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Hyderabad

The city of Hyderabad with its symbolic Charminar, vestiges of Nizam rule,and technological resurgence currently stands as a testament to the rising modernity in the country. Over the last few years, there has been a visible spurt in gallery spaces that has made the art scene in the city grow by leaps and bounds.

Museums

The museum has a wide variety of archaeological artifacts including the Egyptian mummy of princess Naishu alongside a huge gallery on Buddha dating back to last century.

The museum is a repository of souvenirs, gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam of Hyderabad by dignitaries on the occasion of his silver jubilee celebrations in 1936.

Located on the southern bank of the Musi river in Hyderabad, the museum houses the private art collection of the Salar Jung family, containiing sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics and more, from different parts of the world.

Galleries

Set up in 2003, the gallery has showcased works of canonical figures from the Indian contemporary art world such as M.F. Husain, Jogen Choudhary and others, alongside featuring artworks by young artists from different parts of India.

It is a space that represents young artists and stalwarts. Hosting exhibitions, workshops and other art activities, the gallery is a meeting point for art enthusiasts, artists and students. There is also a library section featuring rare and obscure books, alongside a printmaking studio.

Established in 2000, the gallery promotes and nurtures the evolving and transformative nature of Indian contemporary art.

And when you need a break from all the art...

Charminar is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad which was constructed in 1591. A symbol of Hyderabad, recognized globally, the monument is rife with history which includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 400 years. Charminar is also a site of numerous festivals such as Eid-ul-adha and Eid-ul-fitr.

Chowmahalla Palace built by Nizam Salabat Jung is the palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty and was the official domicile of the Nizams when they ruled the state. It is a relic of many architectural styles and influences that emerged over the decades after the construction began in the late 18th century.

Golconda Fort is a citadel and an early capital city of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty, located in Hyderabad. Golconda was a trade centre of large diamonds, being in the vicinity of the Kollur Mine. It has produced some of the worls's most famous diamonds including the likes of the Koh-i-Noor, the blue Hope, the pink Daria-i-Noor and many others.

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