Golconda Fort is a standing testimony to the 500 years of the glorious past of Hyderabad. This imposing structure was constructed in the 16th century by various Qutub Shahi kings. Located at a distance of 11 km to the west of the city, the fort stands perched on a 120 meter high granite hill. In the earlier times, Golconda Fort was renowned for its diamond mines. The colossal fort stands surrounded by the hills, which further add to its mysterious appeal and grandeur. Golconda Fort still has royal living chambers, halls, temples, mosques, stables etc. Victory Gate is known for its acoustic effects that is a notable feature of the fort. Such articulate style of construction is certainly a commendable job to be done by the architects of those times. The entrance from the Victory Gate has huge iron spikes that were installed to prevent elephants during the wars. Bala Hissar Gate is another gate that is embellished with scrollwork and carvings.
Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park is credited with being the largest zoo in India. It is located at a distance of 16 km from Hyderabad and comes under the Bahadupur region. The park was named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. For wildlife lovers, Nehru Zoological Park is the best place to explore the rich flora and fauna in its natural habitat. Sprawled over an area of approximately 300 acres, the zoo has a wide array of animals, birds and reptiles. Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lions, Royal Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Black Panther, Giraffes and Black Bears are some amongst the animals' treasure of the zoo. In case you are hunting for adventure and buzz, then you can take jeep safari of the Lion Park, a place with exclusive charm throughout the continent. Nehru Zoological Park is an abode to both, African and Indian Lions. If lucky enough, you may come across the Big Cats devouring their kill just a few feet away.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City (RFC) is a wonderful place that you would like to visit again and again. This city of perpetual charms has every kind of color to suit your mood and temperament. Sprawled in an area of 1,666 acres, Ramoji Film City was established by the Ramoji Group in the year 1996. Guinness World Records has already certified this alluring city as the largest integrated film studio complex in the whole world.Its remarkable infrastructure comprises of customized locations, mock-ups, set creation, properties and gears, shooting stages, cameras, equipment, audio post-production, digital post-production, SFX and film processing as well. Over a million tourists, from all parts of the world, come to visit this bewitching city of Ramoji every year. Whether it is a tourist or a honeymoon couple, children or senior-citizen, this versatile city is the ultimate destination for everyone.
Qutub Shahi Tomb
Located near Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tomb represents a perfect fusion of Indian and Persian architectures. Thee tomb is made of granite and stands erect on square platforms. Initially, blue and green tiles were used to adorn these tombs, but very few of them are left today.
Raymond Tomb is an ancient structure that was built to memorialize the brave French General Michel Joachim Marie Raymond (1755 - 1798 AD), who joined the army of the ruling Nizam as an ordinary soldier. After 12 years of his service, he left this world, while working for the Nizams.