Ideal Trip Duration: 2-3 Days

Base Station: Hyderabad

Nearest City to Hyderabad: Hyderabad

Best Time to Visit Hyderabad: November to March

Peak Season: April to May & October to December

State: Telangana | District: Hyderabad

Hyderabad Weather: Summer: Maximum - 40°C & Minimum - 30°C
Winter: Maximum - 22°C & Minimum - 14°C

Hyderabad (also known as Bhagya Nagaram) is the fifth largest metropolis of India and the capital of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its rich history and culture with monuments, mosques, temples, a rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts and dance. Also known as The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of the fast developing cities in the country and a modern hub of IT, ITES, and Biotechnology. Hyderabad is often referred to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad together which are commonly referred as a single city. Hyderabad is one of the top places to experience Telangana tourism.

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, a ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (the ruling family of the Golconda - previously a feudatory of Bahmani sultanate that declared independence in 1512) founded the city of Hyderabad on the banks of the Musi River in 1591. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb captured Hyderabad in 1687, but the Mughal-appointed governors of the city soon gained autonomy. In 1724, Asaf Jah I, who was granted the title Nizam-ul-Mulk ('Governor of the country') by the Mughal emperor, defeated a rival official to establish control over Hyderabad. Asaf Jah's successors ruled as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The rule of the seven Nizams saw the growth of Hyderabad both culturally and economically.

Hyderabad is the financial and economic capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is known as the city of pearls, lakes and, lately, for its IT companies. Hyderabad is home to the second largest film industry in India, Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood which produces approximately 150 movies every year.

Hyderabad is one of the top tourist destinations in South India with wonderful historical sites dating back to 16th century, palaces, museums, temples, gardens and lakes. Charminar is the most identified landmark of Hyderabad which was built in the year 1591 with Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace and Ladbazar being nearby attractions. Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi tombs are breathtaking sites to experience the history of Hyderabad. Mecca Masjid, Birla Temple, Sanghi Temple and Chilukur Temples are most notable pilgrimage sites in the city. Hussain Sagar Lake, Necklace Road, NTR Park, Lumbini Park, Buddha Statue, Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Qutubshahi Tombs and Chowmahalla Palace are the top tourist places in Hyderabad. Ramajo Film City in the outskirts of the city is one of the largest film cities in the world and it's a great one day trip from the city center.

Hyderabad is very well connected by flight and train with major cities of India. The bus connectivity is also good from major cities in central and south India like Bangalore, Vijayawada, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, etc. Hyderabad has three major railway stations - Secunderabad, Hyderabad Deccan & Kachiguda. Two major bus stations serve Hyderabad - MGBS (also called Imliban) and Jubilee Bus Station.

It usually takes 2-3 full days to visit the major Hyderabad points of interest. November to March is the best season to visit Hyderabad.

OTHER INFO
Internet Availability: Very Good
STD Code: 040
Languages Spoken: Telugu, English, Hindi
Major Festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi(Sep/Oct),
Dusshera (Oct),
Holi (Mar),
Kite Festival (Jan)
Notes/Tips:
Long distance, inter-state buses and buses towards AP and southern towns start from MGBS (Vijag, Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Nalgonda, Bangalore, Chennai, Hubli, etc) while buses to northern parts of Telangana start from Jubilee Bus Station (Karimnagar, Medak, Warangal, Nizamabad, Adilabad, etc).

HOW TO REACH HYDERABAD


By Air

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (22 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station (0 Kms)
Secunderabad Station (8 Kms)
Hyderabad - Kacheguda Railway Station (5 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Hyderabad - Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (3 Kms)
Secunderabad - Jubilee Bus Station (8 Kms)

60 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN HYDERABAD


Miscellaneous

At a distance of 2 km from Nampally Railway Station, Birla Planetarium & Science Museum is located near Birla Temple in Nampally area of Hyderabad. This is a large planetarium providing a virtual tour of the solar system and is one of the must visit places for children in Hyderabad.

Situated on a small hill known as Naubat Pahad, it was established in 1985. It is one of the most modern planetariums in the country. The Planetarium offers daily sky shows (in Telugu and English) unfolding various aspects of the Cosmos, the beautiful mysteries of the Universe, the Hubble Space Telescope, Eclipses, the puzzling Unidentified Flying Objects. The sound effects give the feel of being in an outer space, which adds to the thrill and excitement. Special interactive sessions for students are also organized here. The Planetarium also conducts a popular course on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The B M Birla Science Museum was the second phase of the Science Centre and it was opened in 1990. .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 2.5 km from Nampally Railway Station, Birla Mandir is a magnificent marble temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. The temple stands on 280 feet high hillocks called Kala Pahad & Naubat Pahad in the center of Hyderabad city.

Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji), the temple is made of white marble brought from Rajasthan. This is one of the must visit tourist places in Hyderabad city. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation in 1976, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir.

This temple is a wonderful blend of Nagara and South Indian temple architecture. A Rajagopuram built in the South Indian style greets the visitors. The tower over the main shrine of Lord Venkateshwara called the Jagadananda Vimana is built in Dravidian style, while the towers over the shrines of the consorts are built in the South Indian style. The granite image of the presiding deity is about 11 ft tall and a carved .....


Park

At a distance of 3 km from Nampally Railway Station, Lumbini Park is located near the Tank Bund on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake. The Lumbini Park has been named after the birthplace of Buddha and it lies just opposite a famous Buddha statue. The boats to reach Buddha statue start from Lumbini Park.

The park was developed as part of the Buddha Purnima project of the state government in 1994. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the city of Hyderabad and one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad city. In 2007, it was one of the targets of the 25 August 2007 Hyderabad bombings that killed 44 people.

The Lumbini Park has become an ideal place of relaxation and a place of amusement. The key features of the park are the fantastic floral clock, the cascading artificial waterfalls and the dancing musical fountains. The Park offers the opportunity to watch one of the greatest laser shows currently happening in India. The laser show attracts thousands of visitors every year .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 3.5 km from Nampally Railway Station & 0.5 km from Lumbini Park, Buddha Statue has been placed on the rock of Gibraltar in the placid waters of the Hussain Sagar. The Buddha Statue is the world's largest single-stone statue of Buddha with a height of 72 feet (including base) and the weight of 450 tons. This is one of the prime attractions in Hyderabad city.

During his visit to New York, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao (1983-89) saw the Statue of Liberty and inspired to build a similar structure of Gautama Buddha in the famous Hussain Sagar Lake. Erected as part of the Buddha Poornima project in 1985, this monolithic statue was erected out of a white granite rock. It was carved by 200 sculptors for two years. After 5 years and the expenditure of $3 million, the statue stood at 58 feet and weighed 350 tons, making it the world's tallest monolithic statue of the Buddha. A concrete platform measuring 14 feet, now referred .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 4 km from Nampally Railway Station, Charminar stands in the heart of the old city and is the most important monument in the city. Charminar is one of the top places to visit in Hyderabad city and a grand heritage site in Telangana state. Along with Golconda Fort, Charminar is the prime tourist place represented for promotion of Hyderabad Tourism.

The Charminar was constructed in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah to mark the end of an epidemic of plague in Hyderabad city. Since the construction of the Charminar, the city of Hyderabad has almost become synonymous with the monument. It is located near the bank of the river Musi. Charminar is derived from two distinct words Char and Minar, which means four towers. It is a massive and impressive structure with four minarets.

Charminar is constructed in Indo-Islamic architecture. Marble, limestone, mortar and granite are used in the construction of this grand structure. This .....


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 4 km from Nampally Railway Station & 15 km from Charminar, The Salar Jung Museum located near Afzal Gunj is one of the best museums in India. This is also one of the most visited among Hyderabad tourist places. Situated on the southern bank of the Musi River, this museum houses the collections of Mir Yusuf Ali Khan, commonly known as Salar Jung III, Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. The museum has a collection of over 50000 items for exhibition.

There are 38 galleries in the Museum spread across three buildings- Central Block, Eastern Block and Western Block on two floors. The collection of the museum and the library were transferred from Diwan Deodi to the new building in the year 1968 and two more buildings were added in the year 2000. The Veiled Rebecca made with Italian marble is one of the main attractions of the museum including Musical Clock, Marguerite & Mephistopheles and Ivory Room.

The Central Block has 27 galleries (ground floor .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5 km from Nampally Railway Station and 1 km from Charminar, Chowmahalla or Chowmahallat Palace is a magnificent palace belonging to the Nizams of Hyderabad. It is one of the top Hyderabad points of interest. The palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams.

The name 'Chowmahallat' comes from two Urdu words, Chow (four) and Mahallat (palaces) means Four Palaces. While Salabat Jung initiated its construction in 1750, it was completed by Asaf Jah V, between 1857 and 1869. Extending from the Laad Bazaar on the north to the Aspan Chowk Road on the south, the palace originally covered 45 acres but only 12 acres remain today. This palace is one of the top tourist places to visit in Hyderabad city. It was the place where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors.

Chowmahalla Palace is a blend of many architectural .....


Wildlife

At a distance of 7 km from Nampally Railway Station & 4 km from Charminar, Nehru Zoological Park located in Bhadurpura is one of the most popular places to visit in Hyderabad and one of the biggest zoological parks in the country. It is visited by large number of family tourists, especially in the summer season.

Established in 1959, it is spread across 300 acres of lush green land. It houses over 1500 species of animals and birds. The park comprises a Natural History Museum, a Lion Safari Park and a children-s train. The Mir Alam Tank is with in the zoo park premise and boating facility is available here. Many species of birds like pelicans, peacock, dove, love birds, parakeets, pied horn bills, grey horn bills and manias, finches and buntings are found here.

Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Mondays & Public holidays.
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Adults, Rs.15 for Child, Rs.20 for Camera, Rs.100 for Video
Battery Operated Vehicle: Rs. 50 for Adults & Rs. 30 for Child
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Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 9 km from Nampally Railway Station and 5 km from Charminar, Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad. It originally belonged to Paigahs of Hyderabad State, and later acquired by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, prime minister of Hyderabad in 1898, brother-in-law of the Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan. This is one of the top attractions of Hyderabad city.

Falaknuma (meaning 'Star of Heaven') was designed by an Italian architect and its foundation was laid in 1884. The entire process of construction took 9 years. It was purchased by Nizam VI in 1897 and functioned as a royal guest house. The Palace is located atop a hill at an elevation of 2000 ft. and occupies a total area of 32 acre.

The palace was built in the shape of a scorpion with two wings that are spread out in the north. The middle part is occupied by the main building and the kitchen, Gol Bangla, Zenana Mahal and harem quarters stretch to the south. .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 10 km from Nampally Railway Station & 1 km away from the Banjara Darwaza of Golconda Fort. Qutub Shahi Tombs are the burial ground of the 7 kings of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. The tombs are very popular for their unique architecture and grand structures. Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the best among Hyderabad tourist places and a major heritage site in Hyderabad city.

Planned and built by the Qutub Shahis themselves, these tombs are said to be the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. The tombs are built in Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles using grey granite, with stucco ornamentation. These tombs are standing at the center of a garden known as Ibrahim Bagh, containing ponds and planted pathways.

There are more than 30 tombs in the enclosure besides some open air tombs. The tombs vary in size from small to large. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches, each tomb are quadrangular and rise from 9 to 15 .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 11 km from Nampally Railway Station, Golconda Fort (also written as Golconda Fort) is situated towards the western outskirts of Hyderabad. The fort is one of the prime places to visit in Hyderabad and also an important heritage site in Hyderabad city. Along with Charminar, Golconda Fort is the prime tourist place represented for promotion of Hyderabad Tourism.

The word 'Golconda' originated from Golla Konda which stands for Shepherd's Hill in Telugu. Golconda Fort was first constructed as a mud fort by the rulers of Kakatiya Dynasty in the 13th century. The fort was rebuilt and strengthened by Pratapa Rudra of the Kakatiyas. It was further strengthened by the Musunuri Nayaks, who defeated the Tughlaq army occupying Warangal. The fort was ceded to the Bahmani Sultanate as part of the treaty in 1364. It was later re-built with granite by initial Qutub Shahi kings, which took about 62 years to complete. Golconda Fort was under the control of Qutub Shahis from 1518 AD .....


Miscellaneous

At a distance of 35 km from Nampally Railway Station, Ramoji Film City (RFC) is situated near Hayathnagar on NH9 towards Vijayawada. This is the world's largest integrated film studio complex and also a popular tourism and recreation center. This is a popular getaway from Hyderabad to spend a full day.

Ramoji Film City is spread over a vast area of about 2500 acres, is a major film-making facility in India. Owned by film producer and media baron Ramoji Rao, the construction of RFC was completed in 1996. The Film City has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world's largest film studio complex. It can accommodate about 50 film units at the same time. The outdoor locations and lush greenery of Ramoji Film City attract tourists as well. The studio has produced films in a number of languages, including Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali and international films.

Ramoji Film City is a popular family getaway in Hyderabad. It also serves as .....


Park

At a distance of 0.5 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Public Gardens is the one of the city's oldest and largest gardens.

Built in the year of 1846 by Nizam, this beautiful garden houses number of public buildings. To the right of the main gate is a small beautifully constructed Mosque, where the 7th Nizam is said to have prayed every Friday. To the left are Jawahar Bal Bhavan and Indira Gandhi Auditorium where exhibitions and contests for children are held.

The public garden houses the Health Museum and Andhra Pradesh State Archaeological Museum, a park for kids and an open air auditorium named Lalitha Kala Bhavan. Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Legislative Assembly building is just adjacent to the Public Gardens.

Timings: 9 AM to 12 PM & 2 PM to 5 PM. Closed on Fridays.


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 1 kms from Nampally Railway Station, AP State Museum located with in Public Gardens is the oldest museum in Hyderabad. With very good collection, it is one of the important museums in the state.

Built in 1928 by the Nizam VII, the museum building itself is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, wanted to preserve the cultural heritage of the state and also took steps to extend the treasure trove act of the British ruled dominions to his state and also created the Department of Archaeology under the stewardship of Dr. Ghulam Yuzdani in 1915. From then onwards the department played an active role and conducted several extensive explorations and excavations.

The museum contains a Buddhist gallery, Brahmanical & Jain gallery, Bronze gallery, Arms & Armour gallery, Numismatics gallery, Ajanta gallery and more. Adjacent to the State Museum is the Contemporary Art Museum.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Fridays

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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 1.5 Kms from Nampally Railway Station (north of Abids and King Koti), St Joseph's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located at Gunfoundry and is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad.

It was built around 1860 A.D. and has a distinctive Italian touch in the architecture. The towering central monument can hold a congregation of 500 people at a time. The ringing of the mammoth bell atop the structure to indicate the hours is indeed a pleasure to hear. In the main alcove inside the cathedral is an imitation of the famous 'Pieta' by Michelangelo. The five giant bells have been made and brought from Italy. The bells have been attached to this fabled construction in 1892.

Timings: 5:30 AM to 7 PM.


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 2 kms from Nampally Railway Station, The Legislative Assembly of Hyderabad is an impressive building situated adjacent to the Public Garden.

It was built out of funds raised by citizens of Old Hyderabad State, on occasion of the 40th birthday of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan in 1905. Completed in 1913, it initially functioned as the Town Hall. The architecture is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Persian styles, with an all white, aesthetic look. A massive statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a sitting posture is erected at the entrance park to the Assembly. New additions have been made of late to accommodate the legislative offices of Ministers and political parties. The New Assembly Building of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, adjoining the Old Assembly Building, is surrounded by lush green lawns. It was inaugurated in 1985 by the then Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.

This building is not open for public visit.


Park

At a distance of 3 kms from Nampally Railway Station, NTR Gardens is one of the most recent and glamorous attractions of Hyderabad.

Located on the banks of Hussainsager Lake (past Lumbini Park), it is a memorial to the late N T Rama Rao, one of the most charismatic film stars of the south and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Setup in an area of 36 acres, it provides recreation facilities such as a Machan Tree, Japanese Garden, Car Cafe, Souvenir shops, Fruit Restaurant and Children's Playing area and lot of more. A monorail system takes the visitors around the garden. It boasts a vast collection of flora, a unique fountain, an imposing entrance plaza besides other attractions.

Timings: 2.30 PM to 10 PM. Entrance Rs.15 for adults and Rs.10 for children.


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 3.5 Kms from Nampally Railway Station, the Hussain Sagar was built on a tributary of the Musi River by Hussain Shah Wahi during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1562.

It is an artificial lake that connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The Buddha statue is situated in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake. Boating and Water Sports are a regular feature at Hussain Sagar (from Lumbini Park). During the regatta competitions, the lake looks picturesque and colourful with the yachts sailing on the shimmering waters. Standing on the Tank Bund at night, one is awe-struck to see the glimmering row of lights outlining the lake that looks like a diamond studded necklace. This is the necklace road that enhances the beauty of Hussain Sagar.

There is a local MMTS Railway Station near Necklace Road, connected by trains from Secunderabad, Nampally, Kachiguda, Begumpet & Hitech City.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 4 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Shyam Mandir Temple is located at Kachiguda, about 1 Km from Kachiguda Railway Station. Shyam Mandir Temple is a new name for Veeranna Gutta.

The temple has great beauty and splendor; it is located on a small hillock. Originally, the temple had lord Hanuman as main shrine; however, later a temple for lord Shiva was built. It is now recreated There are small temples inside the temple complex dedicated to Lord Sri Anjaneya, Lord Sri Kaal Bhairava, Lord Sri Radha Krishna, Lord Sri Shiva, and Lord Sri Shyam Baba. The mandir has also encloses temples for Amba Mata, Naag Devta, and possibly Navagraha.


Park

At a distance of 16 Kms from Nampally Railway Station (lower Tank Bund, near Hussain Sagar Lake), Indira Park is spread over 76 acres.

Opened for the public in the year 1978 with complete landscaping, it is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It is one of the oldest parks in the twin cities. Indira Park was very uniquely designed without disturbing the natural elements existing in Park such as wild date palms, keuvda plantation and Sandal wood trees and fruit plants like mango, kalajamun etc.

Later in 1994 Computerized Musical dancing fountain and water falls, commercial nursery and rose garden are added to the park attractions.

Boating facility is available.

Timings: 5AM to 7PM.


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 4.5 kms from Nampally Railway Station (200 meters from Charminar), The Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest and biggest mosques in the country and a major heritage site in Hyderabad.

The construction of this mosque was started by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1617 and completed by Aurangzeb in 1694. The hall of the masjid measuring 67m long, 54m wide and 23m high can accommodate nearly 10000 worshippers at a time. The roof is supported by 15 graceful arches. Inscriptions from the holy Quran have been intricately depicted on many of the arches and doors. It is believed that bricks brought from Mecca were implanted in the walls of the central arch and hence the name Mecca Masjid.

In the courtyard of the mosque, there is a beautiful man-made pond of bluish water, flanked by two stone and slab seats. The masjid also houses many ancient and sacred relics, one of which is the hair of Prophet Mohammed. Towards the southern end of the mosque lie the marble tombs of members .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5 kms from Nampally Railway Station (1 Km from Charminar - southeast of Afzal Gunj Bridge), Purana Haveli is the main residence of Mahbub Ali Pasha, the Nizam VI.

Purani Haveli is a 'U' shaped complex with a single storied central building in European style, bordered by two double storied oblong wings. The lavish life lived by Nizam can be seen from the Massarat Mahal, situated on the eastern wing of the building. It houses the Nizam's wooden wardrobe, a giant 73-sqm room having two closets and an elevator. The two closets are of two levels, and the mechanical elevator is used to reach the top level of the closets. A library and the Mukarram Jah Technical Institute form part of the complex.

The Nizam's museum is also found in the Purana Haveli with seventh Nizam's collection of gifts.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Fridays

Entry Fee: Rs. 80 for Adults, Rs. 15 for Child & Rs. 150 for Camera


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 5 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Nizam's Museum in located within Purana Haveli.

The museum showcases the gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. A 1930 Rolls Royce, Packard and a Mark V Jaguar are among the vintage cars displayed. You can also watch an interesting collection of models of all the prominent buildings of Hyderabad made in silver, gold burnished wooden throne used for the silver jubilee celebrations, gold tiffin box inlaid with diamonds, gold model of Jubilee Pavilion, silver coffee cups studded with diamonds and silver filigree elephant with mahout are some of the notable items on display.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Fridays.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6 Kms from Nampally Railway Station & 4 km from Charminar, the Toli Masjid, situated in the suburb of Karvan was built in 1671 by Mir Musa Khan Mahaldar, royal architect of Abdullah Qutb Shah. It is also called as Damdi Masjid.

The facade has 5 arches, each with lotus medallions in the spandrels. The central arch is slightly wider and more ornate. The interior of the mosque is divided into two halls, a transverse outer hall and an inner hall entered through triple arches. Noted for its architectural grandeur, the masjid is flanked by 2 minarets of 20 meter each. Most noteworthy feature of the edifice is the parapets consisting of a series of miniature arches with perforated screens of various designs.

The elaborately decorated minarets have three receding tiers of octagonal galleries, the central one raised on a series of deeply recessed, carved mouldings and petals.


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 6 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Archival Museum located in Tarnaka is one of the important museums in Hyderabad.

It is present in the premises of AP State Archives and Research Institute. There are many galleries present in this museum, which includes sculptures, weapons, coins, paintings, and so on. The museum also contains many historical records, rare manuscripts, and historical documents.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Open all days


Park

At a distance of 7 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Sanjeevaiah Park is located on the edge of Hussain Sagar Lake, at the end of Necklace Road.

Spread over an area of 100 acres, the park is covered with lush green carpets of beautiful gardens. One can find exclusive high breed multi-colored variety of roses. The Rock Garden with many different shapes and sizes of rocks fascinates visitors. Adjacent to the Sanjeevaiah Park, is a children's park, which is a major attraction for kids.

Renovation work is under progress to face lift the park. It is a favorite destination for young couples and is often nick named as Lovers Park. There is a local MMTS Railway Station opposite to the park, connected by trains from Secunderabad, Nampally, Kachiguda, Begumpet & Hitech City.

Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM.


Park

At a distance of 8 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Krishna Kanth Park located at Yusufguda is one of the youngest parks in Hyderabad.

Named after former Vice President of India, this park was opened for public in 2003.

Timings: Not Available


Wildlife

At a distance of 8 kms from Nampally Railway Station, the KBR National Park is located near Jubilee Hill check post in the heart of Hyderabad City.

Named after the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh late Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, it covers an area of 156 hectares. It was established in 1994 to safeguard the biodiversity and richness of the area. The fauna comprises around 113 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and numerous invertebrates. It houses the stately Chiran palace of the former Nizam of Hyderabad. The park has nearly 600 species of trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, grasses, besides several pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes.

The park was renovated in 2001/2002 to create a closed walkway around the park. The diameter of the walkway is around 5 Kms and several famous personalities of Hyderabad including film stars visit this park for walking/jogging.

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Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 9 km from Nampally Railway Station & 4.5 km from Charminar (in Santosh Nagar), the Paigah Tombs are known for their unique geometrical features considered as one of their kind in the world.

The Paigah tombs, though a recent discovery, date back to the late 18th century and embody unparalleled grace and elegance in marble. Though these stunning tombs are strewn over 30-40 acres, tombs of the Paigahas who had married daughters of the Nizams and their spouses are confined to a 2 acre site. Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung founded the Paigah nobility and was rendering service to the second Nizam, who ruled between 1760 and 1803. Tegh Jung was buried in 1786 at the foyer of the complex.

An iron plaque at the entrance of the complex traces the Paigah lineage and exalts the marble magnificence of the vault. The Paigahs were also great patrons of fine arts, literature and sports.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Fridays


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 10 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Peddamma Temple located near Jubilee Hills check post is very famous among 'Bonaalu' celebrating community.

There is no clear evidence about the existence of the temple. Most of the current structure was built in 1993, including the Rajagopuram. This temple is very popular in the twin cities, next to 'Ujjaini Mahakali Temple' Secunderabad.

The word 'Peddamma' means 'Mother of Mothers'. She is one of the 11 forms of Village Deities and The Supreme most. The Temple is a must-visit during the 'Bonaalu' festival which occurs during June-July every year. People offer their prayers and sacrifices to The Mother round the year.

Timings: Not Available


Park

At a distance of 14 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Shilparamam is an ethnic arts and crafts village situated near Madhapur (adjacent to Cyber Towers). It is a major tourist attraction in Hyderabad.

Spread over 50 acres of land, Shilparamam showcases various art forms and handicrafts of various artists from all over the state. The yearly All-India Festival of Arts and Crafts held here in February highlights the cultural and creative traditions from every corner of the country. Indian festivals are celebrated in the most conventional way. These festivals bring together talented people from all over the globe to perform classical music concerts, flute rectals, Bharata Natyam to Bhangra and Perini to contemporary English plays.

Boating facility is available in a small lake centered in the park.

Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM. Photography is allowed.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 15 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Moula Ali Darga in an important pilgrimage site in Hyderabad for Shia Muslims.

It is situated at a height of 2017 feet above the sea level on Moula-Ali Hills. There is an annual event Moula-Ali Urs that takes place during the month of Rajab. Atop the hill it is very tranquil, clean and breezy. The Moula-Ali darga draws people from all over the country and abroad too.

It was built by Asif Jahis in the memory of Hazrat Ali. Legend has it that Yakoob, a eunuch in the court of Ibrahim Quli went to the hill after he saw Hazrat Ali seated on it. To his surprise, he saw the impression of Hazrat Ali's palm on a stone - which he had already seen in his dream. He had the impression hewn out and shrined, then built an arch over the spot. Ibrahim Shah later built a mosque beside the darga.

Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM


Lake & Backwaters | Park

At a distance of 15 Kms from Nampally Railway Station, Durgam Cheruvu is a beautiful garden developed around the Secret Lake. With the backdrop of posh IT corridor of Hitech City, Durgam Cheruvu Lake is a nice place to spend some time and also one of the top Hyderabad tourist places.

Covering a land area of 63 acres, this lake is encircled by the Deccan Plateau hilly ranges. It was a drinking water source to the Golconda Fort. The shields of granite rocks around here are said to be only one of its kind in entire Asia that date back to more than 2,500 million years. Cafeteria and refreshment center are also located on the other side of the lake.

Boating is also available here. This park has main entrance at Jubilee Hills side where the main park is located (beside Ambetkar Open University). It has another entrance at the edge of Hitech City, which is now less active.

The park used to be a beautiful place earlier. However, due to illegal activities in the bushes of the .....


Wildlife

At a distance of 15 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is situated in Vanasthalipuram on NH9 towards Vijayawada.

Named after the holy Jain saint 'Lord Mahavira', it was established in 1975 on 2500th birth anniversary of the saint. This sanctuary was once the exciting 'Shikargarh' or hunting ground of one of the Nizam rulers. It has now been converted into a protected national park. The park is in full bloom during monsoons when beautiful flowers of different colors blossom all around. This Park is home to the endangered Black Buck deer. An estimated 400 deer roam around the National Park fearlessly. The animals in the park are of a wide variety. Black bucks, porcupines, water monitors, short toed eagles, Indian herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants and myriad species of birds.

The forest department also organizes a mini van safari into the forest (duration is 15 minutes) which offers excellent opportunity to watch wildlife from close .....


Park

At a distance of 16 Kms from Nampally Railway Station, Botanical Garden is the first botanical garden in Telangana and it is located in Kothaguda Reserve Forest near Madhapur (HiTec City Area). The Botanical Garden is aimed at providing the facility of a Modern Botanical Garden to conserve and develop the germ plasm and to educate the people.

The Botanical Garden encompasses about 3,000 species of flora and covers an area of 125 acres. Bamboo, palm, medicinal plants, timber, desert, flowering and fruit bearing trees, ornamental and sacred plants are found here. Fountains, rock pool, nursery and water bodies enhance the beauty of the garden. Boating is also available in the lake.

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.10 (Adults), Rs.5 (Children)


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 18 Kms from Nampally Railway Station, Himayat Sagar Lake in the outskirts of the city lies parallel to Osman Sagar lake.

Named after Himayat Ali Khan, the youngest son of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, it was constructed over Musi River in 1927. The Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar reservoirs provide continuous water supply to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The storage capacity of the reservoir is about 3 TMC.

The grassy area adjoining the lake is an ideal picnic spot. The road atop the bund is popular for a good road for a drive. Cottages are also available in the tourist complex.


Miscellaneous

At a distance of 20 kms from Nampally Railway Station & 9.5 km from Golconda Fort, Ocean Park is an amusement park situated at Gandipet.

Developed in 20 acres of land, this park offers a good range of water sports along with swimming pools, wave pool, water slides, the 60 feet high ride, bumping cars, etc. Toy train, Toy helicopters, huge air filled balloon, video games are available for children. Tora tora ride, single loop roller coaster are few of the other attractions. Food points are also available within the park.

Entry Fee: Rs. 350 per Adult, Rs. 230 per Child (2'6'' - 4'6'' height) and free for Child below 2'6'' height.

Timings: 11 AM to 7.30 PM. Open all days.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 21 km from Nampally Railway Station, 15 km from Golconda Fort & 3 km from Chilkur Balaji Temple, Kamaldham Mandir is also called as Lotus Temple. It is located in Sri Swaminarayan Gurukul on the highway near Himayath Nagar junction 3 Kms before Chilkur Balaji Temple.

The temple has wonderful architecture with lush green surroundings. The temple is built on a pond with lotus-shaped base. The presiding deities are Lord Sri Swaminarayan, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganapati, Goddess Parvati and Lord Surya.

All the devotees visiting Chilkur temple make sure to visit this place as well.

Timings: 6.30 AM - 7.30 PM.


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 22 Kms from Nampally Railway Station & 11 km from Golconda Fort, Osman Sagar Lake, popularly known as Gandipet is an artificial lake constructed over River Musi. The reservoir occupies a total area of around 30 sq km. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit near Hyderabad.

It was built in 1920 to provide drinking water source for Hyderabad, and also saving the city from floods. It is named after Osman Ali Khan, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad. The road over the reservoir gates offer good views and cool breeze.

There are a couple of parks attached to the lake, one at the entrance and the other one close to the reservoir road. Though no official boating facilities are available in the lake as this is used for drinking water purpose, small private boats and coracles do operate in the peak monsoons near the northern end of the park.

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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 24 km from Nampally Railway Station & 18 km from Golconda Fort, Chilkur is a small village on the banks of Osmansagar that houses famous 500 Years old Sri Balaji temple. This is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites around Hyderabad.

Also, famed as 'Visa Balaji', this deity at Chilkur showers blessings on the devotees who for any reason are unable to go to Tirupati. As per the local legend, anyone desirous of seeking a wish fulfillment from Chilkur Balaji must first make 11 pradakshinas at the temple and after it's granted, one must return to perform 108 pradakshinas as a way of expressing gratitude. It is also the only temple in India that does not accept any money from the devotees and does not have a hundi.

Approximately, 15,000 to 20,000 devotees visit the shrine during the week, but on Fridays and Saturdays, the temple gets close to 100,000 devotees. Many of whom come to pray to Balaji for visas to travel .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 25 kms from Nampally Railway Station (near NH9 towards Vijayawada) Sanghi Temple is a picturesque complex with 15 feet tall sacred Raja Gopuram. It is situated in a hillock called as Paramanand Giri. This is one of the popular pilgrimage site & tourist place to visit around Hyderabad.

There are 3 tall gopurams seen at the foot of the hillock. The presiding deity of the complex is Lord Venkateshwara, 9.5 feet tall structure. The majestic temple complex is built in the Chola-Chalukya style of architecture.

There are small temples inside the complex dedicated to Padmavati, Shiva, Rama, Anjaneya, Ganesha, Navagrahas, Goddess Ashtalakshimi, Durga and Kartikeya. There is also a Pavitra Vanam or a holy garden in the temple complex where special leaves and flowers are grown for performing poojas.

Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM & 4 PM to 8 PM.


Wildlife

At a distance of 25 km from Nampally Railway Station & 11.5 km from Golconda Fort, the Mrugavani National Park is spread over 700 acres of area.

Situated near Himayatsagar lake in Chilkur, this park is established in 1994. Wildlife population includes sambar, deer, chital, wild boar, porcupine, hare, forest cat, civet cat and mongoose. Bird species include peacocks, warblers, babblers, flower peckers, partridges, lapwings, ducks, curlews and quails. Python, cobra, rat snakes, Russell's viper and monitor lizard are a few reptiles found. The park harbors over 600 plant species ranging from bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Climbers, Herbs, Shrubs and Trees. Prominent trees are Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neem, Bamboo, etc.

The park has a high view point and a watch tower to watch the animals at close quarters. Snake shows are conducted for tourists. The park houses an environmental education center with an auditorium, a well-stocked library and a museum with wildlife exhibits.

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Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 27 kms from Nampally Railway Station, The Shamirpet Lake is a fine-looking lake in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

This artificial lake mainly depends on the rainfall. This lake also has a dam like contraption near which is located the temple of Katta Maisamma. Next to this temple are a pond which serves as a resting ground for migratory birds and a garden.

Boating facility is available in this lake along with cottages provided by AP Tourism. There is also a deer park located adjacent to the lake.

Timings: 9 AM and 5 PM.


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 30 km from Hyderabad and 5 km from Shamshabad Bus Stop, Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple of Ammapally is a very ancient Temple and famous for film shootings.

The Rama temple was built by Vengi kings in 13th century but the idol was 1000 years old. The temple is adorned with a large seven-story tower which is quite famous among Telugu movie fans. There is a large image of Lord Vishnu is sleeping posture above the gateway of the tower.

The tower is followed by the main temple with a large corridor around the temple. The Idols of Rama, Sita and Laxmana and its Makara Thoranam are beautifully formed from single black rock. Anjaneya, usually accompanying Lord Rama, is not seen in the garbhagriha. Instead, Anjaneya Swamy idol is placed near the Dwaja Sthambam facing Sri Rama.

There is a large temple pond which is very ancient. The pond is surrounded by porticos and once it provided shelter to the pilgrims. The surroundings of the pond are filled with coconut .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 30 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Keesara Gutta is known for the famous Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit around Hyderabad.

The presiding deity of the Temple is Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy accompanied by Sri Bhavani and Sri Shiva Durga. The temple is recently renovated. Around this temple, there are a number of ruined shrines in the Gupta architecture of fifth century. There are scores of meter-high lingas the phallic symbol around the main deity. To Hindus, these lingas signify life and fertility. The base of these lingas is set in a base structure that signifies the womb.

A nice park is laid down recently at bottom of this temple.

Timings: Not Available


Miscellaneous

At a distance of 33 kms from Nampally Railway Station on NH9 towards Vijayawada, Mount Opera is the biggest multi-theme park in Telangana. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit near Hyderabad to spend a full day.

Built within 55 acres of land, Mount Opera is clean, pleasant and pollution-free place for a perfect holiday. The park offers very good range of water sports like water slides, wave pool, rain dance, rock garden. Other attractions include striking cars, go-karting, Columbus, giant wheel, swimming pools, merry cups, jumping frogs, toy train, etc. Accommodation and dining facilities are also available.

Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM
Entrance Fee: Rs.150 (Adults), Rs.125 (Children)


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 52 km from Hyderabad, 80 km from Medak and 61 km from Siddipet, The Saraswati Temple situated on a hillock at Wargal village in Medak District of Telangana is the most famous Saraswati temple in the state after Basara. This temple is famous for Aksharaabyasa for children. It is one of the popular pilgrimage sites around Medak & Hyderabad.

The Wargal Saraswati Temple is one among the few temples of goddess Saraswati in Telangana. Also known as Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple, it was built by Sri Yamavaram Chandrashekhara Sharma. The temple foundation stone was laid in 1989. On 1992 Sri Vidya Nrusinha Bharati Swamy has laid the foundation to the statues of Goddess Sri Vidya Saraswathi Devi and Lord Shani. Now it is maintained by Kanchi Mutt.

The Wargal Temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Devi. The garbhagriha is located at a level nearly equivalent to the third .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 52 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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Adventure / Trekking | Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 1.3 km from Bhuvanagiri Railway Station, 54 km from Hyderabad, 74 kms from Nalgonda, and 11 km from Yadagirigutta, The Bhongir Fort is situated in Bhongir (also called as Bhuvanagiri) in Nalgonda district of Telangana. It is situated between Hyderabad and Warangal. This is a popular Hyderabad getaway for a short trip and important historical site around Hyderabad.

Bhongir Fort was built in 12th century by the Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and was thus named after him as Tribhuvanagiri. This name gradually became Bhuvanagiri and subsequently Bhongir. The Bhuvanagiri Fort is located on a huge monolithic rock. The hill upon which the fort itself is built is about 500 feet high and spread on about 40 acres of land.

The Bhongir Fort is a unique egg-shaped construction with two entry points .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 54 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 66 km from Hyderabad, 85 km from Nalgonda & 91 km from Warangal, Yadagiri Gutta is a popular pilgrimage town in Nalgonda district in the state of Telangana situated close to Warangal highway. It is famous for Yadagirigutta Temple, abode of Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This cave temple is situated at an altitude of 300 feet on a large hillock. Yadagirigutta was earlier known as Vedagiri because it is believed that Lord Vishnu kept all the Vedas at this sacred place. This is one of the top Places to visit in Telangana and also one of the popular one day trip from Hyderabad. The official name of this place was recently changed to Yadadri by Telangana government.

This temple has five forms of Narasimha. According to the legend, Sri Yadava Maharishi .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 66 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): Full Day
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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 7 km from Anantagiri Hills (Padmanabha Temple), 6 km from Vikarabad and 78 km from Hyderabad, The Bugga Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple is located in Bugga Rameshwaram Village. This place is the origin of River Musi.

The Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple has more than 500 years history. There is an underground stream which originates beneath the shivalinga of the temple and flows continuously throughout the year. The water collected in to a pond near the temple. River Musi which flows through Hyderabad is originated from this place.

Maha Shivaratri is the major festival here and it is celebrated pretty well. Major number of pilgrims visit this temple on this special occasion.


Adventure / Trekking | Hill Station

At a distance of 7 km from Vikarabad Bus Stand, 79 km from Hyderabad and 48 km from Sangareddy Bus Stand, Ananthagiri Hills are located at Vikarabad of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. It is being developed as a small hill station and it's also famous destination for a day trip due to its proximity to Hyderabad. Anantagiri is one of the top Tourist places in Telangana and also one of the popular Hyderabad weekend getaways for a day trip.

The Ananthagiri forest is one of the dense forest areas in Ranga Reddy District. The hills are the main water source for Osmansagar (Gandipet) and Himayathsagar which provide drinking water to Hyderabad. Ananthagiri Hill is the birthplace of Musi river, which flows through Hyderabad. The small reservoir, the lush green jungle, the jungle trail are added attractions to this place covered by thick vegetation and beautiful streams with fresh water.

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Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 83 km from Warangal and 81 km from Hyderabad, the 2000 years old Jain Temple of Mahavira is located in Kolanupaka village (also called as Kulpak) in Nalgonda district. The temple is decorated with beautiful images of Tirthankaras and it's one of the important Jain pilgrimage sites in the country. It is also a popular place to visit around Warangal & Hyderabad. Kulpakji is an important pilgrimage center for Swetambara Jains of South India. This is one of the popular one day trip near Hyderabad.

According to the mythological legend, the main temple of Kolanupaka is said to have been built by Emperor Bharata, son of King Dushyanta and Queen Sakuntala. Jainism was prevalent in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana before the 4th century and Kolanupaka was one of the prominent .....

Distance (From Hyderabad): 81 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 63 km from Medak, 37 km from Sangareddy and 92 km from Hyderabad, The Singur or Singoor dam is located near Sangareddy town of Medak district in Telangana. This is one of the scenic tourist places to visit near Hyderabad.

Constructed across the river Manjeera, the dam provides drinking water to Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Construction of the Singur dam was started in 1979 and completed in 1989. The large water reservoir was assigned for production of hydro electricity and also to provide drinking water to nearby Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities. The dam has gross storage capacity of 30 Tmc.

This is one of the popular tourist destinations in the vicinity of Hyderabad. The deep waters of the reservoir are home to about 1000 crocodiles. It is also declared as a national wildlife reserve with a lot of water bird population. Boat ride is also available at the reservoir. The best time to go there is between October .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 92 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): 6 Hours
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Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 1.5 kms from Medak Bus Station and 96 kms from Hyderabad, Medak Cathedral is the largest church in entire Asia and second largest in the world after Vatican.

The Cathedral built in Gothic style was inaugurated in 1914 and completed in 1924. The main tower of the church is 175 feet high and the cathedral can accommodate 5000 people at a time. There are 3 magnificent stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The farmers toiled to erect the church and Thomas Edward Harding, the architect, left no stone unturned in building the cathedral. The tile's design is an intricate one in six colours red, brown, black, yellow, chocolate and grey.

The roof of the church is sound proof made by hollow sponge material and it has an impressive style of vaulting. A window depicts the birth scene of Jesus, angels, Prophet or Issaiah, Mary and astrologers. The left side of the church bears the painted crucification scene and in the center the ascension of Jesus .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 96 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): 6 Hours
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Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5 km Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 104 km from Hyderabad, Pillalamarri is a large banyan tree located in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.

Pillalamarri or Peerla Marri, an 800 years old banyan tree, is a major tourist attraction in Mahabubnagar district. The tree has many banyan trees which grow in its proximity like its children hence the name Pillala-marri. It is also difficult to find the main trunk of the tree. It is spread over three acres of land and can accommodate about 1000 people in its shade.

There is a tomb of a Muslim saint under the tree and hence the name Peerla Marri. Pillalamarri is an ideal place to have a family picnic. The tourism department has started an exhibition centre here. A historical Shiva Temple which was submerged under Srisailam Project was relocated here. A mini zoo with bird park and animal parks were also added as attractions .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 104 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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Lake & Backwaters | Wildlife

At a distance of 5 km from Pocharam village, 16 km from Medak and 109 km from Hyderabad, Pocharam Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Medak district of Telangana. This is an ideal tourist place to visit from Hyderabad and spend few hours.

Pocharam Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 130 sq km. It was a former hunting ground of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Established in the year 1952, the sanctuary gets its name from the Pocharam Lake formed after the construction of Pocharam Dam on Alair river, a tributary of Manjira River.

The check dam is wonderful site with water flowing freely throughout the monsoon. This is a nice place to relax and play in the water.

The sanctuary is the homeland of various species of animals and birds. Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Hyena and Jackal are the main attractions of the sanctuary. The river Manjira is the main river that adds life .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 109 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): 6 Hours
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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 3.5 km from Nagasanpally, 19 km from Medak Bus Station and 110 km from Hyderabad, The Temple of Sri Edupayala Vana Durga Bhavani is located near Nagasanpally in Medak district of Telangana. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit around Medak & Hyderabad and also one of the famous one day trip near Hyderabad.

Built in 12th century, Edupayalu temple is one of the most famous and powerful temple in Telangana. River Manjeera flows as seven streams and they confluence at this place. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the seven streams of Manjeera river were formed with the names of seven ancient sages called Jamadagni, Atri, Kasyapa, Viswamitra, Vasistha, Bharadwaja and Gowtama. The idol of the goddess is situated in the middle of these 7 streams. In rainy season the river water flow in heights and reach the legs of goddess and thousands of devotees come to Edupayala to watch this amazing scene.

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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 110 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): 6 Hours
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City | Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 149 km from Hyderabad, 142 km from Nalgonda, 118 km from Khammam, 241 km from Vijayawada and 523 km from Visakhapatnam, Warangal or Orugallu or Ekasila Nagaram is a historical city in Warangal district of Telangana. Warangal is the district headquarters and the second largest city in Telangana after Hyderabad. It is also one of the famous weekend getaways from Hyderabad and an important historical site in Telangana. This is one of the popular places to experience Telangana tourism. Hanamkonda is its twin city.

Warangal was the capital of a Hindu Shaivite kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries. Its old name was Orugallu where Oru means one and Kallu means stone. The entire city was reportedly carved using a single rock. The cultural and administrative distinction of the Kakatiyas was mentioned by the .....

Distance (From Hyderabad): 145 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Lake & Backwaters | Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 166 km from Hyderabad, 83 km from Nalgonda, 149 km from Guntur, 551 km from Vizag & 190 km from Vijayawada, Nagarjuna Sagar (or Nagarjuna Sagar), located in Nalgonda district of Telangana, is one of the most prominent Buddhist centers in India and also one of the top Tourist places in Telangana. Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the most popular tourist places to visit near Hyderabad and one of the best weekend getaways from Hyderabad city. It is also well known for Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, one of the largest dams in India.

Known in ancient days as Vijayapuri, meaning 'The city of victory', Nagarjuna Sagar takes its present name from Nagarjuna, one of the most revered Buddhist monks lived in 2nd century AD. It is also a place of immense archaeological significance & excavations revealed this place as a center for the propagation of Buddhist .....

Distance (From Hyderabad): 150 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Including Travel): Full Day
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Pilgrimage

At a distance of 36 km from Karimnagar, 127 km from Nizamabad and 151 km from Hyderabad, Vemulawada is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Telangana and also one of the popular one day trip from Hyderabad.

Vemulawada is famous for the temple of Rajarajeshwara Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It was built by one of the governors of Kalyani Chalukyas by name Rajadithya between 11th and 12th centuries. The presiding deity is locally popular as Rajanna who is accompanied by the idols of Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi and Siddi Vinayaka. It houses several temples dedicated to other deities including Anantha Padmanabha Swamy, Bhimeshwara Swamy, Kodanda Rama and Kasi Visweswara. Apart from these there is a tomb of Muslim saint.

Located on the banks of Mulavagu stream, Vemulawada was once the capital city of Vemulawada Chalukyas dynasty between 750-973 CE. The remains .....

Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 151 Kms
Trip Duration (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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