Saturday, June 4, 2011

NTR Gardens





Key Highlights     : Is a small public, urban park 

location               :Adjacent to Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India.

Route                 It can be accessed by both car and city bus once you reached Hyderabad

Description  : In 1999, a land of 5 acres from a 55-acre plot was utilized for erecting a memorial for N. T. Rama Rao, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It was planned to further expand this area, which has since been referred to as NTR Gardens, by constructing a museum about N. T. Rama Rao



Buddha Statue

Buddha Statue



Key Highlights     : The Buddha Statue is the world’s largest single-stone statue of Buddha

location               : Middle of Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India.

Route                 : It can be accessed by both car and city bus once you reached Hyderabad

Description         : The Statue of the Buddha, with a height of 17.5 m, is counted amongst the world’s largest monoliths. It weighs around 350 tonnes and was sculpted out of white granite rock. Close to 200 sculptors were involved for 2 years in the creation of this statue.






Lumbini Park


Lumbini Park



Key Highlights     : Is a small public, urban park of 7.5 acres  

location               : Adjacent to Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India.

Route                 : It can be accessed by both car and city bus once you reached Hyderabad

Description         : In 2000, the Buddha Purnima Project Authority (BPPA) was established to maintain specially designated development areas in Hyderabad. Among tourist attractions such as Necklace Road and NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park is being maintained by BPPA. To enhance the inflow of visitors, it constructed additional facilities for laser auditorium, boating facilities among other visually appealing features such as gardens and musical fountains.



Prasads IMAX


Prasads IMAX


Key Highlights   : It is the biggest IMAX 3D screen in the world

location               :  Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh,India

Route                 : It can be accessed by both car and city bus once you reached Hyderabad

Description         : Prasads IMAX was built by demolishing the historical "Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station" which was supposed to be South India's first thermal power plant. It is South India's first IMAX theater. It has the largest screen in India and is located in the city of Hyderabad

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Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid


Key Highlights   : Historical place


location              : Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh,India


Route                 : It can be accessed by both car and city bus once you reached Hyderabad


Description        : Makkah Masjid one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, India and one of the largest mosques in India.. Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam and inducted them into the construction of the central arch of the mosque, thus rendering the mosque its name





Charminar


Charminar


Key Highlights : Historical place,this place is also famous for bangles

location              : Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh,India

Route                 : It can be accessed by both car and city bus once you reached Hyderabad

Description        : Charminar built in 1591 AD, with four ornate minarets supported by four grand arches, it had become global icon of Hyderabad and listed among the most recognized structures of India.The Charminar, is located on the east bank of Musi river,in the North East lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite made richly ornamented Mecca Masjid.







Monday, January 3, 2011

Coonoor

Coonoor


Key Highlights : Hill Station, It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea
 

location:  State:Tamil Nadu
            
  District: Nilgiri


Route: If you are planning for ooty then coonoor will be a add on to your trip
          as the place is in the same route 


Description:Coonoor is located at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level, and is the second  largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills. It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris