Hyderabad visit is one of the recommend places for industrial tour, Hyderabad has emerged as a hub for the information technology, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries, alongside traditional and service industries. Hyderabad houses numerous public sector units like Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), Bharat Electronics (BE), Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL), Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The city known as cyberabad is home to more than 1300 IT firms, including global conglomerates such as Microsoft (the largest R&D campus outside the US), Google, IBM, Yahoo!, Dell, Facebook, and major Indian firms including Mahindra Satyam, Infosys,and Wipro. Other major industrial setups in and around Hyderabad includes Blue star ltd, Coromandel fertilisers ltd, Dr.reddy’s laboratories ltd., Ece industries ltd, Eveready industries india ltd, Galada power and telecommunication ltd, Global bulk drugs & fine chemicals ltd GMR technologies & industries ltd, Godavari fertilisers & chemicals ltd, Godfrey Phillips India ltd, Greaves ltd., GTN textiles ltd etc.
The capital of southern state of Andhra Pradesh is also its cultural and financial centre where vestiges of the medieval past merge with local culture and modern aspirations. In a travel to this fifth largest city in India, visitors can enjoy the city’s innocent charm, exquisite cuisines and beautiful mosques and minarets, as well as the chaotic energy of ebullient Hyderabad.
Separated by its twin city of Secunderabad by Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad has plenty of attractions including its restaurants, bars and teeming bazaars.
New shopping complexes and ultra-modern malls are popping up all over the city, driving a new fashion dynamic. Hyderabad also claims to have the best Biryani in India.
Sights to See
Qutub Shahi Tombs
Located about a kilometer from the Golconda fort, the mausoleums of the famous Qutub Shahi rulers are the important landmarks of Hyderabad. Designed and built by the Qutub Shahi rulers themselves, these tombs show the influence of Persian, Pathan and Hindu style architecture. The uniqueness of these tombs lies in the fact that an entire dynasty has been buried at one place.
One of the architectural gems of Hyderabad, Mecca Masjid is so named because the bricks were brought from Mecca to build the central Arch. Located two hundred yards south west of Charminar the mosque was commissioned by the Qutub Shahis and completed by Mughal emperor Aurangazeb in 1694. This grand mosque, the second largest India, can hold 10,000 people at a time.
Charminar, a four-sided archway with four soaring minarets of 48.7m, dominates the city and is as much Hyderabad’s signature building as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Palace of winds or Hawa Mahal is of Jaipur. Built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, the monument was laid out to mark the end of a deadly epidemic raging at that time. You will find 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in Charminar.
Salar Jung Museum
This museum houses the world’s largest private collection of art, artifacts, and antiques by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, who served as prime minister (wazir) to the Nizam of Hyderabad.
The objects d’art include Indian miniature paintings, Persian carpets, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquer ware, celebrated sculptures including the Mephistopheles, Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite. The weaponry collection includes swords belonging to the Mughal Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’ as well as daggers used by Queen Noor Jahan.
Chowmohlla Palace Complex
Located near Charminar, the complex comprises four palaces built in Mughal and European styles that house photographs and other memorabilia of the Nizam Shahi rulers of Hyderabad .
If you want to find yourself in a scenic landscape in Hyderabad, Lumbini Park, situated on the shore of Hussain Sagar Lake, is the best option.
This beautiful entertainment park is situated on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake. Lumbini Laserorium, India’s first multi media laser show, is an added attraction of the park. A thrilling display of laser lights, it takes you the time of bygone eras depicting the past glory of Hyderabad.
Another highlight of Hyderabad is the Arts & Crafts Village spread over an area of 30-acre. On display in this crafts village here are arts and crafts of the different parts of the country. The annual bazaars organized here attract artisans and artistes from the length and breadth of India who flock here to exhibit their talent.
Ramoji Film City
Located on the out skirts of Hyderabad, Ramoji film city is worth a trip for an amusing and interesting exposure to the South Indian film industry. The glitz and glamour of the South Indian film industry will leave the tourists with vivid impressions.
- Blue star ltd
- Coromandel Fertilisers Ltd
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Golconda, one of the most famous historical forts of India, derives its name from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. Originally a mud fort, the Golconda fort came under the control of several dynasties including the Yadavas of Deogiri, and the Kakatiya dynasty of Warangal. With the establishment of the Bahmani kingdom in South India, the fort came under its domain. When the disintegration of Bahmani kingdom, the Golconda fort became part of the Qutub Shahi dynasty who made it their seat of government. The fort in the present shape was built by the first three rulers of the Qutub Shahi dynasty over a period of 62 years. The fort is home to some beautiful palaces, and contains the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell in 1687. A unique sound and light show, takes you right back in time, when Golkonda was full of life, glory and grandeur.
Nagarjuna Sagar (170 km)
One of the Buddhism’s most visited sites, Nagarjuna Konda in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is named after Nagarjuna, an authority on the Mahayana form of Buddhism. He is credited to have introduced Buddhism to Andhra Pradesh in the 2nd century AD.
One of the popular excursions from Hyderabad, Nagarjuna Sagar is famous for being the largest masonry dam in the world. Nagarjuna Konda Island in the middle of the Krishna River has a Buddhist Museum housing antiques.
Ettipotala Water Falls (150 km)
18 km from Nagarjuna Sagar, Ettipotala Waterfalls is famous for its pristine and stunning beauty. The fall cascades from a height of 22 metres from to join the main stream Krishna River. The sound of gushing waters echoes all around the landscape. This inviting spot attracts picnickers in hordes. A crocodile breeding centre has been set up here.
Warangal (155 km)
Once the seat of power of the Kakatiyas, Warangal is an absolute must visit for those looking forward to exploring f the south Indian temple architecture. The 1000 pillared temple and Ramappa Temple are glowing instances of the exquisite architecture patronized by Kakatiya kings who ruled the greater part of present-day Andhra Pradesh from the late 12th to early 14th centuries AD.
Basar (230 km)
Located on the sacred Godavari River, Basar is a village famous for its Saraswati Temple. People come here to perform the ceremony of “Aksharabhyasam”, involving learning to write the first letter, for the children
Srisailam (235 km)
The temple city of Srisailam is the site of some of the greatest spiritual activity in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. Set on the picturesque Nallamalai Hills, the shrine dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy, is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas.
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