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Hyderabad, also known as Pearl City, has an unmatched blend of history and modernity. From historical monuments to natural getaways, from mouth-watering world-famous cuisine to appealing shopping places and thrilling entertainment parks, this city has it all to keep you glued.Hyderabad is a great place to go especially for good food and a comfortable stay. MakeMyTrip offers awesome precise offers and great discount deals to avail best discounts on your travel booking to not only make them cheap but also make them under your budget
Here are the top places that you must visit while you are in the City of Nizams.
Top Places to Visit in Hyderabad
10. Mecca Masjid
Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world. It is located just 100 m away from the historic Charminar. It took almost 80 years for its construction to get completed. In 1617, it was built by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, although the construction was completed in 1694 by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. Mosque has stunning interiors as well with Belgian crystal chandeliers, beautifully designed five arches on each side, verses from Quran on arches and doors.
Timings: 8am to 12pm, 3pm to 8pm.
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Address: Laad Bazaar Rd, Near Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana- 500002.
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9. Shri Jagannath Temple
A modern-day temple built by the local Oriya community. This spectacular temple is well constructed with an attractive Shikhara measuring 70 ft in height. It’s a true representation of the original, the construction in red sand stone is a visual marvel and is known for its annual Ratha Yatra.
This replica of the original in Puri with its statues of Lord Jagannath, and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra draws devotees from around the world.
Timings: 6am to 11am, 5pm to 9pm
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Address: Plot No-1269, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana- 500034.
8. Snow World
Snow World is among the most amazing places to visit in Hyderabad with family. With one of the largest snow areas spread over 17,000 sq. ft, the engaging place is built with state-of-the-art technology producing snow as close to the real one as possible. Apart from playing with the snow, which is made up of mineral water, you can also try sports such as ice skating, ice boarding, snow slides with bumping-car and toboggan rides. It presents a natural landscape with igloos, simulated polar bears and penguins and alpine trees.
Timings: 11am to 9pm
- INR 450 per person adult
- INR 250 per person child
- INR 300 per person college student (above 10th class)
- INR 250 per person school student (up to 10th class)
Address: Survey No. 54, Lower Tank Bund Road, Near Lake View Hotel, Hyderabad, Telangana- 500080.
7. Hussain Sagar Lake
Hussain Sagar Lake has been adorning the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad since 1562. It is one of the largest lakes in India. Hussain Sagar has got its name after famous Sufi saint Hussain Shah Wali. The main attraction of this place is 16 m high white granite statue of Lord Buddha with a weight of 350 tonnes, situated at the middle of the lake.
One can indulge in various recreational activities which are offered here such as boating with the choice of speed boats as well as motor boats, water-skiing, parasailing and cruising.
Timings: 8am to 9pm
- The Buddha statue is accessible through the Lumbini Park via boats
- Boating fee for adults: INR 30; Children: INR 20
- Speed Boat: INR 160 for 4 persons
- Water Scooter: INR 60 per trip
Address: Tank Bund Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana-500004.
6. Salar Jung Museum
One of the must visit places in Hyderabad with family, this is among India’s premier museums with 38 galleries spread over three buildings. It is located at the banks of Musi River. It has an impressive collection of 43,000 art objects, 9,000 manuscripts and 47,000 printed books and is considered to be one of the biggest one-man collections of the world.
The artifacts of the museums have been primarily collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III) and Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) along with a few of his descendants.
Timings: 10am to 5pm
- INR 10 for Adults
- INR 5 for Children
- INR 150 for Foreigners
- INR 50 as Camera fee for clicking pictures
Address: Salar Jung Road, Near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangana-500002.
5. Nehru Zoological Park
The Nehru Zoological park is an amazing blend of ecological programmes, animal habitats, research facilities and many other attractions. Visitors can spend an entire day here enjoying several facilities such as toy train, kids park, boating, walks around large aquariums and marine aqua life on display. Boasting of nearly 1,500 specimens of birds, animals, and reptiles the Nehru Zoological Park also encourages adoption of wild animals by the public.
Timings: 8am to 5:30pm
- INR 15 for Children below the age of 12
- INR 30 for Adults
Address: Bahadurpura, Hyderabad, Telangana-500064.
4. Ramoji Film City
It is a must visit place with your family. Ramoji Film City makes its way to every traveller’s list because of its magical theme around cinema. Being the world’s largest integrated film city and spread across 2,000 acres, Ramoji Film City ensures that every visitor makes most of the day spent here.
Timings: 9am to 5:30pm
- INR 800 per person for general guided tour for adults without food
- INR 700 per child for general guided tour for children (3–12 years) without food
- INR 1,799 per person for Ramoji Star Experience for adults with food
- INR 1,499 per child for Ramoji Star Experience for children (3–12 years) with food
Address: Ramoji Film City Main Road, Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana- 501512.
3. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir is an enchanting modern temple built on a hillock of Kala Pahad. It is located on the south end of Hussain Sagar Lake. Constructed in 1976, it is believed to have taken close to 2000 tonnes of white marbles to build this stunning temple. The temple also houses consorts of Venkateshwara, Padmavati and Andal as well as has a separate shrine dedicated to Buddha.
Timings: 7am to 12pm, 2pm to 9pm.
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Address: Hill Fort Rd, Ambedkar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana-500004.
Also referred as the ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’, Charminar is adorned with four towers in each corner. It was built by fifth sultan of Golkonda dynasty Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in honour of his wife Bhagmati. Charminar has a small mosque as well on the top floor. The lighting here in the evening is glamorous and makes it a must visit place. Today, Charminar is a global icon and is listed among the most recognized structures of India.
Timings: 9:30am to 5:30pm
- INR 5 for Indians
- INR 100 for Foreigners
Recommended Duration: 45 minutes
Address: Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana-500002.
1. Golconda Fort
Golconda fort, built on a 400 ft hill is situated 11 km away from the bustling urbanism of Hyderabad. The name, Golconda means ‘shepherd hill’ and was constructed by three dynasties; the Kakatiyas, the Bahmanis and the Qutub Shahis. Thousands of travellers from all over the world visit Golconda to appreciate the architectural splendor of the fort. The sound and light show in the evening brings alive the grandeur of this fort.
Timings: 9am to 5:30pm
Sound and Light Show: 7pm to 8pm
- INR 5 for Indians (per person)
- INR 100 per person for Foreigners
- INR 130 per person for Light and Sound Show
Recommended Duration: 2 hours
Address: Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana-500008.
How to reach Hyderabad:
The Rajiv Gandhi International terminal, Hyderabad’s international airport is well-connected with major cities across the globe.
Nearest Railway Station:
There are three major railheads in the city, namely, Hyderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad Railway Station and Kachiguda Railway Station. It connect major Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Nearest Bus Stop:
Hyderabad Bus Terminal (Bus Depot) direct connections to Cities like Aurangabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Tirupati and Panaji.
Where to Stay: Best Western Ashoka | Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre | Park Hyatt Hyderabad
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