"Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple or Yadagirigutta is a popular Hindu Temple of Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation Lord Vishnu. It is situated on a hillock in the Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India, 60 kilometers from the city of Hyderabad. Huge number of devotees visit the temple on Sundays and public holidays.\nThe temple is popular and busy throughout the year with various religious events. The annual brahmotsavam is held in the month of March, which includes Yedurkolu, The Celestial Wedding and Divya Vimana Rathotsavam. The birthday of Lord Narasimha is celebrated on 28 April every year.\nLord Narasimha is also known as Yadagiri, hence the name Yadagirigutta."
Yadagiri Gutta (Temple)
"Maula-Ali is a suburb of Hyderabad, India located at about 10 km from Secunderabad. It is famous for Moula Ali hill on top of which a famous mosque (Moulali Darga) dedicated to Ali was built probably during era of Asif Jahi. The Moula Ali Dargah is one of the 11 heritage sites identified by \"Heritage conservation committee\" of HUDA. Maula-Ali is largely rocky with undulating terrain. However, presently it has become a major commercial hub. There is another hillock opposite the Moula Ali Hill, called \"Qadam -e- Rasul\" on which the sacred relices of the prophet were supposedly deposited by Mohammad Shakrullah Rahan a servant of Asaf Jahi. In addition to various mosques, Moula Ali also has lots of temples dedicated to Hindu Gods & Goddesses."
Moula Ali Dargah
"Shamirpet is a suburb and mandal in Rangareddi district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located in the north outskirts of Hyderabad. It is home to Shamirpet lake, Jawahar Deer Park, Genome Valley, NALSAR University of Law and BITS Pilani-Hyderabad.\nShamerpet is 22 km away from Secunderabad Railway station and 34 km from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Katta maisamma temple is located near the Shamirpet Lake People come there in huge lots especially during weekends. You might also find few sheds where people cook and eat during pooja times.\nComing to Realestate, during last Five years the Realestate is in boom in Shamirpet. The Outer Ring Road (ORR) is connected via Shamirpet. This area is slowly getting urbanised and there is a new boom in real estate housing projects as residents of central Hyderabad are moving to Shamirpet to escape traffic congestion and noise pollution.\nFamous recreation clubs are 'Leonia Resort', 'The Celebrity Club', 'Aalankrita' and 'The Orange Bowl' to name few. Properties like Domas Villas and Apartments are just 100 meters away from the start of the ring road which is now a hot property."
"A botanical garden (or botanic garden)[nb 1] is a well-tended area displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on; there may be greenhouses, shadehouses, again with special collections such as tropical plants, alpine plants, or other exotic plants. Visitor services at a botanical garden might include tours, educational displays, art exhibitions, book rooms, open-air theatrical and musical performances, and other entertainment.\nBotanical gardens are often run by universities or other scientific research organizations, and often have associated herbaria and research programmes in plant taxonomy or some other aspect of botanical science. In principle, their role is to maintain documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display, and education, although this will depend on the resources available and the special interests pursued at each particular garden.\nThe origin of modern botanical gardens can be traced to European medieval medicinal gardens known as physic gardens, the first of these being founded during the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century. This early concern with medicinal plants changed in the 17th century to an interest in the new plant imports from explorations outside Europe as botany gradually established its independence from medicine. In the 18th century, systems of nomenclature and classification were devised by botanists working in the herbaria and universities associated with the gardens, these systems often being displayed in the gardens as educational \"order beds\". With the rapid rise of European imperialism in the late 18th century, botanic gardens were established in the tropics, and economic botany became a focus with the hub at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London.\nOver the years, botanical gardens, as cultural and scientific organisations, have responded to the interests of botany and horticulture. Nowadays, most botanical gardens display a mix of the themes mentioned and more; having a strong connection with the general public, there is the opportunity to provide visitors with information relating to the environmental issues being faced at the start of the 21st century, especially those relating to plant conservation and sustainability."
"Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple (Hindi: ???? ???? ?????-?????? ?????? ) or  has deities of Krishna and Radha located at Rajajinagar, in the North Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. The temple is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997 by Shankar Dayal sharma following the wishes of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON to promote Vedic culture and spiritual learning."
"Durgam Cheruvu is a freshwater lake located in Rangareddy district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The lake, which is spread over 83 acres (33.6 ha), is located near the city of Hyderabad. The lake is also known as Secret Lake because it is hidden between the localities of Jubilee Hills and Madhapur."
Durgam Cheruvu (Secret Lake)
"Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by River Musi. A large monolithic statue of the Gautam Buddha, erected in 1992, stands on a pedestal in the middle of the lake. Maximum depth of the lake is 32 feet."
Hussain Sagar Lake
"Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park (Telugu: ???? ?????????? ?????? ????? ???), is a national park located in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, AP, India. The park has an approximate area of 390-acre (1.58 km2). The park also houses the famous Chiran Palace, a 24-acre (0.097 km2) palace complex. It is located centrally in Jubilee Hills and is described as a jungle amidst the concrete jungle."
KBR National Park
"Lal Darwaza accommodates a number of devotional structures, which are popular in Kachiguda. Kachiguda Mahankali Temple, which is the locale for Bonali procession, is one of the most important popular sites. Devi Navarathri Utsavam is one of the famous pujas done in this temple."
Kachiguda Mahankali Temple
"Lotus Pond is a small water body Inside MLA Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The pond is surrounded by lush green flora and a 1.2 kilometer path.\nLotus Pond is home to more than 20 species of birds. A few of them are Pied Kingfisher, White Wagtail, Common Moorhen, Little Grebe, sunbirds, Common Coot, and Little Egret.\nThe pond is maintained by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad(MCH).\nThe Lotus Pond was conceived to be an Eco-conservation project bringing natural elements into the concept of the project without disturbing the ecosystem and conserving the natural rocks and pond.\nThe launch of the construction of the project was on on 20 November, 1999. The work was completed in late 2001."
"If you are looking for Lumbini Park travel information, Expedia has you covered. When visiting Hyderabad, Expedia can provide you with extensive Lumbini Park information, as well as great savings on nearby hotels and flights!\nWhen traveling to Hyderabad, India, leave plenty of time for sightseeing - you wouldn't want to miss out on top attractions like Lumbini Park! And before you go, make sure to read Expedia's Lumbini Park sightseeing Guide, filled with all you need to know for the best Lumbini Park experience possible."
"Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) plot. The construction took 10 years and was consecrated 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."
"B. M. Birla Planetarium is a large planetarium in Chennai providing a virtual tour of the night sky and holding cosmic shows on a specially perforated hemispherical aluminium inner dome. It is located at Kotturpuram in the Periyar Science and Technology Centre campus which houses eight galleries, namely, Physical Science, Electronics and Communication, Energy, Life Science, Innovation, Transport, International Dolls and Children and Materials Science, with over 500 exhibits. Built in 1988 in the memory of the great industrialist and visionary of India B. M. Birla, it is the most modern planetarium in India. There are two other Birla Planetariums in India, viz., the one in Kolkata known as M. P. Birla Planetarium and the other in Hyderabad, Tiruchirapalli and Coimbatore."
"The Spanish Mosque (Urdu: ???? ??????? ?), also known as Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula or Aiwan-E-Begumpet, is a mosque in Begumpet, Hyderabad, India.\nThe mosque was constructed by Paigah Nawab, Nawab Sir Iqbal Ud Daula in 1906, after his return from Spain, as he was very much inspired by the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba. The exterior and interior of the Spanish Mosque is mostly similar to the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba in Spain and Jama Masjid Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. It shows state-of-the-art interiors and architecture.\nIt is also known as the Mosque of the Moors, due to its unique Hispanic (Moorish) style of architecture and is said to be one-of-its-kind in India. The stand-out feature is the spires instead of the usual minarets or domes; they give this mosque a church-like appearance."
"AP State Archeology Museum or Hyderabad Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad, India. It is the oldest museum in Hyderabad state. Archeologist Henry Cousens first explored the site in the beginning of the 19th century, and around 1940 the mound was excavated under the supervision of Nizam of Hyderabad. The excavated items were place in a museum built on the ancient site. In 1952, the museum's contents were moved to the current build, under the administrative control of Archaeological Survey of India."
AP State Museum
"Hyderabad State Museum is now known as AP State Museum. It is situated in the Public Garden of Hyderabad. It is the oldest museum of Hyderabad. The Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, desired to save the cultural heritages in his state and he created the Department of Archaeology in the year 1915. Since the collection became so huge in the year 1930, it resulted in starting of the museum in the Public Gardens of Hyderabad. \nThe museum consists of many galleries committed to arms and armoury, bidri ware, bronzes, coins, copies of Ajanta murals, manuscripts, miniatures, modern paintings, sculptures, stone sculptures, textiles, weapons, and so on. Next to the British Museum, A.P. State Museum has a plentiful collection of coins (the second largest collection in the world). It has about 14,000 gold coins, and around 1,00,000 silver, lead, and copper coins of different dynasties of Andhra Pradesh. \nThe museum is being opened on all days, except Fridays, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The visitors are not permitted to take photos in the premises of A.P. State Museum without prior permission."
Hyderabad State Museum
"Public Gardens also known as Bagh-e-Aam (Urdu: ??? ???) is a historic park located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad, India. It was built in 1846 by Osman Ali Khan, the VIIth Nizam of Hyderabad and is the oldest park in HyderabadPublic Gardens also known as Bagh-e-Aam or Bagham. In Urdu \"Bagh\" means Garden and Aam or Aam Jana means the public. Earlier during the Nizam regime, it was called as \"Bagham\". Later it called as Public Garden. Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Well known open air theater \"Lalitha Kala Toranam\", \"Jawahar Bal Bhavan\", The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Legislative council buildings are located here. Even today people use this as a recreation park. It is located at Nampally...\n"
Public Gardens (Bagh-e-aam)
"The tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh (garden precinct) are located close to the famous Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad, India. The galleries of the smaller tombs are of a single storey while the larger ones are two storied. In the centre of each tomb is a sarcophagus which overlies the actual burial vault in a crypt below. The domes were originally overlaid with blue and green tiles, of which only a few pieces now remain."
Qutab Shahi Tombs
"The Shahi Jamia Masjid (Urdu: ???? ???? ????, Hindi: ???? ?????? ??????, Telugu: ???? ?????? ?????) is in Adoni, India. The masjid is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage. People from all sections of society and religions are allowed to visit and take pictures of this historical premise. It lies in the heart of the town, near Market a very busy place of Adoni."
"Osman sagar was created by damming the Musi River in 1920, for providing drinking water source for Hyderabad, and also saving the city from floods, after the Great Musi Flood of 1908. It was during the reign of The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan, hence the name.\nA princely guest house called Sagar Mahal, overlooking the lake, now a heritage building, was built as a summer resort of the last Nizam. It is located on the banks and has the best view of the lake. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department , currently, runs the place as a resort. The breeze of the lake is very pleasant, and has been popular with the locals since The Nizam's time.\nIt is a popular tourist destination, especially after the rainy season when the reservoir is full, and its parks, resorts, amusement park are a major attraction. This lake had served drinking water for Hyderabad city but due to increase in population it is not sufficient for water supply to Hyderabad city and so now it is used for public recreation.\nIn June this year (2012), the water level at Osmansagar was 1769.8 feet. On October 1(2012), the water level there was 1771.8 feet, an increase of a mere 2 feet. Similarly, in Himayatsagar, the water level in June(2012) was 1743.3 feet and on October 1(2012), it was 1,747.4 feet, an increase of about 4 feet. In October 2011, the water levels at Osmansagar and Himayatsagar were 1781.9 feet and 1754.9 feet respectively.\nIt is located close to another lake, Himayat Sagar."
Osman Sagar Lake
"Toli Masjid (1671 AD) also known as Damri Masjid; is a mosque in Karwan, Hyderabad, India. It is 2 km from the Golconda fort on the way to Charminar. Built by Mir Musa Khan Mahaldar during the region of Abdullah Qutb Shah in (1082 AH).:66 This mosque is INTACH awarded and a declared heritage site by archeological survey of India. On scale of architecture Toli Mosque ranks next after Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, India."
"The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family."
Salar Jung Museum
"Nizam Museum or H.E.H Nizam's Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad at Purani Haveli, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams. This museum showcases the gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII received on his silver jubilee celebrations.The museum is a repository mainly of souvenirs, gifts and mementos presented by dignitaries to the last Nizam gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. Models made of silver of all the landmark buildings in Hyderabad, and citations in Urdu about H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan.\nA golden, wooden throne used for the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam, a gold tiffin box inlaid with diamonds, miniature repilica of the Jubilee Hall, glass inlay painting of Mir Osman Ali Khan. Also, a wooden writing box studded with mother-of-pearl, diamond and gold-studded daggers, caskets, and silver ittardans (perfume containers) presented by the raja of palvancha. silver coffee cups studded with diamonds and silver filigree elephant with mahout are on display.\nA 1930 Rolls Royce, Packard and a Jaguar Mark V are among the vintage cars on display.\nThe museum also features the wardrobe of the sixth nizam, a 150-year-old manually operated lift, and 200-year-old proclamation drums.\nThe museum was opened on February 18, 2000 by the Nizam Trust to the general public."
"The film opens with a young couple Raja(Anil Dhawan) and Rita(Priti Sapru) are driving through a dense forest at night. Tired and sleepy, they decide to stop for the night, and find a haveli (mansion) nearby. They fall asleep in the outskirts of the mansion. Around midnight, the husband awakes all of a sudden and gets up to investigate. Then a horrible monster (Manik Irani) attacks him. His wife wakes up hearing him scream and they are both killed by the monster. An old man Narendra (Narendra Nath) suddenly appears, a bit too late but eventually traps the monster in an underground cage and attaches a cross to the latch to keep him from escaping.\nThe film moves into the lives of an industrialist Kumar (Vijay Arora), his cunning wife Seema (Neelam Mehra) and their niece Anita (Amita Nangia). Kumar's brother and his wife were killed in a car accident; their vast estate is held in trust by Kumar until Anita comes of age. Kumar is a good human being who loves his niece like a daughter, but his wife Seema is a cunning lady who wishes her younger brother Vikram (Tej Sapru) to impress and wed Anita, so that both of them can milk out the entire estate. But, Anita does not approve of Vikram and is in love with a photographer, Sunil (Deepak Parashar).\nKumar decides to buy the mansion for a sum of twenty five lacs from Mr. Rana. While leaving with Rana to see the mansion, Kumar once again instructs Vikram along with his wife to woo Anita over as soon as possible. Seema asks her husband to send word as soon as he reaches the mansion. Meanwhile, Shankar, Rana's old servant, a habitual drunkard goes to the mansion to clean it up. But the monster controls all the evil forces and as a result, Shankar is killed by an iron statue. Both Rana and Kumar reach the haveli at night and they both get killed by the monster.\nA large group of some twenty three folks go to the mansion for an outing. Things get interesting when one of Vikram's friends is killed by the iron statue.Many interesting things happen in due course. Seema and Vikram get increasingly frustrated; Anita is about to come of age and reclaim her estate, and Vikram remains unsuccessful at wooing her. Seema hatches a plot and she lures Sunil into the tehkhana (dungeon) where Vikram is waiting for both of them and attacks Sunil him from behind. He becomes unconscious and then they lock up the dungeon and leave Sunil there thinking that he will eventually die and Anita may eventually agree to wed Vikram.\nSunil recovers in the dungeon and wanders around till he hears the monster from his cage. He is about to open the cage when the old man suddenly appears and stops him from doing so. He leads Sunil out of the dungeon tells him the story of his life and the monster. Vikram goes back to the dungeon to check for himself that Sunil is dead. He hears the monster and unknowingly releases him getting himself killed. The monster now free goes on a violent rampage, killing people everywhere. Everybody vacates the mansion at once fleeing by bus. Seema unwisely stays behind going another escape route and the monster sexually assaults and murders her.\nThe monster makes his way to the bus that has broken down by a church and the monster kills two girls and the old man as well. Sunil, Anita and four other friends run into the church. Sunil discovers that holy elements (cross, holy water and visible images of Jesus and Mary) present fatal weaknesses to the monster. They apply all these elements and drive it out of the church; and with a spark of divine intervention, a large cross atop the church falls out and eventually kills the monster. The film ends with Sunil and Anita lighting candles at the church and starting a new life together."
"The Charminar, built in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is on the east bank of Musi river. To the northeast lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite-made richly-ornamented Makkah Masjid.\nThe English name is a transliteration and combination of the Urdu words Ch?r and Minar, translating to \"Four Towers\"; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches.\nSome of the popular myths that are recorded in accord with the monument's architectural appearance are as follows.\nThe Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the current undertaker of the structure, mentions in its records that: \"There are various theories regarding the purpose for which Charminar was constructed. However, it is widely accepted that Charminar was built at the center of the city, to commemorate the eradication of plague\", as Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah had prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a Mosque at the very place where he prayed. According to Jean de Thevenot (French traveller of the 17th century) whose narration was complemented through the available Persian texts, the Charminar was constructed in the year 1591 CE, to commemorate the beginning of the second Islamic millennium year (1000 AH), the event was celebrated in the far and width of the Islamic world, thus Qutb Shah founded the Hyderabad city in the year 1591 to celebrated the event of millennium year (1000 AH) with the construction of Charminar.:17-19\n\"Masud Hussain Khan\" an scholar of history mentions in one of his Urdu book; the construction of Charminar was completed in the year 1592, and it is the Hyderabad city which was actually founded in the year 1591.:4 According to the book \"Days of the Beloved\"; Qutb shah constructed the charminar in the year 1589, on the very spot where he first glimpsed his future queen Bhagmati, and after her conversion to Islam, Qutb Shah renamed the city as \"Hyderabad\". Though the story was denied by the historians and scholars, but it became a popular folklore among the locals.:3,12\nQutb Shah (was also among the early poets of Dakhani Urdu), while laying the foundation of Charminar performed the prayers in Dakhini couplets, which are recorded as;:4"
Chilkur Balaji Temple
"Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallat (4 Palaces), is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. 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.\n\n\nDetails of a typical window ornate with intricate stucco work\nIn Persian, Chahar means four and in Arabic Mahalat (plural of Mahal) means palaces, hence the name Chowmahallat/four palaces, or four palaces.\nAll ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace.\nThe prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation was presented to Chowmahalla Palace on March 15, 2010. UNESCO representative Takahiko Makino formally handed over the plaque and certificate to Princess Esra, former wife and GPA holder of Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur."
"A natural history museum (or museum of natural history) is a museum with exhibits about natural history, including such topics as animals, plants, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, and climatology. Some museums feature natural-history collections in addition to other collections, such as ones related to history, art and science. Nature centers often include natural history exhibits.\nRenaissance cabinets of curiosities were private collections that typically included exotic specimens of natural history, sometimes faked, along with other types of object. The first natural history museum was possibly was that of Swiss scholar Conrad Gessner, established in Zurich in the mid 16th century. The Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, established in Paris in 1635, was the first natural history museum to take the form that would be recognized as a natural history museum today. Early natural history museums offered limited accessibility, as they were generally private collections or holdings of scientific societies. The Ashmolean Museum, opened in 1683, was the first natural history museum to grant admission to the general public."
The Natural History Museum
Nehru Zoological Park
"Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State, and it was later owned by the Nizams. It is on a 32-acre (12.9 ha) area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then-prime minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of H.H. The Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur. Falak-numa means \"Like the Sky\" or \"Mirror of the Sky\" in Urdu."