One of the major historical sites worth visiting in Hyderabad is the Charminar. Situated in the city's heart, Charminar stands at a height of 46 m and is popularly called the Arc de Triomphe of the East. Opt for a car rental in Hyderabad from AVIS to visit Charminar.
One of the oldest and biggest mosques in the country, Mecca Masjid, was built by Md. Quli Qutub Shah during his reign and can easily accommodate almost 10,000 worshippers simultaneously. The arches are carved from a single piece of stone and have important verses of the Holy Quran written on them. At the entrance are the marbled graves of several city rulers, such as the Asaf Jahi kings and the Nizams.
Golconda Fort is situated in Golconda, which is 11 km from Hyderabad. It was built in the 13th Century by the Kakatiyas. The fort complex is 400 feet above sea level and has four forts, each adorned with royal halls and apartments, mosques, temples, stables, etc. Ornate gates, pavilions, domes, and entrances enhance the architectural beauty of the fort. The fort is famous for its sophisticated acoustic system. Book a >car on rent from AVIS to visit Golconda Fort.
Salar Jung Museum:
Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad has a rare collection of beautiful fine art pieces, including tapestries, jade artifacts, weaponry, paintings, sculptures, and more. Named after Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, who was the Prime Minister of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, it is the third-largest museum in India. Some of the museum's prized possessions include Tipu Sultan’s wardrobe, the swords of Aurangzeb, paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, and a furniture collection from the time of Napoleon. This is one of the must-visit places!
Nehru Zoological Park :
This 380-acre zoo, located close to the Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, has over a hundred species of animals, birds, and reptiles, including some rare ones like the Asiatic lion, the Indian rhino, gaurs, panthers, crocodiles, orang-utans, pythons, etc. Different types of kangaroos, deer, nocturnal birds, owls, and antelopes can also be found here. Migratory birds are attracted to the artificially created barriers. The park also offers boat and ferry rides to visitors.