Divine in Hyderabad

The glistening white structure dotting the skyline of modern Hyderabad, Birla Mandir is located towards the southern end of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad. It situated atop the Kala Pahad which is a twin hillock of Naubat Pahad. The Birlas built the Hyderabad temple in 1976 and constructed it with white marbles imported from Rajasthan. The hillock is at a height of 280-feet situated on a 13-acre plot.

The construction took almost a decade to complete and was consecrated in the same year by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. Birla Foundation, known for constructing other similar temples across the country is the patron of Birla Mandir at Hyderabad too.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu present in the form of Sri Venkateswara. One can find the kirtanas of Tyagaraja, Annamayya, and Ramadasu reverberating against the backdrop of a blue sky in the morning. The temple combines the architectural styles of Utkal (Oriya) and South Indian style. The Rajagopuram represents South Indian architectural style while the tower over the main shrine also called the Jagadananda Vimanam represents the Oriyan style. The temple also boasts of finely sculpted marbled images depicting the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The 42-feet high sanctum sanctorum (garbha gudi) is an impressive replica of the Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala.

The presiding deity is made of granite, 11-feet tall. Swami Venkateswara’s consorts Padmavati and Andal are worshipped in adjoining separate shrines. The Birla Mandir complex also houses a temple dedicated to Buddha along with fresco paintings describing his life. The temple also has separate shrines for other gods such as Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati, Hanuman, Brahma, Lakshmi and Saibaba.

In the evening, Birla Mandir presents a spectacular sight upon illumination. A trip to Hyderabad is considered incomplete without Birla Mandir by tourists for the last three decades. An enchanting Birla Mandir trip is a trip to remember and combines excellent architecture and workmanship and is a place for solace and spirituality. Visitors can enter the temple from 7.00 am to 12.00 am and 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm on all weekdays and weekend. Birla Mandir is well connected by state government buses, owing to its location in the heart of the city. Those who take a bus ride can alight near Ravindra Bharathi, which is two hundred meters away.

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Birla Mandir is easily accessible by road, as it located in the heart of Hyderabad city. Lakdi-ka-pul station is the nearest MMTS station, located one kilometer away.

All Days of the Week
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tourists can please their taste buds with fast food, pani puri and tea close to the temple. Birla Mandir has many eateries and restaurants in the vicinity of the temple, downhill in Lakdi-ka-pul area.

Shoppers can buy a range of articles here such as dhoop, puja related materials, idols of various Hindu gods and goddesses, devotional CDs’, dhotis and other traditional materials. There are many shops selling various toys for children.

Telangana Tourism operates Plaza Hotel in Begumpet,located at distance of 6.5kms from Birla mandir is a comfortable stay.The Plaza hotel here is ideal for the tourists who intend to stay in the core business district region of the bustling city.

There are standard and deluxe A/C rooms and the interiors are world-class, designed aesthetically to attract tourists. The rooms are well maintained and the environs look pleasing. There is also a restaurant attached here offering quality food for the visitors at specified timings. Hotel The Plaza is built in signature style in the midst if the city and is a prominent hotel of Telangana tourism department. The well-laid tiles and woodwork of suites are pleasing and indicate world-class construction methods employed to create a landmark hotel of the tourism department.

Phone numbers : +91 – 9553833319, +91 – 9553855560

Haritha Taramathi baradari resort is located at a distance of 14.8 kms from birla mandir ,is an attractive destination in Hyderabad. The resort has an Open Air Auditorium, which is ideal for corporate gatherings and private events. It also has an Air Cooled Theatre and Banquet Hall that are a perfect fit for special events, conferences and exhibitions. It comes with an attached pantry, a multi cuisine A/C restaurant and a 50 PAX A/c Bar(saqi) for spending some quality time.The resort also has a souvenir shop and swimming pool that comes with a modern health club with best facilities for fitness and leisure. There are A/C suites and A/C rooms that can be an ideal way to enjoy luxury in the vicinity of a prominent monument. Spending time close to a heritage destination with best accommodation and quality food, with all trappings of a resort has never been this wonderful!

Phone number
040 - 2345 0165