Best Things to do in Hyderabad
6 months ago
Hyderabad the capital of Telangana and Andra Pradesh is a big city. Hyderabad houses most precious heritages, monuments, temples and even big IT companies too. It’s an amazing place to explore the city. Here are some best places and grand events in Hyderabad that you must not miss.
1. Visit Charminar
Charminar is one of the most historical monuments in Hyderabad which shows beautiful architect of ancient days. Many festivals such as Eid-ul-Adha and Eid al-Fitr are celebrated here. It’s a must-visit place especially at the time of the festival. The monument build by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah with the help of an Iranian architect will mesmerise you with its Beautiful architectural design.
2. Visit Chowmahalla Palace
Chowmahalla Palace, the palace of Nizams is an alluring palace established by Nizam Salabat Jung. The south courtyard of the palace is consist of four more palaces named Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, and Aftab Mahal. You must visit this palace if you are curious to know about Nizams, Chowmahalla Palace is a historical place which will tell you the history of Nizams and their lifestyle.
3. Visit Falaknuma Palace
The beautiful palace of Italian marbles and stained-glass windows was built by Nawab Sir Viqar-ul-Umra and belonged to the Paigah family and was later owned by the Nizams of Hyderabad. Many VIP guests are hosted in this hotel like Ivanka Trump, Narendra Modi and Aga Khan IV. In the year of 2000 it fell into disuse later it was renewed by Taj group of Hotels, the palace is alluring and it’s service will take you to the ancient days.
4. Visit Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort was once the capital of Qutub Shahi, the fort is very famous for its Diamond mines. These dimond mines has made the state a trade centre of diamonds, it’s believed that many types of diamonds are found here even the Koh-i-Noor diamond too. The Golconda and other Qutb Shahi are declared as UNESCO’S World Heritage Site. You must not miss this amazing and daimond (having cost in billions) producing land.
5. Visit Birla Temple
Birla Mandir is a Hindu religious temple established by Birla Group all over India, the Mandir probably be the largest among all other Birla Mandir in India. Mandir is one of the religious places to worship Lord Venkateswara. It is one of the most attracted sites for the tourists as the Mandir is built at 280 feet high from the ground. The architecture of the Temple determines the royalty and purity of the Temple.
6. Visit Qutub Shahi Tombs
The tombs were built by Qutub Shahis, there is a total of seven tombs which consist of tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers. Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the oldest monuments in Hyderabad, which is the heritage of Qutub Shahis. The architect of the monument was built with the combination of Persian and Indian architectural styles, whose beauty attract the tourists. The structure of the tomb reflects the Hindu, Pathan, Deccan as well as Persian styles.
7. Visit Buddha Statue
The Buddha Statue is the world’s tallest monolith of Lord Gautama Buddha located in middle of the famous heart shaped Hussain Sagar lake erected on Gibraltar Rock in the year 1563. It is one of the most preferable places for one day outing and sailing for people living in Hyderabad and its neighborhood Secunderabad. People come here to enjoy the landscape of this place and spend time with friends and family.
8. Visit Lumbini Garden
Lumbini Garden is one of the most famous tourist spots in Hyderabad, it is located near the Hussain Sagar Lake, it was named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The park has many attractions such as musical fountain show, laser show which I feel must not be missed, and the main attraction of the park is the giant clock, at the entrance of the park, you will see the variety of flowering plants along with this clock. Best park to visit and spend time with your family, the park will mesmerise you with its interesting shows and beauty.
9. Visit Nehru Zoological Park
The Zoo has 1,500 species of birds, animals and reptiles and is one of the largest zoos in India, the government of Andra Pradesh looks after the Park. The park has many interesting things to offer, you can enjoy the variety of safaris, which takes you in the world of different wild animals and make you experience a few adventurous moments. There are many safaris offered by the forest department of the park such as Bear Safari, Tiger Safari, Lion Safari, and Butterfly Safari. People visit the park for picnics and enjoy their day.
10. Visit Birla Planetarium & Science Museum
Also known as B. M. Birla Science Museum is and Indian Science Museum in Hyderabad. It is one of the best things to visit in Hyderabad for the people who love history, art, science and culture as this museum consists many interesting facilities like science centre,museum,art gallery, planetarium and also a cool dinosaurium. It is a one stop destination to learn and enjoy.
11. Visit Salar Jung Museum
The museum has a huge collection of 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts and 47000 printed books, one of the biggest one-man collections of the world, Salar Jung Museum is located at the bank of Musi River. The 38 galleries of museum consist of portraits of the royal family, Indian sculptures, Indian textiles, ivory objects, arms and armours, Indian miniature paintings, modern paintings and many more things. If you are curious to know about these histories, Salar Jung Museum is one of the best to explore.
12. Visit Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is one of the biggest film studios and also awarded with Guinness World Record. The place is very famous for its tourism sector, people from all over the world visit there, to get an overlook of Indian Cinematography. Ramoji Film City has been a great attraction due to an Amusement Park which is included inside the Film City. Ramoji Film City consists of a central kitchen which is for various shooting units. Film City also has two hotels inside. The Film City has a Bahubali set, in which many big statues and big sets used in the movie were established. These amazing things must not be missed, and hope now you are curious to visit here.
13. Visit Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple – Ammapally
This temple is one of the rare Rama temple without Hanuman and has an idol of Kodandarana where Lord Rama is holding bow and arrow. It is located near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Ammapally, Telangana, it is not so far from the main city of Hyderabad. Visiting this temple is one of the best thing to do because not only for religious beliefs but it is also a favorite destination for shooting of Tollywood movies as over 400 movies are shot in this location. There is a sentiment among people that if any movie will be shot on this location, it will be successful. So visiting this place we can both experience the culture of this ancient Temple and may get lucky to see film shootings.
14. Visit Anantagiri Hills
It is one of the dense forests of Telangana which is mostly preferred by people for outdoor adventures like camping and trekking. It is considered as one of the best one day outing trip location because of its amazing environment. There is also a temple named Ananthagiri Temple located in the forest area which is visited by many people. One of the best thing of these hills is that water flows from these hills to the Hussain Sagar lake and Himayathsagar. We can witness forested civilization as it is one of the oldest location.
15. Visit Bugga Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple
This temple is basically a shrine of Lord Shiva lies on the bank of Penna River. People come here to see this well designed amazing piece of architecture.This temple is a hidden jewel waiting to be seen and is indeed an eye opener. People often visit here during post monsoon and winter months.
16. Visit Bhongir Fort
Bhongir fort is one of the oldest fort ruled and renovated by Musunuri Nayaks which is a wonderful place spread over 50 acres at 900 feet height is visited by a lot of people to enjoy the perfect weather and beautiful view from top of the fort and have an amazing adventurous trekking. It is one of the must visit places, it has many small places to have lunch on the way and people come often here to see sunrise and sunset.
17. Visit Edupayala Vana Durga Bhavani Temple, Near Medak
It is one of the famous Hindu temple near Medak. It is considered as one of the well known destination for having an outing for the people of Hyderabad. Not only for religious purpose, many people come here to watch this stunning scene of this place which is a great combination of a temple and forested area alongside a river.
18. Visit Singur Dam, Near Medak
Singer Dam is a lake in Telangana near Medak which is not so far from hitech city and is preferred as a good half day trip. The scenic view of this beautiful place makes it a perfect destination for a nice picnic spot. People also do fishing and boating here and visit here often to enjoy country side apart from the boring rural areas to enjoy the nature.
19. Visit Medak Church, Near Medak
Medak Cathedral, near Medak is one of the largest churches in India built by Charles Walker in the year 1924. It is one of the must visit place in Medak. This grand and beautiful church is a very famous tourist location visited by both regional and foreign people who visits Hyderabad. The church is preferred as it is very well maintained and peaceful. People come here to spend a good time in the shelter of God. Not only for religious purpose but people also come to this place to see the architecture of this building.
20. Visit Pillalamarri / Big Banyan Tree, Near Mahabubnagar
It is basically a Big Banyan Tree which is 800 years old and is one of the major tourist attraction in the city located near Mahbubnagar. People love exploring this marvelous creation of God. There are also an exhibition centre and a mini zoo with animal and birds for attracting tourists.
21. Visit Yadagirigutta
Yadagirigutta is one of the most preferable place considered for road trip from Hyderabad by visitors to enjoy the ruins, museums, hillocks and long strech roads on the way. It is also a famous pilgrimage due to Yadagirigutta Temple of Lord Narasimha. There is a lot of rush during weekends, festivals and holidays. There is sufficient arrangements for staying in this place also. It is always on the visiting list of the people during Annual Brahmotsavams.
22. Visit Pocharam Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Near Medak
It is considered as one of the best picnic spots near the city just 120 km away.People come here for a perfect enjoyable weekend often with bike trip with friends and also with family and kids. This place is best to be visited during monsoon as the vibe is so beautiful. The serene view and birds impresses everyone. You can also do an overnight camping and it also allows boating, fishing and strolling along the dam.
23. Visit Vemulawada
Vemulawada is a small town in Rajanna district of Telangana which is one of the most famous site of pilgrimage for Hindu’s. It is often visited by devotees who want to spend their weekend in the shelter of God by visiting various Temples situated here. Some of them are Bheemeswara Temple, Nagareshwara Temple, Pochamma Temple and Sri Rajeswara Swamy Temple.
24. Visit Purani Haveli
Purani Haveli means ‘old palace’ and there is a great history behind this name. The palace has a museum located in it which showcases the gifts received by the last Nizam and is currently being used as a school. Purani Haveli is a palace, a museum and a school. The Palace portrays the beautiful picture of the courtyards of the 18th century.
25. Visit Chilukur Balaji Temple
Also known as Visa Balaji Temple is a very ancient temple built in the 14th century during the time of Madonna and Akkanna. Lord Venkateswara is worshipped here and it is one of the few temples with no green channel or privileges for VIP’s and has the right to stay out of government control. The Hindu religious place where you must go, bend your head with obeisance and seek blessings from god.
26. Visit Nagarjuna Sagar
Nagarjuna Sagar is a masonry dam built in the year between 1955 and 1967 across the Krishna River. People often come here to witness this spectacular marvel which is flanked by lush green surrounding. There is also and island lying amidst the lake which is one of the most attractive thing for visitors. You can visit this beautiful waterfall dam with friends and family to experience the nature’s beauty and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
27. Visit Maula Ali Dargah
Maulana Ali Dargah is a famous pilgrimage destination located at a distance of 10 kilometres from Secunderabad. It is one of the 11 heritage sites identified by the Heritage Conservation Committee (HUDA). It is located on top of the hill and you have to climb almost 400 steps to reach the Dargah. The atmosphere is so calm in the Dargah as many priests are seen chanting hymns which relaxes your mind and relieves all tiredness.
28. Visit Warangal
Warangak is a historic and one of the best heritage cities in Telangana,India.It is famous among tourist because of a lot if activities and outstanding architecture and splendid history of it’s ruins of the Warangal Fort of 13th century. There are many things in this city to visit and enjoy your weekend. Some of them are Ethrunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Temples, Kakatiya Musicak Garden, Ramappa lake, Kolanupaka and so on. You’ll find a lot of things to do in this city and is mostly visites by history loving people.
29. Visit Paigah Tombs
Also known as Maqhbara Shams al-Umara, this place is among the major wonders of the city which attracts tourists for their architectural excellence. 200 years old marble carving, lime and mortar have been used in the construction of the tombs. Art lovers often visit here to see the magnificent pieces of art. If you are one of them, if you are fond of seeing these beautiful architectural monuments then you must visit the place.
30. Visit Sanghi Temple
Sanghi temple is situated at the beautiful hilltop of Paramanand Giri hill in Sanghi Nagar, Telangana. This temple is made for Lord Venkateswara, the main attraction of this temple is the sacred Raja Gopuram which can be seen far away from the temple as it is very tall. . This temple is worth visiting to admire its beauty and is one of the main attractions in the city as it is built in the Chola-Chalukya style of architecture.
31. Visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral
St. Joseph’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches which is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the city. People come here to experience the positive vibe and have peace of mind. It is one of the must visit place during Christmas Celebrations. It is one of the oldest churches in India and is a major landmark of the city. One must visit to this place to have an wonderful experience and see this beautifully made church.
32. Visit Jain Temple – Kolanupaka, Near Warangal
Situated in Kolanupaka near Warangal, Kulpakji or Kolanupaka Temple is one of the oldest Jain pilgrimage sites in India which is about 2000 years old. It is popular to people among Warangal and Hyderabad as not only gor religious purpose but it is also considered as one of the best place for one day trips. People come here to see the amazing architecture and carvings of 4th century.
33. Visit Hussain Sagar & Necklace Road
Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the biggest lake of Hyderabad spread over the area of 5.7 square kilometres. It is a heart-shaped lake, it has been one of the most attracted places for tourists. The lake has the largest monolithic statue of Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake. Necklace Road is a wide street in the city of Hyderabad located near Hussain Sagar Lake. It is one of the most happening places in the city which has restaurants, exhibitions, sports and games, music shows etc. The necklace road is connected to all major parts of the city.
34. Visit Durgam Cheruvu / Secret Lake
Durgam Cheruvu is a freshwater lake, this reservoir is one of the tourist attractions where people can visit and enjoy by doing several activities like fishing, rock climbing, trekking and rappelling. You can also enjoy boating in this lake and enjoy the mesmerizing view of this location. The lake is also known as Secret Lake as it is hidden between Madhapur and Jubilee Hills. The lake is upgraded with several other things like a floating fountain, walkways, artificial waterfall and a rock garden. There is also an art gallery and a sculptor park situated in this location to attract visitors.
35. Visit Himayat Sagar Lake
This artificial lake is one of the most famous attractions of people living in Hyderabad as it is just 20 kilometers away from the city. The grassy are joins the lake and the amazing view of this combination makes it an ideal picnic spot. People come here often for a road trip. There is also cottages available in tourist complexes and you can do many activities here like boating, camping, fishing and so on which makes it perfect destination for a weekend trip.
36. Visit Osman Sagar Lake / Gandipet
Osman Sagar Lake also known as Gandipet is an excellent picnic spot on outskirts of the city preferred by the visitors. It is covered with lush green gardens which gives visitors an ideal ambience of outing. There is also a lake resort which is also a heritage site named Sagar Mahal. You can enjoy the soothing ambience and cool breeze in this place as it is a true nature beauty. People can enjoy a pleasant ride by doing boating activities and fishing. You can have fun all day at this place and enjoy the relaxing breathtaking views of this place.
37. Visit Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens located in Kothaguda Reserve Forest, Hyderabad is one of the most interesting sightseeing placed in the city. The garden has rich variety of trees, plants, medicinal herbs, shrubs, bamboos, palm trees, a wide variety of aquatic plants and flowering plants which offers a refreshing setting and rich flora. It is one of the ideal places to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature and spend some quality time far away from the chaos and pollution of the city.
38. Visit Indira Park
Indira Park is a beautiful green park, full of tress and plants every where greenery. The park is one of the oldest park in the twin city of Secudarabad and Hyderabad. The park has wild date palms, keuvda plantation and Sandal wood trees and fruit plants like mango, kalajamun etc. and park is designed in a nature-friendly way without disturbing these trees and plantations. The park also offers you the boating facilities, one of the best park to explore the nature with your families and friends.
39. Educational events in Hyderabad
Hyderabad has many IT industries, demand of software engineers and people who do software related work are in demand there. So events related to that for motivating and encouraging students and to guide them for their future often happens there in the city of Hyderabad. There details can checked over internet. Certified courses in various fields, workshops are also organized by various organizations.
40. Visit Mrigavani National Park
Mrigavani Park is located near Himayatsagar lake in Chilkur. The wildlife is rich in many speices of animals such as sambar, deer, chital, wild boar, porcupine, hare, forest cat, civet cat and mongoose. Birds speices such as peacocks, warblers, babblers, flower peckers, partridges, lapwings, ducks, curlews and quails, and reptiles like Python, cobra, rat snakes, Russell’s viper and monitor lizard. The park has many speices of trees and plants too. One in all park which will show you all sorts of flora and fauna.
41. Visit NTR Gardens
NTR Gardens is a small public park located near Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, it is one of the main centres of attractions for tourists. It consists of a large variety of plants, gardens, a visitor train, restaurant, a souvenir complex and a waterfall. The garden is located in the centre of the city hence easy to reach there.
42. Visit Public Gardens
Fresh air is very important for everyone. As we all know fresh air increases our endurance and immunity. Mostly for old peoples, they should regularly follow up the routine of roaming in the garden. The younger ones and the kids should daily follow up the routine of walking, playing and giving some time to yoga to be healthy. The connection with the environment makes to feel fresh and increases the ability of immune system.
43. Visit KBR National Park
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park also known as KBR national park is located in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, the lush green area is a home for many species of animals. This park has over 600 species of plant life, 30 different types of butterflies and reptiles and over 140 species of birds. It is frequently visited by old and young people in evening and weekends which provides an excellent lung space and the environment from the busy city life and pollution.
44. Visit Hyderabad during Bathukamma Festival
Bathukamma, the state festival of Telangana is a festival of flora celebrated in all over Telangana and in some parts of Andra Pradesh. Bathukamma is a stack of all sorts of seasonal flowers which is arranged in seven concentric circles one over the other. Bathukamma mostly consists of flowers with medicinal values. A large number of women devotees take out a massive rally from LB Stadium to Tank Bund in Hyderabad, it’s a nine-day festival in which girls and ladies of different age dance with excitement and enthusiasm in the front of Bathukamma. You must visit Hyderabad during the month of September-October when the city swings with joy.
45. Visit Nizam’s Museum
Nizam’s Museum is similar to something like purani haweli, which everyone is curious about to visit. It is a place where gifts of late Nizam of Hyderabad were showcased which they got on their silver jubilee. This includes all momentos, gifts, medals which they get during their silver jubilee. The place is very old and is the best one for the peoples who like some adventure and was curious about old hallmarks.
46. Visit Ocean Park
Ocean park in Hyderabad gives entertainment to every age group of people. It is like a full day entertainment. Ocean park is an amusement park which has two part, one for water sports and other for amusement park. The park include many interesting and adventurous water rides, kiddie pool, wave pool, water slides and many rides. It’s a full day package of entertainment.
47. Visit Shilparamam
Shillaramam is a village located in Madhapur, Hyderabad which is popularly known as an arts and crafts village. It was made for the preservation of traditional crafts. The village preserves and promotes the Indian arts and crafts and it gives a scenic ambience of cultural heritage and tradition. There are a Rural Museum and a Rock Museum which represents the art and culture of Indian people and is one of the main tourist attractions for the visitors. If you are interested to know or buy these crafts, you must visit the village.
48. Visit Hyderabad during Bonalu
Bonalu is one of the biggest festivals of Telangana and Andra Pradesh. This is the festival of Hindu which is observed in July or August, a grand celebration is done in twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad. People celebrate the festival to thank Goddess Mahakali for her blessings, devotees offer their love and respect to the goddess. During this festival, people dance, offer special meals, bangles and sarees to show their adoration to goddess Mahakali.
49. Visit Hyderabad during Jaatara
There are many Jaatara celebrated in Hyderabad. Sammakka Saralamma Jatara, Sri Kurumurthy Swamy Jathara, Nagoba Jatara, Komuravelli Mallanna Jaathara, Inavolu Mallanna Jaatara, Prataparudra Singaraaya Jaatara, Chittaramma Jathara. All the Jaatara festivals are celebrated with some different purposes. You must visit Hyderabad and experience at least one of these Jaatara.
50. Visit Mount Opera
Mount Opera is a Theme Park located in Goutam Nagar, Hyderabad. It is one of the most popular tourist places for entertainment and fun. It is the best place for a one-day outing with amazing rides, water park, food and resorts. This is a place where there is something for everyone and is considered as one of the most happening and enjoyable places in the city.
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