About Hyderabad City Tour

The city royale of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad was created only 400 years ago. The culmination of various influences nurtured this city and shaped its character over this span of time. And the result is a bustling cosmopolitan, built on the vestiges of medieval past. During a tour through the heritage of Hyderabad, tourists can enjoy innocent charm, exquisite cuisines, mosques and minarets as well as bustling bazaars. The relishes of Hyderabadi Biryani, the purity of its pearls, dazzle of diamonds and the jingling of lacquer bangles; all uniquely adorn this city with equal zeal. Its twin counterpart Secunderabad, separated by Hussain Sagar Lake too boasts of many attractions including restaurants, bars, and markets. Upcoming business establishments, metro, ultra-modern malls and shopping complexes are popping up all over the city, driving Hyderabad to new heights.

Hyderabad Tour Attractions

Hyderabad City TourQutub Shahi Tombs – The Qutb Shahi Tombs are dedicated to Qutb Shahi kings, a ruling family of Persianate kingdom of Golkonda. The tombs are an excellent example of Deccan Architecture featuring large minarets and domes and multiple inner passages. Located at Shaikpet near Golkonda Fort, these mausoleums of the famous Qutb Shahi rulers define the lineage of Hyderabad and are one important landmarks of the city. The unique thing about these tombs lies in the fact that the entire dynasty has been buried at one place.

Mecca Masjid – The Mecca Masjid sources its name from Mecca, the most important pilgrimage for Muslims. Built 400 years ago by Muhammad Qutub Shah, the sixth Qutub Shahi ruler of Hyderabad, this mosque is one of the most revered sites of the city. The bricks from Mecca were used to build the central arch of this mosque. Located just 200 yards away from Charminar, this grand mosque can hold 10,000 people at a time, making it the second largest mosque in India after Jama Masjid in Delhi.

Charminar – The most recognized minarets of Hyderabad, Charminar, as its name suggests is a four sided archway with four minarets, is an indomitable structure dominating the city’s skyline.  In fact, if we say charming Charminar is Hyderabad’s signature structure as the Taj Mahal is for Agra or Victoria Terminus is for Mumbai. Built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad in 1591, the monument’s construction marked the end of a deadly epidemic spread in the kingdom at that time. The Charminar complex also features 45 prayer spaces and a mosque.

Hyderabad City ToursGolkonda Fort – Golkonda Fort was the site from where Qutb Shahi Dynasty, one of the most powerful Muslim sultanates ruled the region. The fort was built in the capital of Qutb Shahis, Golkonda meaning shepherd’s hill in colloquial language. The evolution of this fort to the present structure us credited to first three rulers of Qutb Shahi Dynasty, who over the period 62 years created an excellent structure to marvel for. The fort complex features some beautiful palaces and a great Fateh Rahben cannon, used in the last siege of Golkonda by Aurangzeb, who defeated Qutb Shahis in 1687. A unique sound and light show is the best way to understand the life, glory and grandeur of Golkonda.

Salar Jung Museum – This third largest Indian museum houses the world’s largest collection of art, artifacts and antiques belonging to the different civilizations of India. This museum had been a muse and a passion of Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad who spent a substantial amount of his income and years of life for this museum’s collectibles.

The artistic creations of Salar Jung Museum include Indian miniature paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquer-ware, Persian carpets and celebrated sculptures including the Mephistopheles, Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite. The artillery showcase includes swords of Mughal Emperors Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and jade crafted daggers of Queen Noor Jahan.

The paintings of legendary Raja Ravi Varma, wardrobe of Tipu Sultan and a tiffin box made of gold and diamond are other great attractions of Salar Jung Museum.

Falaknuma Palace – Falaknuma Palace is one of the fabulous palace structures of Hyderabad. In Urdu, Falaknuma means ‘Like the Sky’ or ‘Mirror of the Sky’ and like its name, it is a gleaming pearl in the Hyderabad skyline. Built on 32 acres in Falaknuma, the palace depicts the luxurious grandeur of Hyderabadi Nizams. Currently, this palace serves as a heritage hotel owned by Taj Group and features an intricate fusion of Italian and Tudor architecture.

hussain sagar lakeHussain Sagar Lake – One of the prominent attractions sandwiched between twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Hussain Sagar Lake is an artificial lake created to meet the irrigation needs in 1562. Currently, a large monolithic statue of Gautam Buddha standing in the middle of the lake is the prominent landmark sights of Hussain Sagar Lake. For other excursions, visitors can opt for Lumbini Park, located just along side the lake for overall entertainment. The Lumbini Laserorium, India’s first multimedia laser show is another reason to visit the park. The laser lights display at Lumbini Park takes a visitor through the bygone eras of Hyderabad and its past glory.

Ramoji Film City – Located on the out skirts of Hyderabad, Ramoji film city is worth a trip for an amusing and interesting exposure to the South Indian film industry. The glitz and glamour of the South Indian film industry will leave the tourists with vivid impressions. Guinness World Records certifies Ramoji Film City as the World's largest Film Studio Complex. Ramoji Film City is a one-stop destination for film-makers, providing comprehensive infrastructure and world-class facilities for pre-production, production, post-production. It is the only place where one can walk-in with a script and walk-out with a canned film

How to reach Hyderabad
  • By Air – Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is a sleek and well organized airport is one of the best aviation centers in India. Direct international flights are available from Hyderabad.
  • By Train – Three Indian Railway stations connect this city of nizams with all major cities of India.
  • By Road - Hyderabad is connected to major cities through its well defined network of highways.

Climate - The city has a combination of tropical wet and dry climate, thereby, making it an all year round destination.

Where to stay
  ITC Hotel Kakatiya Sheraton and Towers (5 star) Katriya Hotel (4 star)
  Aditya Park Inn (5 star) The Westin Mindspace (4 star)
  Ista Hotel (5 star) Kasani Hotel (3 star)
  Keys Hotel Bhaskar Plaza (5 star) Mount Opera (Earlier Placida) (3 star)
  The Manohar Hotel (5 star) Mount Opera Theme Park and Resort (3 star)
  Courtyard by Marriott (5 star) Belsons Taj Mahal (3 star)
  Taj Deccan (5 star) Comfort Inn City Park (3 star)
  Gateway Hyderabad (5 star) Hotel Guest Inn Suites Banjara (3 star)
  Leela Palace Kempinski (5 star) Hotel IK London Residency (3 star)
  Marriott Hotel (5 star) Hotel Kamat Lingapur (3 star)
  Taj Banjara (5 star) Hotel Pearl Regency (3 star)
  Taj Krishna (5 star) Hotel Royal Derby (3 star)
  Amrutha Castle (4 star) Hotel Sai Prakash (3 star)
  Quality Inn Pearl Hotel (4 star) Hotel Sitara (Ramoji Film City) (3 star)
  Welcom Heritage Pragati Resorts (4 star) Hotel Tara (Ramoji Film City) (3 star)
  Hotel Novotel (4 star) Lahari Resorts (3 star)
  Hampshire Plaza Hotel (4 star) Mapple Inn (3 star)
  Hotel Greenpark (4 star) Ohris Hotel Banjara (3 star)
  Hotel Silver Park (4 star) Quality Inn Residency (3 star)
Excursions of Hyderabad Tour

Nagarjunakonda - The hill of Nagarjuna or Nagarjunakonda was named on the Mahayana Buddhist master in South India. He is accredited to have introduced Buddhism to Andhra Pradesh in the 2nd century AD. Nowadays, this site comprises an important connection with the Buddhist heritage of India and is a unique excursion of Hyderabad Tour. Besides this, visitors can also visit the largest masonry dam in the world famous as Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.

Warangal - This Kakatiya kingdom is a must visit excursion of Hyderabad Tour for a great exploration of South Indian temple architecture. The thousand pillared temple and Ramappa temple are the must visit temples for a great exploration of Kakatiya architectural aesthetics which were prevalent before Qutb Shahis.

Puttaparthy - Puttaparthy rose to prominence as a spiritual town associated with Sathya Sai Baba and his Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram. Even after the demise of the spiritual leader, the ashram is still frequented by many devotees and followers as a part of their pilgrimage.

Tirupati - Tirupati is the most visited pilgrimage city in India located in close to Tirupathi Venkateshwara Temple on Tirumala Hills. The temple is known for its riches and devotion. Every year, this temple becomes the center of devotion with many pilgrims having the sanctified experience in Incredible India.

Amaravathi- The town of Amaravathi in Andhra Pradesh is known for its spiritual connection with Buddhism and Hinduism. Famed for its Amareshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Amaravathi also has a stupa erected during Emperor Ashoka’s rule.

Pochampalli - The smoothness of Pochampally is known worldwide as a famous silk weaving centre and silk sarees. Situated just 50 km from Hyderabad, Pochampalli is a great attraction for visitors who want to observe the silk weaving art in rich detail.

Vishakapatnam - Visakhapatnam or fondly called as Vizag is the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. The sea port city is famous for its heavy industry units and a steel plant that over the course of time has become synonymous with Vishakhapatnam. Besides this, the city is India’s largest seaport and oldest shipyard alongside the Bay of Bengal.


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