9 places to catch the Fantastic Sunset Views in Hyderabad

Great cities are built on rivers. Similarly, the 400 years of Hyderabad is also built on the river Musi. Hyderabad is known for its innovative architectural buildings as well as the fabulous museums and gardens. There are numerous scenic views in the Pearl City of Hyderabad. Here is the list of 9 sunset views in Hyderabad:

Tank Bund at Hussain Sagar Lake

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Hussain Sagar lake, one of the biggest man-made lake built during Qutub Shahi rulers. The pavilion on Tank Bund was built by Nawab Dawood Jung in the 18th century is known as the landmark for various events: Ganesh Visarjan, Bathukamma, Telangana State formation day etc. An evening walk on Tank Bund with the view of Lord Buddha Statue is a wonderful experience. Sit back and enjoy the best sunset views in Hyderabad having a light snack is an experience of a lifetime.

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir Hyderabad at Sunset
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Located on the hillock Naubath Pahad, Birla Mandir is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara( also known as Balaji). The view of Hyderabad from Birla Mandir is spectacular. One can also see the Hussain Sagar lake and Lord Buddha status from here. Visit Lord Balaji and experience the view of Sunset on top of Hyderabad city will make you feel awesome.


Moulali Hill

View from Moulali Hill at Sunset
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Lesser known attractions of Hyderabad but known for its 350+ year old Dargah. The Moulali Dargah is one of the 11 heritage sites of Hyderabad located at the height of 614 meters and one could find approx 500 steps to reach the top of the hill. The sunset view from this historical hill is known for its beauty. The panoramic view of the Hyderabad city from the top of the Moula-Ali hill is a breathtaking scene.Lots of visitors visit this Dargah and experience both sunrise and sunset. A visit is a must to enjoy the beauty of this lesser-known tourist attraction of Hyderabad. Maulali Hill is also a favorite trekking spot for many trekking enthusiasts.

Shamirpet Lake

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Located at a distance of 24 km from Hyderabad city, this 200+ year old made man lake has a breathtaking view, especially in the evening. Shamirpet lake has become the new tourist destination for the tech savvy people of Hyderabad. The vibrant sunset view of Shamirpet lake will never be erased from your memory. The area around this lake is very peaceful and Haritha lake resort is one of the best options to stay which is located very near to this lake.

Osman Sagar Lake

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A 90 year old man-made lake located at a distance of 20 kms from Hyderabad city is known for its panoramic view. Osman Sagar Lake lies parallel to Himayat Sagar Lake and both supply drinking water to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This is a picturesque lake with lush greenery on the lakeside and it has become a popular destination especially during monsoons. This has one of the best Sunset views in Hyderabad and one can feel peace and solitude.

Taramati Baradari

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Taramati Baradari, a Persian-style marvelous structure built on the banks of river Musi (Muchukunda), is considered as one of the finest pieces built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, second sultan of Qutub Shah Dynasty. Taramati Baradari monument placed on top of a hill has a huge music hall with twelve entrance ways to allow free flow of air for the people relaxing in a big auditorium. Originally this Baradari (in Urdu Bara means 12 and Dar as a door) structure was a caravan station for traders and travelers placed in the Ibrahim Bagh, one kilometer away from Golconda fort. Taramari Baradari offers spectacular views of Hyderabad City and sunset view is one of them.


Golconda Fort

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Golconda fort is a landmark of Hyderabad which is 11ms far from the Hyderabad city (west side of the city). The name Golconda came from Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Sheperd’s Hill”. It was initially built by Kakatiyas rulers of Warangal in the 13th century and later developed by Qutub Shahi kings. The Golconda Fort is built on a 400 Ft high hill. The circumference of this fort is 7kms and has 8 gates. One can get beautiful pictorial view Hyderabad city with the sunset as its background.

Keesargutta

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Keesaragutta Temple is located on a small hillock, 30 kms from Hyderabad is very old temple dated back to 3rd century.  This temple is called as Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple. The main deity of this temple was installed by Lord to wash away the sin of the killing of Ravana. The linga of the presiding deity of Keesara Gutta Temple, Lord Ramalingeshwara, is believed to be the manifestation of Lord Shiva himself.
Don’t miss the awesome sunset view from the top of this hill.

Faluknuma Palace

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Falaknuma, Urdu for ‘mirror of the sky’, stands true to its name at a height of 2000 feet from Hyderabad. Spread on a 32-acre area, the Falaknuma Palace spells old world charm like no other place. The architecture of the palace is rather interesting too. It is in the shape of a scorpion with its stings spread out. The architectural style is a mix of Italian and Tudor. European elements like frescoes on the ceiling, stained glass windows are part of the architecture. A visit to the Taj Faluknama Palace and you wouldn’t know you aren’t blue-blooded. From horse-drawn carriage rides to the gate, petal shower welcome to the finest of services, the grandest of suites, most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, elaborate high teas, they ensured the allure of the Nawabi era isn’t lost. A stunning terrace with sunset view overlooking Hyderabad is a must in this historic Palace.


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