The Taramati Baradari is an ancient pavilion-style building with a love story, according to the romantic fables associated with the site. Its dimensions are ideal for high sound quality while 12 doorways let in a cool breeze. In the 17th century, the inn stood alone at the top of a hill on the banks of the River Musi. Today the traditional building is surrounded by a modern entertainment precinct with restaurants, bars and a hotel.
Read about the romantic tales of the prince and his lover Taramati, after whom the site is named. It is said the prince constructed this building with perfect acoustics so he could hear her sweet singing voice from the Golconda Fort more than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away. The building sits atop a hill to avoid the noise of the city.
Enter the hall through any of its 12 doors and imagine the young Taramati singing here in the 17th century. Outside the traditional building, enjoy the many modern amenities. See a show at a 500-seat theater or a 1,600-seat open-air auditorium. Try local delicacies and international cuisine in the restaurants and food court.
Swim in the pool or work out at the gym and then unwind at the bar with a cold drink in hand. Buy souvenirs from the gift shop. If you feel that you don’t want to leave, you can even stay the night at the on-site hotel.
The Taramati Baradari complex is open from morning until late in the evening. It’s free to enter but you must pay for amenities such as the pool, gym and hotel and for shows in the theater and auditorium.
The pavilion and entertainment precinct is located north of the Musi River in the Ibrahim Bagh district, between Hyderabad and the western lake, Osman Sagar. Come by bus and walk the short distance from the Vasavi bus stop on Langar House Road. Visit the Qutb Shahi Tombs and the Golconda Fort nearby.