The Secunderabad clock tower serves as one of the fascinating tourist spots in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad owing to its rich historical past. The 120 ft clock tower is built on an area of 2.5 acres and was inaugurated during British rule. The clock tower is centrally located at Shivaji Nagar in Secunderabad. Owing to its heritage and aestheticism, it plays a vital role in Secunderabad’s tourism. This clock tower which had stopped chiming for a while had come to a standstill situation which was renovated recently, not letting down the tourists.
Located in the heart of Secunderabad, Shamirpet Lake is one of the major attractions for tourists visiting the twin city of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This artificial lake built during the reign of the Nizam of Hyderabad has been a bird watching the spot for tourists, especially during winters when flamingos and pelicans flock to reside on the trees around the lake. This has often been the perfect spot for tourists who rather want to have a peaceful evening instead of visiting the local crowd sightseeing spots.
Renowned as Asia's largest artificial lake, Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions located in Hyderabad. The lake itself was commissioned by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1563 and is renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha that stands right in its centre. Incidentally, this monolith structure is the tallest of its kind in the world! Hussain Sagar lake is also Called Tank Bund and lies on a tributary of River Musi. The attraction also has 3 km long dam wall and connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The Peddamma temple is one of the oldest temples in Secunderabad dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi in an extraordinary posture and has been a very sacred place for the Hindus for more than 150 years. The word peddamma is derived from two independent words- ‘peda’ and ‘amma’ both meaning mothers. Thus the etymological meaning of the temple refers to the ‘mother of all mothers’, which is God. Apart from its religious sentiments, this temple has also been a constant tourist attraction because of its beautiful architecture and surroundings.
The Paigah palace situated in Secunderabad, Telangana is an embodiment of Indo-European culture. Sir Vicar-ul-Umra built the exquisite palace in 1900 as a gift for the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Mahbub Ali Khan. ‘Paigah’ was a title which meant grandeur and high rank. This title was given to nobles who were second to the nizams bounded by matrimony. Paigah palace showcases pure European architecture as the Nizams had a lot of excursions in Europe.
Located in Trimulgherry in Secunderabad, the All Saints Church falls under the denomination of Church of South India, which was previously regarded as Anglican. The church is known to be dedicated to All Saints. It falls under the administration of the Diocese of Medak. Legend has it that before the church was entrusted to the Church of South India in the year 1947, it was a Garrison Church and the Army Chaplains presided it. The church now serves the Tamil Anglican congregation in Secunderabad.
The Rashtrapati Nilayam, or Residency House, is a presidential retreat located in Secunderabad, Telangana, Hyderabad for the President’s southern sojourn. Spread over an area of 92 acres, the mansion occupies 35 acres of this area. The remaining 80% is flourishing with lush green lawns, fragrant flower gardens and vegetation.
Wargal Saraswati temple, otherwise called as Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple, is located in a hillock in Siddipet district in Telangana, India. The construction of the temple began in 1998 and is currently being maintained by Kanchi Shankar Matt. The main goddess is Saraswati and the temple attracts many families from the district and all over the country who pray for their children’s education and career. The temple also houses a Veda paatshala within its premises. There are also other temples devoted to different deities on the same hill.
About 200 years old, Sri Ganesh temple is one of the most famous temples in Telangana. The main deity is Lord Ganesha, whose idol is the main attraction of the temple. Apart from the main deity, there are six other sannathis dedicated to various gods and goddesses namely Lord Shiva, Sri Navagraha, Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Anjaneya, Sri Uma Maheshwari, RahuKetu and Maha Ganapathi Mandapam. Daily rituals are performed regularly, and different pujas and offerings are also conducted based on the devotees' preferences.
Ujjaini Mahankali Temple is a 191 years old temple located in Secunderabad, Telangana. Thousands of devotees visit this place to seek blessings of Goddess Mahankali. During July and August, the temple is illuminated with electric lights and decorated with garlands, buntings and festoons for the festival of Mahankali Ammari Jathra. It is an annual event that glorifies peace, harmony and security of the people endowed by Goddess Mahankali’s blessings.
Nagamma Temple, located in Secunderabad, Telangana, is one of the oldest temples in the area and well-known among locals as well as tourists. With intricately carved idols and ancient architecture, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Nagamma, a snake deity belonging to the Hindu religion. Devotees believe in her powers to satisfy desires and reduce the issues with their horoscope such as Naag Dosh (Sarpa Dosha). As a result, the temple has many visitors daily who perform special prayers in honour of the Goddess in an attempt to please and gain her blessings.
Fox Sagar Lake, also called as Jeedimetla Chevuru or Kolla Chevuru is the second largest lake in Secunderabad. This human-made lake is over 120 years old and has a maximum depth of 33 feet. It was linked to the Hussain Sagar lake by a tributary of Musi river. The lake water was once used for irrigation and consumption by the local residents until it was affected due to encroachment and became unfit for consumption. It was also a fishing hub for fishermen, and they were sold in a small shop near the lake.