Birla Mandir, Hyderabad

Birla Mandir

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About Birla Mandir (Temple)

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Birla Mandir is one of the popular landmarks of Hyderabad. Birla Mandir, built by Birla, is located on a hillock called Kala Pahad, which is at a distance of about 2 km from Hyderabad city.

Birla Mandir, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple, is made of white marble brought from Rajasthan. The architectural style of the temple is a blend of North Indian and South Indian styles of temple architecture.

The temple tower or the ‘Gopuram’ exhibits the salient features of South Indian temples. The Jagadananda vimanam built atop the sanctum sanctorum resembles the Oriya style of temple architecture.

The flagstaff of the temple which has a height of 42 feet is made of brass. Scenes from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are intricately carved on the walls and ceilings of the temple. The statues of deities belonging to Hindu mythology can be found from the entrance up to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

The idol of the main deity, Lord Venkateshwara, is a replica of Balaji of Tirupati. The idol of the principal deity carved out of granite stone is about 11 feet tall. There is a lotus-shaped canopy built in marble at the top of this idol.

Birla Mandir, which overlooks the waters of Hussain Sagar Lake, provides a panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The temple can be easily accessed from the city of Hyderabad as it is only about 1 km from Hyderabad Railway Station, 6 km from Hyderabad Bus Terminal and 7 km from the Airport.

Tourists often visit Birla Mandir during the early hours of the day to listen to South Indian hymns dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. In the evenings, the Birla Mandir is illuminated.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Anshul taran

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  • Anshul taran
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 24 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  13432 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
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Thejasvi. Bhat

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  322 helpful votes
  •  6029 readers
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
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6/7
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Rajeev  S

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  • Rajeev S
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 9 Reviews
  •  851 readers

"Birla temple"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is a temple for lord Vishnu on the top of a hill which is built with marbles where photography is strictly prohibited. It could be visited in the morning or evening. The Hussain Sagar dam and Buddha statue could be seen from the top of the temple. The temple have tall Vishnu idol and other goddess. Bottom of the temple is located some shopping centres which are good for pearls and marble statues
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Sheo kumar  Lal

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  • Sheo kumar Lal
  • Lives in Patna
  • 6 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  104 readers

"Very cool place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Must go site in Hyderabad visit. Very beautiful place. The beauty of Hyderabad and lake looks very beautiful from temple as it is situated in the hill top. Also temple looks beautiful and calm. Temple surrounding area are also filled with beautiful flowers garden. The deity in temple looks like God has come here.
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Rajendra Hegde

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  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  5893 readers

"A must visit Hindu temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2017
This a is a fantastic place and seek blessings of Lord Venkateshwara. The location very beautiful and you'll find a great view of the city as well the Hussain Sagar lake from the hill top. The temple is very well maintained and is a must visit.
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Gayathri sharma Gayathri

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  • Gayathri sharma Gayathri
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  1090 readers

"Beautiful temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2017
It was constructed in 1976 in 13acres place at height of 280ft hillock. It was Lord Venkatrswara temple. Views in the morning and sunset are awesome. Hussain Sagar lake is visible from here. It's a white marble temple having so many sub shrines. Clock tower& science museum are main attractive spots. As it is on Naubath pahad it is visible from long views. Cell phones, foot wear, bags we can keep in lockers.
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Vijay

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  • Vijay
  • 3 Reviews
  •  508 readers

"Peaceful and pleasant worship place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2017
Birla temple I love, it is a very peaceful and pleasant place ... Everyone love this place .. Very good worship place .. And specially in the night we can enjoy the atmoshpere .. I enjoyed a lot by visiting birla temple I suggest every one can go and worship this temple.
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Chethan hj

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  • Chethan hj
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1987 readers

"Birla Mandir"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2017
This is religious place having many Hindu god idols. It has lot of steps to climb and temple at top. One can get good view of Hussian sagar and buddha statue from the top of this mandir.
This is well maintained, Camera & Mobiles are not allowed inside.
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Sunil Kunnoth

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  • Sunil Kunnoth
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 43 photos
  • 71 Reviews
  •  36 helpful votes
  •  31031 readers

"The Marble Marvel"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2017
The temple is a stunning structure made of superb marble incing tourists as well the temple lovers. The surrounding panorama or scenery from top of the mandir is awesome and breathtaking. The neatness is well preserved. You will love the temple for all the properties and its unique beauty. Don't miss this marble marvel when you visit Hyderabad.
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Nanjundeswaran raman

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  • Nanjundeswaran raman
  • 2 Reviews
  •  745 readers

"Birla Mandir, Hyderabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2017
A place to add to the 'Must Visit' list in Hyderabad. Beautiful structure. Very well maintained. Sculpture on premises is great. There is no visiting fee. Visitors / Devotees are not pushed around. You also get a chance to carry the palanquin - check on the timings.
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Manoj Onkar

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  • Manoj Onkar
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 7 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
  •  4060 readers

"Must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2017
Must visit even if you have seen many other Birla Mandirs in the country.
Great environment.
Worth investing some peaceful time here.
Soak in the space.
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Rajendra Hegde

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  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"A must visit in Hyderabad city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 9, 2017
The holy temple is built on the hilltop and is constructed in marbles. A very nice temple of Lord Venkateshwara in the city of Hyderabad and is located well within the city limits. From the top, one can witness the Hussain Sagar lake with other scenic views.
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