Get away to quaint Hyderabad! Enjoy the temples, monuments, and castle.

Hyderabad is one of India’s largest cities, famous for its mosques, historical ruins and man-made lakes. The capital of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh is a hybrid of cultures and styles dating back to the 1500s. Ruling dynasties including the Asaf Jahi and the Qutub Shahis have influenced this lively city.

Visit one of Hyderabad’s oldest sites, Chilkur Balaji Temple, west of the city. Enjoy its stunning lakeside views and tranquil ambiance.

On your return to Hyderabad, stop at Golconda Fort. Walk along its many paths beside ancient walls. Travel to the nearby Taramati Baradari to learn about romantic fables surrounding the origins of this Persian-style pavilion. The old building now sits within a modern complex with restaurants, bars and a hotel.

Enjoy observing the 160 animal species at Nehru Zoological Park. Take a safari to see the big cats roaming free in a 380-acre (150-hectare) habitat.

No trip to Hyderabad is complete without a visit to the Charminar, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The breathtaking temple and monument lie just south of the Musi River. In the same region, see the Chowmahalla Palace, which has scenic gardens and a collection of antiques, including vintage cars.

Spend an evening in the center of the city at Lumbini Park to enjoy its lake, auditorium and musical fountains. Watch a 3-D laser display to learn about the city’s history. Attend one of the evening water fountain displays with songs from Hindi movies and rent a boat on the Hussain Sagar. Next to this lovely lake, find the hilltop Birla Mandir Temple, where you can enjoy picturesque sunset views.

Hyderabad lies 400 miles (700 kilometers) east of the coastal city of Mumbai. Fly into the international airport 14 miles (22 kilometers) outside the city or come by train from elsewhere in India. The easiest ways to get around are by bus, autorickshaw or taxi. The area around Charminar is a maze of alleyways best explored on foot. Be prepared for year-round hot weather.

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Top Hotels in Hyderabad

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Novotel Hyderabad Airport
5 out of 5
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, RR District, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
¥10,799/night
Aug 30 - Aug 31
4.1/5Very Good! (403 reviews)

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Wonderla Amusement Park, Salar Jung Museum, and Chowmahalla Palace. Charminar ...

4.1/5Very Good! (403 reviews)

"Staff was attentive, helpful and courteous. They seem ge"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2019

Novotel Hyderabad Airport
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ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Plot No.5, Hyderabad Knowledge City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
¥11,917/night
Aug 23 - Aug 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)

Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ascendas IT Park and Inorbit Mall. Mindspace IT Park and Hyderabad International ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)

"Name displayed on tv I pad controlled room Good view But poor ac"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
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Park Hyatt Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
¥9,855/night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)

This family-friendly Hyderabad hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, GVK One Mall, and Hyderabad ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)
Great service

"Service was over any expectations they made me feel like I was special and family"…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2019

Park Hyatt Hyderabad

Popular things to do in Hyderabad

Charminar
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Charminar

In the late 16th century, this monument was erected to celebrate the end of a plague. Now, it is one of Hyderabad’s most famous landmarks.

Golconda Fort
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Golconda Fort

Visit these ancient ruins and wander around mud walls to learn about the mosques, palaces and artillery of an ancient civilization. 

Salar Jung Museum
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Salar Jung Museum

Journey through time, from the 2nd century through to the 20th, as you browse books, artworks and other fascinating items gathered by the adventurer Salar Jung. 

Chowmahalla Palace
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Chowmahalla Palace

See a collection of vintage cars and family heirlooms in this regal palace with scenic gardens, grand structures and baroque interiors. 

Birla Mandir Temple
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Birla Mandir Temple

This peaceful site blends various spiritual sects and architectural styles. Enjoy scenic views of the sunset and the illuminated temple at night. 

Nehru Zoological Park
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Nehru Zoological Park

Visit this park to see animals running wild in safari habitats and learn about some of the 160 rare and exotic species housed here.

Top activities in Hyderabad

Plaza Premium Lounge at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

¥2,003

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and showers to fresh juices and a spa.

Full Day Hyderabad Tour
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Full Day Hyderabad Tour

¥5,851

We will receive you from your hotel in Hyderabad with our luxury car and tour guide. Your sightseeing includes the visit of Birla mandir, Golconda fort, Qutab shahi tomb, Chow mohalla palace & Charminar.

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport Same Day Luggage Services
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Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport Same Day Luggage Services

¥2,659

Get your baggage transported from airport to your accommodations (and vice versa) on the same day. Move around with more convenience without having to worry about carrying your heavy luggage around! LuggAgent provides “Same Day Luggage Delivery & Storage” between Airport/Hotel in over 50 cities worldwide.

Private Guided Tour To Qutub Shahi Tomb & Golconda Fort Trip
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Private Guided Tour To Qutub Shahi Tomb & Golconda Fort Trip

¥4,486

On this half-day city tour, discover the historical landmarks of the Old City of Hyderabad. Admire the stunning architecture of the massive Golconda Fort set on a hilltop, before paying a visit to the historical Qutub Shahi Tombs - the resting place of the Sultans (rulers) of Hyderabad.

Heritage walk of Old Hyderabad - Mecca Masjid, Char Minar
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Heritage walk of Old Hyderabad - Mecca Masjid, Char Minar

¥4,361

This heritage walk takes you to the bazaars and buildings around the Charminar (Four Towers), the city’s signature landmark. With our expert you will walk the bustling lanes and explore the offerings of this remarkable place.

Day trip to Pochampalli for its textile traditions-Hyderabad
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Day trip to Pochampalli for its textile traditions-Hyderabad

¥8,085

In this experience, you will be taken to the small town of Pochampalli (1.5 hours each way from Hyderabad).Pochampalli is a well known silk weaving centre in India. Every member of the artisan household is closely integrated with the intricate tie-and-dye process of Ikkat weaving.

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