entering the land of the gods

a study abroad journey

Sights to See

Charminar: The icon of Hyderabad–a monument literally meaning “four towers.” Read about my experience here. 

Mecca Masjid: the oldest and largest mosque in Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort Read about my experience here.

Chowmahalla Palace Read about my experience here

Hussain Sagar Lake: an artificial lake is a historical landmark that forms the boundary between Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Surrounding the lake are various parks, temples, statues and historical buildings. At the centre of the lake stands a famous statue of the Buddha.

Salar Jung Musuem: One of the National Museums of India! Read about my experience here

Bazaars

There are great Bazaars everywhere! My favorites were Laad Bazaar, which surrounds Charminar, and Shilparamam–http://www.shilparamam.org

…there are many more museums, tombs, temples, mosques, etc to visit and explore!

http://wikitravel.org/en/Hyderabad

One thought on “Sights to See

  1. Linguistic note: In Dari, “char” is the word for four (yak, 1; du, 2, say; char; panj, 5… etc.) And, since Hindi and Dari are Indo-European languages, you can trace how close the languages are together through the historic landmarks and ancient place names, which are the likeliest candidates to preserve a word´s linguistic roots — such as in Charminar, the four towered building.
    Enjoy the bizarre bazaars and Hindu-Mecca-Muslim mixes! 🙂

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