Hyderabad Tourist Guide

Hyderabad Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
  • Location: Telangana,India -500001
  • Altitude: 505 m
  • Longitude: 17.3850° N
  • Latitude: 17.3850° N
  • Nearest Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Secunderabad Railway Station and Kachiguda Railway Station.

Hyderabad Tourist Guide

Hyderabad Overview

Hyderabad is the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. it has a population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India. Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years. It was founded in the late 16th century by the Qutub Shahi rulers, who shifted their capital to the banks of the Musi River, after a water shortage in Golconda. It was ruled by the Mughals, and from the 18th century onwards, by the Asaf Jah dynasty who called themselves the Nizams of Hyderabad. Under these rulers, Hyderabad became one of the richest cities in India and an important centre of art, culture and education.

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Why you must visit Hyderabad

Hyderabad is most popular city of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. It is most famous city to visit and enjoy your holiday and experience new thing in your life buy visiting and expand your holiday in Hyderabad. There are a lot of places to visit and make your holiday perfect. If you visit Hyderabad then do not forget to eat Hyderabadi biryani which is one of the worlds famous Biryani of Hyderabad, Hyderabad is generally called city of pearls you can buy some ornaments and artificially pearl jewellery. Hyderabad is best place to visit and explore your holiday and visit several places which is most visited in Hyderabad and enjoys your dream holiday with us.

Places to visit in Hyderabad

Golconda Fort: Golconda Fort was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Golconda which flourished in the 14th to 16th century. It is situated 11 kilometers from Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Telangana. Golconda Fort was capital of Golconda Sultanate and it is a ruined fort of southern India. Pratapa Rudra of Kakatiya dynasty in 16th century, Golconda fort has a very beautiful architecture and it is one of the famous historical places of India. It derives too many visitors from different regions of the world and India. Tourists love to visit this place. Golconda fort timings are from 9 am to 5.30 pm. After that, visitors are not allowed to enter the fort, unless they are going for the light and show in night

Char MinarThe Charminar, constructed in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, The Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river The Charminar gets its name from the four minarets (towers) standing in the four corners of the structure. These graceful and intricate minarets The Charminar is square structured and its minarets have four levels. All these storeys look like rings, which have been ornately shaped around the minaret

Qutub Shahi Tombs: One of the historical places to visit in Hyderabad is the set of absolutely beautiful Qutub Shahi Tombs ensconced against the lovely backdrop of the picturesque Ibrahim Bagh. These represent the final resting ground of rulers of the founding dynasty of Hyderabad. These tombs erected in memory of the departed kings of Golconda are truly magnificent monuments that have stood the test of time and the vagaries of nature. These imposing marvels of architectural excellence stand as solemn reminders of the grandeur and glory of Golconda and the great kings who are buried here. These tombs mark a unique architectural style which is a mixture of Persian, Pathan and Hindu forms

Mecca MasjidMecca Masjid or Makka Masjid as referred by locals holds a distinct position of not just being the oldest mosques in the city, but is also one of India’s biggest. This 400year old monument was constructed using the soil from Mecca. Visitors will be amazed to know that the soil used in making the bricks for the central arch of the mosque was brought from Mecca (the holiest place in Islam).

Shri Jagannath Temple: Shri Jagannath Temple, a modern day temple built by the local Oriya community over here. This replica of the original in Puri draws devotees with its sanctum sanctorum housing statues of Lord Jagannath, and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.  Shri Jagannath Temple  Hyderabad is dedicated to Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple, which was constructed in 2009, houses the idols of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings, Balabhadra and Subhadra. There are also shrines dedicated of Lakshmi, Shiva, Ganesh, Hanuman and Navagrahas.

Salar Jung MuseumThe Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. he museum is one of the Hyderabad sightseeing places that must be visited. What makes this Salar Jung Museum all the more special is its location. It is located quite close to the other tourist spots of Hyderabad such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, State Central Library, etc. Spread across an area of 10 acres and built in 2 floors, the Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artefacts which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who is also known as Salar Jung III along with Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants.

Hussain Sagar LakeHussain Sagar is a heart shaped lake in Hyderabad built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1563, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by River Musi. Hussain Sagar is one of the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad. The lake connects two parts of the city (Secunderabad and Hyderabad) to each other. The largest artificial lake in Asia, Hussain Sagar lake was excavated in 1562 AD during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Built on the tributary of River Musi.  The Hussain Sagar Lake of Hyderabad is the largest artificial lake in Asia. This lake was built during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah by Hussain Shah Wali in 1562 AD. Hussain Sagar Lake, built on the tributary of the River Musi, had been of significance in the early days since it connected the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Falaknuma Palace:  Falaknuma is a palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State, and it was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad One of the highlights of the palace is the state reception room, where the ceiling is decorated with frescoes and gilded reliefs. The ballroom contains a two-ton manually operated organ said to be the only one of its kind in the world.        

Ramoji Film City: The Ramoji Film City At 2000 acres, it is the largest integrated film city in the world. To give you an idea how extravagant this place really is, on entering the film city, you will see a miniature replica film sets of the Golconda Fort and the Hawa Mahal which are so grand and greater than life There is a 5 star and a 7 star hotel which usually cater to film crews whenever there is an extended shoot in this place, but tourists can also book a room here.

How to Reach Hyderabad

By Flight: The Rajiv Gandhi International terminal, Hyderabad’s international airport is well-connected with major cities across the globe.  You can get direct and in-direct flights to various destinations from this airport. International flights connect this city with Middle East countries.

By Bus: the city is well-connected to its neighbouring towns like Aurangabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Tirupati and Panaji. The bus terminal is managed and well-organised by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). Roads are well linked with important cities and states. You can also hire rented cars or taxis to your desired destination.  Travellers can choose from Volvo, sleeper and deluxe buses, which are operated by both state and private operators.

By Train: There are three major railheads in the city, namely, Hyderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad Railway Station and Kachiguda Railway Station. These railheads connect major Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. There are three major railheads in the city, namely, Hyderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad Railway Station and Kachiguda Railway Station. These railheads connect major Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.

Best time to visit Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a princely state, where you can see a perfect blend of modern and erstwhile luxury. The city is known for its hotness. The best time to visit Hyderabad would be during winters, when there is a huge dip in the temperature from the months of October to February. Moreover, as the city is known for its scorching heat, winter is preferred by most tourists.

Snow World in Hyderabad

Snow World is an amusement park located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India within an area of about 2 acres (0.81 ha). Located beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake, the park was inaugurated on 28 January 2004. the Snow World in the city of Hyderabad is the first snow-themed park in India that offers a splendid experience of snowfall at all times of the year. The first of its kind, it is also the biggest snow-park in the world with an elephantine area of 2 acres. The Snow World is the most popular and the most crowded tourist attractions in the city of Hyderabad.  thrilling environment with Polar Bears, penguins, Alpine Trees will leave you spellbound. What’s More, you have the (Igloo) too. The Cryozone of Snow World consisting of kids Snow play area, Snow slide, Snow Merry-Go-Round, Snow sculptures, snow basket ball, Snow Mountain,Snow valley Ball, Snow Dancing, Ice Hotel etc and snow fall in every session,

Famous food to eat in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is every food lover’s paradise and labelling it as the ‘biryani destination’ would be such a huge disservice to the enormous variety of delicacies that the city has to offer. Hyderabad offers so many different types of food to eat and enjoy your delicious taste which are as given below.

Hyderabadi Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a popular south Indian snack made by marinating, deep frying and seasoning bite-sized pieces of chicken with quintessential South Indian spices such as mustard seeds and curry leaves. The Hyderabadi Chicken 65 is spicy, hot, with a generous hint of ginger and garlic. It is also loaded with flavours unique to the Hyderabadi palate.

World Famous Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi biryani:  Hyderabadi Biryani is world famous biryani and it have its speciality. Hyderabadi biryani is a form of biryani, from Hyderabad, India. It is prepared by basmati rice, goat or chicken meat, yogurt, onions, spices, lemon, saffron. Coriander leaves and fried onions are used as garnish. The preferred meat is goat, but chicken and it is very famous or lovable by all the Vegeterian / Non vegeterian people because it is avaliable in veg also. It have several varieties in biryani which is given below.

Some Varities of Hyderabadi Biryani suggested by us

  • Kachchi gosht ki biryani

  • Pakki biryani

  • Egg Biryani

  • Meat Biryani

  • Kabab Biryani

  • Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

  • Kalyani Biryani-(Ingrediants Cow or Buffalow meat)

Mirchi Bhajji

Mirchi Bhajji is the perfect snack for those who enjoy the hot and spicy taste of green chillies. The green peppers are slit through the middle and stuffed with a boiled potato filling and then coated with a gram flour paste before being deep fried.  The Mirchi Bhajji is the quintessential street food, best enjoyed with a cup of piping hot tea on breezy evenings and rainy days.

Baghara Baingan

Baghara Baingan is a popular eggplant curry first introduced in the Indian food culture by the Mughals. It later became an integral part of the Hyderabadi cuisine.

Keema Samosa

Keema Samosa is a combo of Kemma and Samosa, which makes twist in simple food     

FAQ - What is where...

What to buy and shop in "Hyderabad"

Hyderabad is famous for Pearl City so you can buy pearl ornaments and artificial jewellery

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in “Hyderabad”

Artificial stone bangles

Where to buy & shop for clothes in “Hyderabad”

Tobacco Bazar & Koti Sultan Bazar is famous for clothes and it is provide good quality dress material in cheap price.

Where to have best food in “Hyderabad”

The Water Front Restaurant is famous for best hyderabadi cusines.

Where to stay in “Hyderabad”

We suggested to stay in good hotel with better environment & you will feel save and comfort, some hotels are as given below in each category

2 Star: Hotel Savera Residency

3 Star: Hotel Vinflora

5 Star: Trident Hyderabad

Where to drink in “Hyderabad”

Coco's Bar & Grill

Best Bars in “Hyderabad

10 Downing Street, 10 Downing Street, which is popularly known as 10D, is one of the oldest nightspots in Hyderabad.

Where to eat fast food “Hyderabad”

Ram ki Bandi is ideal place to enjoy south Indian fast food, too hungry and want yummy south Indian cheesy dosas and idlis

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Hyderabad

Bawarchi Restaurant is best to enjoy Lunch and dinner in Hyderabad, they provided Indian, Asain and Halal food with delicious taste.