Foremost among the historical sites in Hyderabad is the Charminar, a majestic structure famous for its architectural excellence. Situated in the heart of the city, it is an important landmark in Hyderabad. Another tourist attraction here is the Golconda Fort, a 16th century fortress situated on the western outskirts of Hyderabad city. Known for its collection of diamonds, it is said that the famous Kohinoor originally belonged to Golconda. Ibrahim Qutb Shah built Husain Sagar Lake, a large artificial lake, 1562 AD and is the connecting point of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.In the lake on an island is a larger -than -life size statue of the Buddha. Boats take tourists across the lake to the island, on which the statue rests. There are many enthralling places in the vicinity to the capital of Andhra Pradesh with an array of travel attractions such as Warangal and Nagarjunasagar.