Hyderabad is slowly and steadily making a presence in tourism sphere. Since Covid -19 protocols have relaxed, there has been a rise in tourism. We are here to share the two latest raved about tourist spots in Hyderabad which can be easily covered as day trip.
Statue of Equality
Ever since its inauguration in February, The Statue of Equality has been talk of the nation! We were taken aback by the teeming crowd, braving the afternoon heat of Deccan region. The Statue is located around 16 km from RGIA, on the Bangalore highway.
Chinna Jeeyar Trust, Hyderabad has constructed the statue of Ramanujan, to mark the 1000 years birth anniversary of Vaisnavaite saint Ramanujan. The project of building the statue was conceptualized by the Trust to promote the humble teachings and philosophy of Ramanujan. Ramanujan had preached moral values on gender, religion and caste equality. The main statue has been constructed from Panchaloha viz the five elements gold, silver, copper, brass and zinc. It was constructed in China and then assembled in Munchital, Hyderabad.
The statue is second tallest sitting statue in the world – its close to 216 feet in height. One can find the temple timings in their website. However, it is open daily till 6 PM on Weekdays and till 8 P M on weekends for public viewing. There is nominal entry fee for parking. However the entry ticket is prices at 150₹.
The site is very well-maintained considering the temple campus and there are multiple gate entries for better crowd control.
Night garden, Siddipet
Telangana tourism has done wonders to preserve the mighty Komati Cheruvu. We were absolutely blown away by the efforts of municipality to change a simple lake into an attractive amusement spot! Only second one of its kind in India, this glow garden also boasts of beautiful walk way named as “Ruby Necklace” and musical fountain near the hanging bridge across the lake. Entry can be taken both from the main lake entrance for Komati Cheruvu; or else there is ample parking space just near the entry point of the Night garden.
The Night garden is beautifully maintained with LED infotainment structures which include flora and fauna, interactive pathways, 3D Dynamic tunnel lighting and musical interactive piano.
Entry fees for the Night garden, Ruby Necklace and the Bridge is 20 Rs respectively which is quite nominal. There is still certain part of the Ruby Necklace walk way which is under development. It is advisable to start atleast 2 hours before evening sets in to enjoy Night glow garden to the fullest!
How to reach :
By Road : Frequently buses ply from Gachibowli to Siddipet/ Komati Cheruvu. There is no bus service from Gachibowli to Statue of Equality though.
By Air : Nearest Airport is Rajib Gandhi International Airport. You can hire out-station cab or Zoom car to drive over to Night Garden, Siddipet which is close to 2 hours by road. You can also book cab to Statue of Equality in Muchintal.
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