Top Ten Hyderabad Heritage Places

Hyderabad Tourism Department has conducted Hyderabad Heritage walks to show locals and Tourists the importance of Hyderabad Heritage and Culture.Many visitors have come to experience the grandeur of Hyderabad Heritage places with more experiencing it, walking these routes.Heritage walks takes us to an exciting journey through ancient places, marvelous architecture, and awe-inspiring structures.Now get ready to embark on breathtaking discoveries which truly an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.

Heritage walk 1: Inaugurated in October 2009.Charminar-Chowmahalla palace.
Heritage walk 2: Inaugurated in August 2010.Charminar-Badshahi Ashurkhana.
Heritage walk 3: Charminar-Purani Haveli


Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the center of the original city layout to commemorate the end of a dreadful plague that has ravaged the city. 400-year-old monument with 4 graceful minarets soar to a height of 24m, central structure soars to the height of 54m; built with granite.It has 45 prayer spaces, a mosque.Experience the architectural splendor inside the marvelous icon of the city; is illuminated in the evenings with dynamic lighting.Timings:9.30am-5.30pm.

From the top of Charminar on the streets to the East-Jama masjid, Sardar Mahal; Purani Haveli.West-Laad Bazar, Jilu khana, Chowmahalla; Mahboob chowk(clock tower contributes to the skyline)North-Badshahi Ashurkhana High court; Pathrghatti market.South-Macca masjid-huge court yard& magnificent entrance gate, down the road Falaknuma palace.

2.Chowmohalla palace
Built by the Nizams,the seat of the Asaf jahi dynasty where Nizams entertained their official guests&royal visitors.The complex comprises four palaces in Mughal&European style,today a grand venue for cultural evenings&splendid celebrations.Timings:10am-5pm

3.Purani Haveli
The palace of the second Nizam(1750)is a museum now exhibiting the gifts to the last Nizam like a collection of silver models of all the prominent buildings,a gold tiffin box inlaid with diamonds&a gold model of JubileePavillion,1930 RollsRoyce&more.Timings:9.30am-4.30pm

4.Badshahi Ashurkhana

It’s a mourning place for Shias during the festival of Moharram, constructed in memory of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.Built-in 1594 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah.It’s remarkable for its height; abundance of Chinese tiles used Adorned with enamel-tiled mosaics, the building houses some ancient banners; relics.

5.Macca Masjid
It finds a place among largest mosques in India.The arched gallery displays the tombs of all the Nizams from the year 1803.

6.Unani hospital
Built-in 1929 for the post-flood development in Hyderabad It’s one the important Unani; the Ayurvedic hospital of India today.

7.Taramati Baradari
The 17th-century monument built for the court musician revived to its old glory.A cultural complex created around the illuminated monument is a new tourist attraction.The open-air theatre; an indoor Auditorium are special attractions.

8.Qutub Shahi tombs
Reflecting unique architectural beauty, the Qutb Shahi Tombs are the mausoleums of the legendary Qutb Shahi kings.It’s the only necropolis where an entire dynasty is laid to rest.Timings:9.30am-4.30pm.

9.Golconda Fort
It’s on a hillock with the magnificent structure reflecting the genius of its builders with walled enclosures.The stronghold of the Qutb Shahis.This 15th-century fortress is famed for brilliant acoustics; unique water supply system.There is a Sound&Light Show every evening at 7pm.Timings:9.30am-4.30pm&Closed on Fridays.
Stay Haritha Restaurants at Golconda Fort; Taramati Baradari.

10.Salar Jung Museum

The museum houses one of the largest one-man collection of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf AliKhan including clocks, weapons,fabrics,sculpture,ancient manuscripts,toys&many other artifacts besides magnificent exhibits of European,Indian paintings&statuary.Timings:10am-5pm

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This guest post is written by Gayathri Sharma. She has her own personal blog YatrasBlog where she writes on Indian Travel and Traditions.