Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park contains birds, reptiles, butterflies, mammals and numerous...
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park located at Jubilee hill, Hyderabad covers an area of 156.30 hectares. The park established in 1994 to safeguard the biodiversity and richness of the area, is named after late Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The vegetation here is southern tropical deciduous and is the last remaining representative of the indigenous flora of Hyderabad region. The park has nearly 600 species of trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, grasses, besides several pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes.
The fauna comprises around 113 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and numerous invertebrates. The park situated inside the city provides an urban refuge for Jungle Cats, Palm Civets, Wild Boars, Hares, Mongooses, Monitor Lizards, Pea Fowls, Patridges, Quails, Pythons, Cobras and other snakes. Only a few of the large mammals are found here. The park houses some historic monuments like the Chiran palace of the former Nizam of Hyderabad and others. Regular nature camps are conducted for school children for spreading environmental awareness among the citizens. Open from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Throughout the year
Charminar, HITEC City, Paigah Tombs, Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Raymond Tomb, Osmania University, Salar Jung Museum
Charminar: The elegant structure of the Charminar in Hyderabad is a vivid example of Cazia style of architecture comprising of granite and lime-mortar. Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah built this Islamic architectural splendor in the year 1591. Charminar is the most famous landmark of the city and most tours to Hyderabad include the Charminar as an absolute essential.
The wonderful monument with its four arches is so proportionately planned that when the fort is opened one could catch a glimpse of the bustling Hyderabad city as these Charminar arches were facing the most active royal ancestral streets. At each corner stands a tall minaret, which measures more than 55 meters long and also have a double balcony. The monument has the signature style of Islamic architecture.
HITEC City: HITEC City stands for the Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy City, a technology township in Hyderabad, India. The HITEC city in Hyderabad is a fine example of how fast and beautifully a city can develop if nurtured in the right way. The high potential structures coming up in Madhapur area of the 400-year-old Hyderabad city provide a classy contrast to the grand and antique monuments and palaces in the Qutub Shahi capital
Paigah Tombs: The Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad, India are the tombs of the several generations of the Paigah nobles. The Paigah nobles were very close to the Nizams and so they enjoyed a significant social status. They were given the responsibility of looking after the security and defense of the state. Some of the Paigah nobles who have been laid to rest here are Asman Jah, Viqar-ul-Umara and Shams-ul-Umara.
Golconda Fort: Golconda Fort in Hyderabad is a majestic monument, which lies on the western outskirts of the city. It speaks of a great cultural heritage of 400 years and is considered as a place that is worth visiting. Golconda was famous for its diamond mines in olden days. The world-renowned 'Kohinoor' diamond is believed to have come from here. The Golconda fort is built on a granite hill 120m high. The fort has 8 gates or darwazas as they are called in local language. The main gate is called Fateh Darwaza.
Qutub Shahi Tombs: Qutub Shahi Tombs are located in the heart of the Hyderabad city. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are quite close to the Golconda Fort, which is a famous landmark of Hyderabad. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are a perfect blend of Indian and Persian architectural forms, constructed in gray granite decorated with exquisite ornamentation. The tombs are domed structures, which are built on an elevated square base surrounded by pointed arches.
Raymond Tomb: Raymond's Tomb was built in the memory of the brave French General Michel Joachim Marie Raymond (1755 - 1798 AD). He joined as an ordinary soldier in the service of the ruling Nizam of Hyderabad. He rapidly worked his way up and soon commanded the position of an army General. Not only was he respected in the army, he was also popular among the ordinary public. He was fondly known as Musa Ram among the hindus and Musa Rahim among the muslims.
Osmania University: The last Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan founded the Osmania University. The Osmania University is the seventh oldest establishment of higher studies in India, the third oldest in Southern India and the first one to be set-up in the former princely State of Hyderabad. Throughout it's functioning of almost nine decades, the Osmania University has shown noteworthy growth and sustained an incorporated progress of all faculties.
Salar Jung Museum: The Salar Jung museum in Hyderabad is one of the oldest museums in the city. It is the only museum that has the largest compilation of personally collected artifacts from all around the world. This museum has the greatest collection of rare antiques and knick-knacks from all over the world. One needs to devote an entire day for touring the museum itself.
The nearest airport is Begumpet airport situated on the main road between Begumpet and Parade grounds (Secunderabad), roughly 5 Km from Secunderabad railway station. Indian Airlines has flights connecting Hyderabad with all major cities in India.
Main railway stations are Secunderabad station, Hyderabad station (10 km) and Begumpet station.
The nearest APSRTC bus terminal is at Goliguda, Hyderabad (16 km). The AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has a busy district service that connects Hyderabad to every city, town and almost all villages. Hyderabad lies in the intersection of two national highways NH7 and NH9.
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