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Home>>South India>>Andhra-Pradesh>>Historical Places of Andhra Pradesh

Historical Places of Andhra Pradesh

Raymonds Tomb, Raymonds Tomb historical, Raymonds Tomb travel, Raymonds Tomb tourism, Raymonds Tomb Historical Place Raymonds Tomb

Raymonds Tomb Located in Saroornagar, about 10 km from Hyderabad city centre, the Raymond's Tomb is a 7m high black granite obelisk or the pillared shrine dedicated to Jaochim Raymond, a Frenchman, who was the Comptroller of Ordnance in the court of Nizam Ali Khan.

The Nizam's Museum

The Nizam's Museum Located in the stately Purani Haveli, the palace acquired in the year 1750, by the second Nizam, is now transformed as a museum with a fascinating collection. The Nizam's museum showcases the gifts & mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebration in 1937.

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The Salar Jung Museum, The Salar Jung Museum historical, The Salar Jung Museum travel, The Salar Jung Museum tourism The Salar Jung Museum

The third largest museum in India, the artifacts are kept in 36 huge halls, painstakingly collected by Mir Yusaf Ali Khan, (Salar Jung III), the prime minister of Nizam of Hyderabad. The Salar Jung Museum contains over 35,000 exhibits as varied as Persian carpets, wood carvings, miniatures, armory and clothing. The Jade Room has swords, daggers and clothing of Mughal emperors and Tipu Sultan.

Victoria Museum

Victoria Museum place for archaeology lovers, Victoria Museum has a watchfully preserved collection of ancient sculptures, paintings, idols, weapons, cutlery and inscriptions.

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Warangal Fort, Warangal Fort historical, Warangal Fort travel, Warangal Fort tourism, Warangal Fort Historical Place

Warangal Fort

Warangal Fort, 12 kilometers from Hanamkonda was built during the 13th century by the Kakatiyas. The impressive fort has four huge stone-gateways. Built by one of the Kakatiya Kings, Ganapathi Deva and his daughter Rani Rudrama Devi, one can still spot some exquisite pieces of sculpture here.

A.P.State Museum

A visit to the Andhra Pradesh State Museum is a delight for art lovers. A.P.State Museum Located in the picturesque Public Gardens, the museum boasts of one of the richest repositories of antiques and art objects in the country. A.P.State Museum Built in 1920 by the Nizam VII, the museum building itself is a fine model of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

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Amaravati Museum, Amaravati Museum historical, Amaravati Museum travel, Amaravati Museum tourism Amaravati Museum

Amaravati Museum collection includes the antiquities from other Buddhist sites in Andhra Pradesh belonging to the 3rd Century BC to about the 12th Century AD, a gold necklace from Gummadidurru, relic-caskets with bone-relics and gold flowers.

Asman Garh Palace

Asman Garh was designed and built by Sir Osman Jah, a noble belonging to the Paigah family and single time Prime Minister of Hyderabad State.

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Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum, Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum historical, Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum

Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum of historical and archeological significance is the Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum in Cuddapah. Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum is a money house of very old stone sculptures, bronze icons and inscriptions dating back to several centuries.

Charminar

The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Charminar stands in the heart of the old city. Built in 1591 to mark the end of an epidemic of plague it is a magnificent edifice. It is believed to have been built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time.

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District Archeological Museum, District Archeological Museum historical, District Archeological Museum travel District Archeological Museum

The District Archeological Museum houses number of artefacts and anthiquities representing the evolutions of human civilisation right from Paleolithic to Asafjahi times ( i.e., 16th AD ) .

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma Palace is located in Falaknuma, about 4 km South of Charminar. Falaknuma Palace Built in 1870 by Nawab Vikar-Ul-Ulmara, the Prime Minister of Hyderabad, it is a stupendous palace which has a image gallery, a luxurious welcome hall with cabinets containing diamond, crystal and emerald objects. Falaknuma Palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture.

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Gandhi Hill, Gandhi Hill historical, Gandhi Hill travel, Gandhi Hill tourism, Gandhi Hill Historical Place Gandhi Hill

The first Gandhi Memorial with seven stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 ft. The 52 ft. stupa was unveiled on 6th October, 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then President of India.

Golconda Fort

Golconda is one of the well-known forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words 'Golla Konda' meaning "Shepherd's Hill". Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to the Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of 62 years.

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Qutb Shahi Tombs, Qutb Shahi Tombs historical, Qutb Shahi Tombs travel, Qutb Shahi Tombs tourism, Qutb Shahi Tombs Qutb Shahi Tombs

The history of Hyderabad begins with the establishment of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Owing to the inadequacy of water and frequent epidemics of plague and cholera Quli Qutub Shah established the new city with the Charminar at its centre with four great roads fanning out in four cardinal directions.

Kondapalli Fort

Kondapalli Fort is located 16 km away towards West from Vijayawada City and is built on a hill. Prolaya Vema Reddy, build this fort during 14th Century. Later came under the rule of the Qutubshahis who strengthened and eloborated by totaling new structures.

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Legislative Assembly, Legislative Assembly historical, Legislative Assembly travel, Legislative Assembly tourism Legislative Assembly

Legislative Assembly Built in 1913, the building was originally the Hyderabad State Town Hall. The structural design is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Persian styles, with an all white, aesthetic look. Situated adjoining the picturesque Public Gardens, a massive statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a sitting posture is erected at the entrance park to the Assembly.

Osmania University

Osmania University established in 1918 by the late Nizam of Hyderabad, Osmania University was the first university in India to impart education in a vernacular language the university buildings are splendid, especially the Arts College building which is a perfect example of Indo Saracenic architecture.

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Paigah Tombs, Paigah Tombs historical, Paigah Tombs travel, Paigah Tombs tourism, Paigah Tombs Historical Place Paigah Tombs

Paigah Tombs Built of lime and mortar, these tombs are outstanding examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

Purani Haveli

Purani Haveli Built by the first Nizam of Hyderabad, it is a large building bounded by high walls where the Nizam used to hold his cabinet council meetings.

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More Historical Places in Andhra-Pradesh

>> Raymonds Tomb

>> The Nizams Museum

>> The Salar Jung Museum

>> Victoria Museum

>> Warangal Fort

>> A-p-state Museum

>> Amaravati Museum

>> Asman Garh Palace

>> Bhagavan Mahavir Government ...

>> Charminar

>> District Archaeological Museum

>> Falaknuma Palace

>> Gandhi Hill

>> Golconda Fort

>> Kondapalli Fort

>> Legislative Assembly

>> Osmania University

>> Paigah Tombs

>> Purani Haveli

>> Qutb Shahi Tombs  

 

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