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Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is possibly the largest comprehensive film studio complex in the world with over 2000 acres complex of studios, gardens, hotels, multistoried buildings and special structures of all kinds.More...

A producer or director can walk in with a script and walk out with canned film or television programme. The Film City gives a choice of numerous flexible locations, typically as well as spontaneous. Filmmaker can shoot in a picturesque Indian village, or recreate a street in Switzerland. Film maker can choreograph a song sequence in any of the gardens and later change the look of the Gardens/Fountains, the layout of the streets, the facades of the buildings in the streets, to give a totally different locale to suit the requirements so no one location will ever go out of style or suffer from repeated exposure. Located an hours drive from the airport of Hyderabad.

Snow World:
Snow World is the World’s Biggest and India’s 1st Snow Theme Park. Spread over 17,000 square feet area, on Lower Tank Bund Road, behind Indira Park, it is yet another landmark place in twin cities. The entry is priced at Rs 400/- for adults and Rs 250/- for children for one hour. It will be open to general public from from 9am to 9pm. People will be allowed in batches of one hour. Maximum of three hundred people are allowed in every batch.
All these snow wonders will be made possible by artificially producing snow using state of the art technology supplied by Woomera Snow Guns LTd., Australia. The snow thus produced almost match with that found in nature and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals and substances. The Snow is produced using Mineral Water Quality water is harmless even if eaten. Special warm clothes, gloves and waterproof shoes will be provided to all the customers to protect them from extreme cold climate inside. A steaming hot soup will be served to all the visitors to acclimatize to the environment.
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Kasu Brahmanda Reddy National Park
A nature park situated near Jubilee Hills, this park is ,mainly used by Joggers and Walkers from the nearby elite residential houses. It has now become a joggers paradise and its ambiance is seen to be believed. The park spread over an area of 350 acres of natural forest has more than 500 plant species,130 bird species,20 mammal species,20 reptile species and a large number of invertebrates.
Open from 6am to 8pm and from 4pm to 6pm.Entry fee is Rs 5/-.The annual membership is Rs 250/-.

Hyderabad Botanical Gardens:
This is the first Botanical Garden in Andhra Pradesh that is coming up in stages in Kotaguda Reserve Forest near the Hi-tech city, Madhapur. The garden spread over 120 acres of undulating land and when completed will have 19 sectors or 'Vanams'. The park also has large water bodies, rolling meadows, natural forests, rich grasslands and exquisite rock formations, providing a visitor an unforgettable experience.

Birla Planetarium
The B.M. Birla Planetarium is not only one of the best attended Planetaria in the world, it has also been acclaimed to be amongst the very best with a better rating than those in Europe, USA, Far East, Soviet Republics and elsewhere. The cosmic presentations here have highlighted various mysterious of the
Universe as they have unfolded—from Halley’s comet through space explorations of the solar system to the riddles of Black Holes and the newly discovered dark energy. Entry Fee: Rs 40.Show Timings: English: 11.30am, 4pm, 6pm/Telugu: 12.15pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.45pm, 8.15pm/Hindi: 7.30pm
Durgam Cheruvu (Secret Lake)
Durgam Cheruvu(which was supposed to have supplied water for the Golconda fort in the past ) is situated close to Shilparamam Crafts Village and Hitech City, behind Jubilee Hills. AP Tourism organises boating in this lake.
The Durgam Cheruvu lake is spread over an area of 63 acre and is surrounded  by hills of the Deccan Plateau.
The lake is also available for film shooting Rs.75000.00 per day. Boats can also be hired for film shootings at Rs. 2500.00 per day for 4 seater pedal boat and Rs.3000.00 per day for water scooter. 

Mechanised Boat: (For 20 minutes trip) Adult: Rs. 20.00 Child: Rs.15.00 
Water Scooter: Rs 50.00 per trip 
Pedal Boat: (For 20 minutes trip) Rs. 20.00 per head 
Durgam Cheruvu is situated near High Tech city, Madhapur is 16 km from Hyderabad Railway Station on the Hyderabad - Bombay old Highway.

Lumbini Park
Lumbini Park is located at a distance of 3 km. from Hyderabad. It was developed by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in 1994 and is spread over 4 acres of land adjacent to the Hussain Sagar Lake also popularly known as Tank Bund. The added attraction of this park unlike the other existing parks is that it has floral clock & musical fountains.
The highlight of Lumbini Park is the spectacular Musical dancing fountain with colorful lights. Every evening the show is held from 7.15 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Public Gardens: 
The Public Gardens are one of the largest gardens in the city. Its a very calm place to spend time with your family. Within it's premises are a number of important public buildings including the State Legislative Assembly, State Archaeological Museum, Jubilee Hall, Jawahar Bal Bhavan and Telugu Lalita Kala Thoranam, an open air theatre.

NTR Gardens
One of the most recent and glamorous attractions of Hyderabad, NTR gardens spread over 34 acres is absolutely unique with large scale use of fiberglass in the form of insects and fruits. The attractions are Machan Tree, Fruit restaurant, railway ride and lots more. Its worth visiting especially after the lights are on.

Sanjeevaiah Park: 
Sanjeevaiah Park is a major recreation centre located next to Hussain Sagar, at the end of Necklace Road, in Hyderabad. It is named after the former President of India, Mr. Neelam Sanjeev Reddy. It houses a rose garden, rock garden and a floral clock. Sanjeevaiah Park which was the favourite  destination for couples has now got the much needed face lift and is not attracting people of all ages.

Shilparamam is an arts and crafts village showcasing the various art forms and handicrafts of various artists from all over the state. It is basically a centre stage of cultures, a melting pot of traditions and an endeavor to preserve the dying art forms. 

The topography of the land blends lush green expanses with typical Hyderabad rock structures and meanders through plains, hillocks and mini- valleys into a haven seemingly designed for a very rustic and rich rural appeal. Potential buyers can come and pick up objects of art directly from the artisans without having to deal with middlemen.

In its complete form, Shilparamam will have Crafts Museum, Cultural Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Multi-purpose Auditorium, Common Facility Workshops, Research & Design Center, Dormitory accommodation for participating or visiting persons and artists & Rest Houses.
Shilparamam is about 25 km from Hyderabad railway station and 31 km from Hyderabad bus station. Located at Madhapur, it is easily accessible by road, and well connected by public transport. 
Nehru Zoological Park
Spread over 300 acres and is one of largest zoo parks in Asia and has collection of a large number of Snakes. One can find other Animals and Reptiles too in this park. Open 9am to 5pm and closed every Monday. For details call 24477355.

Gandipet Lake
Located at a distance of 20 km. from Hyderabad, this lake is also called as Osman Sagar. It was constructed by Mir Osman Ali Khan, the VIIth Nizam of Hyderabad after the disastrous floods of 1908 by constructing a dam across river Musi. The lake was planned by Mokshagundam Visweswarayya for supplying water to the city of Hyderabad. The lake is spread over an area of 46 square kilometers. It has well laid out lush green gardens and a swimming pool. It is a very popular picnic spot for the city crowd. The Gandipet Lake is 20 km from Hyderabad railway station.

Located 24 km to the north of Secunderabad, Shamirpet has a beautiful lake and a deer park. Its peaceful environs make it a great picnic spot. AP Tourism offers comfortable cottage facilities for accommodation, while the forest lodges can be booked with the AP Forest Department office at Saifabad.

Himayat Sagar
22 kms from the city, a small tank named after Nizam VII's eldest son, Himayat Ali Khan. The whole area is green and fresh during the rainy and winter season. A small stretch on the dam is a very romantic place for a hand-in-hand walk. Guest house facilities are available and can be booked through the APTTDC. call..3453036.

The Majestic Entrance opens the doors to the world of Ethnic Rajasthani Resort of culture, and fantasy, a culmination of the images and dreams of visitors to experience the true Rajasthani life style....!
You can get a taste of Royal Rajasthani Chowki style Dining Hall. 
Its got Katahputhli -the 
 Amphitheatre is well Designed for performing plays, Dances, Puppet shows and other variety programmes.Another attraction is the Jodhpur Hut - A mini handicrafts mela with crafts depicting the Rajasthani culture.
Its situated on the Medchal Road, Kompally, R.R, Dist..
Indira Park
A recreation park for children, situated near lower Tank Bund. This park offers a Boat ride too. It has become a favorite destination for joggers. Presently the park is on a major renovation spree.
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Located 15 Km. from Hyderabad, the park has more than 350 black bucks, 400 cheetals and a number of wild boars, small mammals, reptiles and over 100 species of birds.

Mir Alam Tank
is a reservoir 16 kms away, this tank once used to be the city's water source. Now, it has only become a tourist attraction. Its a mile long bund formed by 21 arches.

The Alleygator
The Alleygator emerged as a favorite funcentre for the young as well as old people. The Alleygator has four lines of bowling alleys, six pool tables, and video games. The cafeteria serves tasty food, which makes the place a perfect entertainment centre. The smoke free and alcohol free environment of The Alleygator makes it a perfect place to enjoy the leisure time with the entire family. 

The Alleygator has true cosmic bowling alleys, which gives utmost pleasure to the players. The lights changes automatically, with a pleasant sound, and the system also displays the score. It also has ball wall facility for new comers, ladies and children. This facility helps new comers and ladies to score better. 

Runway9-Go Karting:
Its the happening place for go-karting. Situated on the medchal Road, Kompally about 9 kms from Paradise cross road. Entry fee is Rs 10/-.
Timings are from 3pm-11pm.

Ocean Park
Ocean Park is a one of it’s kind Water Theme Amusement Park modelled on International standards. The amusement park is situated at Gandipet just 15 kms from Hyderabad offers a spectacular mix of Internationally popular. Water Rides and Amusement Rides for all age groups and provides full day entertainment to all it’s Patrons. Spread over a sprawling 20 acres of lush landscaped gardens it offers a number of internationally popular water and amusement rides.
Open from 11am to 8 pm

Mount opera
It is a huge multi-theme' park. Far from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, this amusement part that offers a variety of entertainment and leisure activities for the entire family. Built on a 50-acre plot, the park has special packages for corporates and non-resident Indians.
Aalankrita-the Ethnic Gateway
Spread over an area of 10 acres, Aalankrita blends the convenience of a 5-star resort, the ambience of a heritage Aalankrita - the ethnic gateway site and the ethnicity of the times gone by. Located about 16 km from Secunderabad, the facilities here include an air-conditioned conference hall, Well-side Restaurant, a pyramid shaped Meditation Centre, a covered swimming pool for day and night use, a sunken dancing floor, air-conditioned cottages, an antique shop, exhibition hall, walkways and a sprawling open air theatre that can accommodate about 3000 people.

Dream Valley Resorts

Nestled amidst lush green environs and located at Gandipet, Dream Valley Resorts is a water theme park with waterslide, cascading waterfalls, water squirts, a 9-hole golf course and go-karting track.

Pragati Green Meadows & Resorts

Spread over 26 acres and an hour’s drive from Hyderabad, Pragati Resorts offers facilities like swimming, boating, children’s park, coffee and snack bar, restaurant, conference hall, uniquely designed cottages for overnight stay. Pragati Sparsh, part of Pragati Resorts, set in the sylvan surroundings, offers a complete range of Ayurvedic Treatment and medicines in association with Santigiri Ashram of Kerala and in coordination with the Department of Tourism.

Treasure Island

A picturesque holiday spot, the Treasure Island, located on 60 acres of landscape at Gandipet, offers a variety of leisure and fun oriented activities - horse riding, billiards, disco, go-karting, swimming pool.

Lumbini park
is one of the attractive leisure spots in the city. The park which is near Hussainsagar lake has a floral clock, nature trail, children’s play area, and musical fountains. The boating facility which is one of the major attractions is extended to the middle of the lake. 

Lumbini Laserium
The spectacular state of the laser show on the water screen with a musical fountain, is India’s first Multi media Laser Show, that narrates Hyderabad’s history, in a thrilling display of laser lights.

NTR Gardens
: A leisure and entertainment centre adjoining the Hussain Sagar Lake, the NTR Gardens houses a Memorial of Late Shri N.T. Rama Rao, former Chief Minister, with an exemplary piece of architecture. The sprawling gardens, set up in an area of 36 acres, offers a serene atmosphere and yet provides recreation facilities such as Machan Tree, Japanese Garden, Car Café, Souvenir Shops, Fruit Restaurant and Children’s playing area. A mono rail system takes children around the Garden. It’s an amusement park with a difference…see it to believe it.

Sanjeevaiah Park
one of the garden spots in Hyderabad is located near Hussain sagar lake. This park is well spread over with lush green trees meadows, beautiful landscaped gardens and play area for children. One of the significant features of the park is it has variety of high-breed rose plants of different colours. There is also a Rock Garden which is added attractions to the visitors.
Yogibear Children’s Park is located adjacent to Sanjeevaiah park. This park is an entertainment centre for children and toddlers. The park is b e a u t i f u l l y landscaped with small lawns. Play things like swinging bars, slides are added attractions for children. The park has a miniature Golf Tract of 19 holes, a snack bar and an event shed for conducting competitions.

Indira Park
, a recreation centre for children is situated near lower Tankbund. It is an excellent place for spending evening hours amid greenery and chirping of birds. The Park has a small lake with boating facility. It also has a rose garden with flowering, bushy trees. Adjacent to the park there is skating facility for children.

Imax Theatre
Prasad’s IMAX, India’s 3 rd IMAX Theatre is located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake. It is a fully integrated family entertainment center. Spanning an area of 2,35,000 sq ft., this centrally air conditioned facility is a high tech, one stop recreation hub providing the people of Hyderabad with a unique and exciting experience, like never before.

Featuring the world’s most powerful film projector, the facility houses South India’s first Imax theatre. IMAX is a brand that is recognized worldwide. The facility possesses a 6-channel sound system with an output of 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. The Prasad’s IMAX Theatre has food outlets, coffee bars, gift shops etc.. setting a new benchmark in entertainment. The center also houses a five screen state of the art multiplex with a combined capacity of 1800 seats.

Hyderabad’s first food court, located in this complex, provides a sumptuous spread of multi-cuisine food interspersed with fast food counters.

The Eat Street

The Eat Street food outlet at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road is a fun place for the entire family, to enjoy all varieties of ‘chaat’ and delicious snacks in the enchanting lakeside ambience.This is a must visit for tourist to relax with the best of foods.
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