Birla Mandir, HyderabadCurrently Closed
- Address: Hill Fort Road, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4023450165
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
About Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
The stark white marble construction of the Birla Temple is easily spotted from a distance. The temple was opened in the 1970’s and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Shrines of Goddesses Padamavati and Andal are also placed here.
Built around giant boulders on the Naubat Pahad, the temple is known for its architectural accents of classic styles of Utkal (from Odisha), Dravidian (South Indian) and Rajasthani art. The main idol of the temple of Lord Venkateshwara stands tall at a height of 11 feet! The temple is also one of the few that does not have a bell as per the wishes of Swami Ranganathananda who wanted the temple to preserve its tranquil, meditative ambience.
Highlights of the temple include:
- The statue of Lord Venkateshwara.
- The brass flagstaff at the temple that stands at a height of 42 meters.
- Stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana that are covered out on the walls and celling of the temple.
- The view of the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad from the temple along with the view of the beautiful Hussain Sagar Lake.
The temple is basked in lights after dark and is an enchanting view in itself! Don’t forget to take a few moments to meditate when you visit the temple. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.
Birla Mandir Information
- You will need to wear conservative clothes and don’t forget to remove your footwear before you enter the temple.
Birla Mandir Opening and Closing Hours
- Other recommended time of arrival is: 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm
How To reach Birla Mandir by Public Transport
- By Bus: Andhra Bank Bus Stop
- By Train: Lakdikapul station
- By Auto rickshaw
- By Taxi
- By renting a motorcycle
- By taking a tourist bus
- By Walking
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Things to Know Before Visiting Birla Mandir
82.3% of people who visit Hyderabad include Birla Mandir in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
55.3% of people start their Birla Mandir visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Birla Mandir
93.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir, Hyderabad Reviews
For tourists who have not otherwise had a chance to visit a temple, this can be an interesting learning experience. Be aware that you will need to walk through without shoes and no cameras or phones are allowed in the facility. The temple is beautifully carved with lovely views of the city. It is good for a short visit but there are other more interesting things to see in Hyderabad.
I completely understand if the owners do not want variables electronics to be present on temple grounds. I respect that. I was warned by various signs not to keep my valuables in my car, and other signs also said it was free storage for shoes and phones (etc). I must be honest - I reluctantly left behind a lot of gear with the guard (who asked about all the content of the bag (phone, camera, 3 lenses, drone, iPad)) and rushed through the venue simply because it would be too costly of an experience if all of it was lost. When credit is due, the guard did guard my gear and even asked me to double check if everything was intact. Respect. I presented him with a tip because I truly had been worried. My shoes tho. I had given those to another guard and as I went to pick them up, he obviously expected to be paid. Despite several signs said it was free. Hence my low review. My expectations were ruined :/ I do appreciate the fact that it seemed everyone were paying these guards and not only us tourists. The bad rating is because I simply didn’t get to enjoy the venue. The view was amazing, the building structure amazing, however, over the top security with the seemingly point of making money by protecting valuables :/
The temple is basically built using the white marble , which is one of the main reasons if attraction. The neatness maintained is what you would like first of all. If you are visiting the city for the first time .. then don't miss out to visit this place. I'm sure you will have a great experience. The view of the city from this architecture is really splendours and very beautiful.
Breath taking view, particularly at night. Ample parking space. However, if you are not super pro driver, take a cab. The road is super narrow, good for one car. When the shops are open in evening then it is not enough for even one car due to pedestrian traffic. The roads have 45degree gradient, including one hairpin turn with 45degree gradient and 20degree banking. I am never driving there again.
White marble wonder which stands on a hillock and creates an aura of beauty. Not just the main deity (Lord Venkateshwara), we get to see various other deities being worshipped here. The view of the city from the Birla Mandir is quite scenic. A must visit for any person who is on a lookout for sightseeing spots in Hyderabad P.S: 'Like' the review if you find it useful.