Saturday, September 5, 2009

Prasads Imax

Prasads IMAX is South India's first IMAX theater. It has the largest screen in India and is located in the city of Hyderabad. Apart from the IMAX screen the multiplex has 6 screens for regular cinema, a shopping mall, entertainment zone, food court, restaurants and several other entertainment including a 4D FX theater, Mirror Maze, Scary House and a large Gaming Zone.It is located near NTR Gardens and Tank bund.

Entry: all days 10AM to 10 PM
Free Entry

Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City (RFC) is the world’s largest integrated film studio complex at over 2,000 acres (8 km) of land. It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions. It is situated near Hayathnagar on Hyderabad - Vijayawada, NH9 highway, about 25 km from Hyderabad.The studios attracts over a million tourists, and the complex creates revenues in billions of rupees. Some of the places for tourists to visit include: a Japanese garden, the ETV planet (a multi-purpose editing suit), a pool, artificial waterfalls, an airport terminal, hospital set, railway station, churches, mosques and temples, shopping plazas, palace interiors, chateaus, rural complexes, urban dwellings, and a winding highway. Shops include Parade, a prop-shop, where costumes of actors can be ordered and Shangrila, a nursery that sells exotic plants.

Timings: all days
Entry Ticket: Rs.250(approx)

Friday, September 4, 2009

NTR Gardens

NTR Gardens is a small public, urban park of 55 acres (0.22 km2; 0.086 sq mi) adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India. Constructed in several phases since 1999, the area that is predominantly a park is geographically located in the center of the city, and is close to other tourist attractions such as Birla Mandir, Necklace Road and Lumbini Park. It is presently being maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that functions under the directives of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Qutub Shahi Tombs

The famous tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh are located close to the famous Golkonda Fort.The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches.he tombs were once furnished with carpets, chandeliers and velvet canopies on silver poles.

Friday, March 27, 2009

salarjung museum

salarjung museum

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru had declared open the entire collection of SalarJung to the public on December 16, 1951.The collection was shifted to its present building in 1968. This museum houses magnificent exhibits of European and Indian paintings and statuary.

Mir Yusuf Ali Khan, popularly known as Salar Jung III (1889-1949) served as Prime Minister to Nizam 1912, at the age of 23, but resigned two and a half years later. Thereafter he dedicated his whole life collecting antiques and art, which were the only passions of his lonely life. He spent considerable portion of his wealth for collecting them. It is believed that he spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life's passion. Though Salar Jung III is credited with these fantastic collections, it all started with his father and grandfather. This museum is well known throughout India for its prized collections. In the year 1961 it was declared to be an "Institution of National Importance" by an Act of Parliament, known as the Salar Jung Museum Act, 1961. It was originally housed in Diwan Devdi.
Salar Jung Museum is situated on the southern bank of the river Musi. It is not far from the other important monuments of the old city. The historic Charminar, Jama Masjid, High Court, State Central Library and the Osmania General Hospital are all within a radius of one mile from the Salar Jung Museum.
Entry Fee : 10/- for Indians Rs. 150/- for Foreigners
Timing : 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Sanghi Temple

sanghi temple hyderabad

Sanghi Temple is Located about 25 km. from the heart of Hyderabad city.This beautiful temple complex atop the hillock Paramanand Giri beckons the faithful devotees who seek God's infinite blessings.As one approaches the road leading to the Paramanand Giri, a huge Maha Dwaram or gateway welcomes the visitors. A little further away, a long flight of steps leads to the entrance of the temple complex. Stone elephant heads form the banisters of the stairway. Standing at the foot of the hillock, one is awestruck to see the three Gopurams towering into the blue sky. And before ascending to the temple complex on top, one stops by at the shrine of Lord Anjaneya, son of the wind God, who is believed to guide the devotees to the abode of Gods. The red-faced Lord Anjaneya is the embodiment of death to the demons and his very name drives away all evils. The temple opens early in the morning at 5.00 am. For one hour, Suprabhatam is recited, followed by Archana to the deities from 6 am to 8 am. General darshan for the devotees is allowed from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. Poojas and Sevas are held between 6 pm and 8 pm. The temple remains closed between 12 am and 4 pm and after 8 pm. Weekly Abhishekam is performed to the deities between 8 am and 9 am - Sri Ramalingeshwara (Mondays) Sri Hanuman (Tuesdays), Sri Venkateshwara, Ashtalakshmi, Parvathi, Padmavathi and Rama (Fridays)

Gandipet Lake

gandipet hyderabad

Gandipet is the most sought after picnic spot for Hyderabadis. It has been developed as a public recreation area with well-laid out lush green gardens and swimming pool. Throughout the year - weekdays or weekends - Gandipet beckons holidaymakers from every nook and corner of the twin cities. Anyone visiting Gandipet is pleased to see a vast stretch of placid water that shimmers golden in the morning sun. The breeze is cool and soothing and the ambience serene.It is a beautiful lake located 20 km. west of Hyderabad. Mir Osman Ali Khan formed this water body as a result of damming of the river Musi in 1920. The idea was to supply water to Hyderabad. The lake is spread over an area of 46 and is the main drinking water for the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism provides a guesthouse called "Sagar Mahal" which was the summer resort of the erstwhile Nizam. It has about ten double rooms. People also visit Gandipet after the rainy season when the reservoir is full. During this period swimming and boating are a common sight.