Charminar

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Charminar

Char minar is the most famous Historical place of Hyderabad, a magnificent and striking historical monument with four graceful minarets. It is the most recognisable symbol of the city of Hyderabad. No visit to Hyderabad should be undertaken without visiting the grand and majestic centerpiece of the city that is Charminar. The Charminar gets its name from the four minarets (towers) standing in the four corners of the structure. It is a must visit for people who like the heritage structures and culture. Walking on the streets near Charminar is a different experience. There are a number of shops around this area. The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Charminar is constructed in Islamic architecture. It is in a square shape, with the four minarets in each of the corners. It has four imposing arches, which face the four main directions. The sides measure 20 meters each, and the minarets stand at a height of 48.7 meters from the ground. A row of small vaulted niches ornament each of the four arches. The Char Minar is a two-storied building with the first floor being covered. There are 149 winding steps inside each, which the visitor can use to climb up in order to glimpse a breathtaking view of the city. The balconies on this floor provide a great view of the surrounding areas. A small mosque adorns the top floor of the Charminar. This mosque is situated on the western side of the Charminar facing Mecca, the holy city of the Muslims. Charminar, the hub of Hyderabad city, has four wide roads going in each direction. The Charminar is square in shape, each side measuring 100 feet, with a central pointed high arch at the center.

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Belum Caves

Belum Caves
Belum Caves

Belum Caves is known for its Stalactite and Stalagmite formations. A natural underground cave formed by the constant flow of underground water.

The largest tourist cave in the Indian Sub-Continent is the Belum Caves and is the longest caves in the plains of Indian Sub-Continent. Belum Caves are located at Belum Village in Kolimigundla Mandal of Kurnool District in State of Andhra Pradesh.  Long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons are in the Belum Caves. The caves reach its deepest point (150 feet from entrance level) at the point known as Pataalaganga. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 metres, making it the second largest cave in Indian Subcontinent after Krem Liat Prah caves in Meghalaya.

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Makkah Masjid

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Makkah Masjid

In the state of Telangana, India there are many places to visit. Hyderabad district is one of them. In the Hyderabad there are many religious places to visit. Makkah Masjid is one of them. Makkah Masjid is also known as Macca Masjid. It is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. Devotees can spend 2-3 hours in this place. There is no entry fees.  Makkah Masjid is a heritage building in the old city of Hyderabad, close to landmarks of Hyderabad like Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazaar, and Charminar.  This mosque was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah who was  the fifth ruler of Qutub Shahi dynasty. In the construction of this mosque more than 8000 workers were employed.  Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah personally laid the foundation stone. This mosque has the capacity to accommodate 10,000 worshippers to offer prayers at a time. The lenght and width of this mosque is 67 mt. and 54 mt. respectively. The height of the mosque is 23 mt.

Note: Entry of non-Muslims restricted.

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Hussain Sagar

Hussain Sagar
Hussain Sagar

In the state of Telangana, India there are many places to visit. Hyderabad district is one of them. In the Hyderabad there are many tourist spots. Hussain Sagar Lake is one of them. It is very popular tourist spot. Hussain Sagar is situated 2km away from the heart of the city .  The lake connects two parts of the city i.e Secunderabad and Hyderabad to each other. There are many attractions near the lake. The most popular attraction is Sailing in this Lake. This place is best for Nature lovers. Visitors can spend 1 hour easily in this place. This lake is an artificial lake. The maximum length of this lake is 3.5 km and maximum width of this lake is 2.5 km. It covers an area of 4.4 square km. It is fed by River Musi. It is largest artificial lake in Asia. Hussain Sagar lake was excavated in 1562 AD during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Built on the tributary of River Musi, the lake has been named after Hussain Shah Wali. The place where the Hussain Sagar Lake is located is called ‘Tank Bund’. The lake is bordered by four major sections of green space. These are Indira Gandhi Park in the east, Sanjeevaiah Park in the north, Lumbini Park in the south and a green belt stretch squeezed in between the Raj Bhavan road and the Necklace Road in the west. Many visitors come in this place every year.

At the middle of the lake, there is a Large statue of standing Lord Buddha which has height of 16 mt. and weighs almost 350 tonnes. Made up of white granite, the statue is on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’.

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Ridhi Sidhi Pol

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Ridhi Sidhi Pol

In the State of Rajasthan, India there are any places to visit. Jaipur is one of them. Jaipur is the largest and Capital City of Rajasthan. Hindi, English, Brajbhasha languages are used in this place. Jaipur is famous for Forts, Palaces and Monuments. Ridhi Sidhi Pol is famous place in Jaipur. This place is popular for History Buffs, Experience Seekers and Fun Lovers. Visitors can spend 1 hour easily in this place. Ridhi Sidhi Pol is located near the heart of the city. There are many attrations near this place. Ridhi Sidhi Pol is an important doorway in the magnificent City Palace of Jaipur.  Ridhi Sidhi Pol bears both Rajput as well as Mughal architectural elements. Ridhi Sidhi Pol has four small doorways.

  • Lotus Gate
  • Rose Gate
  • Peacock Gate
  • Green Gate

These four doorways representing the four seasons. Peacock Gate representing autumn and dedicated Lord Vishnu, Lotus Gate representing summer and dedicated to Lord Shiva-Parvati, Green Gate representing spring and dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Rose Gate representing winter season and dedicated to Goddess Devi.  It has been named after the main idol Lord Ganesha and his consorts, Ridhi and Sidhi.

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Elgandal Fort

Elgandal Fort
Elgandal Fort

Elgandal Fort is located on the banks of Manair river approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Karimnagar on the Kamareddy Road in the Indian state of Telangana. Manair river is a tributary to Godavari River. The fort was under the control of Qutub Shahi Dynasty. the Mughal Emperor and the Nizams of Hyderabad. During thr Nizams era the fort was used the headquarters of Karimnagar.

Elgandal Fort is orignally known as “Veligundula”.

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Warangal Fort

Warangal Fort
Warangal Fort

Warangal Fort is located in Warangal District in Indian state of Telangana. The fort  appears to have existed since at least the 12th century when it was the capital of the Kakatiya Dynasty. The fort consist of Four ornaments gates which are call Kakatiya Kala Thoranam that formed the entrances to a now ruined great Shiva temple.

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ShivKhori

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In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India there are many tourist places to visit. There are many attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. Shiv Khori is one of them. It is very famous temple. Shiv Khori is located  77 km from Katra. This place is situated in Reasi District. Shiv Khori is famous cave shrine of Hindu. It is dedicated  to Lord Shiv. Shivkhori Cave is a real wonder to see and measures nearly half a kilometer in length with a 4 feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam at the heart of the Sanctum Sanctorum. This place is best for God Lovers, Experience Seekers, Nirvana Seekers and Nature Lovers. This place is famous for Pilgrim and Innate Beauty. Urdu and Hindi languges are used in this place. The Shivkhori cave is about 200 meters long, one meter broad and three meters high. Many numbers of devotees come in this place every year. There are many festivals celebrate in this place. The most famous festival is Mahashivratri which is celebrated in the month of February or first week of March. The other festivals are Basant Panchami and Diwali etc.

The name is derived from Shiv and Khori. Khori means Cave. So Shiv Khori means Lord Shiv’s Cave. 

 

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Bhadrakali Temple

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Bhadrakali Temple

In the State of Telangana, India there are many tourist places. Bhadrakali Temple is one of them. It is very famous temple. This temple is located in the Warangal District. It is one of the oldest temple. This temple is located on the banks of the Bhadrakali lake.  The ideal duration of this place is 1-2 hours. Many devotees come in this temple every year. The best time to visit in this temple is “Sravana masa”. There are many attractions near the temple. Bhadrakali is the popular form of Devi worshipped in Kerala as Sri Bhadrakali and Kariam Kali Murti Devi. This temple is dedicated to Devi Kali. This goddess is represented with three eyes, and four, twelve, or eighteen hands. There are many festivals celebrate in this place. Some of the festivals are :

  • Vasanta Navaratri in Chaitra Masa
  • Shakambari Utsavam in Ashada Masa
  • Sharannavaratri in Ashwayuja Masa

The name Bhadrakali is combination of  two words “Bha” and “Dra”. Bha means ‘delusion’ or ‘Maya’ and Dra menas ‘the most’. So the Bhadra means Maha Maya.

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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

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In the State of Rajasthan, India there are any places to visit. Jaipur is one of them. Jaipur is the largest and Capital City of Rajasthan. Hindi, English, Brajbhasha languages are used in this place. Jaipur is famous for Forts, Palaces and Monuments. Jantar Mantar is also tourist place for visit in Jaipur. This place is located near Hawa Mahal and City Palace. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five observatories. The Jantar Mantar houses various architectural and astrological instruments that have caught the interests of astronomers, historians and architects around the world. It is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built. The ideal duration of this place is 3 to 4 hours. This place is popular for Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics, Wanderers.

The name derived from the Sanskrit words “Jantar” which means “Instrument” and “Mantar” which means “Calculate”. The term “Jantar Mantar” literally means “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens or calculating instruments”.

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