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A Guide to Historical Places of Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad Historical Places

Charminar
Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, builds Charminar in 1951 at the center of the original city layout.

Gandipet
Constructing a dam on the river Musi in the year 1920 by H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan, planned by Bharath Ratna Sir.Mokshagundam Visweswarayya for the water supply to Hyderabad city, formed this beautiful lake. The catchments area of the lake is 46 sq.km.

Golconda fort
Before the city of Hyderabad was founded the Kakatiya’s ruled the Deccan from Golconda fort. Founded originally in the 13th century the existing structure was expanded by the Qutub Shahi kings into a massive fort of granite with walls and ramparts extending some 5km in circumference.

Hussain Sagar
The Hussain Sagar Lake which links twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad was constructed in 1562 A.D. Later 33 statues of historical personage of Andhra Desha were placed along the bund of the lake. The well laid out Lumbini park located in the Buddha Purnima project has a musical fountain.

Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
The few bricks from Mecca that are embedded in the walls of this impressive mosque, gives it its name. Its lofty colonnades and entrance arches are made of single slabs of granite brought from a stone quarry, 11 k.m north of Charminar, Legend says, 1400 bullocks were required to pull these.

Public School, Hyderabad
The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet was first established in 1923 in the erstwhile State of Hyderabad due to the initiative of Mr. H. Wakefield under the Nizam of Hyderabad (the erstwhile royal family of Hyderabad) and was meant exclusively for the education of the sons of the Jagirdars.

Qutub Shahi Tombs
Quiet close from Golconda fort are the tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers amidst the Ibrahim Bagh. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches.

Ramappa Temple
Ramappa situated in Palampet village 70 kms from Warangal town in Andhra Pradesh is a magnificent monument dating back to 1213 A.D. It is also called by Ramalingeswara temple. It documents the glory and grandeur of the Kakatiya kingdom.

Visakhapatnam Historical Places

Borra Caves
Borra Caves discovered by William King George from the Geological Survey of India in 1807.  Caves are located at 43km from Srungavarapukota, 90-95 km from Vishakhapatnam.

Pavuralakonda
Pavuralakonda or 'the hill of the pigeons' is a hillock lying to the west of Bhimli, at about 24 km from Vizag,where a Buddist site identified.


Medak Church
Medak is endowed with archaeological treasures. In ancient times it was a teeming metropolis of Buddhist culture as revealed by several archaeological excavations. The main landmark of Medak is the church. Standing firm and awe inspiringly tall amidst sylvan surroundings, the church dominates the skyline beckoning the faithful.

Mogalarajapuram Caves
The Mogalarajapuram caves are another site of interest. These have three cave temples, dating back to the 5th century A.D., one of which is well preserved. It contains the idols of Lord Nataraja, Vinayaka and others. The Ardhana-reeshwara Murthy found here is considered the only one of its kind in South India.

Warangal fort
Warangal is the mighty capital of the Kakatiya Kingdom. Just about 157 kms from Hyderabad, lies the legendary city of Warangal, which has found its way into Mareo Plo's travel diaries! Cross the threshold through the impressive huge stone gateways, A Kakaitya King Ganapathi Deva and his daughter, Rani Rudrama, built the Waragal Fort in the 13th century, the once impregnable fort combines geometrical intricacies and beautifully carved arches.

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