Located on the top of a hill of 280 feet, also known as Naubat Pahad, Birla Temple stands magnificently, drawing admiring glances from every passerby. It is one of the Top 10 tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.
Birla Mandir in Hyderabad, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple is said that a whopping quantity of white marble, which is almost 2000 tonnes, was brought from Rajasthan for building this temple.
The architectural style of the Birla temple is a blend of North Indian and South Indian styles of temple architecture. It took 10 years of dedicated and hard work of sculptors and artisans to complete the construction of this temple.
The statue of Lord Venkateshwara is about 11 feet in height with a carved lotus canopy above, adding on to the entrancing beauty of the deity.
Scenes from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are intricately carved on the walls and ceilings of the temple.
Birla Mandir in Hyderabad has no bells. There are also shrines of other Hindu deities such as of Padmavati and Andal. A Heritage Holy place of Lord Balaji, A temple made of all marble stones. And an Artistic landmark!
There are also other tourist-attractions which are located close by. The Birla planetarium, observatory and the Birla science museum are located quite nearby.
Temple is double glorious during evenings. Worth visiting, the view of the city from the temple is worth all the efforts. It overlooks the waters of Hussain Sagar Lake, provides a panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.