Places (Local tourist related important with photographs)

Places / Institutions available within 100 Kms for study tours 


 Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological Park is the largest zoo in the city, located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad.. It was established in 1963 and named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru.

It is spread over an area of 300 acres (approx. 1.2 km�) and has a wide selection of animals - nearly 1,500 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed here.


 Salarjung Museum

The SalarJungMuseum is one of the oldest museums of Hyderabad.  Situated on the banks of the MusiRiver, the museum has an exquisite collection of objets d�art from around the world.

Art from around the world is well-represented in a breathtaking assortment of oil and water paintings, Mughal miniatures, stone sculptures, bronze images, painted textiles, carpets, wooden carvings,  ivory carvings, jade carvings, metal-ware, books and manuscripts, arms & armor, furniture, clocks, lacquer etc.


3) Golconda Fort

The Golconda Fort is located about 11 Kms away, on the Western outskirts of Hyderabad city. It is located on a granite hill having a height of 120m.
Before the advent of Hyderabad, Deccan was ruled from Golconda fort. It was earlier established by the Kakatiya's in the 13th century and the existing structure was constructed by the Qutub Shahi kings. It was renovated by the first three Qutub Shahi kings, over a span of 62 years.

4 Falaknuma Palace

One of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, the monument is situated on a hill 2000 feet high, located 5 Km. south of Charminar. Built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the fifth Paigah Emir, it was purchased by Nizam VI in 1897 as was used as a royal guest house and is now the property of Nawab Mukarramjah Bahadur, the grandson of Nizam VII. 

The palace was designed by an Italian architect and its foundation was laid on the 3rd of March, 1884, it took 9 years to complete the construction of the Palace.

5 5) Charminar Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built the monument in 1591 shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what now is known as Hyderabad. Legend has it that the building honors a promise Quli Qutb Shah made to Allah. He supposedly had prayed for the end of a plague and vowed that he would build a masjid on that very place. The masjid became popularly known as Charminar because of its four (Farsi char = four) minarets (Minar (Arabic manara) = spire/tower), which possibly honor the first four caliphs of Islam.
6 6) Mecca Masjid Mecca Masjid is the biggest mosque in Hyderabad and lies 100 yards south-west of Charminar. The name is derived from the Grand Mosque at Mecca on which it is patterned.
7 7) Seven Tombs little away from Golconda fort are a cluster of tombs, the most authentic evidence of the Qutub Shahi architectural traditions. Ensconced amidst picturesque and landscaped gardens, known as Ibrahim bagh, is the grandeur of these tombs dedicated to the memory of the seven Qutub Shahi kings who ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years
8 8) Ramoji Film City Ramoji Film City is the world�s largest film production complex, situated just 16 miles away from the historic city of Hyderabad.
9 9) Birla Mandir Birla temple is a quarter century old and built of white marble and represents several schools of architecture. Though the South Indian school is prominent in the construction of the rajagopuram. Utkal styles of temple architecture marks the tower over the main shrine called the Jagadananda vimanam. The towers over the temples for the Lord�s consorts Padmavathi and Andal are again in the South Indian style. The temple has a 42-feet high flagstaff and the main idol of the Lord is 11 feet tall.
10 11) DRDO Labs Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was established in 1958 by amalagamating Defence Science Organisation and some of the technical development establishments. A separate Department of Defence Research and Development was formed in 1980 which now administers DRDO and its 50 laboratories/establishments. DDRO is currently directed by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was previously director of the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) responsible for India's missile development program.
11 12) Tank Bund & Buddha Purnima (Hussain Sagar lake) Hussain Sagar the beautiful and placid lake located in the heart of the City, constitutes a continuum between history and the contemporary. Popularly known as Tank Bund, it has acquired trappings and environs that enhance its appeal to tourists as well as the denizens of the twin cities.
14 14) Birla Science Museum & Planetorium The Birla Science Museum in Hyderabad founded in 1990 by noted industrialist-philanthropist MP Birla houses expansive scientific equipment which it actually allows visitors to freely handle in the spirit of participatory and �everyday� science.
16 16) NGRI - National Geophysical Research Institute The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) was established under CSIR in 1961 at Hyderabad with the mission to be the premier geoscientific organisation in India.  Over the last three and half years , it has established an enviable reputation with its excellent research programs and developments in earth sciences that have provided the benefit of its scientific and technological prowess for the well being of the people of the country.