Things to do in Hyderabad (Hyderabad Travel Guide)

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Hyderabad – City of Pearls, A former diamond trade centre and a 400-year-old city founded by the Qutb Shahi Sultan Muhammad Quli-Qutb Shah in 1591 CE

This city has so much to offer everyone, Hyderabad is also the capital of Telangana ( Indian state) occupying 650 square kilometres along the banks of Musi river. the city has a population of 6.9 million thus making it Fourth most populated city in India.

so when you are visiting this city you should know what to do in Hyderabad. There are so many places to go from architectural to urban.

Charminar, Hyderabad

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Iconic Charminar

Charminar, this historic monument located in the centre of the city and globally knows as the symbol of Hyderabad.

this architecture is about 400 years old, while both historically and religiously significant. it is also known for its busy local markets around the Charminar and has become one of the most visited place in Hyderabad

the place has many things to offer food, shopping places around it and amazing views of Charminar and above from the Charminar. this is one of the best place in Hyderabad to visit at any point of time

you can visit Charminar at any time but if you want to go up and enjoy the views there are timings for that

timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm all days

  • Ticket price to visit
  • 20 Rs for Indians
  • 100Rs for foreign nationals

location:  Charminar Rd, Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

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Golconda fort inside view

Golconda Fort, also known as Golkonda. this is a fortified citadel in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

this is the capital city of Qutub Sahi dynasty, before here there used to be diamond mines that makes Golconda as the trade centre of diamonds, these diamonds are also known as Golconda diamonds

the region has produced some of the worlds famous diamonds like Koh hi noor, the blue hope, the pink Daria-i-Noor, the Dresden Green etc…

Golconda Fort is also listed as the archaeological treasure of India, this place is really big and you must see this fort and architecture of it

Bonus tip: don’t forget to take water bottles up there when you are climbing the fort because you will feel so thirsty and tired while trekking up the fort.

timings: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm all days

  • ENTRY FEE:
  •  15 per person for Indians
  •  200 per person for Foreign Tourists
  •  25 for Still Camera
  •  130 for Sound & Light Show

Location: Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500008, India

Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad

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Buddha statue, Hussain Sagar by Divya Reddy

this is a heart-shaped lake in Hyderabad built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, named after Hussain Shah Wali and there is a buddha statue in the middle of Hussain Sagar

we can go to that statue by boat and you can take a private boat also there its kind good

the best part about this is there are few parks nearby Hussain Sagar and also tank bund road is beautiful in the night

Chowmahalla Palace

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Chowmohalla palace, this is a palace of nizams like the official residence of nizams when they ruled Hyderabad

this place is near Charminar and it’s beautifully maintained and this palace is also has a museum where you can learn about the history and many things

chowmohalla place is worth visiting place and inside no DSLR are allowed but if we get special permission maybe they allow

Ramoji Film City – World’s Largest Film studio

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Ramoji film city is a magical realm filled with excitement and joy at every turn, this is the worlds largest film studio or world’s largest film city

built across 2000 acres in 1996 by ramoji group, this is a must-visit and definitely visit place when you are visiting Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

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Salar Jung museum is a place for people who are interested to learn about the history of Hyderabad and India

they have so much and many sections like for arts, armoury, textiles, and so on and also it’s one of the three national museums in India

you will have a really good time here and it’s fun too and make sure you to walk so much because there is so much walking. as elders say best things won’t come easily – this place is worth visiting place

Qutub Shahi Tombs – Hyderabad

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Qutub shahi tombs are located in Ibrahim bhag near Golconda Fort, this place contains tombs and mosques of various kings of Qutub Shahi dynasty

during Qutub Shahi dynasty, tombs are held as great veneration but after their time these tombs were neglected until sir Salar Jung III ordered them restoration and now it’s a scenic beauty.

this place can attract archaeologists, travellers, people who find history amusing – but if you are visiting Hyderabad you have to put this place on your list.

Mecca Masjid – Hyderabad

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mecca masjid or Makkah masjid, this is one of the largest mosques in India with a capacity of 20,000, this is situated in the old city very close to Charminar

Shilparamam

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Welcome to the arts and crafts village in Hyderabad, Shilparamam is conceived with an idea to create an environment for the preservation of traditional crafts

Shilparamam gives a scenic ambience of tradition and cultural heritage, this place even has few museums like rural museum and rock museum etc.

this is a really good place to relax, take walks, for family, friends to hang out, buy handicrafts, so do visit this place when you are visiting Hyderabad

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