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Asman Garh Palace

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Asman Garh palace is located in the city of Hyderabad and still stands as one of the great historical monument left by our ancestors as symbol of their culture and traditions of ancient India. Sir Osman Jah who belonged to paigah family was the prime minister of the erstwhile Hyderabad state from 1887 to 1894 built it near malakpet. This palace was built with granite turrets and arches windows, which gives a picturesque view of the city from the hilltop.

Assembly Building

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Assembly is one of the prominent monuments of Hyderabad situated in the heart of city. Initially the building was the Town Hall of Hyderabad State and now it is the seat of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature. It was built with the funds raised by citizens of Old Hyderabad State to mark the 40th birthday of Nizam Mir Mahboob Ali Khan in 1905. The building was designed by commissioned architects and its architecture reflects the blend of Rajasthani and Persian in style.

Bella Vista

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Bella Vista is the Indo-European construction standing on a 10-acre verdant campus located in Hyderabad. The building's French architect christened it as Bella Vista, denotation of beautiful sight. This palace was the residence of heirs to the throne of Hyderabad namely Prince of Berar, Nawab Mir Himayat Ali Khan, Azam Jah Bahadur, the elder son of the Seventh Nizam and Mir Osman Ali Khan.

Charminar

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The glory of Hyderabad stays within the great monument build by our renowned rulers and named it as “Charminar “which has its own importance in the history. This spectacular monument was built by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the 5th Qutub Shahi ruler in 1591 in the remembrance to the elimination of a plague epidemic from the capital city-“Hyderabad”. The well-known historical monument -“Charminar” is a remarkable square monument with four minarets.

Chowmahalla Palace

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“Chowmahalla Palace” is one of the greatest monuments of Hyderabad and the initiate was taken by “Nizam Salabhat Jung” that led to construction of this beautiful palace in the year 1750.It was “Nizam Afzar-ud-Dawla Bahadur” who successfully completed the construction of palace in the year 1869. Now the palace is spread across an area of 12 acres with two courtyards, halls, fountains and gardens when compared to its original area of 45 acres.

Falaknuma Palace

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"Falaknuma palace" is one of the beautiful palaces located in Hyderabad, which was built by Nawab Vicar-ul-Umra. The palace is spread across an area of 939712 square meters and is a remarkable edifice, which stands atop of 200 ft high. A famous Italian architect succeeded in transforming the palace in the shape of scorpion with the kitchen and harem quarters facing towards the south.

Golconda Fort

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Golconda is one among the best fort located in India having historical importance and was built by rulers of kakatiya dynasty in the 13 century. The hill on which the "Golconda" fort is located is about 120 meters high and surrounded by massive crenellated ramparts. One of the fascinating features of this court is its perfectly designed acoustical system by which a handclap sounded at the forts main gates of the grand portico can be heard at the top of the citadel, situated on 300-foot high granite hill.

Paigah Tombs

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"Paigah tombs" of Hyderabad resemble the unique architectural splendor of 18 century. The tombs are stretched across an area of 30 to 40 acres of land. The tombs reflect on the grand and glorious days of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The architectural features of the tombs are amazing as well as unique when compared to other great tombs in India.

Purani Haveli

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“Purani Haveli” is located to the south east of Afzal Gunj Bridge close to Dewandevdi in Hyderabad. This architectural monument symbolizes the incorporation of 18th century European facades as well as traditional Indian courtyards. “Purani Haveli” was formerly intended to serve as the house of Mir Momen, the Peshwa of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in the late 16th century.

Qutub Shahi Tombs

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“Qutb Shahi Tombs” are the most famous landmark of seven Qutub Shahi rulers at Ibrahim Bagh in Hyderabad and is located near “Golconda” fort. “Qutb Shahi Tombs” are characterized for the pretension display of arches, domes, minarets and columns. Most part of the complex provide you with awesome sights with the perfect blend of Indian and Persian architectural forms, constructed in gray granite decorated with exquisite ornamentation.

Raymond's Tomb

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“Raymond's Tomb” is located in Hyderabad with a conical structure made up of black granite slabs. It is 60 meters long, 30 meters wide and 10 meters high. Tomb of Michel Joachim Marie Raymond was recognized as Monsieur Raymond, a French General of the Nizam's military as well as founder of a Gun foundry in Hyderabad. He joined as a normal soldier in the service of the ruling Nizam of Hyderabad then rapidly worked his way up and soon commanded the position of an army General.

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