Golconda Fort - Nearby Places
There are many places nearby Golconda Fort which the people can visit. In this chapter we will discuss about some of these places.
Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is built on Naubath Pahad which is 280 feet high. It took around ten years to complete the construction of the temple. It is made up of 2000 tons white marble and looks very beautiful. Swami Rangnathananda opened the temple in 1976 for the public. The swami belongs to Ramkrishna mission.
The construction of the temple includes the combination of Dravidian, Rajasthani, and Utkala architectures. The main deity who is worshipped here is Lord Venkateshwara. Other deities who are worshipped here are Lord Shiva, Parvati, Saibaba, Lord Ganesh, etc.
NTR is considered as one of the expensive gardens of India which is spread in an area of around 55 acres. The garden has the memorial of Late NT Rama Rao. The garden is situated near Hussain Sagar lake. It has shrubs, trees, flowers, and various other types of plants which increases its attractiveness.
Lumbini Park is located nearby Hussain Sagar lake and was built in 1994. The park is spread in an area of 5 acres and includes laser auditorium, boating facilities, gardens, and musical fountain. A show related to Hyderabad history is shown in the auditorium which can house around 2000 people. The show is held at 7:15 pm on weekdays and at 7:15pm and 8:30pm on weekends.
Chowmahalla palace was the seat of Asif Jahi dynasty and was the residence of Nizams of Hyderabad. The construction of the palace was started by Salabat Khan in 1750 and was completed by Afzalad Dawlah in between 1857 and 1869. There are two courtyards in the palace. Along with this, the palace also has darbar hall, fountains, and gardens.
Qutb Shahi Tombs
The Qutb Shahi tombs are located nearby Golconda Fort. Here many tombs and mosques were built by the rulers of Qutb Shahi dynasty. The tombs were decorated with blue and green tiles. All the tombs have galleries. The small tombs have the galleries of one storey whereas the larger ones have galleries of two storey.