Birla Mandir Overview

Ranked 2 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

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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Fantastic view from top, brilliantly maintained temple

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What travellers are saying about Birla Mandir

Experience scale
  • Excellent 74
  • Good 13
  • Very Good 9
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Operating hours

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
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Reviews and Ratings

Sharon mcintosh

Sharon mcintosh4.0/5

3 reviews

Very peaceful

I always have a "moment" when I visit Birla Mandir. I stand overlooking Hyderabad and I don't know why but it just gets to me. Love having that sense of peace when I'm there.

Amit Rao

Amit Rao5.0/5

57 reviews

A mesmerizing beauty in white .

This place is very close to Lumbini Park. The Temple is on top of a small hill, roads to which are very narrow. Cars go up to the temple, but if the parking is full, then you are in trouble. Mobiles and cameras are not allowed inside. You can deposit your Mobiles at the counter which are safe . . The whole temple is made of Marble dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara ( Balaji). The marble steps lead you to the temple on top. For old people there is a lift available . The temple has a lot of open space on the top, from where the beautiful Hussein Sagar Lake is visible. A small exhibition shop is located at the bottom, opposite to the shoe stand, where you can buy goods related to the temple. Small eatery is also available selling snacks and juices . Birla Planetarium is also nearby, which is a must visit for kids.

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  • A mesmerizing beauty in white .

Madineedi narasimha rao

Madineedi narasimha rao5.0/5

2 reviews

Beautiful Marble Temple

Lord Venkateswar Swamy had a beautiful temple with good sculpture and enjoy evening breje and see the Hyderabad and Secunderabad by night. You can do meditation in the lawns and sit calmly and offer prayers. A shopping complex is available and can purchase beautiful art pieces and decorative items.

Rajeev  S

Rajeev S3.6/5

9 reviews

Birla temple

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

Sheo kumar Lal5.0/5

13 reviews

Very cool place

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.

Rajendra Hegde

Rajendra Hegde5.0/5

45 reviews

A must visit Hindu temple

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.

Gayathri sharma Gayathri

Gayathri sharma Gayathri4.3/5

7 reviews

Beautiful temple

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

Vijay5.0/5

3 reviews

Peaceful and pleasant worship place

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.

Chethan hj

Chethan hj5.0/5

4 reviews

Birla Mandir

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.

Sunil Kunnoth

Sunil Kunnoth4.3/5

71 reviews

The Marble Marvel

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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