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Location : Beside Hussain Sagar In Hyderabad
Houses : Birla Planetarium
Nearby Attractions : Birla Mandir, Tank bund, Lumbini Park, Buddha Statue

A couple of small rocky hillocks in the middle of Hyderabad beside the Hussain Sagar Lake are known as Naubat Pahad and 'Kala Pahad'. Pahad means 'hill' and Naubat means 'drum'. It is said that the Moghals used to beat large drums to announce official proclamations from Naubat Pahad.

Birla Mandir, Hyderabad, Andhra PradeshThe granite hill is about 300 feet higher than the surrounding area affording a bird's eye view of Hyderabad. From 1853 onwards Hyderabad's rulers reviewed military parades or played polo here.

Prime Attractions
On Naubat Pahad, is the Birla Planetarium, India's most modern Planetarium and is equipped with the advanced Japanese technology. It has 6 shows daily while on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays it holds 8 shows. Kala Pahad has the beautiful Birla temple of Lord Venkateswara (also spelt as 'Venkateshwara'). It is made of white marble and the idol in the temple is a copy of the one at Tirupati.


Air: Hyderabad being the capital city is well connected by air from all the important cities of the country.

Rail: Hyderabad has got its own railhead and is connected with all the major cities within the state and outside.

Road: Regular bus service connects Hyderabad with all the important places within the country. For city transportation city buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are also available.


For accommodation purpose tourist can check out the various budget and star hotels in Hyderabad & Secunderabad.

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