Warangal Fort – Kakatiya Empire

The Tri-city of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet is known for history of Kakatiyas and Telugu culture. The fort is spread across an area of 19 Km between Warangal and Hanamkonda. The fort is more than 750 years old and comes under the list of Monuments of National Importance by The Archeological Survey of India. Rani Rudramadevi, daughter of…

1000 Pillar Temple, Warangal

Located on the slopes of the Hanumakonda hill close to Warangal in Telangana, the Thousand Pillar temple(Veyyi Stambhala Gudi ) or the Rudreswara Swamy Temple is a popular pilgrimage  in warangal. This temple has a long history and dates back to 1163 AD and took 72 years to construct! It was destroyed by the Tughlaq dynasty…

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…

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…

Devarakonda Fort, Telangana

Devarakonda which is as Mandal Headquarters, is a tiny village situated in Nalgonda district. The Devarakonda village is home to one of the most astonishing forts found in Telangana. The village attracts many tourists from over the world. There was a time when the fort stood high in place flaunting the glory of the village,…

British Residency, Hyderabad

Koti Residency or British Residency or “Hyderabad Residency” is an opulent mansion built by James Achilles Kirkpatrick who was British Resident of Hyderabad state between 1798–1805. It was once the embassy of the East India Company to the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad . Now it is a minor tourist attraction located in Koti,…

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

The tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh are located close to the famous Golkonda Fort. The galleries of the smaller tombs are of a single storey while the larger ones are two storied. In the centre of each tomb is a sarcophagus which overlies the actual burial vault in a…