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.

What travellers are saying about Birla Mandir

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  • Very Good 46
  • Good 14
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

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Thejasvi. Bhat

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  • Thejasvi. Bhat
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1307 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  321 helpful votes
  •  6009 readers
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
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Rajendra Hegde

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  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  3315 readers

"A must visit Hindu temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  •  764 readers

"Beautiful temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  345 readers

"Peaceful and pleasant worship place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  1328 readers

"Birla Mandir"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  29962 readers

"The Marble Marvel"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  582 readers

"Birla Mandir, Hyderabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  2646 readers

"Must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • 31 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  3315 readers

"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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Chandra dhar tewari

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  • Chandra dhar tewari
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4625 readers

"The temple is very good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2017
The temple is very good. A main temple and a lot of photos of GOD were there. Though it is situated on a mountain and would be tough to visit if you have a problem in your knee. A lot of steps are there to climb. The pillar on which flag is hoisted is very good and tall. The temple is made of white marble and nearby shops provide a lot of stuffs to buy regarding religious texts in Hindi and Telugu. A must visit place.
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Chandra dhar tewari

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"Birla Mandir, Hyderabad"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2017
The temple is very good. A main temple and a lot of photos of GOD were there. Though it is situated on a mountain and would be tough to visit if you have a problem in your knee. A lot of steps are there to climb. The pillar on which flag is hoisted is very good and tall.
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