Hyderabad – The Land of Biryani
Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in India. Situated on the banks of River Musi, the city is filled with temples, restaurants, cafes, and ever growing buildings filled with offices. This city was under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty for almost like a century after which it changed hands and was then under the rule of the Mughals.
Once under the rule of the Mughals who created their own dynasty known as, ‘Nizams of Hyderabad’, one can see glimpses of their rule and time in the architectures that are scattered around the city.
The city today is also known for its emerging IT businesses and also for Pearl & Diamond trading. The streets of the city are filled with old bazaars that have been there for years. This place is a food heaven for all the food lovers and one also needs to try the biryanis and kebabs in this place.
Apart, from being a hub for IT and development, it is also a hub that has easy road connections to many undiscovered and raw places of South India. Below are some of the places nearby Hyderabad that one needs to visit:
At 145.2 km away, this is a must visit for every history lover. One can hire a Hyderabad to Warangal cab service and reach this historic place with ease. This place takes you back in the time of the Kings who lived there in beautiful palaces with their Queens. This place is more famously known as Ekasilanagaram or Omtikonda or Oruguallu. The reason behind these names mainly being the presence a large hillock which looks like it has been carved off an entire rock.
Thousand Pillar Temple :
This temple is constructed in a star shaped and is one of the most popular sites that are present in this city. There are three shrines that are located inside the premises of this temple. These three shrines collectively are known as, Trikootalayam. This temple is an architectural delight and one can observe that the temple was constructed in the Chalukya Style.
At a mere 195.2 km away from the city of Hyderabad, Khammam is a city that has the utmost historic importance among all the cities of South India. Khammam Fort, one of the landmark spots of this city is said to have seen the rule of several empires and rulers. One can hire Hyderabad to Khammam taxi service and reach to this culturally rich place with abundant natural beauty.
Narsimha Swami Temple :
The name of this city derives from the pillar ‘Khamba’ that is present below the temple. This temple holds the highest prestige among the other religious sites that are present in this city because of its time of the origin. This temple is said to have existed for more than 1.6 million years.
At 274.5 km away from Hyderabad, one can hire a Hyderabad to Vijayawada car rental and reach this beautiful city filled with architectural marvels. It is located on the banks of the River Krishna and reaches the Budameru River of the North. This is an ideal destination for all the history buffs and all the food lovers.
Undavalli Caves :
This cave is an excellent representation of Indian rock-cut architecture. These caves are carved out of the sandstone on top of a hillside that has been in existence for centuries now, the 4th & 5th centuries. The second layer of the cave has a statue of a God in a reclining position. The identity of this God is still unknown. This place is heaven for history lovers.