Birla Mandir located on the Naubath Pahad is Lord Venkateshwara temple of Hindu religions. Birla Mandir is entirely built in white marble. Birla Mandir is located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India and it’s not to be confused with Birla Mandir of Delhi, though this is major tourist point.
Hyderabad most popular temple, Birla Mandir was built in 1976 on a 280 feet’s high hill called Naubath Pahad which covers an area of 13 acres. The construction was completed in 10 years and was honor by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. It’s a wonderful combination of northern and southern temples styles. Birla Mandir is fully constructed with white marbles from Rajasthan and most of the donation came from Birla family which is one of the richest family in India and so the name is Birla Mandir.
Though the main celestial being Lord Venkateshwara, other Hindi deities like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Hanuman, Brahma, Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Saibaba. The granite stone on which the Lord Balaji is carved measures a staggering 11 feet’s height.
Birla Mandir overlooks beautiful scenery from the other side of Hussain Sagar Lake which is just 3 km away from the temple. A top from the Birla Mandir offers an amazing panoramic view of the Hyderabad and Secunderabad. When illuminated at night timing its provides a colorful view from anywhere in the city.
Birla Mandir is open all working days from 7 Am to 12 noon and in afternoon from 3 Pm to 9 Pm. Reaching this place is one of the easiest thing to do in Hyderabad with good connectivity and multiple sources for transport. Located in the center of Hyderabad and amid the center of points of interest Birla Mandir can be reached through MMTS train or APSRTC buses. If you are coming through MMTS train then you must get down at Lakdi-ka-pul station and if you want to reach by APSRTC buses then get down at Assembly bus stop, from there it’s walk able distance.