Hyderabad, the capital city of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is a historical place where various dynasties and rulers have left an indelible imprint on its psyche and history. Once a centre to Mughals and the Nizams, the city now takes pride in its glorious past through its monuments and structures. From historical monuments to palaces to religious places to museums to planetarium to lakes to parks and gardens, Hyderabad has everything to be a tourists delight.
Historical monuments give an identity to Hyderabad, and some of them include the Mecca Masjid, Charminar, Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Paigah Tombs etc. The city's royalty and splendid past is best reflected in its palaces, which are a marvel of architecture. Some of popular palaces include Chowmahalla Palace, Asman Garh Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Taramati Baradari, Purani Haveli and King Kothi Palace etc.
Hyderabad has many religious places representing different faiths and sect, like Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Birla Mandir, Ananda Buddha Vihara, Jagannath Temple etc. Besides them, charming lakes, beautiful parks, green gardens, historical museums et al make their present felt for tourists here. There is the world-popular Ramoji Film City as well to get a glimpse of film-making.