Discover Hyderabad – Moazzam Jahi Market (Part 8)

It was constructed in 1935 during the reign of the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It was named after his second son Moazzam Jah. Jambagh flower market was a part of the market. The fruit market was shifted to Kothapet Fruit Market in 1980s The M.J. market, spread over 1.77 acre is home to…

Alampur- Nava Bhramma temples

Alampur in Mahabubnagar Dist is an ancient temple town on the banks of the Tunghbhadra. It has one of the oldest temples in this part of the country and an architectural marvel steeped in History. Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi(also known…

12 Holy Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The prime worship of Lord Shiva is through the worship of Shiva Linga. Any other worship is secondary.  The light of God “Jyoti Swarupa” exist in all the Shiva Linga forms. There are renowned 12 jyotirlingas across the world, each held with great esteem since the ancient times. Even the old Puranas glorify the abodes…

Taramati Baradari

This historical monument is located at Ibrahim bagh, Near Gandipet – Hyderabad, India, built by Abdullah Qutb Shah, VII Sultan of Golconda Fort, as an ode to his favorite courtesan Taramati. Abdullah Qutb Shah is believed to have enjoyed Taramati’s song and dance from Golconda fort. Her melodious voice would be carried by the breeze,…

Mumbai Skyline

Mumbai, the commercial and financial capital of India,  ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. has most of the high-rise buildings in India, since land in the city is expensive. More than 3000 high-rise buildings have already been constructed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is the city with the 11th highest number…

Triveni Sangam, Nasik

In Hindu tradition, Triveni Sangam is the “confluence” of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to flush away all of one’s sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. Nasikana Dharmik Gramstanam meaning Nashik. It is…

Baganapalli palace

The house of the Nawabs of Banaganapalli stands monumentally and majestically between the main roads on the way to the pilgrim village Yaganti. This summer palace is a magnificent building constructed by Mir Fazal Ali Khan about a century ago to stay put and entertain British guests or use as summer resort by the royal…

Mahanandishwara Temple 

Mahanandi is a beautiful temple town close to Nandyala, India and at the foothills of Nallamala forest range. Surrounded by lush forest, fresh water pools and gentle streams, Mahanandishwara Temple is ancient and unique in many senses and dates back to 10thcentury AD. It is believed that the architect of Devas (Gods), called as Devashilpi, constructed the…

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…

Nizamia Observatory

The sky and stars have always been the most fascinating things to explore for mankind. A product of that were three state-of-the-art observatories that were founded across India, one of which was the Nizamia Observatory set up right here in Hyderabad, which was located at Begumpet for the longest time. It was started in the…

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,…