Pic of the Birla Temple. Taken earlier this year whilst I was on the Hyderabad Sight-seeing trip. The Birla Mandir is a Temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and is built with all-white marble. It looks great when lit up at night but on a sunny Sunday morning, it shone in all its glory. Pity cameras aren’t allowed into the Temple! A roundabout flight of about 120 steps leads up to the main shrine which houses the Lord and has two smaller shrines on each side, housing the Lord’s consorts. The view from the Southern side is splendid and one can see the vast expanse of Hussain Sagar with Hyderabad and Secunderabad on either side.