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Visit Birla Mandir

Hyderabad is the brainchild of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Qutb Shahi dynasty. It later went to the hands of Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I, who created his own dyansty which in known till today as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The relics of Qutb Shahi and Nizmas are still visible everywhere in Hyderabad and amidst those masterpieces, symbols of Hindu religion are also seen to exist in harmony.

Hyderabad is the brainchild of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Qutb Shahi dynasty. It later went to the hands of Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I, who created his own dyansty which in known till today as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The relics of Qutb Shahi and Nizmas are still visible everywhere in Hyderabad and amidst those masterpieces, symbols of Hindu religion are also seen to exist in harmony. One such immaculate example is Birla Mandir, an enchanting Hindu temple that showcases the brilliance of marble work and Hindu architecture. Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the temple remains occupied by thousands of tourists, especially devotees along with locals round the year. Its picturesque setting on a hillock wide opens up to breathtaking views of Hussain Sagar and the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Some relevant points to remember about Birla temple, Hyderabad are:

  • apart from the main shrine, the temple has shrines of other Hindu deities like Ganesha, Brahma, Shiva, Saraswati, Hanuman and Shakti,
  • evening is the best time of the day to visit the temple as the entire region gets lit up with golden lights
  • the temple remains open throughout the week, and
  • it is located at Hill Fort Road and can be accessed from any part of the city.



Though it took almost 10 years for the construction to get over, but each and every moment of wait is worth it. While the outer structure represents the magical blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectures, the granite idol of presiding deity explain the majesty of Hindu God and their religious teachings.  

Timing

All days of the week 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

God lovers, Nirvana seekers

TIME SPENT

1-2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No entry fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Heritage, Monuments
  • Altitude

    542 m
  • STD Code

    0841xxx
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    /500xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Telugu and English