"The City of Nizams"

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Hyderabad Tourism

Hyderabad as a city represents the gentle amalgamation of the old and new. This city is the epitome of grandeur and royalty. It has managed to flourish and grow all the while retaining the old world charm it is famous for. Perhaps it is this contrast of eventful bazaars, old mosques and posh high rise buildings and malls that makes this city so intriguing. The historical significance of this in the Indian cannot be described in words. From the iconic landmarks to finger licking food, from exquisite architecture to beautiful lakes, this city is a travellers dream.

The land of Nizams has so many places to visit and truly it is one of the best places to visit in India. Charminar is the most famous landmark of the city. It is also the oldest mosque of Hyderabad and drives tourists from all over the globe. The lively bazaars of Hyderabad transport you to ancient India just as you enter them. From jewellery to food, from traditional wear to handicrafts, the ‘City of Pearls’ never fails to amaze the tourist.  Hyderabad has a host of places waiting to be explored like the Golcomda Fort, Ramoji Film City, Hussain Sagar Lake to name a few. And who can forget the delicious and extremely famous Hyderabadi Biryani which has lovers flying from all over the world just to taste it. The authenticity that this city has to offer is what sets it apart from the rest of the country.

Attractions

Nalgonda

1.Nalgonda

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Nalgonda is a city whose roots go back to the Paleolithic Age a proved by excavation from Yeleswaram. The further unearthing of stones and other ob...

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Begum Bazaar

2.Begum Bazaar

2 kilometres from city centre

This is one of the most eventful wholesale markets in Hyderabad. It is the biggest market in the city and is known for the traditional items availa...

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Amaravathi

3.Amaravathi

218 kilometres from city centre

Amaravati is often called Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota. This place is known for the Temple Amareswara which is one of the famous Pancharamas which is d...

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Purani Haveli

4.Purani Haveli

2 kilometres from city centre

Purani Haveli is a piece of architectural brilliance and displays exquisite craftsmanship. It is a significant part of the Hyderabadi legacy and is...

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Laad Bazaar

5.Laad Bazaar

3 kilometres from city centre

Right next to the iconic landmark Charminar one can find the Laad Bazaar. This historic has existed for centuries bazaar and continues to be a shop...

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Madina Market

6.Madina Market

2 kilometres from city centre

Another popular marketplace of Hyderabad is the Madina Market. Hyderabad is a commercial hub of the country owing to the textile industry operating...

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Begumpet Mosque

7.Begumpet Mosque

7 kilometres from city centre

Begumpet Mosque is also known as Spanish Mosque or Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula or Jam e Masjid Aiwan-E-Begumpet and is a very famous place of worship for...

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Toli Masjid

8.Toli Masjid

5 kilometres from city centre

Toli Masjid is an integral part of the tourist experience in Hyderabad, it is located in the suburban area near the Golkonda fort. It is one of the...

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Lost Society

9.Lost Society

9 kilometres from city centre

Hyderabad is the melting pot of a glorious past and modern times. The perfect representation of the 21st century is the Lost Society lounge which i...

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Chilkur Balaji Temple

10.Chilkur Balaji Temple

20 kilometres from city centre

Established almost 500 years ago, it is one of the oldest temples of Telangana. It is built 30 km away from Hyderabad in the scenic town of Chilkur...

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Mecca Masjid

11.Mecca Masjid

3 kilometres from city centre

The fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah laid the foundation of the oldest and largest mosque of Hyderabad in 1614. The...

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Birla Mandir

12.Birla Mandir

3 kilometres from city centre

The ideal place to pray and seek the blessings of the Almighty is the Birla temple. Away from the bustle of the city is this serene place which wil...

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Iskcon temple

13.Iskcon temple

1239 kilometres from city centre

Iskon temple is located in the Nampally region of Hyderabad. Known for its beauty, peaceful atmosphere and serenity it is one of the most popular s...

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Mix - The Westin

14.Mix - The Westin

13 kilometres from city centre

Another posh place to enjoy drinks and food with friends or family is the Mix. This is located in Hitech City and is known for its Dj nights and mu...

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Golkonda Fort

15.Golkonda Fort

9 kilometres from city centre

The western part of Hyderabad houses the magnificent Golkonda Fort which is about 9kms from Hussain Sagar Lake. This massive fort extends over an a...

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Salar Jung Museum

16.Salar Jung Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

Salar Jung Museum is located on the south bank of Musi River, in Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest and largest museums in the country. A striking ...

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Chowmahalla Palace

17.Chowmahalla Palace

3 kilometres from city centre

Chowmahalla translates to 'Four Palaces' and is the Palace where the reigning ruler of the Asaf Jahi dynasty sat. It was built during 1857 and 1869...

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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

18.Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

126 kilometres from city centre

Hyderabad is a storehouse of some outstanding architectural and engineering marvels. The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of them. Located in the Nalgond...

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The Sky Lounge

19.The Sky Lounge

13 kilometres from city centre

Hyderabad is city that works hard and parties harder. There are a plethora pubs, clubs and lounges which cater to the party needs of the city but S...

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Charminar

20.Charminar

3 kilometres from city centre

Charminar is the most significant landmark in Hyderabad. This monument was built by Quli Qutub Shah to mark the end of an epidemic and founding of ...

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10 Downing Street

21.10 Downing Street

7 kilometres from city centre

This place is the poshest pub in Hyderabad and is a party animal’s dream. With a host of events happening here, it is quite famous among the millen...

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Nizams Museum

22.Nizams Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

As the name suggests, Nizamabad is a city dedicated to the Nizams of Hyderabad. This place is a rich heritage site and every corner tells the story...

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Hussain Sagar Lake

23.Hussain Sagar Lake

5 kilometres from city centre

Perhaps the most popular place in Hyderabad is the Hussain Sagar Lake which is Asia’s largest artificial lake. It was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub S...

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B.M. Birla Planetarium and Science & Technological Museum

24.B.M. Birla Planetarium and Science & Technological Museum

3 kilometres from city centre

The B.M. Birla Planetarium and Science & Technological Museum are one of the most technologically advanced and well-designed planetarium. It wa...

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Nehru Zoological Park

25.Nehru Zoological Park

5 kilometres from city centre

One of the major attractions in Hyderabad is the Nehru Zoological Park which drives a lot of tourists. It was inaugurated in 1963 and is next to th...

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AP State Archaeology Museum

26.AP State Archaeology Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

It is the Hyderabad Museum or the Telangana State Archaeology Museum and is located in Hyderabad’s public garden. It is a storehouse of the rich cu...

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Osman Sagar Lake

27.Osman Sagar Lake

20 kilometres from city centre

This jewel is located a little away from main Hyderabad and is also known is Gandipet. Since, this lake is surrounded Elless worlds, Treasure Islan...

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Nizamabad

28.Nizamabad

149 kilometres from city centre

The royal Nizams Museum is located inside the Purani Haveli and close to the Charminar. It has an amazing collection of memories of the then Nizam ...

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City Shopping

29.City Shopping

508 kilometres from city centre

When it comes to shopping, Hyderabad has endless options for its visitors. From luxury brands in the malls to traditional items in the vibrant baza...

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Papi Kondalu

30.Papi Kondalu

8 kilometres from city centre

The Khammam district near Hyderabad has this splendid treasure hidden in a hill range, Pap Kondalu. It is known as the Kashmir of South India and i...

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Snow world

31.Snow world

3 kilometres from city centre

Save yourself from the scorching weather at a place where it snows all through the year. This is the biggest snow themed park in India and the thir...

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Mount Opera Theme Park Resort

32.Mount Opera Theme Park Resort

26 kilometres from city centre

Whats better than a day riding adventure roller coasters, enjoying the water rides and having a fun time with your loved ones? Nothing. The Mount O...

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Durgam Cheruvu

33.Durgam Cheruvu

11 kilometres from city centre

This scenic lake is the ideal place to spend some time with your loved ones. It provides the perfect getaway from the chaotic life of the city and ...

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Ramoji Film city

34.Ramoji Film city

4 kilometres from city centre

This is where all the action takes place. It is great for all the movie buffs. This film city was built by Ramoji Rao in 1991 on the outskirts of H...

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Khammam

35.Khammam

2 kilometres from city centre

An extremely historically significant city Khammam is located approximately 200kms from Hyderabad. Many movements against the British Raj have been...

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HISTORY

 

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah established Hyderabad which is one of the largest princely states in 1591. Hyderabad has played a pivotal part in shaping the culture and values of the country. The city has seen many rulers since its inception. It was the rule of Asaf Jahi, Nizam of Hyderabad when Hyderabad developed and grew in every aspect. Nizams exercised their control as a part of Mughals for some time but soon they formed an independent kingdom. Hyderabad is steeped in a glorious past, Hyderabad has emerged as one of the most modernised and developed city of the nation.

How to reach

Since, Hyderabad is frequented by travellers from all across the world and is a commercial hub of the country, it is connected with the country and to the rest of world. There is well established system of transportation via air, rail and road. Daily flights international flights are also available. 

How to Reach by Flight

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport provides one of the best aviation facilities in the country. It is located 22 kms from the city and has direct flights flying to and fro from many countries. There are various airlines like Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, etc have daily flights being operated from here to all the major cities of India. Buses run from the airport to important tourists destinations. You can also hire metered air-conditioned radio cabs.

How to Reach by Train

Hyderabad is well connected by rail network to all parts of India. There are three major railway stations serving the city - Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kachiguda railways stations. The trains bound for South and North India originate via Hyderabad and pass through Secunderabad.

 

How to Reach by Bus

The MGBS which operates in Hyderabad is the largest bus station in the world! Buses run from and arrive in the city from all the major cities. Travellers can choose from government and private bus services, luxury or ordinary buses. There are direct buses from Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai.  The government and private buses operate luxury and ordinary services from all the neighbouring States. There are pickup and drop points from various parts of the city. The fare of the bus depends upon where you’re travelling from.

How to Reach by Road

Hyderabad has a well-built network of highways connecting it with the rest of the country. NH 44 connects the city to numerous cities and towns. The highways are a smooth run and are great if a person wants to travel by car.

How to travel within

Hyderabad has a very smooth transportation system. State transport buses are the most preferable and convenient medium of commuting from one place to another in Hyderabad. Also, there are some local trains which connect some localities of the city but they are generally preferred by working class people

CULTURE

 

Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and is a city where the North and South, Hindus and Muslims blend into one. The multicultural society that it houses is modern but with their values intact. The strong Islamic influence that it has inherited is clearly visible in the architecture, food and lifestyle.

Being a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, every festival is celebrated with pomp and show be it Diwali, Eid or Christmas. On the 25th of February, the regional Deccan Festival takes places which very popular among the people of Hyderabad. The finger-licking Hyderabadi cuisine deserved a special mention in the history of this nation. Truly, Hyderabad is the home to a rich cultural legacy and is one of the best places to visit in the country.

Hyderabad Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive by morning/midday. Have the fabulously flavourful Hyderabadi biryani for lunch. Walk around the charming bylanes and streets of the older parts of the city. Visit the Charminar and the adjoining market. Don't forget to sample some of Hyderabad's lip-smacking chaat items! 
Day 2: Have a good breakfast and check out the Birla Science Museum and Planetarium, Salar Jung Museum. Sample some of Hyderabad's famous delicacies like paaya and kheema for lunch. Visit the Husain Sagar lake. Don't miss out on sampling the scrumptious Irani chai in the evening. End the day with a trip to the Chowmahalla Palace. 
Day 3: Visit the Indian Museum, after having a hearty breakfast. Make a trip to Ramoji Film City. In the evening take some time to have the amazing seekh and galouti kebabs on the streets of Hyderabad. Make sure you visit the Golkonda Fort and Mecca Masjid. 

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