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List of Historical Places in Hyderabad

The capital of Telangana is a top pick among both Indian and foreign tourist owing to the presence of world class monuments, gorgeous places of sightseeing and ancient historical places in Hyderabad. The heritage monuments and historical places define the very essence of the city and is synonymous with its culture and tradition. Besides the very famous, finger-licking biryani indulging, tourists are awed by the magnificent and charm of the very beautiful historical places. Some of these are currently in ruins and some fully functional, but all of them have successfully maintained the aura and grandeur reflecting the rich past of the country. The historical places must be visited for a little peek into the rich history of India also to gain an interesting insight into the past rulers and everlasting glory. The largest mosque of India- Mecca Mosque is located here. In addition to that, the city takes price in being home to a few of the brilliant architectural masterpieces in the country. We have compiled and elaborate list of the top historical places in Hyderabad, have a look now!

1. Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad

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Golconda Fort is a massive fortress whose ruins stand proudly even today displaying the glory of its rich past and some untold sagas of the city's history. The place oozing charm is a must visit historical place in Hyderabad.

Distance From Hyderabad: 13.2 km via Sant Sri Keshava Swamy Maharaj Marg

2. Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

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Once the seat of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty, the Chowmahalla Palace was built in Hyderabad. It is located near the famous monument, Charminar and Laad Bazar. The palace is designed very intricately and holds that Nawabi Charm in itself.

Distance From Hyderabad: 5.1 km via Chaderghat Rd

3. Charminar, Hyderabad

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Charminar is the most important historical place in Hyderabad. The monument was erected when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golcondo to Hyderabad. The monument got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. The monument looks amazing during night when it is illuminated.

Distance From Hyderabad: 4.3 km via Chaderghat Road

4. Spanish Mosque, Hyderabad

Located within the Paigah Palace Begumpet, Hyderabad; Spanish Mosque is a massive Muslim mosque that can accommodate around 3000 people at once. Also known as Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula or Jam e Masjid Aiwan-E-Begumpet, it has striking architecture similar to that of Spainês. The mosque has a church-like appearance due to its structure and designs and is one-of-its-kind in India.

Distance From Hyderabad: 8.8 km via NH 44

5. Purani Haveli, Hyderabad

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Purani Haveli, one of the significant historical places in Hyderabad's golden era is today known for its remarkable exhibits of artwork and talent. It is a beautiful structure comprising great surprises for history lovers.

Distance From Hyderabad: 3.2 km via Hyderabad - Janagam Highway and Osmanpura Road

6. Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

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One of the oldest and the largest mosques of India, this one is also one of the grandest historical places in Hyderabad. The bricks used here are believed to be from Mecca, and hence the name.

Distance From Hyderabad: 4.6 km via NH65

7. Malwala Palace, Hyderabad

Malwala Palace is an 18th-century historical monument located on the Moghalpura, Hyderabad. The ancient structure boasts of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles and has specially imported teak wood furniture.

Distance From Hyderabad: 4.0 km via Chaderghat Road and Mir Alam Mandi Road

8. Taramati Baradari, Hyderabad

Located in the Ibrahim Bagh complex, Taramati Baradari is an olden days inn built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. This historical place in Hyderabad is now a cultural complex which has an open-air auditorium for 1600 people, air-cooled theatre which can accommodate 500 people, a banquet hall and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Distance From Hyderabad: 15.5 km via Shankarpalli - Hyderabad Road

9. Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

Located in the Ibrahim Bagh, Qutub Shahi Tombs are a group of small and big mosques and tombs built by the rulers of the Qutub Shah dynasty. The tombs are all built on a raised platform and have a dome-shaped structure. The little historical places in Hyderabad are single-storeyed while the bigger ones are double storeyed.

Distance From Hyderabad: 13.0 km via Utkoor - Mogdumpur Road

10. Paigah Tombs, Hyderabad

Located in the suburbs of Pisal Banda in Hyderabad, Paigah Tombs are a group of tombs of the Paigah royal family. Although now in a derelict and dilapidated state, the tombs still boast of striking architecture and marvellously carved marble panels. This historical place in Hyderabad is managed by a family of caretakers who reside in the premises.

Distance From Hyderabad: 7.2 km via Government Printing Press Road

11. Toli Masjid, Hyderabad

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The Toli Masjid is a flamboyant mosque, situated in the suburban area of Karvan, located nearly 2 km away from the Golconda fort. The masjid is one of the many gorgeous memorials in Hyderabad.

Distance From Hyderabad: 8.9 km via NH44

12. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Taj Falaknuma Palace is perched around 2000 metres above the city of Hyderabad. Once the royal residence of Nizam- probably the richest man in the world, the palace has now been converted into a five star luxury heritage hotel. Reverberating with sheer opulence and elegance, the historical place in Hyderabad treats all its guests like royalty.

Distance From Hyderabad: 9.0 km via Falaknuma Road

13. Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

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Hussain Sagar Lake is one of a largest man-made lake situated in Hyderabad. Renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha placed right at the center of the lake, the place is famously known as a Tank Bund, a popular spot of tourist attraction.

Distance From Hyderabad: 6.6 km via Necklace Road

14. Khammam, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Narsimha Swami Temple Khammam Fort Palair Lake

Khammam city, erstwhile known as Kammamet, is located in the state of Telangana, approximately 200 km from the capital Hyderabad. A historically important place near Hyderabad, Khammam hosted many movements during India's freedom struggle. The Khammam Fort, which had periods of reign by both Hindu and Muslim leaders, is an important cultural landmark of the city, and a popular tourist destination.

Distance From Hyderabad: 194.4 km

Best Time: October to March

15. Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Nandikonda Mattapalli Panagal (Panagallu)

Nalgonda is a city with deep-rooted rich history and equally intriguing cultural heritage. With its roots going back to Paleolithic Age proved by enough evidence excavated from Yeleswaram, Nalgonda also displays the hints of Neolithic culture with the further unearthing of sling stones and other such objects.

Distance From Hyderabad: 101.1 km via NH65

Best Time: November to February

Which of these historical places in Hyderabad have you visited? Let us know your experience in the comments below!

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