Visa God – Chilkur Balaji Temple

Twenty Five kilometers from Hyderabad off the Vikarabad road and on the banks of Osmansagar is the picturesque village of Chikur with its hoary temple dedicated to Sri Balaji Venkateshwara. From the style, structure and appearance, it can be inferred that the temple was built half a millennium ago. Set in sylvan surroundings, the temple…

Vontimitta Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Ancient legends say that the famous Vontimitta temple is built in a single day by ardent devotes of Bhagawan Sri Rama, Vontudu and Mittudu. After construction of this wonderful temple with 32 pillars, both devotees sacrificed their lives and transformed into statues. Even today you can find them at the entrance of the temple.  It…

Sir Ronald Ross Building

Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Parasitology is a malaria research institute located in Hyderabad, India. Established in 1955, the institute is a division of Osmania University. Sir Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1902 for his work on malaria by discovering the presence of plasmodium, the malarial parasite, in the female Anopheles mosquito. Built…

Discover Hyderabad

Among the cities of India, Hyderabad, has one of the richest and most colourful histories, accentuated by magnificent architecture and a rich culture. Several influences for the past 400 years has molded it into the A-1 status city it is today. History of Hyderabad is inextricably linked with the rise and fall of various kingdoms,…

Discover Hyderabad – Begumpet(Part 4)

Begumpet is named after the daughter of the sixth Nizam, Basheer Ul-Unnisaa Begum, who received it as part of her wedding dowry when she was married to the second Amir of Paigah Shums ul Umra Amir e Kabir Begumpet Estate The sprawling 340-acre wooded estate of the Paigah nobles is studded with seven palaces, all…

Monsieur Raymond’s tomb, Hyderabad

Raymond’s Tomb is a black granite tombstone, conical in shape, about 7 meters high and it has the initials JR on it. The pavilion was built by the Nizam. The tomb is located near Asman Garh Palace on top of a hillock at Mussa Ram Bagh, Malakpet. Raymond is also remembered in Hyderabad, with the area…

Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Amidst the lush gardens and sparkling fountains stands a beautiful white palace just like a fairytale fantasy. The Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallatuu (4 Palaces), is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled…

St Joseph’s Cathedral, Hyderabad

St Joseph’s Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad is one of the most beautiful church of Hyderabad History of Church Established in 1820 AD, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME),bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghat, in what is…