The city houses famous historical sites including Charminar,Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum (among the world’s largest private collection museum) art galleries, libraries, sports complexes, museums and theatres.
The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris.The Cyber towers of the Hi-Tech City of trade and technology embodies the newfound attitude of Hyderabad and today finds a place of pride.
Situated on the outskirts of the city, it is the nucleus of Cyberabad, the IT destination in this part of the world. Boating and water sports are a regular feature in the Hussain Sagar. One of the World’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the‘Rock of Gibraltar’,in the middle of the lake. Surroundings of Hussainsagar Lake provide marvellous entertainment options like NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Prasads Multiplex, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park etc. Falaknuma Palace was built in several phases by the Nizams between 1857-1869 and this is now one of the heritage buildings.
The complex comprises four palaces in Moghal and European styles of which the main palace is double storeyed with the others being single-storeyed blocks.