Hyderabad is well-known as 'The city of Biryanis?, is the current capital city of Telangana and was former capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city spread over 650 square kilometers along the banks of the Musi River and is the fourth largest populated city in India. The city was founded and established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty in 1591. Later, in 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I declared his rule and created his own dynasty, well-known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. It became a princely state during the British Raj and remained so for 150 years, with the city serving as its capital. With its cultural and culinary richness, this city has a lot to offer. So brace yourselves, book your Hyderabad Taxi Service at GetMeCab and get going!
There are lots of interesting places in Hyderabad
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The legendary signature of the city, this landmark is dipped in history. Surrounded by Mecca Masjid, which is built using the bricks from Mecca, and a populous shopping street, this epic monument is built at the heart of the city. It was built in 1591 CE by the fifth sultan, Muahammad Quli Qutub Shah. Char Minar has become one among the most recognized structures of India.
• Golconda Fort
Golkonda fort, located 11 Km away from the urban Hyderabad, is open for visitors everyday from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Originally built purely in mud on a 400 feet hill, the fort has seen rise and fall of many dynasties. The fort derives its name from a Telugu word meaning 'Shepherd's Hill'. The fort is in ruins today but still attracts hordes of tourists to explore the magnificent architecture. It is definitely one of the historical places in Hyderabad and is a must visit.
• Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir was constructed by Swami Raganathananda belonging to Ramakrishna Mission. It was mounted on the 'Naubath Pahad'. The architecture of the temple is a blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectures. Selected teachings of holy men and Gurbani are engraved on temple walls. There are no traditional bells in the temple, as Swami Ranganathananda wished that the atmosphere should be conducive for meditation.
• Falaknuma Palace
Falaknuma Palace spread across 32 acres of land, is the place in Hyderabad that displays its grandeur in the apt fashion. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, Prime Minister of Hyderabad during the reign of Nizam. Falak-numa means 'Like the Sky' in Urdu. The structure of the palace resembles the shape of a scorpion with two stings spreading out as wings and is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. The palace was not open to the public until 2000. Later, Taj Hotels started renovating and restoring the palace and was opened to the public in 2010.
• Ramoji Film City
Spread over 2000 acres, Ramoji Film City is the largest integrated film city in the world. Ramoji film city has a magical theme around cinema and since people in India are crazy after Bollywood, hence it makes its way to every traveler's bucket list. Features include various categories of entertainment suited for every individual despite the age. There are stage shows being performed at almost any hour during the day. It also has numerous multi-cuisine restaurants, shopping venues, kids' park and a bird park.
• Nehru Zoological Park
Located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Nehru Zoological Park is around 50 years old and is undoubtedly one of the most visited destinations in the city. The zoo is spread over 154 hectare of area and has more than 1100 animals and it boasts of being home to more than 100 different wildlife species. The zoo provides many facilities including toy trains, hired bicycle, kids' park, boating, walks around large aquariums. It also has India's first butterfly park and Jungle safari.
• Mecca Masjid
Also known as Makkah Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Telangana, and one of the largest in India. The mosque is 400 years old and is made of the soil from Mecca, hence the name. The visitors are allowed between 4 am and 9:30 pm every day and there is no restriction for photography.
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