Pearls. Carts full of colourful lac bangles line the street, bright brocades hang outside shops, their silver and gold sequins
glittering in the sun. At regular intervals along the tiny streets, men wash and carefully arrange beetle leaves for people to savour
the taste of the "Hyderabadi pan".
Falaknuma Palace - It is believed that the Falaknuma palace was gifted to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad,
Mehboob Ali Khan by the generous Nawab. The palace was constructed over a period of seven years and it covers a total area of 9,39,712
square meters. This palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. The palace is laid out in the shape of a scorpion
with two stings spread out as wings on the north.
Salar Jung Museum - One of the largest private collections in the world, this museum is situated at Afzal
Ganj, Hyderabad and has a collection of more than 43,000 art objects and 50,000 books in the 38 rooms spread over three floors of the building.
Birla Mandir - This modern enchanting temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The Birla Mandir stands in
all its splendor on the hilltop of Kalapahad. The intricately carved, tiered tower at the base is typical of the southern Indian
shrines while the smooth dome at the top is in the north Indian Rajasthani style. Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan, the
Birla Mandir overlooks the serene and placid waters of the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad. The Birla Mandir presents a colorful spectacular sight
when illuminated at night.
Hussain Sagar Lake - Its exceptionality lies in the fact that it connects the twin cities of Hyderabad
and Secunderabad. On the banks of the placid waters of the Hussain Sagar, a waterfront or bund was constructed to arrest the flow
of water on the other side. A major attraction at the Hussain Sagar is the 16-meter high, 350 tonne monolithic Buddha statue
on the Rock of Gibraltar. Hussain Sagar has other attractions for lovers of water sports. The yachting and sailing clubs at
the lake are active and the annual regatta draws a good number of sportspersons and lay people alike from all around the country.