Birla Mandir, Hyderabad

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Visit the majestic marble temple of Birla Mandir, one of the many eponymous temples built by the Birla family all over India. Constructed in 1976, the temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, an incarnation of Vishnu. Admire the imposing building, supposedly made out of 2,000 tons of pure white marble, and view the idols of many deities, including a 3 m (11 ft) tall image of Venkateshwara. Climb up to the hilltop temple to enjoy panoramic views of Hyderabad and its surroundings. With our international travel planner, Hyderabad attractions like Birla Mandir can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The construction and buildings are beautiful. The approach road & parking facilities are very congested. You have to deposit your mobiles and cameras, hence better leave it in the car itself. Overall ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Sala jang mueseum is better option.camera is not allowed.Good thing is the view at night from the top of temple...Hussain Sagar lake view is nice from birla  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice hilltop temple of Lord Venkateswara swami. I like to normally visit this temple on weekdays and in the evenings. Nice view of the Hussain Sagar Lake and the city. When you are here,you can a...  more »
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  • May 6, 2017
    Beautiful Temple, very well maintained. A great piece of Hindu architecture. I wish they offered a guided tour to understand all the amazing sculptures made all around the temple. From the top , there are some spectacular views of the city. They don't allow mobile phone, which I think is a big plus, it gives you time and peace of mind to get engrossed into the spiritual spirit of the place. The only sad part was the lift, which was not working, which could be a big challenge for elderly people to climb up the temple stairs.
  • July 7, 2017
    Beautiful architecture atop a hill.. Magnificent view of the twin cities.. Great place to visit.. Tourist attraction.. Lord Venkateshwara Temple.. provided with ample parking lot and cloak room... And also a souvenir shop for d tourists ..
  • June 27, 2017
    Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet high. The construction took 10 years and was opened in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda. There is a nice view from the top and the place is really silent. People can go there for relaxing and have a nice time. Note: Phones are not allowed. i guess all the electronics are not allowed in the temple.
  • July 11, 2017
    Hindu temple, and best attraction for local and outside visitors. Can't carry your belongings, and also need to deposit your mobile in locker. The outside shops of Birla mandir are cheaper with quality fashion products. Good for street shopping experience.
  • June 9, 2017
    Splendid and refreshing. The whole temple is made up of marble and images of gods, goddesses, their teachings have been sculpted on the marbles itself. The view from top of the temple is mesmerising. I went to this temple on a cloudy full moon day. The fresh air, 360 view and the calmness is a beautiful combination of sorts.

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