Best Places To Visit In Hyderabad For All (2019 Updated List)

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Hyderabad, the pearl city of India. It is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana and also the capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad is also the fourth-most-populous city in India. Hyderabad is known for its beauty, affluence, and culture.

A veritable melting pot of the old and the new, Hyderabad, also known as the City of the Nawabs. A major center for the high scale growth technology industry, it’s also home to many hi-fi restaurants, cafes, and stores.

Hyderabad has filled with beautiful monuments with lots of historical significance that serve as the major factor attracting tourists from in and outside India.

Hyderabad consists of some great surprises for the one who love architecture, history, and arts. The city has a rich and splendid mix of culture that makes it home to some brilliant architectural elements reflecting the different colors on the spectrum of Hyderabad.

Its historic sites include Charminar, Buddha Statue, and The Golconda Fort, a former diamond-trading center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital.

The most iconic landmark of Hyderabad is the Charminar it is a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an old city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar.

In the poem “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad” by activist and poet Sarojini Naidu she appreciates the majesty of the Hyderabadi traditional bazaar.

She says exploring the lanes of this city, with its chai shops and spice merchants, you’ll encounter a teeming urban spectrum of color and aroma.

ABOUT HYDERABAD

Located in: Telangana

Area: 650 square km.

Native: Hyderabadi

Main Language: Telugu, Urdu

Other Cheif Languages: Tamil, English, and Hindi.

Population: 6,809,970

Density of Population: 10,477 square km.

Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Begumpet Airport

Monsoon: From June to December

Best time to Travel: From November to March

DO VISIT THESE BEST PLACES IN HYDERABAD:

RAMOJI FILM CITY

RAMOJI FILM CITY

 

Started in the year 1996, this film city is built over a huge area of about 1666 acres. Not many know that this film city was built on the Nizam war grounds and is believed to be haunted.

To visitors, this place is an absolute dream world, where everything is just beautiful and perfect and is impossible to differentiate the ‘real’ and ‘fake’.

The Ramoji Film City is considered to be one of the biggest film studio complex in the world with a massive area of around 2000 acres.

Many Bollywood films have been shot her like Dilwale, Kalank, etc. Even historic superhit blockbuster film Bahubaali was shot in Ramoji. Home to real-like gardens, mountains, lakes, homes, cities, and villages, it is the favorite venue for Tollywood film shootings.

GOLCONDA FORT

GOLCONDA FORT

Hyderabad’s most impressive sight, this monumental fort lies on the western edge of the city approximately 9 km from Hussain Sagar Lake.

It is one of the region’s best-preserved monuments in the country. The construction of this fort was completed in the 1600s and it is reputed for being the area where once, the mighty Kohinoor diamond was stored.

It is also said that if you clap your hands at the bottom of the fort, the echoes of your clap can be heard at the other part of the fort. This fort is also home to hundreds of bats.

The architecture, the intricacy, the legends, the history, and the mystery echo of Golconda Fort adds to its allure and make it one of the must-visit places in Hyderabad.

TAJ FALAKNAMA PALACE

TAJ FALAKNAMA PALACE

 

Taj Falaknuma Palace is perched around 2000 meters above the city of Hyderabad. This beautiful and exquisite Palace was once the royal residence of Nizam- probably the richest man in the world, the palace has now been converted into a five-star luxury heritage hotel.

Showcasing sheer opulence and elegance, the palace treats all its guests like royalty. The architecture of the Taj Falaknuma Palace is an imposing sight to behold. The Palace itself is a delicate artwork of domes, arches, windows and meticulously carved out designs.

Many celebrities like Arpita Khan, SInger Neeti Mohan, and actress Sayesha Saigal have gotten hitched at this beautiful picturesque Palace in Hyderabad.

CHARMINAR

CHARMINAR

Most of the historical monuments existing in India were built by the Kings, sultans, rulers, and emperors as mementos of their victory in battles as a part of their celebrations or as gifts or as a token of love.

The Charminar in Hyderabad is an exception to all of them as it was built to create awareness of the epidemic. Plague broke out as an epidemic right after Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah transferred his capital from Golkunda to Hyderabad.

It’s certainly an impressive sight, though the relentless traffic that swirls around the structure, crowds, and queues make it somewhat less rewarding to visit.

DECCAN TRAILS

DECCAN TRAILS

Trails is a unique hilltop adventurous, exciting, relaxing and fun experience. This destination is located a few miles away from Hyderabad.

It offers a unique, memorable and unforgettable experience for each and every individual. Unwind yourself at the Deccan Trails Hyderabad with your loved ones.

You have a wide range of activities to choose from like, Rock or Sports Climbing, Commando Net, Burma Bridge, Balance Boards, Valley Crossing, and many more.

You can also just spend a day of peace and calm at the campsite and soak in the peace and tranquility the surroundings have in store for you.

CHOWMAHALLA PALACE

CHOWMAHALLA PALACE

Chowmahalla Palace is also known as Chowmahallatuu is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state.

The grandeur of rulers, the glory of its past, a glimpse of their enigmatic way of living, are still alive in the form of palaces like Chowmahalla Palace, a place worth visiting when on a Hyderabad tour.

Built in the 18th century, almost about 200 years ago, the Chowmahalla Palace is one of the most popular sightseeing places in the whole of Hyderabad.

The word “Chowmahalla” which literally means the place is “Four Palaces” with “Chow” means four in Urdu and “Mahalat” which is the plural of “Mahalel” meaning palaces.

Chowmahalla Palace is said to quite be in resemblance with the Shah Palace of Tehran in Iran.

BUDDHA STATUE AT HUSSAIN SAGAR

BUDDHA STATUE AT HUSSAIN SAGAR

The statue is 18-meter high and located on a small island in the middle of the lake. The statue was chiseled out of white granite rock, weighing 450 tons, by 200 sculptors in two years.

It was a dream project of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao turned reality by 1992. The awe-inspiring statue of the Buddha is the largest single carved rock in the world.

SALAR JUNG MUSEUM

SALAR JUNG MUSEUM

Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is one of the third largest museums in India. It was inaugurated in the year of 1951 by our first prime minister of India, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru.

In the year of 1968, the complete collection was shifted to the present building. It is located on the southern bank of the river Musi, the Salar Jung Museum is not far from the other important monuments of the old city.

This museum is spread across an area of about 10 acres and built largely in 2 floors, the Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artifacts and various other items with a historic value as well which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who is also known as Salar Jung III.

BIRLA MANDIR

BIRLA MANDIR

Birla Mandir in Hyderabad, this temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala in Tirupati Temple.

It is also said that a whopping quantity of white marble, which is almost 2000 tonnes, was brought from Rajasthan for building this temple.

Though it took almost 10 years for the construction to get over, each and every moment of wait is worth it.

The Birla temple is a mix of North Indian architectural style and South Indian architectural styles. The Birla temple tower or the ‘Gopuram’ exhibits the important features of South Indian temples.

LUMBINI PARK

LUMBINI PARK

Lumbini Park is a small fun public park filled with greenery and covered an area of about  7.5 acres adjacent to Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India, named after Lumbini of Nepal dedicated to the Lord Buddha.

The park is situated quite close to the famous standing statue of Lord Buddha and Hussain Sagar Lake, one of the largest artificial lake in the whole of Asia, the Lumbini Park is surely a place worth visiting.

An apt and appropriate place for relaxation, this park is visited by adults, teenagers, and kids. It is quite popular among kids. It is more like a mini amusement park right in the center of the city, beside a beautiful lake.

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