5 most beautiful sights in Hyderabad
Hyderabad won the prestigious “World Green City Award 2022” at the recent International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) 2022 Awards Ceremony held in Jeju, South Korea. Hyderabad was the first Indian state to be nominated in the category “Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth”. Telangana competed against other international cities like Paris, Bogota, Mexico City, Montreal and Fortaleza in Brazil.
If you are planning to visit Hyderabad, here are five beautiful places you should not miss in Telangana.
One of the most popular tourist destinations is Charminar. Built by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591, the fort was built in honor of his wife, Bhagmati. It is a square-shaped structure adorned with four pillars with intricate carvings.
Fort of Golconda
Just 11 km from the hustle and bustle of Telangana is the Golconda Fort. A fascinating citadel built by the Qutb Shahi dynasty in 1143, this site was previously used as the capital of the Sultanate of Golconda. The site is located close to the Kollur mine, which trades in large diamonds. The site has produced the finest stones in the world like Koh-i-Noor (currently in UK), Blue Hope (USA), Pink Daria-i-Noor (Iran) and many more.
Ramoji’s Film City
This city of cinema is the most sought-after setting in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records awarded it as the largest film studio in the world. The city of film bears witness to famous films like Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Chennai Express, KGF: Chapter 2 and more. It was built by Ramoji Rao, a Telugu media tycoon, in 1996.
Translating to “Four Palaces”, this palace is a must-see destination. The site has nice shaped courses with intricate work. Its construction was started in 1750 by Nizam Salabhat Jung, but it was completed between 1857 and 1869 by Nizam Afzar-ud-Dawla Bahadur. The palace is a replica of the Shah’s palace in Tehran, Iran.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Also called Tank Bund, Ibrahim Quil Qutb Shah built this heart-shaped lake in Telangana in 1563. The lake features a giant monolithic statue of Gautama Buddha, which has stood in the middle of the lake on the Rock of Gibraltar since 1992. This lake also divides Hyderabad from its neighboring state, Secunderabad.