HyderabadIndia

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Visit Hyderabad

The capital of the Andhra Pradesh state is famous for its mosques, palaces and an abandoned fort. 

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.

Where to stay in Hyderabad

Banjara Hills
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Banjara Hills

Known for Skyscrapers, Shopping, Dining

4/5(43 reviews)

Banjara Hills is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out GVK One Mall, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

HITEC City
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HITEC City

Known for Skyscrapers, Cafes, Shopping

4/5(9 reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and monuments in HITEC City. You might want to make time for a stop at Inorbit Mall or Cyber Towers.

Jubilee Hills
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Jubilee Hills

Known for Natural Parks, Hills, Temples

3/5(3 reviews)

Visitors to Jubilee Hills enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is worth a stop.

Madhapur
SHILPARAMAM is an art and craft basically cultural exhibition center in Hyderabad
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Madhapur

Known for Skyscrapers, Excursions, Spas

3.5/5(5 reviews)

Madhapur is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can plan an outing to Cyber Towers and Inorbit Mall while you're in town.

Kukatpally Housing Board Colony
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Kukatpally Housing Board Colony

2.5/5(2 reviews)

Kukatpally Housing Board Colony might not have many top sights, but HITEX Exhibition Centre and Inorbit Mall are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Kachiguda
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Kachiguda

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Kachiguda and surrounding area, you can visit Salar Jung Museum and Abids.

Top Hotels in Hyderabad

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Hyderabad Airport
Novotel Hyderabad Airport
5 out of 5
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, RR District, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
¥10,292
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

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! (420 reviews)

"The people were very helpful, especially Lakshmi. The breakfast buffet was fit for a king!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Novotel Hyderabad Airport
Park Hyatt Hyderabad
Park Hyatt Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
¥10,141
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22

This family-friendly Hyderabad hotel is located in the business district, 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from GVK One Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Inorbit Mall and HITEX ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (185 reviews)

"This hotel is THE place to stay in Hyderabad. They took great care of us, and the staff was wonderful. The rooms were spacious, the spa was lovely, and the food was great too."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Park Hyatt Hyderabad
Hyatt Place Hyderabad/Banjara Hills
Hyatt Place Hyderabad/Banjara Hills
4 out of 5
Banjara Hills Road 1, Hyderabad, Telangana
¥9,069
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22

Located in Banjara Hills, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Abids, Lumbini Park, and Snow World. Salar Jung Museum and Charminar are also within 6 mi (10 km). ...

3.8/5Good! (56 reviews)

"Had a few friends from the US stay here during my wedding and they loved the food, the location and rooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Hyatt Place Hyderabad/Banjara Hills

Popular things to do in Hyderabad

Charminar
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Charminar

4/5(37 reviews)

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

4.5/5(23 reviews)

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

4/5(16 reviews)

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

4.5/5(14 reviews)

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

4.5/5(17 reviews)

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

4/5(5 reviews)

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)

¥2,043

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

¥5,968

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

¥2,713

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.

Hyderabad Signature Shopping Streets Tours
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Hyderabad Signature Shopping Streets Tours

¥2,039

Head straight to LAAD BAZAAR after meeting your local guide.Find exclusive shops which sell the famous colourful lac bangles. The bazaar also offers jewellery garments and excellent perfumes to choose from.

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

¥4,449

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.

Old city walk in Hyderabad with Professional Guide & Pick up drop
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Old city walk in Hyderabad with Professional Guide & Pick up drop

¥5,209

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Charkaman, Charminar, Hyderabad 500082 India Charminar is a monument that is symbolic of the city of Hyderabad.

Reviews of Hyderabad

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4/5 - Good

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Dec 8, 2019

Too crowded and traffic is slow.

4/5 - Good

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Dec 8, 2019

Vibrant city. Good shopping. Slow traffic. Lots of great places to eat.

5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 29, 2019

Likeed Hyderabad biryani. Loved food in every all eat out places. Travelling by Uber and taxi and bikes, shopping, walking along the lake... beautiful to say the least.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 16, 2019

I enjoy Hyderabad and know that the city overall is noisy at most hours of the day. This OYO branch was filthy. Conwebs

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

The metro is the next chapter in hyderabad. I liked it.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

Biryani is delicious.

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