Hyderabad
Travel Guide

Charminar featuring a memorial, a city and a mosque

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

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Plot No.5, Hyderabad Knowledge City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
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The price is Rs3,960 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
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 Durgam Cheruvu Lake ...
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"Excellent hospitality and luxury stay."

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ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
Park Hyatt Hyderabad
Park Hyatt Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,999 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
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 Hyderabad ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (227 reviews)
"Excellent stay"

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Park Hyatt Hyderabad
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Taj Falaknuma Palace
5 out of 5
The price is Rs25,000 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
This family-friendly Hyderabad hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nehru Zoological Park, Charminar and Chowmahalla Palace. Mecca Masjid is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away. ...
5/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Royal Retreat
"Amazing hospitality and food was a royal retreat indeed Two thumbs up"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2021

Taj Falaknuma Palace
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Prestige service apartment
Prestige service apartment
3.5 out of 5
Harmony Elite Building,Street No 3, Patrika Nagar, Hitech City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
The price is Rs3,750 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Located in HITEC City, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cyber Towers and Mindspace IT Park. HITEX Exhibition Centre is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) ...
Prestige service apartment
Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Level 10, SLN Terminus, Survey No 133, Beside Botanical Gardens, Gachibowl, Hyderabad
The price is Rs5,462 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this luxury aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Sarath City Capital Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Mindspace IT Park and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Good comfortable stay
"My stay was good and was quieter rooms. The problem I had is using my Chromecast to cast my Netflix to tv and issue was not resolved .And there is not much to watch on the available channels and felt bored."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2020

Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
SKYLA Serviced Apartments Banjara Hills
SKYLA Serviced Apartments Banjara Hills
3 out of 5
Vinayagar Mangalagiri Apartments, Avenue 4 Plot no 77B/A Road no10 Banjara, Hyderabad, Telangana
Located in Banjara Hills, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from CARE Hospitals - Banjara Hills and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hussain Sagar Lake and ...
SKYLA Serviced Apartments Banjara Hills
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