Hyderabad Diaries| Top Places to Explore | Sudha Saswati Nayak
Hey Everyone! Thanks for showing your interest in another fresh travel blog of mine which is about our Hyderabad trip in 2014. Here, I have included information about some of the famous places of this Capital city in Telengana and I hope you will enjoy reading it.
Hyderabad, also know as the city of pearl, is famous for its rich history, finger-licking food and multi-lingual culture. We were able to believe in all these after we explored different parts of the city in our 5 days Stay-cation.
Constructed on: 1591
Type: Historical Monument
Other Popular Names: ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’ , ‘Mosque of the four minarets’
Entry Fee: Rs.5/- per Person for Indians and Rs.100/- per Person for Foreign Nationals
Places to visit near Charminar: Laad Bazaar (Old city) for shopping, Mecca Masjid (ancient mosque), Chow Mohalla Palace( 10 minutes walk from CharMinar)
2. Salar Jung Museum
Founded on: 1951
Named after: Nawab Mir Yousuf Khan (Salar Jung III)
Inaugurated by: Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
Entry Fee: INR 10 (Adults), INR 5 (Children) for Indians and INR 150 for Foreigners
What you can see inside: 38 galleries having 43,000 art objects, 47,000 books and 9,000 manuscripts from different parts of the world + Reading Room+ Clock Room which displays an amazing collection of clocks right from the sundials to the modern timepieces.
For more details about the place Visit their Official Website: http://www.salarjungmuseum.in/
3. Lumbini Park
Type: Park and Amusement
Named After: Lumbini of Nepal dedicated to Lord Buddha
Entry Fee: INR 10
Laser show Ticket Price: INR 50
Special attraction: Musical fountain, Laser show
4. Hussain Sagar
Type: Lake connecting Secunderabad and Hyderabad, The largest artificial lake in Asia.
Entry Fee: No entry Fee
Other fees: (If you choose any of the following services) INR 55 per Adult for mechanised Boat INR 35 per Adult for mechanised Boat INR 250 per Person for Jet Ski Boat INR 300 per Couple for Jet Ski Boat INR 100 per Person for Rajahamsa Boat (min 5 persons) INR 400 per Person for Para Sailing
Special Attraction: Huge statue of standing Lord Buddha at the middle of the lake
5. Birla Mandir
Type: Hindu & Buddhist Temple
Opened on: 1976
Dedicated to: Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Special Attraction: Unique Architecture, Made from 2000 tonnes of white marble which was brought from Rajasthan.
I hope you guys like this blog so far. I will update it soon on my next visit to Hyderabad. If you have any query related to this blog, feel free to write to me at- firstname.lastname@example.org