You might have heard of Hyderabad as a technology industry hub in India. But the City of Pearls is not just about technology. Traces of its rich and royal past can still be seen all around the city. Here are some of the historical sites in Hyderabad to visit while you are there:
Mir Osman Ali Khan, last Nizam of Hyderabad, greatly doted his mother (Amtul Zehra Begum) that he had an ashurkhana or monument built for her memory in 1930. It is recognized to be the largest of its kind in the entire South India region.
Salar Jung III was known to collect various arts and antiques from all over the world. These days, the public can view his collections at the Salar Jung Musuem, along the southern portion of the Musi River in Hyderabad.
Bazaar, one can find Charminar, a historic 16th century mosque that has
been recognized as a National Monument. Its minarets and grand arches have
become a symbol of Hyderabad that is known all over the world.
Shams al-Umara or the Paigah Tombs belong to the aristocratic family of the
Paigahs. The Paigah family was known to be fiercely loyal to the Nizams and
served as philanthropists, states-people and generals.
Damri Masjid, this mosque was built during the rule of Abdullah Qutb Shah in
the 17th century. It is considered to be one of the greatest
examples of architecture of the Qutb Shahi dynasty.
as the seat of Asaf Jahi and official residence of the Hyderabad Nizams, the
royal history of the palace complex can easily be seen in its Persian style,
opulent Durbar hall and sprawling grounds. To this day, it remains to be the
property of a Nizam heir.
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