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Date: 16-26 July 2001
Places to be seen:

Char Minar
        A proud sentinel in the heart of the Old City, this magnificent monument built by Quli Qutub Shah is the unique symbol of Hyderabad. It was built in 1591 by Quli Qutab Shah to commemorate the end of the plague that had ravaged Hyderabad. The four graceful minarets from which 'Charminar' derives its name, literally meaning 'Four Minars' soar to a height of 48.7 mt above the ground.


Husain Sagar
        Husain Sagar lake is a vast stretch of water separating the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It was built by Qutub Shah c.1591 A.D.enlarging a small old prehistoric/chalukya dynasty stone dam across a valley of sorts through which a seasonal rivulet ran. A beautiful sheet of water is thus formed. In dry Hyderabad, this makes the surrroundings cool even in summer. The lake was named Husain Sagar, or lake of Husain after a holy man of the 16th century. Right in the middle of the lake a gigantic stone Buddha statue stands in benediction. It is said to be the second biggest free standing rock cut statue in the world, being 18 meters high and weighing 350 tonnes.

Salar Jung Museum
        This is the third largest museum in India and is counted among the best museums in the world. The artifacts are kept in 36 huge halls; they were collected by Mir Yusaf Ali Khan or Salar Jung III, the prime minister of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Earlier the museum was in the palace of Salar Jung but later it was shifted here. The collection includes items from all over the world and has more than 35,000 artifacts stored here. In the courtyard of the museum, is a clock and an old man is believed to rush in every hour and strike the alarm and rush back to his hut. Besides the Nizams' collection, this museum also has clothes and articles used by the Mughal emperors and some by Tipu Sultan as well.

Ramoji Film City
        The world's largest film city offers 1500 acres of lush green landscape.

Gondi Pet (DAM)
       Gandipet is 20 km's from the city. This 29 sq. km's reservoir was formed by damming the water of the river Musi. Hyderabad receives some of its water supply from this lake. A popular picnic spot and weekend retreat with Guest house facilities.

Cyberabad ( High Tech City):        Chandra Babu's Dream City

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