Hyderabad is a city of history and heritage. The old monuments and their significances add a different dimension to the city. Hyderabad is known for its rich past and the thus the city is named as the 'City of Nawabs'. The city has a 400-year old history. Its rich heritage finds evidence in its old monuments, gardens, parks and forts. Tourist Attractions in Hyderabad are manifold. Hyderabad's appeal ranges from old monuments like the Charminar to the natural beauty of lakes like the Gandipet Lake.
There are various tourists' attractions in Hyderabad that can keep the tourist occupied in their trip to the city. Charminar- located in the heart of the city with a square structure with each side at about 100 feet. The four pillared structure with an arched dome in the middle; the structure contains other small arches that decorate the Charminar. The intricate stone art is the best example of Mughal architecture. Charminar is the main attraction of Hyderabad and that gave the place the scope to develop various market areas around the monument.
Mecca Masjid- this is one of the largest mosque in India. The mosque is located near Charminar. The construction of mosque was started by Muhhamed Qutub Shah in the year 1617.The mosque has the capacity to accommodate ten thousand devotees during prayers. According to various archaeological surveys it is said that the stone brick is brought from Mecca and from where the Masjid derived its name. This is a must visit place for the tourist as it bears historical significances
Golconda Fort- built in 16th century on the western part of Hyderabad. The fort is famous for its collection of diamonds and it is believed that world famous diamond Kohinoor belonged to this place. The fortress attracts the tourist with its old architecture that still utters the tales of the by gone days.
Falaknama Palace- built by the last Nizam of Hyderabad. The palace is the art gallery of various antique items, art and tapestries. The magnificent lifestyle of the Nawabs can be observed in this from the art galleries and the museum of the palace.
Apart from historical monuments there are other attractions in Hyderabad that attract tourists from different parts of the country. They are Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Planetarium, Salar Jung Museum, Birla temple, Naubat Pahad and many more. Trip to Hyderabad will always enrich the knowledge of the tourists and surely make the trip full of activities and fun.