It is common knowledge that Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, is an IT hub. But did you know the temples in Hyderabad also make this city a tremendous tourist attraction? Yes! The city is home to some of the most mesmerizing temples, delicious food, and rich history, attracting travellers worldwide. In addition, you can experience the divinity, culture, and rituals of the city through the temples.

Hyderabad has an immense presence of Hinduism despite being ruled by the Nizams for centuries. The city is flocked by devotees and tourists alike during the festivals to enjoy the beauty of these temples.

In this article, we have discussed the temples in Hyderabad and all the details you need while you visit them.

Famous Temples in Hyderabad:

If you want to visit Hyderabad and experience its rich history and heritage, temples are the perfect place. Whether it is the architecture or culture, temples in Hyderabad present a different facet of the city to the visitors. Read on.

1. Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple:

The Sri Ashtalakshmi temple is a shrine for Goddess Ashtalakshmi in Hyderabad and is a replica of Chennai’s Ashtalakshmi Temple. This temple has a touch of South Indian architecture with a marble-like finish making it one of the exciting temples in Hyderabad constructed in 1996. You can find the Lakshmi in her eight incarnated forms beautifully.

  • Address: Plot No.52, 55, W Rd No. 4, Ramakrishnapuram, Kothapet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500102
  • Opening Timings: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 09:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Indian attire.
  • How to Reach: Hyderabad is connected to all the major cities in India through all modes of transportation. You can further reach the temple by hiring a local auto from the nearby bus stop.
  • Other Attractions: Small temples nearby.

2. Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple:

Peddamma means ‘Mother of mothers’ or ‘the supreme mother’ because it consists of two Pedda and Amma. The native villages near Hyderabad, Santhan Lakshmi (Goddess Lakshmi sitting on the lion) are worship this temple. The best time to visit this temple is in June and July during Bonalu and RathaSapthami. However, there is always a large amount of foot traffic of devotees to this temple.

  • Address: Jagadish Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500003
  • Opening Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM
  • Dress Code: Traditional attire is preferable.
  • How to Reach: You can hire an auto or a cab to reach the temple. Several TSRTC buses also take you to this temple quickly.
  • Temple Website: https://www.peddammagudi.org/
  • Other Attractions: Small temples nearby.

3. Sri Jagannath Temple:

Jagannath temple is located in Banjara Hills, constructed by the Odiya community. It is one of the famous temples in Hyderabad and is known for its modern architecture and design. This temple comprises the idols of Lord Balarama and Subhadra; still, it is mainly dedicated to Lord Jagannath- an incarnation of Lord Krishna. The annual Rathyatra festival swarmed by thousands of devotees is a very famous program conducted in this temple.

  • Address: Banjara Hills, Road no. 12, Hyderabad.
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week -6:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Dress Code: Traditional Indian attire.
  • How to Reach: Hyderabad is well connected to the other states of India and can be reached through rail, airways, and roads. Locally, you can use TSRTC buses, autos, or cabs to reach the temple.
  • Temple Website: http://shrijagannathtemplehyderabad.com/
  • Other Attractions: Several eateries nearby.

4. Birla Mandir:

Birla Mandir is one of the prominent temples in Hyderabad, situated 280 feet high on the NaubatPahad. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala and was built in the 19th century. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Hyderabad, which attracts tourists with the beautiful stone carvings of Gurbani, teachings of esteemed saints, beautiful sculptures, sprawling premise, and the white marble structure. Moreover, you can get a beautiful view of the Hussain Sagar lake, owing to its hilltop location.

  • Address: Birla Temple Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana 500063.
  • Opening Timings: 7 AM to 12 noon and 3 PM to 9 PM.
  • Dress Code: There is no dress code.
  • How to Reach: You can reach Birla mandir via TSRTC buses or autos, or cabs. It is 6km from the Hyderabad bus terminal and 1km from the Hyderabad railway station.
  • Other Attractions: Tankbund, Birla science museum, Birla planetarium.

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5. Kesari Hanuman Temple:

Kesari Hanuman temple is located on sacred Musi river in Jiyaguda is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Samartha Ramadas Swami, the Guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji, constructed this sacred place. According to Hindu mythology, this 300-year old temple is where Hanuman performed Puja of Lord Rama in search of Goddess Sita. Therefore, every year a high number of devotees swarm this place for large numbers to celebrate Sri Rama Navami and Sri Hanuman Jayanti.

  • Address: PanchbaiAlwa, KarwanSahu, Karwan East
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week except Sunday -6:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Indian attire is preferable.
  • How to Reach: KesariHanuman temple is easily accessible by several local transportations available in the city, both public and private.
  • Other Attractions: Gaushala, Nearby Ashram.

6. Chilkur Balaji Temple:

Chilkur Balaji Temple is situated on the banks of Osman Sagar and is also popularly called ‘Visa Balaji Temple.’ This temple was built during the period of Akkanna and Madanna and is dedicated to Lord Balaji. The temple doesn’t accept any money from the devotees. Moreover, it doesn’t give VIP privileges to anyone making it even more special. This says that whatever your financial stature, you are the same in the eye of God.

  • Address: Chilkur Balaji Temple Rd, Himayat Nagar.
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week – 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Indian attire is compulsory.
  • How to Reach: There are several TSRTC buses from Mehdipatnam to reach Chilkur Balaji temple directly. You can also hire a private cab to reach the temple.
  • Other Attractions: Saraswathi Mandir, Swami Narayan Gurukul.

7. Sri Seetha Rama Chandra Swamy temple, Ammapally:

Sri Seetha Rama Chandra Swamy temple, Ammapally, is located 30km from Hyderabad and 5km from the Shamshabad bus stop. It is one of the popularly visited temples in Hyderabad, and many movie shootings also occur in this temple. Every year, Sri Ramanavami is celebrated with great pomp in this temple.

Address: Nagarguda – Shamshabad Rd, Near Rajeev Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Ammapalle, Telangana 501218.

  • Opening Timings: 6 AM – 1 PM and 4 PM – 7 PM.
  • Dress Code: Indian traditional dress is preferable.
  • How to Reach: You can take a taxi from Shamshabad to reach this temple or go from Mehdipatnam too.
  • Other Attractions: Kodandarama temple.

8. Sitaram Bagh temple & Dattatreya Temple:

Sitaram Bagh temple or Seetharambagh temple is an old temple located in Mangalhat, a suburb in Hyderabad. It was built by Seth PuranmalGaneriwala, a member of the Ganeriwala family, and is spread over 25 acres. INTACH classified the Sitaram Bagh temple as a heritage building. A massive donation towards the re-construction of this temple was provided by the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad HEH Mir Osman Ali Khan.

  • Address: Mangalhat Road, Nampally.
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week – 5:30 AM to 11:30 PM, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Indian traditional attire is preferable.
  • How to Reach: This temple is connected to the city through all modes of transportation.
  • Other Attractions: Small temples nearby.

9. Sanghi Temple:

Sanghi Temple has 35 km from Hyderabad and is located on the top of the Hillock PaeamanandGiri hill at Sanghi Nagar. It has attracted devotees globally since its inception in 1991. Sanghi group manages this temple, and the style of Chila-Chalukya can be seen in its architectural beauty. The idol in this temple is a replica of the one present in Thirumala.

  • Address: OmerkhanDaira
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Indian traditional dresses is preferable.
  • How to Reach: You can hire a private cab to reach the temple, or several TSRTC buses are available that take you to the temple premises.
  • Other Attractions: Ramoji film city.

10. Ranganathaswamy Temple, Jiyaguda:

Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, the Hindu god Vishnu Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is located at Jiyaguda in Hyderabad and is 400 years old. The Nanganur Prathama Peetha built this temple, is managed by the endowment department of Telangana and is situated on the banks of the Musi river. The festival that attracts lakhs of devotees every year is during the Vaikuntha Ekadashi.

  • Address: Indira Nagar, Joshi Wadi, Tuljaram Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500006.
  • Opening Timings: All days – 5:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Indian attire is preferable.
  • How to Reach: This temple is well connected to different parts of the city, and you can use the TSRTC buses to reach the temple. You can also hire a private cab or autos too to reach the temple.
  • Other Attractions: Markets nearby.

11. Balkampet Yellamma Temple:

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BalkampetYellamma temple is one of the ancient temples in Hyderabad, dedicated to the Goddess Yellamma, ‘mother of the universe.’ This temple is famous for the BonaluJathara and Yellammakalyanotsavam, the celestial marriage ceremony of the temple goddess. Tuesdays and Sundays are thronged with devotees to this revered temple. The well’s theerhtam is believed to cure all ailments.

  • Address: Balkampet Road, Balkampet.
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week – 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Indian dresses are compulsory.
  • How to Reach: You can reach this temple by taking a metro. Local autos and cabs can also be taken to get to this temple.
  • Other Attractions: Markets in the surrounding area.

12. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple:

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Karmanghat Hanuman temple is a vintage temple in Hyderabad built in the 12th century by Kakatiya king Prataparudra. The deity in this temple is revered as ‘Sankat Mochana, ‘ meaning resolver of challenges and troubles, which holds a great significance among the Hindu community. It also features smaller temples of different deities in this temple.

  • Address: 8-2-61, Padma Nagar Colony, Champapet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500079.
  • Opening Timings: 6 AM to 12 noon and 4 PM to 8 PM. Every Tuesday, the temples remain open from 5:30 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 9 PM.
  • Dress Code: It is necessary to wear traditional Indian dresses.
  • How to Reach: Rajiv International Airport is 15km away from this temple, and you can take a cab to reach the temple. The temple is 12 km away from Mahatma Gandhi bus station.
  • Temple Website: https://www.karmanghatsrihanumantemple.org/
  • Other Attractions: Small temples nearby.

13. Sri Shyam Baba Temple, Kachiguda:

Sri Shyam Baba temple is an age-old temple in Hyderabad. It is popularly known as Shri KanchiKamakotiPeetham Shri Shyam Baba Mandir. Raas Leela, Janmashtami is the unique festival during which there is the maximum footfall of devotees. However, this temple attracts devotees with its beautiful temple architecture, stone figurines, and paintings throughout the year. In addition, the temple authorities organize long bhajans.

  • Address: Kachiguda Station Rd, Veeranna Gutta, Barkatpura, Kachiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500027.
  • Opening Timings: 6 AM to 12 noon and 4 PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code: Indian traditional dress.
  • How to Reach: This temple is in the city’s center, and you can reach it by hiring cabs or autos. There are several TSRTC buses available that take you to this temple.
  • Other Attractions: Shopping markets in Koti.

14. ISKCON Temple Hyderabad:

Inaugurated by Swami Prabhupada, the ISKCON temple or Sri Radha-Madana-Mohana temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Throughout the mornings and evenings, devotees chant bhajans devoted to Krishna. The ambiance of this temple calms and uplifts your mood. There are several cultural, educational, spiritual, and social activities done. Another unique feature in this temple is that regular classes are conducted in Sanskrit, Bhagavatam, Bhagavadgita, and Upanishads. In addition, a standard free nutritional food distribution program is present in ISKCON Hyderabad that contributes to society.

  • Address: Hare Krishna Land, Nampally Station Road, Abids.
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week – 4:30 AM to 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code: There is no dress code.
  • How to Reach: There are several TSRTC buses available to reach this temple. You can even hire an auto or a cab to get to this ISKCON temple.
  • Temple Website: https://iskconhyderabad.com/
  • Other Attractions: Gokul chat.

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15. Keesaragutta Temple:

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Keesaragutta temple is an excellent place for people looking for inner peace, and it is also called Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple. This temple pulls thousands of devotees every week as it is one of the famous temples near Hyderabad. This marvellous temple’s murals, paintings, and architecture make for a visual treat and are located on a hilltop giving you a beautiful view. Though RamalingeshwaraBrahmotsavam, Shiva Kalyanam, Hanuman Jayanthi, Rama Navami are celebrated, Shiva Ratri is the main festival celebrated in this temple.

  • Address: Medchal-Malkajgiri district, Hyderabad.
  • Opening Timings: 6 AM to 12:45 PM and 3 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • Dress Code: Indian traditional.
  • How to Reach: You can hire a private vehicle to reach the temple through the roads of scenic beauty. There are several TSRTC buses you can use.
  • Temple Website: http://www.keesaragutta.org/
  • Other Attractions: Golconda fort.

16. Sri Surya Devalayam, Tirumalagiri:

Sri Suryasarandas Maharaj inaugurated this Sun temple in 1959 and is one of the best temples in Hyderabad. The surroundings of this temple give you a soothing feel to your eyes with beautiful green spaces. Devotees can visit this temple any day of the week at the given timings.

  • Address: Aruna Enclave, Trimulgherry, Hyderabad – 500015, Near SP Colony.
  • Opening Timings: 6:30 AM-12:30 PM & 5:00 PM-7:30 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional dress is preferable.
  • How to Reach: There are several TSRTC buses available you can access to reach the temple. You can also hire a cab and auto to reach the temple.
  • Temple Website: https://srisuryadevalayam.org/
  • Other Attractions: Beautiful greenery.

17. Hare Krishna Golden Temple:

Hare Krishna Golden temple is one of the best temples to visit in Hyderabad and is quickly emerging as a popular tourist spot. The Hare Krishna Golden temple has the shrines of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Radha Krishna and is located in Banjara Hills. Another unique feature of this temple is the rare sculpture of Narasimha Swamy.

  • Address: Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kshetram Road #12, near Anti Corruption Bureau office, NBT Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034.
  • Opening Timings: 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: You need to dress appropriately.
  • How to Reach: Hyderabad is connected to different parts of the country through air, bus and train. Several TSTRC buses are available to get to this temple, or you can even take an auto or cab.
  • Temple Website: https://www.hkmhyderabad.org/
  • Other Attractions: Several eateries.

18. Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Chandrayangutta:

 

Located in Keshavagiti of Chandrayanagutta, Sri Chennakeshava Swamy Temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is one of the famous temples in Hyderabad. It is believed that the Lord is self-manifested in the temple and is 5km from Charminar and 1km from Falaknuma. Four-armed Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Alwars, Andal are some of the sub-temples in this temple. The endowments department of the presidency of Telangana manages this temple.

  • Address: 18/9/9/41, Srisailam Highway, Dastagirnagar, KesavGiri, Chandrayangutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500005.
  • Opening Timings: All days of the week: Morning – 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM and Evening – 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional clothing is preferable.
  • How to Reach: The distance from the SwayambhuChennakesava Swamy temple to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station is 9km. Hyderabad is connected to different parts of the country by air, rail, and road.
  • Other Attractions: Charminar.

19. Sri Ganesh Temple, Secunderabad:

Sri Ganesh temple is one of the most famous temples in Telangana that is about 200 years old. The prominent attraction of this temple is Lord Ganesha that is the main deity. Lord Shiva, Sri Navagraha, Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Anjaneya, Sri Uma Maheshwari, RahuKetu, and Maha Ganapathi Mandapam ate the other gods and goddesses that have sannithis in this temple. Based on the devotee’s preferences, daily rituals are conducted regularly.

Address: Regimental Bazar Main Rd, Railway Officer Colony, Regimental Bazaar, Shivaji Nagar, Secunderabad, Telangana 500003.

  • Opening Timings: All the days of the week: 6:15 AM to 2 PM, 4:30 to 8 PM.
  • Dress Code: Salwar and sarees for women, pants, shirts, or kurta for men. Jeans are not allowed.
  • How to Reach: This temple is in the city’s heart, and you can reach it by TSRTC buses, autos, or private vehicles. The temple is very near to the Secunderabad railway station and Rathifile bus stand.
  • Other Attractions: Clocktower.

20. Ratnaalayam Sri Venkateswara swamy Temple, Shamirpet:

Ratnaalayam Sri Ventakeshwara Swamy temple is one of the best temples to visit in Hyderabad devoted to Lord Venkateshwara, Goddess Padmavati, Goddess Andal. The fountains are structured in the form of shanku, chakram, and namam in this age-old temple. However, the fountain showcasing the heavenly scene of Lord Vishnu resting on Adishesha with his wives is the main attraction to the tourists in this temple.

  • Address: Rajiv Rahadari, Near Shubham Gardens, Aliabad, Telangana 500078.
  • Opening Timings: Weekdays from 6 AM to 12 noon and 4 PM to 8 PM. Weekends and holidays: 6 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 9 PM.
  • Dress Code: Traditional dresses are preferable.
  • How to Reach: Several TSRTC buses are available around the city to take you to the temple. You can also rent a cab to reach the temple.
  • Other Attractions: Vargal Saraswathi temple.

21. Sri SubrahmanyaswamyDevalayam, Skandagiri:

Sri SubrahmanyaswamyDevalayam in Skandagiri is one of the beautiful temples in Hyderabad. This temple is about 2KM away from Secunderabad railway station, located in Padmaraonagar. Another name of Lord Subramanya Swamy comes from the word ‘Skandagiri,’ which means the hill of Lord Skanda. Accompanied by Srivalli and Sridevasena, Lord Subramanya is the primary deity in this temple. There are also other gods and goddesses temples present here. Though the important festivals are celebrated per Telugu and Tamil calenders, the rituals are done per Tamil sampradaya.

Address: Skandagiri, Kamakotinagar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad, 500061

Opening Timings: Sundays and Fridays: morning-6 AM to noon, Evening-4:30 PM to 9 PM. Thursday, Saturday, and Monday: Morning- 6:30 to 11 AM, Evening- 4 to 9 PM. Tuesday- 6:30AM to 12PM, 4:30 to 9PM. Wednesday- 6:30 to 11 AM, 4 to 9 PM.

Dress Code: Traditional dresses are preferable.

How to Reach: Several TSRTC buses are available at the Secunderabad bus stop that will take you to the temple. Temple Website: https://srisubrahmanyaswamydevalayamskandagiri.org/

Other Attractions: Nearby parks.

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22. Ujjaini Mahakali Temple, Secundrabad:

UjjainiMahakali Temple is one of the top temples in Hyderabad’s twin city Secunderabad and is 191 years old. This temple is the most prominent for its celebrations of the Mahankali AmmavariJathara during July and August. The temple is decorated beautifully with buntings, festoons, and garlands during this period. It is an annual event where devotees arrive from all over the state to seek the blessings of Mahakali.

  • Address: 3-4-30 to 40, Mahakali Street General Bazar, Secunderabad – 500003.
  • Opening Timings: Every day: 06:00 AM – 01:00 PM, 04:00 PM – 08:30 PM.
  • Tuesday: 05:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 04:00 PM – 09:00 PM. FRIDAY: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 4:00 PM – 09:00 PM.
  • Dress Code: Half-saree, saree or chudidar for women, Shirt & trousers, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • How to Reach: The temple is 8km away from Hyderabad Bus Stand. The temple is 10km away from Kacheguda Railway station. The temple is 32km away from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
  • Temple Website: https://sriujjainimahakalimatha.org/
  • Other Attractions: Nagadevatha temple, Balkampetyellamma temple.

Though Hyderabad is considered an IT hub, there is no scarcity of temples in Hyderabad. On the contrary, there are several small to prominent temples all over the city, attracting devotees all over the country. Sanghi Temple is yet another famous temple located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, which is visited by younger crowds popularly. Shiva temple Hyderabad, bhagyalakshmi temple Hyderabad, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Hyderabad, pratyangiraDevi temple Hyderabad, buddha temple in Hyderabad, Jain temple in Hyderabad, kalabhairava temple in Hyderabad, Shani temple Hyderabad, mallikarjun temple Hyderabad, ayyappa temple in Hyderabad, Chitragupta temple Hyderabad, Dakshina Murthy temple in Hyderabad, sai baba temple Hyderabad, Saraswathi temple Hyderabad are some of the other prominent temples in Hyderabad. Don’t forget to let us know if you found this article helpful!

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Frequently Asked Question and Answers:

Q1. What are the 3 oldest temples in Hyderabad?

Ans: Hyderabad has some of the oldest temples in Hyderabad, which were constructed during the Mughal and Nizam rule. One of the oldest known temples in the city is said to be Akkanna Madanna Temple in Moghalpura, Kala Hanuman Temple in Attapur and Yadagirigutta Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.

Q2. Which Temples of Hyderabad Are Best Known For Their Architecture?

Ans: One of the most popular temples in Hyderabad is Sanghi temple, built by the Sanghi group of industries. It is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and is a major spot for film shooting. Another famous temple known for its grand architecture is the Sri Ramachandra Swamy temple, Ammapali Village and Ratnayalam Temple near Adilabad X roads.

Q3. What Are The Famous Shiva Temples In Hyderabad?

Ans: Apart from Keesaragutta, Hyderabad also has some of the oldest and powerful Shiva temples. Sri Shiva Temple in Golkonda Fort, Sri Mahadev Mandir in Gaddiannaram and Sri Mallanna Temple in Amberpet. Some of these temples are ancient and are believed to bless devotees with good health and prosperity. Mahasivarathri is the most crowded day in these temples, who scores of devotees waiting to get a glimpse of their favourite God.

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