Gandipet Lake

Gandipet Lake Entry Fee

 5 per person

 Gandipet Lake Phone

040 6604 9545

Gandipet Lake Address: Gandipet Lake, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500075, India

 Gandipet Lake Timings

Monday09:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday09:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wedesday09:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday09:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday09:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday09:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday09:30 am – 5:00 pm

Gandipet Lake Hyderabad: It is not just forts and palaces that constitute Hyderabad sightseeing places. Gardens, waterfalls and lakes such as Gandipet Lake present a beautiful touch of nature around the city of Hyderabad. Also known as Osman Sagar, Gandipet Lake is spread across an area of 46 Km.

Osman Sagar Lake has been named after the late seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan who in 1920 built a Dam over the lake so as to protect the city from flooding. The Dam is the main reservoir for the twin cities – Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This lake is now one of the main sources of drinking water for both Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Along with this the lake makes for an amazing sightseeing option as well. The sunset and sunrise at the lake are simply mesmerising. Osman Sagar, Gandipet, is often visited by families and those who are looking for some peaceful time away from the hustle bustle of the city. The lawn towards the lower side of the lake offers a picturesque ambience, dotted with lush greenery by the side of vast lake body. It presents a perfect setting for family outings. It is one of the popular one day picnic spots in Hyderabad, where families and friends can relax and spend some time amid the refreshing atmosphere. Many visitors bring their own food and games to play in this serene environment. For others, there is also a cafeteria here.

Go for boating at the lake and experience the calm water and beautiful surroundings. The best time to visit lake is during months of October to March, when the climate is much cooler to sit out and enjoy the soothing surrounding.

There are options of staying overnight as well. Guest house named Sagar Mahal by Andhra Pradesh Tourism offers decent staying options by the side of serene lake and soothing atmosphere away from the hustle bustle of the city life. This guest house, Sagar Mahal in Gandipet once used to be the summer resort of Nizams. Some portion of this mahal has been now open to public; there are about 10 double rooms for accommodation. It offers its guests not only a royal ambience and breathtaking view of the lake but also scrumptious delicacies to pamper their taste buds.

For those looking for some excitement and thrill, and especially for those travelling with children, the place has various entertainment parks nearby. Theme Parks like Ocean Park Hyderabad and Treasure Island are located quite close to the Gandipet lake Hyderabad. The Shirdi Sai Baba temple is located at the Northern end of the resort and attracts hordes of religious tourists every year. It is quite near to the famous Chilkur Balaji Temple as well.

Osman Sagar location is about 20 km from Secunderabad. Visitors can either take bus or even go in their own vehicles. Gandipet route offer pleasant driving experience. Many people visit the lake in early morning as not only the sunrise is mesmerising but even the drive till there is utterly refreshing. Sunset at Gandipet also lures many visitors.

Mount Opera

Mount Opera Entry Fee

  •  425 per Adult
  •  330 per Child
  •  150 per Senior Citizen
  • NA for Video Camera
  • NA for Still / DSLR Camera

 Mount Opera Phone

+91 9849550059

+91 9399999407

Mount Opera Address: Batasingaram, Hyderabad-Vijaywada Highway, NH-9 Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Telangana, 501528, India

 Mount Opera Timings

Monday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wedesday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Mount Opera Theme Park Hyderabad: Located at a distance of approximately 38 kms from the main city, Mount Opera Theme park is one of the popular tourist places of Hyderabad offering loads of entertainment and fun to each and everyone. Situated on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway, the Mount Opera theme park is just 4 kms away from the popular Ramoji Film City.

Spread across an area of 55 acres, the Mount Opera is one of the special tourism unit which has been chosen by the Andhra Pradesh Department of Tourism. This further ensures the quality of services and facilities offered at this multi theme park or resort. In addition to this, the theme park has the backup of Sreemitra Estate Pvt. Ltd which ensure international standards of the services.

Ride Charges at Mount Opera goes as follows: Go-karting (Rs.90/-), Bumper Cars (Rs.30/-), Thrillarium (Rs.45/-), Boating (Rs.40/- for 2 seater), Bungee Jumping (Rs.30/-). Seasonal Packages like School Picnic and College Picnic (including food & rides) are also available on request for minimum of 50 people. Weekend Packages with day outing is also available with Non-vegetarian and Vegetarian food.

Situated on the hill top, Mount Opera Hyderabad presents its visitors with varying kinds of watersports as well as dry rides. Some of the dry rides here are Skating Rink, Toy Train, Merry-Go-Round, Merry Cups, Slam Bob, Columbus, Sliding Ring, Skating Rink, Striking Cars, Tele-Combat, Ferris wheel, Go-Karting, etc. The Oasis Zone water world offers a range of water games and slides. There are many adults slides, waves pool along with a separate kids and family pool, which make the experience all the more exciting. There are also facilities of boating and rain dance. Some of the choices of Indoor games here at Mount Opera are Billiards, Table Tennis, Carrom, Cards Room, Chess, etc.

Along with all this, for those interested in making their nights also eventful, Mount Opera has discotheque for making your night lively and enchanting. For the party lovers, it offers an ideal time to try a few dancing movies at the some of the best beats.

In the Mount Opera complex there is an open theatre as well which offers a 1500 seating capacity. Many performances including children programs and dramas are often organised here. Its excellent lighting and acoustics facilities make it an ideal venue for the programs.

Mount Opera Hyderabad offers a range of accommodation facilities, ranging from suites to cottages, each well-furnished with all the modern amenities. For those guests who want to continue their fitness routines even while on break, there is bodyline Gymnasium with facilities of Sauna, Massages along with guidance from the experts.

Mount Opera also presents a wide array of culinary choices. Restaurants Mount View, offers authentic Indian restaurant while Omar Khayyam is a multi cuisine restaurant and Dolphin is a family restaurant. One can also relax and lounge around amid the fresh aroma of coffee at Lotus Coffee Shop. You can also choose from various Mount Opera packages – Weekend packages and seasonal packages and travel at your pace without having to worry about anything.

The entry fee for Mount Opera amusement park is Rs. 150 per person for senior citizens, while Rs. 435 per person for adults and Rs. 330 per person for children. There are separate charges for some of the rides as well. Entry timings at the Mount Opera amusement park are from are 11 am – 6 pm or 10 am to 7 pm.

Sangi Temple

Sanghi Temple Hyderabad Entry Fee

No entry fee

 Sanghi Temple Hyderabad Phone

085208 15240

Sanghi Temple Hyderabad Address: Omerkhan daira, Hyderabad, Telangana, 501511, India

 Sanghi Temple Hyderabad Timings

Monday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday/Holidays8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Weekly Abhishekhams & Timings: 8 am to 9 am
  • Monday – Sri Ramalingeswara
  • Tuesday – Sri Hanuman
  • Friday – Sri Venkateshwara

Eventhough the temple opens at 5.00 am, for about one hour, Suprabhatam is recited, followed by Archana to the deities from 6 a.m. to 8 am and in evening Pooja is held between 6 p.m. and 8 pm. However for general public darshan the above daywise timings in table only apply

Sanghi Temple Hyderabad: Situated in Sanghi Nagar which is 25 km away from Hyderabad city, Sanghi temple stands beautifully on the hillock ‘Paramanand Giri’. Built in the Chola-Chalukya style of architecture, the temple is a place worth visiting. This temple was built in the year of 1991 which was completed in a just 18 months! And since then it has been attracting tourists from everywhere. As the name suggests, it was developed by a leading industrial group of Southern India – Sanghi Group. They primarily operate their business from the city of Hyderabad.

Sanghi Temple in Hyderabad captivates everyone with its architectural beauty as much as with its religious associations. Sanghi Temple, one of the popular Hyderabad sightseeing places, is also quite famous location for various movie shoots, resulting in its increased popularity.

Although the main deity of the temple is Lord Venkateshwara, one can find other important Hindu Gods as well. The idol of Lord Venkateswara is said to be the replica of the one that is in Tirumala. Near the temple of Lord Venkateswara you will find Parvati Temple. Tourists can also find Lord Anjaneya while on the way to the main temple. Another nearby temple houses Lord Shiva along with Goddess Kamalambika. Situated close are also the temples of Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya along with that of Goddess Durga.

The temple complex has a holy garden called as Pavitra Vanam which provides for the flowers and leaves used for performing prayers. The temple also has a Kalyana Mandapam where auspicious functions and ceremonies such as marriages are performed.

The vast complex of this temple also offers amiable space for visitors to sit at leisure and bask in its beauty. The lawn in front of temple, which has been beautifully maintained, offers a perfect setting to sit and relax.

The Sanghi temple timings are from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. If you are keen on attending the pooja, plan your Sanghi temple visit around 6pm and 8pm. This temple is perfect getaway for a weekend. Either with family or alone, you can visit anytime with anyone! For those who are planning to visit over the weekends, there is no cause to worry as the Sanghi temple timings on Sunday is same as its timings on other days of the week.

If you are visiting Sanghi Temple, do try to catch the glimpse of the temple in night. When lighted, the view is spectacular. Visiting during festivals such as Shivaratri, Sri Rama Navami, Krishnashtami, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Dussera, Hanuman Jayanthi and Brahmotsavams can be a good idea as these festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotion.

Tourists can also plan a trip to various other sightseeing places such as Ramoji Film City which is less than 1 km away from Sanghi temple, Birla Mandir, Golconda Fort, , Salar Jung Museum, etc. too. A slight planning of the day taking Sanghi temple timings is required so that you can visit the other places nearby within the same day itself.

Mecca Mashid

Mecca Masjid Hyderabad Entry Fee

No Entry Fee

 Mecca Masjid Hyderabad Phone

040 6674 5986

Mecca Masjid Address: Laad Bazaar Rd, Khilwat, Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500002, India

 Mecca Masjid Timings

Monday4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Tuesday4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wedesday4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday4:00 am – 9:30 pm

Mecca Masjid, also called Makkah Masjid, is one of the popular tourist spots of Hyderabad attracting not just devotees but almost everyone. The construction of Mecca Masjid Hyderabad involved close to 8000 masons who worked round the clock. This construction went on for almost 77 years. Located in the Old City, at a distance of 100 metres from the Charminar which is another popular place for sightseeing in Hyderabad, Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques not just in India but also in the world.

The mosque has approximately 75-foot-high hall with dimensions of 220 feet by 180 feet. Interiors of the mosque are also beautifully decorated. It is believed that the main hall alone can accommodate 10,000 worshippers at a time.

Along with this, there are 15 intricately designed arches supporting the roof of the prayer hall. On each side there are five arches, along with a wall which offers Mihrab on the 4th side. The pillars are carved out of single slab granite which increases their exclusivity. The two octagonal columns that majorly constitute the Mosque construction have been created from a single granite stone.

Verses from Quran have been carved on the arches and the doors. Various aspects of Mecca Masjid represent the style of Qutub Shahi dynasty. The cornices along with the floral motifs that have been carved around the complete mosque are one such example. One can see the similarity of design on the arches here at the masjid and those at the Golconda Fort and Charminar.

Mecca Masjid construction was started by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in the year of 1614. If tales have to be believed, the bricks used for the construction of this mosque were brought from Mecca. This mosque is also believed to have some more sacred relics. For instance, according to some, it has the hair of Prophet Muhammed. However, the construction was completed in 1687 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, after he took over the Golconda Kingdom. It has seen repairs even after that.

The beauty of the fascinating architecture of Mecca Masjid has been accentuated by the Belgian crystal chandeliers which adorn the mosque ceilings. There is also a room in the courtyard where relics and artifact from the ancient times have been kept. Inside the mosque, belonging to the Asif jahi Dynasty, there lie five passageways and tombs as well.

Not only this, this place is also attracts people because of its peaceful atmosphere. Visitors can spend some time in calm and spiritual environment amid the structural beauty from the past. There are many other tourist attractions that are located nearby. Hence, one can also visit Chowmahalla Palace along with a visit to Mecca Masjid. Shopping at the famous Laad Bazaar can also be done on the same day itself. Mekkah Masjid is open on all days of the week. The opening timings are from 4 am to 9.30 pm.

Taramati Baradari

Taramati Baradari Hyderabad Entry Fee

No entry fee

 Taramati Baradari Hyderabad Phone

040 2345 0165

Taramati Baradari Hyderabad Address: Near PBEL City, Ramdev Guda, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500031, India

 Taramati Baradari Hyderabad Timings

Monday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wedesday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Located at Ibrahimbagh on Gandipet Road and just outside the Golconda Fort, Taramati Baradari is one of the popular monuments of Hyderabad. Taramati Baradari is consisted of a music hall with 12 entrances. It was used an an auditorium. Taramati has been situated on the top of the hill, which was done so as to avoid any disturbance to the sound from the population of the surrounding area. Its hall is spacious. This huge structure is in the shape of semi-arch; it opens into an art gallery.

Taramati Gana Mandir and the Premathi Nritya Mandir are the places where both legendary sisters Taramathi and Premamathi have resided. Both the sisters used to perform at two separate pavilions which are circular dais atop a two-storied structure. Both the baradaris are located at a distance of few kilometres from each other.

These monuments have legend behind them. According to tales, Taramati and Premamati, the two dancers and courtesans of the Abdullah Qutub Shah who was the 7th Sultan of Golconda, used to often perform dances on a rope that was tied between Sultan’s balcony and their place. However, similar to his Grandfather, the founder of Hyderabad, who had courtesan Bhagmati as his favourite; Taramati was the favourite dancer of Abdullah Qutub Shah. This is the reason why he created Taramati Baradari with astonishingly fine acoustics so that her voice would reach him at the Golconda Fort, which is lesser than 3 km. The acoustics of Taramati Baradari is of such high standards that it is often compared to the one in Bala Hisar of Afghanistan.

This place has great acoustics and because of its association with Taramati, who had dedicated her entire life to dance and music, it is now used for performances on classical music and other folk art forms.

Presently, it is a cultural complex which is run by TSTDC where various events, concerts, performances and exhibitions are conducted. The complex is consisted of a large open air theatre, along with a conference room and business centre. The open theatre has a seating capacity of 1,600 people, while the other theatre can seat about 500 audiences.

The restaurant here offers local as well as international cuisine. If interested, you can also stay at the Taramati Baradari hotel here. Haritha Resort, equipped with all kinds of modern amenities offers luxurious stay. Spend the day exploring architectural beauty of one of the popular monument of Hyderabad, dine at the restaurant, unwind at the bar and relax at the swimming pool or at the gym if you are a fitness enthusiast. Apart from these, the place has billiards table and a souvenir shop.

One can visit Taramati Baradari throughout the week. Taramati Baradari visiting hours is from 11 am to 6 pm. The entry to the complex is free.Along with Golconda Fort, other tourist destinations near it are Qutub Shahi Tombs. You can also take a long drive to Osman Sagar Gandipet from here.

Maula Ali Dargah

 Moula Ali Dargah Entry Fee

No Entry Fee

 Moula Ali Dargah Phone


Maula Ali Dargah Address: Moulali Dargah Trail, Moula Ali Hill, Moula Ali, Secunderabad, Telangana, 500040, India

 Moula Ali Dargah Timings

Monday5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wedesday5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Maula Ali Dargah Hyderabad: Located at a distance of 10 km from Secunderabad,the Maula Ali Dargah is a famous pilgrimage destination and has been recognised as one of the 11 heritage sites that were identified by HUDA (Heritage Conservation Committee).

Built by Asif Jahis (Qutab Shahis) in the memory of Hazrat Ali who was the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad. Located at the top of hillock Maula Ali, one has to climb almost 400 steps in order to reach the Dargah. However, the long staircase going up to the hill make it less strenuous to climb. At the foot of the Dargah, you can find many priests chanting hymns which strikingly makes the atmosphere calmer.

Once at the Dargah, it is not just the religious significance that attracts you but also the view of the city from there. The mesmerizing view from the top is worth all the efforts.

Botanical Gardens

Hyderabad Botanical Gardens Entry Fee

 25 per Adult
 10 per Child
 500 for Nature Photography (5AM to 8AM)

Monthly pass availale for morning walkers
 400 for Monthly Pass
 1500 for Yearly Pass
 1000 for Senior Citizen Pass

 Hyderabad Botanical Gardens Phone

040 2337 2977
1800 4254 6464

Hyderabad Botanical Gardens Address: Kothaguda Reserve Forest, Miyapur-GachiBowli Highway, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500081, India

 Botanical Gardens Timings

Monday05:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday05:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wedesday05:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday05:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday05:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday05:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday05:30 am – 6:00 pm

Botanical Garden of Hyderabad is also one of the interesting sightseeing places in Hyderabad offering a refreshing setting and rich flora. Having been developed by the Forest Departments, Botanical Garden is situated in Madhapur near the Hi-tech City which is almost 16 km away from centre of the city.

The land for botanical garden has been allotted in in the Kothaguda Reserve Forest for the purpose of preserving natural flora and fauna. Spread across an area of 120 acres, this garden is consisted of 19 Vanams or sectors. It first was opened with 5 sectors constituting of various kinds of flora such as medicinal plants, ornamental plants, fruit and timber trees, bamboos, palm trees along with wide variety of aquatic plants.

The park has been designed beautifully with water bodies complementing the lush greenery of the place. This garden was created with the objective of generating awareness among masses about the varied species of flora along with offering an ideal place to relax and enjoy the bliss of naturally beautiful surroundings. It is a perfect place to spend few refreshing moments away from the pollution and chaos of the cities. It also act as stock-house for plants which are later used for researches and other scientific purposes.

Botanical garden boasts of more than 600 varied species of plants. The garden is bestowed with dense flora with a few sparsely grown areas for visitors’ walking. Along with its vast flora variety, it also attracts many birds and insects, which further enhances the natural charm of this garden. Bamboo sector is the major attraction of the garden. All the bamboo trees have specific signboard with the scientific name and generic name of the trees. Another popular sector of the Botanical Garden is the Palm sector. Variety of flowers such as yellow and purple, blue Salvia, red Roselia and many more makes the place all the more attractive and picturesque. Along with meadows, it was created with ample of space for water bodies and natural rock formations as well.

Many people visit to relax and spend some time amid the refreshing nature, away from pollution and noise of vehicles of the city roads. Garden management also conducts natural camps for groups which offer a guided tour of the garden along with nature walks, bird watching, etc. There are also interactive sessions on the natural habitat and flora during these camps. Golconda fort is the nearest tourist place that you can visit from botanical gardens.

With a minimal entry fee, one can enjoy the mesmerizing setting of the garden for as long as he or she wants. The entry fee of botanical garden is only Rs.10 per person. Opening timings of botanical garden is from 9 am to 8 pm. There is ample of parking space. Inside the garden, there are benches along with facility of drinking water and cafeteria.

Durgam Chervu

Durgam Cheruvu Entry Fee

 0 No Entry Fee
 20 per trip for Putty
Boating: Mechanized Boat, Water Scooter & Pedal Boat are also available here

 Durgam Cheruvu Phone

040 2355 5072
1800 425 46464

Durgam Cheruvu Address: Road Number 46, Masthan Nagar, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500033, India

 Durgam Cheruvu Timings

Monday10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wedesday10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Situated quite close to the Hi-tech City, Durgam Cheruvu is one of the popular sightseeing places of Hyderabad. Presenting captivating scenic beauty, the lake is also known as the ‘Secret Lake’. This can be because of the fact that it is hidden by the surrounding granite rocks. The rock formations surrounding the lake are spread across an area of 63 acres of land and are said to be approximately 2500 million years old.

Currently it has been developed into a hangout place where people come and spend some time in a relaxed environment by the side of a calm water body. Durgam Cheruvu now has an artificial waterfall and floating fountain which attracts more visitors. It is nothing less than a pleasant wonder to see a calm lake and rocks, beside the concrete buildings of offices and a shopping mall.

It is said that the lake was used as the source of drinking water for the Golconda Fort. Also called as the ‘Madhapur Lake’, Durgam Cheruvu promises some refreshing moments to each and everyone.

It is a common venue for film shootings, owing to its scenic beauty and unique location. Durgam Cheruvu Lake is surrounded by granite rocks, which is said to be a rare thing not just in India but in all over Asia. Once at the lake, you can try out various kinds of interesting activities. The place has the facilities available for boating, camping as well as trekking. There are varied kinds of boating choices at Durgam cheruvu, ranging from Pedal Boat, mechanised Boat to Water Scooter. The ticket price for boating varies with the kind you choose.

Some visitors can also be seen trying out their luck in fishing, an activity which is very rare in the city. Amid the hectic schedule of the city lives and pressure of works, Durgam Cheruvu presents a refreshing opportunity soothing surroundings and rare sports like fishing.

There is also a cafeteria and refreshment centre located on the lake side. There is also an amphitheatre at the rock garden. Along with these, there is also a restaurant at the lake. The Inorbit Mall is just at a stone throw distance, making it easier for visitors to access other facilities, if needed. One can spend a quiet evening here at the lake, watching the breathtaking sunset and can end their day at Inorbit Mall which houses many popular restaurants and a multiplex as well.

The view of the nearby places and the Hi-Tech city from here at Durgam Cheruvu is worth watching. This place is ideal for a relaxed yet fun filled hang out of the city. Although not as popular at the Hussain Sagar lake, it is often considered at a popular party zone, a reason why especially more youngsters can be see here. It is also an ideal place for nature lovers; you can spend time amid the beautiful creations of nature right amid the city. It is open on all days, from Monday to Sunday. Timings for Durgam Cheruvu are from 10 am to 6.30 pm.

NTR Gardens

 20 per Adult
 10 per Child
 30 for Still Camera
 65 for Camcorder

 NTR Gardens Hyderabad Phone

040 2345 0305
040 2345 0359

NTR Gardens Hyderabad Address: NTR Marg, Central Secretariat, Khairatabad, Hussainsager Lake, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India

 NTR Gardens Hyderabad Timings

Monday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedesday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday/Holidays12:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NTR Gardens Hyderabad: Built in the memory of late Shri N T Rama Rao, former and one of the most popular chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, NTR Memorial Gardens are one of the famous sightseeing places of Hyderabad. Spread across an area of 36 acres, NTR Gardens present a soothing atmosphere and refreshing setting to spend some time. The garden has been built with an approximate cost of Rs. 40 crore. It was in 2002, when the NTR garden of Hyderabad was opened to the public.

The Garden offers various kinds of recreational options as well. Some of these are boat ride, Japanese garden, Roaring Cascade, a Fountain, etc. There is a Children’s playing area that keeps kids entertained. The massive entrance plaza with Nandi Bulls is also quite captivating.

A mini train on a single track takes the visitors all around the garden making your visit all the more enjoyable. Along with toy train, there is a wide array of recreational facilities at the NTR Garden. One of the latest additions to the NTR garden is the Desert Garden, brian child of Mr. Nitish Roy, who has designed this project. It is consisted of about 150 plant varieties, mainly of those plans which are commonly referred as desert plants such as cacti, succulents, etc. The plants, which also boast of medicinal importance and are used for various herbal remedies, have been brought to Hyderabad from various parts of the country like Kolkata, Shirdi, etc.

The garden has been created in such a way that it offers a breathtaking natural surroundings along with ample of entertaining activities. Excellent facilities for food are also provided at the garden. Various eat out joints, car cafe and fruit restaurant which is a 2000-square-metre restaurant circumvented by three petal-shaped ponds offer not just mouth watering dishes but also beautiful setting to relish the same. The Car Cafes are primarily cafes with seating capacity of six and which are mobile. This offers visitors unique cafe experiences.

Another attraction is the ‘Machan Restaurant’ which is a multi storeyed restaurant that has been built on a tree shape. The trunk has been built by using massive concrete planks while the branches are created with fiberglass and painted with green colour, giving it the look of a real tree. Also try out local food items from the various stalls such as mirchi bajji while relaxing amid the beauty of this garden.

It is near to the popular Hussain Sagar Lake, which makes visit to the park even more enjoyable. One can visit the till 9 in night as the NTR Garden timings are from 12:30 pm- 9:00 pm. The entry fee for NTR Garden is affordable to almost everyone. It is Rs. 15 per person for adults while Rs.10 per person for kids. If you are keen on clicking some photos then you have to pay a fee of rs.30 per camera. For video camera, the price is Rs. 65 per camera.

Qutub Shahi Tombs

Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad Timings

Monday9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wedesday9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday9:30 am – 4:30 pm
FridayClosed / Holiday
Saturday9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Located at a distance of approximately 850 metres away from the Banjara Darwaza of Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs consist of tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers. Considered to be few of the oldest monuments of Hyderabad, these tombs captivate their visitors with the architectural excellence presenting a beautiful blend of Persian and Indian architectural styles. You can see the influences of Hindu, Pathan, Deccan as well as Persian styles in the structure of tombs.

The entrance and corridors of the tombs presents an Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, while ornamental parapets and minarets showcase the Islamic architecture. Two-tiered terraces, false ceilings and central pillars, which form an essential part of the structures, have also been intricately decorated.

These tombs were planned and built by Qutub Shahis. These were renovated by Salar Jung III, Mir Yousuf Ali Khan in the 19th century. Constructed on an elevated platform, these tombs are made up of grey granite. These are dome-structured and have quadrangular shape. Each tomb is surrounded by pointed arches and is of 9-15 meters in height from the platform. These pointed arches also add on to the beauty of these structures. Each tomb is also decorated with beautiful ornamentation. However with the passage of time, these ornamentations are not clearly visible now.

These seven Qutub Shahi tombs are of varying sizes. Smaller tombs have single storey while the bigger tombs have two storeys. The tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah who was the fifth king of the Qutub Shahi dynasty is the largest of all the Qutub Shahi tombs. It is of approximately 42 meters in height and has 28 open arches along with a large dome. There are minarets at its corners.

However, the most important yet the most modest tomb is considered to be of Sultan Quli Qutub-ul-Mulk, who is the founder of Qutub Shahi Dynasty. He not only built his tomb himself but is also said to be the longest supervisor of this magnificent architectural project. It was also his decision to build the tombs on non-ruling royal family members as well such as of nephews, nieces, and sisters.

Qutub shahi tombs, like the paighaTombs are dedicated to the royal family and the rulers of of Qutub Shahis. The structural beauty of these tombs still attracts admirers from all over the world.

These tombs are now the venue for the Deccan Festival which is conducted by the State Government. These tombs are surrounded by garden ‘Ibrahim Bagh’ which is a popular picnic spot. There are other popular tourist attractions located near to the tombs as well. Paigah Tombs, Raymond Tomb, Salar Jung Museum are a few nearby attractions.

Qutub shahi tombs timings are from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. It is open from Monday to Sunday. The entry fee for the tombs is only Rs. 10 per person and for children it is Rs. 5 per person. If interested in taking photographs, you are required to pay minimal fee Rs. 20 for each camera.

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