Talking of the greatest attractions of Hyderabad - Birla Mandir, devoted to Lord Venkateshwara, pulls maximum number of tourists - be it religious minded people or history buffs, beauty lovers, honeymooners or even routine vacationers! This magnificent Hindu temple, built by the industrialists Birlas (the Birla Foundation), consists of pure white marble and showcases a perfect blend of south Indian, Rajasthani and Utkala Temple architectures.
Despite of being a naturally beautiful place, Hyderabad is a renowned pilgrimage that offers a plethora of ancient Hindu temples. Of all those ancient temples, Birla temple is a highly revered one that draws countless pilgrims every year from all over the globe.
2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble
11 ft high granite deity with a carved lotus as an umbrella roof
42 ft high brass flagstaff
Excellent sculptures of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Brahma, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Saibaba
Teachings of holy men and Gurbanis engraved on temple walls. If you wish to enjoy the temple's architectural beauty at its best, do visit the temple at night when it is illuminated with colorful lights. Moreover, the Hussain Sagar Lake near the temple adds to the beauty of the place. Being located at a high altitude, the temple offers panoramic views of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Your trip to Hyderabad can be more happening if you take excursions to Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Assembly and Birla Planetarium. This way, your trip to Hyderabad remains incomplete without a visit to the enchanting Birla Mandir.