One of the top places to visit in Hyderabad, Birla Mandir, is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the presiding deity of the famous temple in Tirumala Tirupati. Located atop a 280-foot-high hill called Naubat Pahad, the temple is a beautiful modern shrine with exquisite architecture. It is ideal for those looking to get away from the city’s hustle and immerse themselves in serene surroundings for prayer and meditation.

Birla Mandir derives its name from the industrialist family of the Birlas, who have erected several such temples in various parts of the country. A fascinating aspect of Hyderabad’s Birla Mandir is the beautiful marble carvings depicting exotic scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The temple also houses Lord Venkateshwara’s consorts, Andal and Padmavati, and has a separate shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha.