Hello Ladies!! Today I wanna share my travel experience to Hyderabad and the historical places that I have seen in it. Excited!! Words are rushing out of my pen to share the experience. I think most of the people heard the name Hyderabad as it is the capital of Southern India’s Telangana state. It is known as the City of Pearls which has a royal past and was established in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. The splendour and miracle history of the city made me visit the place. So, let’s have a look at the top five historical monuments such as Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Qutub Shahi Tombs and Mecca Masjid which have become icons of Hyderabad.
Charminar is the first name which comes into mind when we thought of Hyderabad as it is one of the topmost tourist attractions and a landmark that becomes a global icon of Hyderabad. It is also listed among the most important monumental structures in India. The Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river, lies west to the Laad Bazaar, and also lies southwest to the Mecca Masjid. Char means four and Minar means pillar which is known as the Four Pillar mosque constructed in 1591. The Mosque is situated on the top floor for over 400 years and Archaeological Survey of India listed it as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official “List of Monuments”. It is the place where many famous festivals are celebrated, such as Eid-ul-Adha and Eid-ul-fitr. The most attractive products near the Charminar are Bangles with Beautiful designs and a range of colors to choose from. In the evening, the site provides a Cathartic view to the eyes.
Another topmost historical monument to view in Hyderabad is Golkonda which is in the form of a Round shaped hill and is well known with different names such as Golconda, Gol Konda and Golla Konda. It is situated 11 km to the west of Hyderabad and served as the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty from 1512 to 1687. Some of the world’s famous gems such as the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, the Hope Diamond, Nassak Diamond and the Noor-ul-Ain are extracted from the mines of this region. The art and architecture of the fort are extraordinary and quite admirable. The evening lights add more beauty to the history of the glorious fort. For all the Historical lovers, it stands as one of the top monument in your list.
Salar Jung Museum
Salar Jung Museum, one of the three National Museums of India is an art museum lies on the southern bank of the Musi River. It consists of 2 floors with 38 galleries, 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts, and 47000 printed books. It consists of one of the largest collections of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from different countries such as Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America, collected by one man, Salar Jun III. The most valuable treasures like fruit knife of Noorjehan and a dagger of Jehangir are the main attractions in the museum.
Qutub Shahi Tombs
The Qutub Shahi Tombs are located near to the Golconda Fort which contains seven tombs of Qutub Shahi rulers. The smaller tombs occupy a single floor while the larger ones occupy two floors. The centre of each tomb is having a coffin and the domes were laid with blue and green tiles. Persian, Hindu and Pathan architectural styles are blended on the Qutub Shahi tombs. So, this magnificent view drew the tourist’s attraction towards the Tombs and became one of the most iconic places in Hyderabad.
One of the most important historical monuments in Hyderabad is Mecca Masjid which is also known as Makkah Masjid, built between 16th and 17th centuries that have a history of 400 years. It is considered as one of the largest mosques in India situated in the heart of the old city of Hyderabad, near to various historic landmarks of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace and Laad Bazaar. The most attractive part of the mosque is the central arch which was built from the soil brought from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The magnificent view, artistic archways, tall minarets and balconies attracted most of the visitors.
If you are also a Historical Lover like me, try to visit these places when you are to Hyderabad and share your experience with us.