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Pilgrimage Places

The perfect destination for spiritual tourism in India as it allows a peek inside the rich Indian culture, of which religion was an essential part. 

Pilgrimage Places

The perfect destination for spiritual tourism in India as it allows a peek inside the rich Indian culture, of which religion was an essential part. 

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres plot in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The construction took 10 years and was opened in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. a sprawling premise, and stone carvings of Gurbani. The place not only attracts the soul of spiritual people but it also attracts the eyes of wanderers because of its location that offer the view of the entire city of Hyderabad. Along with the idol of the presiding deity, the temple also has idols of Lord Vishnu, Ganesha, Brahma, Saraswati, Hanuman and Shiva. Whether you’re looking for peace of scenic landscape, Birla temple can offer both.

Jagannath Temple

Built by the Odiya Community, Jagannath Temple is considered to be the most famous temple in the entire city of Hyderabad. The temple is located in the Banjara Hills and boasts of views of present-day Hyderabad or modern architecture and designs. Just like the real Jagannath temple, the temple is devoted to Lord Jagannath. However, the temple also has the idols of Lord Balarama and Subhadra. The temple houses several tiny temples inside the main complex dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses like Hanuman, Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.

Peddamma Temple

Among the most popular religious sites in Hyderabad is the Peddamma Temple, where Peddamma means supreme mother. The temple is dedicated to Santana Laxmi that is Goddess Lakshmi sitting on a lion. The temple is located at the heart of the city and is said to be more than 150 years old. However, the present structure of the temple came into being in 1993. Hundreds of devotees visit this temple every day because of its structural beauty and religious significance. Many legends surround the history of the temple among which the most trusted one is that, the Goddess after defeating a demon visited this place to quench her thirst

Keesaragutta Temple

Located in the Keesara village of Hyderabad, Keesaragutta Temple is also known as Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, and is among the religious sites in Hyderabad. Though the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva but it also houses idols of his companions, Goddess Bhavani and Shiv Durga. Situated atop a hill, the temple lures thousands of Hindu devotees every year. According to the Hindu Shastra, after killing Ravana, Lord Rama came here to rid himself from the sins of killing a Brahmin. The temple has several attractions like architecture and designs, murals and paintings. The temple is known as Swayambhu Linga because Lord himself installed the Shiva lingam over there. Many other tourist attractions are also present around the temple.

Chilkur Balaji Temple

Located on the banks of Osman Sagar, Venkateswara Swamy Temple is one of the most eminent temples in Hyderabad . Every week around one lakh devotees visits the temple with a major rush on Fridays and Sundays. The temple is popularly known as ‘Chilkur Balaji’ and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The most distinctive feature of this temple is that it doesn’t accept any kind of monetary donations. There is also a belief that anyone who prays here regarding any concerns with passport or visa or overseas travelling, the Almighty grants their wishes and so the temple is also known as Passport Balaji or Visa Balaji.

Yadagirigutta Temple

Yadagirigutta Temple located in the Yadadri, is the holy place devoted to worship the deity Narasimha. Yadadri is also known as Yadagirigutta. It is one of the most famous temples in Telangana having a vast number of tourists at present. There are notable historical legends which tell about the stories of the establishment of the temple. Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple has the Sudarshana Chakra at the top of garbha gudi. Sudharshana Chakra is an adornment and a weapon of Lord Narasimha. The brightness of chakra is visible from six kilometers far and said to be having the mystical powers. Legend says this chakra works as a compass and directs the devotees towards the temple. The abode of the deity mentioned in one of the most popular Puranas, Skandha Purana.

Toli Masjid, Hyderabad

Also known as Damri Masjid, Toli Masjid is only 2km from the Golconda Fort. Based on the folklore Mir Musa Khan, the royal architect, was given one damri (an old Indian currency) for every rupee spent on building Mecca Masjid, with which he made the Toli Masjid. This beautiful mosque is built on a raised platform and has two halls. There are two large minarets, six small minarets, and five beautiful arches embellished with lotus medallions. The masjid ranks after the Mecca Masjid on the architectural scale and was declared a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of India.


  • Location: Golconda Rd, Kulsumpura, Hyderabad
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day.

Makkah/Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

With the capacity of hosting 10,000 people, Makkah Masjid is the largest mosque in India. It was built in the 17th century and takes the name from the Grand Mosque of Mecca. The bricks used in the central archway of the structure are made from the soil sourced from Mecca. It is said that around 8000 masons worked round the clock to complete the construction in 77 years. The three fascinating and exquisitely designed facades are carved out of a single granite stone which took the large team of workers five years to quarry. This structure was comprehensively designed and has floral motifs and friezes with cornices running around the entire mosque’s complex. The courtyard entrance is home to the Asaf Jah ruler’s marble gravesite.

  • Location: Laad Bazaar Rd, Khilwat, Hyderabad
  • Timings: 04:00 am to 09:30 pm; every day

Spanish Mosque, Hyderabad

This beautiful mosque in Hyderabad is also called the Mosque of the Moors because of the Moorish style of architecture that is not found anywhere else in India. The construction of the mosque started under the orders of Vikar-ul-Umra, Iqbal ud Dowla, under the rule of Nizam Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Bahadur. The construction was completed by his elder son Nawab Sultan Ul Mulk Bahadur. This masjid has two other names Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula and Aiwan-E-Begumpet. The design of the mosque is inspired by the Cathedral-Mosque of Córdoba in Spain. It has Quranic verses engraved on the walls. The most interesting feature is the spires instead of the usual circular domes that give the mosque a church-like appearance.


  • Location: Sardar Patel Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad
  • Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm; every day.

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