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The Historical city, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, history by day magic by night, a city of smiles of lights of thousand faces… that is Hyderabad, where north meets south. Hyderabad is heady mixture of heritage tradition hospitality and thriving software revolution. Historically the pearl city of India is fifth largest city In India is famous the world over for its twinkling pearls, glass embedded bangles and the delectable famous Hyderabad cuisine like mouth watering Hydarabadi Biryani and Irani Chai.
Founded by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah the fifth sultan of Golconda in 1591, Hyderabad was built on the banks of river Musi. According to legend, sultan Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah built it for love of the beautiful Bhagmati whom he titled “ Hydermahal”. The city was named after her as Bhagya Nagar. Hyderabad was the gateway to southern kingdoms. It’s fabulous diamond mines and markets too were historically famous. In 1687, the city fell to Aurangazeb a defeat, which marked the end of Qutub shahi dynasty. After Aurangazeb’s death in 1707 Asaf Jah declared independence. He founded the Asaf Jahi dynasty, which spanned up to 7 generations and included some of the Nizams ruled till 1948 when state was merged with Indian Union.


Falcons Nest - Charminar

Charminar

You've heard about it, you've read about it, you've seen umpteen photographs and sketches of it, and now it's time for the real thing! Any tourist who steps into this 400-year-old city eagerly awaits a glance of this monument, which is to Hyderabad what the Statue of Liberty is to the USA and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Built in 1591-92 by the Qutub Shahi king Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, this magnificent edifice that epitomises the pride of our city is a structure of char (four) huge minars (pillars).

Falcons Nest - I-Max Theatre

I-Max Theatre

This theatre compound built in the name famous personality L.V. Prasad doyen and pioneer in the Indian Movie Industry. “PRASADS “has got 1 IMAX theatre showing films that run for approximately 45 minutes and the format is very large -10 times bigger than a 35mm film format thus offering unparalleled viewing experience and other four theatres and eventually five theatres. You can book tickets over phone by calling 23448980, 23448989. www.prasadz.com

Falcons Nest - Hussain Sagar

Hussain Sagar

The lovely lake built in 1562 provides beautiful picnic spots like boating, water sports and the lake divides the twin cities Secunderabad and Hyderabad.One side of the lake lies the tank bund used as connecting road to twin cities and the other side the Neklace road, thus the entire surrounding roads are bejeweled beautiful gardens and green landscapes and illuminations in the evenings. “The world’s tallest monolithic statue of Buddha” stands in the centre of the lake with boat trips from Lumbini park for tourists. Enquiry regarding boat trips can be had from phone :23455315.

Falcons Nest - Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

One of the best ways to wake up is perhaps to mellifluous hymns in praise of the Lord, and that is one thing that you'd enjoy if you live anywhere in the vicinity of this architectural beauty that is such a splendor to behold. Kausalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravartate… the chanting mantra to arouse the Lord can be heard every morning at around 5.30am.

Falcons Nest - Lumbini Park

Lumbini Park

It is a new amusement park on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake opposite to Secretariat in Necklace Road beginning and has a musical fountain show at 1830 P.M. to 2000P.M. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Timings 0900 A.M. to 2100 P.M Ticket.Rs.25/-.

Falcons Nest - Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort

Ever experienced any of the astounding marvels of acoustics? To have a first-hand experience, just stand at a particular point at the entrance of the Golconda Fort and clap. It reverberates and the sound can be heard clearly at the Bala Hissar, the highest point on the hill, which is almost a kilometer away. A sound and light show in the evening is an added attraction. Show in English on all days between 0630 and 0730 P.M. Entry fee Rs. 25.