Atop the Thirumala Hills is the Sri venkateshwara (Balaji) temple, one of the biggest pilgrim centres in India. The temple is situated at an altitude of 2,800 feet among the seven greenery-covered hills on the eastern ghats.
Daily water is taken from these waterfalls for use in the Sri Balaji Temple and the Varahaswamy Temple which is considered older than the Thirumala Temple.
Puttaparthi is the birthplace of Sathya Sai Baba, the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Yearly thousands of followers all over the world are visit the Ashram of Sai Baba round the year.
An important pilgrim centre and is the seat of Vayu Lingam. In this temple of Lord Siva, the lamp inside the sanctum keeps flickering in spite of the lack of any air movement there. This phenomenon is attributed to the Vayu (air) Lingam.
A popular Hindu pilgrim centre. Here is a huge Veerabhadra temple built in Vijayanagar style. The giant Nandi (bull) in this temple is considered the largest of its kind.
This pilgrim centre is known for temple dedicated to Lord Siva. Any devotee can touch the Lord and worship Him. The main temple with four lofty towers has an exquisitely carved Mukhamandapa with huge monolithic Nandi (bull). The walls of the outer corridors are dotted with some of the finest bas-reliefs. Within the temple there are smaller shrines dedicated to Sahasra Linga, Panchapandavas and Vata Vriksha.
The highest peak of the Srisailam hills at an altitude of 2,835 feet.
There are three caves temples here dating back to the 5th century. One is still in good condition and has images of Lord Nataraja and Vinayaka. The Ardhanareeswara idol found here is regarded as the only one of its kind in the entire South.
The famous Kuchipudi dance form orginated in this town, where Siddhendra Yogi, the creator of the dance form was born. A dance school in memory of this Yogi offers a five-year course
Best known landmark of Hyderabad situated amidst bustling bazaars. The Charminar has beautiful arches and delicate minarets.
Inside the citadel are ruins of palaces, assembly halls, stables, barracks and arsenal. The fort has a fantastic acoustic system by which a handclap sounded in the Grand Portico can be heard in the Durbar Hall atop the hill.
This is one of the largest mosques in the world.
Royal cenotaphs of the Qutub Shahis. Seven of the Sultans lie burried here.
One of the finest one-man collections in the world containing 35,000 exhibits collected from all over the world b an erstwhile nobleman and Prime Minister of Nizam, Nawab Salar Jung. The collection include sculptures, wood carvings, religious objects, manuscripts, priceless collections of jade, ivory and bronzes, Persian paintings, clothings of emperors and sultan.