Ramoji Group in 1996.It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Around 1.5 million tourists visit the place every year and thousands of cinemas were filmed here. It’s a wonderful place that we should not miss.
Gol konda ("Round shaped hill"), or Golla konda, (Shepherds Hill) is a citadel and fort in Southern India and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687) situated 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad, India. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems Daria-i-Noor, Noor-ul-Ain, Koh-i-Noor, Hope Diamond, Princie Diamond, Regent Diamond, Wittelsbach-Graff Diamon. The city and the fortress were built on a granite hill that is 120 meters (480 ft) high, surrounded by massive battlements.
An English architect designed the palace. The foundation stone for the construction was laid by Sir Vicar on 3 March 1884. It took nine years to complete the construction and furnish the palace. It is made completely with Italian marble with stained-glass windows and covers an area of 1,011,500 square feet. The palace was built in the shape of a scorpion with two stings spread out as wings in the north. The middle part is occupied by the main building and the kitchen, Gol Bangla, Zenana Mehal and harem quarters stretch to the south. The Nawab was an avid traveller, and his influences show in the architecture, which combines Italian and Tudor influences.
Nalgonda Buddist Temple
On the banks of the Krishna River (India) there exists the small village of Nandikonda. The village is rich in historical footprints which have been unearthed as a result of archeological excavations. Owing to the presence of these valued assets beneath its soil, the village of Nandikonda has acquired a special significance in the tourism map of India. Located close to the Vijaypuri Township which was once famed as the capital of the Ishvaku dynasty, Nandikonda is deeply influenced by the contribution of the Ishvaku kings. The ruins of the Ishvaku fort present in the town stands as a testimony to the impact of the Ishvakus. The ruins reveal a huge stadium which is rectangular in shape.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
The dam was build across Krishna river in India. Construction duration of the dam was between the years of 1955 and 1967. The dam created a water reservoir whose gross storage capacity is 11.472 billion cubic metres (405.1×109 cu ft). The dam is 490 feet (150 m) tall from its deepest foundation and 0.99 miles (1.6 km) long with 26 flood gates which are 42 feet (13 m) wide and 45 feet (14 m) tall. Nagarjuna Sagar was the earliest in the series of large infrastructure projects termed as "modern temples" initiated for achieving the Green Revolution in India. It is also one of the earliest multi-purpose irrigation and hydro-electric projects in India.
Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad was established in 26 October 1959. It was opened to the public on 6 October 1963. The Nehru Zoological Park is run by forest department, Government of Telangana,The zoo occupies 380 acres (150 ha) and is adjacent to the 600-acre (240 ha) Mir Alam Tank. Nearly 100 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed at the zoo, including indigenous animals like the Indian rhino, Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, panther, gaur, Indian elephant, slender loris, python, deer, antelopes and birds. The nocturnal house at the zoo artificially reverses night and day for the animals so that nocturnal animals are active while visitors are at the zoo.