Located on the banks of river Musi, Hyderabad is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city sits atop a hilly terrain, almost 1778 feet above the sea level, encompassed by captivating artificial lakes, the most famous of which are the Hussain Sagar, Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar lake. There are over 834 water tanks and 140 lakes.
Hyderabad is among India’s fastest growing cities, being called the “Hi-Tech City” by most tech firms. Not only this, the city is also an abode some of the most exotic flora and fauna, with a number of national parks such as; Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, Nehru Zoological Park, Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary, Reddy National Park and so on.
It would come as a surprise to many but Hyderabad is getting greener with every passing day and unlike other Indian cities, it not a concrete jungle. Here are the top 5 places you can’t afford to miss, while in the city of Nizams:
The Necklace Road
Named after its Mumbai counterpart Marine Drive (Queen’s Necklace), The Necklace Road is a street around Hyderabad’s one of the most famous artificial lakes, Tank Bund. This road attracts a number of fitness freaks in the morning and tourists during the day. A number of bicycle race, marathons,rallies and other events are hosted on this road.
Ramoji Film City
Established in 1996, Ramoji Film City is the world’s largest film studio complex, having produced hundreds of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies till date. From temples to railway station, the studio has several permanent sets along with an amazing theme park for children, making it one of the major tourist destinations in Hyderabad.
Salar Jung Museum
Located at the Southern bank of river Musi, the Salar Jung Museum bears the memories of India’s glorious past. The museum homes some amazingly rare collections of textiles, manuscripts and paintings.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Located across a sprawling area of 5.7 sq. Kilometers, the famous Hussain Sagar lake was built by the renowned Sufi saint,Hazrat Syed Hussain Shah Wali in 1526. The river gets its water supply from the Musi River.The lake serves as the perfect location for spending quality time with your loved ones.
World’s Largest 3D Imax Screen
The city’s Prasad’s IMAX, Hyderabad has the world’s largest 3D IMAX screen, making it one of the most popular movie theatres of the city. The theatre has been known to attract over 80 million visitors till date.
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