Places to Visit on Weekend in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is a place where you can enjoy the weekend to the maximum level. There are number of Places to Visit in Hyderabad where you can visit with your family and friend on a weekend and enjoy. May it be 400 years old architectural monuments, palaces, restaurants, pubs, malls, events and much more..
Most of the tourist spend their valuable time here with the best options available. Some of the options available to spend on a weekend are:
1. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium:
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is considered as one of the active and efficient Cricket Stadiums in Uppal, an eastern suburb of Hyderabad, Telangana that is stretched over 16 acres of land, It was constructed to fulfill the need for a big playground in Hyderabad and has a capacity of 60,000 spectators to sit. There are two ends of the ground which are called V.V.S. Laxman End i.e. (North End) and Pavilion End.
In April 2007 Flood lights were inaugurated and installed on six towers to improve the stadium during day-night matches.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar scored 175 here & India almost chased down 350 in an ODI against Australia, which has a reputation of being batsman friendly and high scoring pitch, wicket here is considered as a flat track, This means that the spinners would enjoy bowling here than the pacers.
2. Salarjung Museum:
The Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad, Telangana is an art museum of diverse European, Asian and Far Eastern countries of the world situated at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city. It is one of the three National Museums of India.
The major portion of this collection was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III, It has a collection of manuscripts, sculptures, carvings, paintings, textiles, metallic artefacts, ceramics, clocks, carpets, and furniture from Japan, Burma, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Nepal, North America, and Persia. It is one of the largest museums in the world.
The Salar Jung Museum houses the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world, former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life’s passion. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949).
The Indian historical collections includes
. Aurangzeb’s sword
. A tiffin box made of gold and diamond
. A wardrobe of Tipu Sultan
. Jade crafted daggers of Emperor Jahangir, Noorjahan and Shah Jahan
. The paintings of legendary Raja Ravi Varma
3. Golconda Fort (Golconda Qila):
Golkonda is a bastion and fort in Southern India now known as Hyderabad, Telangana and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutub Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687), which is situated 11 km (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad also known as Golconda, Golconda Qila, Gol konda (“Round shaped hill”), or Golla konda, (Shepherds Hill).
It was also a tehsil of Hyderabad district, Telangana, India. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world’s most famous gems, including the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond, Noor-ul-Ain and the Nassak Diamond.
Golkonda actually consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km (6.2 mi) long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, mosques, temples, magazines, stables, etc. inside.
The lowest of these is the outermost enclosure into which we enter by the “Fateh Darwaza” (Victory gate, so called after Aurangzeb’s triumphant army marched in through this gate) studded with giant iron spikes (to prevent elephants from battering them down) near the south-eastern corner. At Fateh Darwaza can be experienced a acoustic effect, characteristic of the engineering marvels at Golkonda.
The Golkonda fort is listed as an archaeological treasure on the official “List of Monuments” prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. A hand clap at a certain point below the dome at the entrance reverberates and can be heard clearly at the ‘Bala Hisar’ pavilion, the highest point almost a kilometer away. This worked as a warning note to the Royals in case of an attack.
4. Falaknuma Palace:
Falaknuma is a palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, which is now known as Taj Falaknuma Palace. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, prime minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of the Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur. It belonged to the Paigah family, and it was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad.
It is on a 32-acre area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar. Falak-numa means “Like the Sky” or “Mirror of the Sky” in Urdu. An English architect designed the palace. The foundation stone for the construction was laid by Sir Vicar on 3rd March 1884; he was the maternal grandson of H.H. Sikandar Jah Bahadur, Nizam lll of Hyderabad.
It took nine years to complete the construction and furnish the palace. Sir Vicar moved into the Gol Bangla and Zanana Mahel of the Falaknuma Palace in December 1890 and closely monitored the finishing work at the Mardana portion.
Falaknuma palace has 22 halls and 60 rooms. it had an extensive collection of Qurans. It has considerable collections of the Nizam’s artefacts including statues, paintings, manuscripts, furniture, books, and an extensive jade collection. It has a library with a carved walnut roof, a replica of the one at Windsor Castle.
It was not normally open to the public, until 2000 since the palace was the private property of the Nizam family.
5. Chowmahalla Palace:
Magnificent Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallatuu (4 Palaces), regarded as the center of Hyderabad is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance, it was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state.
The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams, Open now to select individuals and corporates for hosting their dinners, receptions and cultural evenings.
5. Snow World:
Snow World is an amusement park situated beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, Telangana, India within an area of about 2 acres, the park was inaugurated on 28 January 2004, It has been recognized as the first snow-themed park of the country.
Two-hundred tonnes of artificial snow was laid on the layered flooring which was specially prepared to avoid seepage or melting. Every day, the top layer of snow is cleaned and an additional two to three tonnes of snow, which is generated within the facility, is used to top the snow spread. The artificial snow is made using a patented technology from Australia. The snow is made from water that is filtered four times so it won’t harm children if they consume it.
6. Nehru Zoological Park:
Nehru Zoological Park which occupies 380 acres is a zoo situated near historical Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and one of the top sightseeing places to visit, which is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad.
It has been named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the country, Zoo hours vary by season, and the zoo is closed on Mondays. The nocturnal house at the zoo artificially reverses night and day for the animals so that nocturnal animals are active while visitors are at the zoo.
This exhibit includes fishing owls, barn owls, mottled wood owls, fruit bats, slow loris, civets, leopard cats, slender loris, hedgehogs, and great horned owls.There is also an aquarium, dino park, butterfly park and tortoise house, Zoo runs multiple safari trips each day through the safari area where animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, sloth bear etc. are housed.
7. Wonderla Amusement Park:
This simply is not just an amusement park, but a world of breath-taking charm. The craziest, loudest, and the most amazing park of Hyderabad. Wonderla is a place to celebrate the smaller moments and share big wonders. Get on one of the 40+ exhilarating rides, or simply laze by the pool under the bright sun.
But whatever you do, here, everybody gets a little closer. And that is why we are the Amazement Park. There’s no better place to experience something new together. Make sure you check out our most thrilling attractions, our water rides and land rides.
Keep a keen eye out for timings of various other fun programs across the park – be it the next wave at the Wave Pool, or the next dance at the Rain Disco, or the next show at the Adventures of Chikku. Your visit should be a non-stop fun ride.
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8. Birla Mandir:
Birla Mandir built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres, plot is a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple. The construction took 10 years with a whopping quantity of white marble, which is almost 2000 tonnes and was opened in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission.
The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir. Birla Mandir is one of the Top 10 tourist places to visit in Hyderabad well connected by TSRTC buses and MMTS. The nearest MMTS station is Lakdi ka pul.
9. Ramoji Film City:
The Ramoji Film City one of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world situated in Hyderabad India, at 2000 acres, it is the largest integrated film city in Telangana The film city was also certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Film Studio complex. It was set up by Ramoji Group in 1996 which offers umpteen numbers of film sets.
It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Around 1.5 million tourists visit the place every year.
Above are some of the Places to Visit in Hyderabad for a weekend which you should not miss. There are few other places where you can visit on weekend to enjoy your weekend to the fullest.
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10. NTR Gardens:
NTR Gardens is a small public park beside to Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is construct in the loving memory of NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s) one of the most famous chief minister and Telugu super star of Andhra Pradesh.
Besides a variety of plants, the gardens also house a souvenir complex, Blooming flowers, NTR Memorial, a visitors train, restaurants and a waterfall. NTR Gardens open all year and on all days.
Entry Timings: 12:30 p.m to 09:00 p.m
Entry Ticket: Rs.15/- for adults and Rs.10/- for children