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 centre 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 kilometres) east of the coastal city of Mumbai. Fly into the international airport 14 miles (22 kilometres) 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

Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad
Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad
4 out of 5
1 3 1024 Lower Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500001
The price is ₹5,695 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
₹5,695
per night
3 Mar - 4 Mar
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free parking, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (235 reviews)
"The smell from the lane is disgusting but the hotel is great"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2023

Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad
Taj Krishna
Taj Krishna
5 out of 5
Rd Number 1, Mada Manzil, Banjara Hills, Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500034
The price is ₹9,000 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
₹9,000
per night
12 Feb - 13 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the room service in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (331 reviews)
"Statues and beautiful decor."

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2023

Taj Krishna
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
5 out of 5
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, RR District, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500409
The price is ₹12,999 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
₹12,999
per night
9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (572 reviews)
"At the reception desk the staff were extremely polite and courteous. Swathi at the reception desk gave me a wonderful room. I have enjoyed at the hotel. 5 stars all the way!"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2023

Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
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.
Falcons Nest Studio Apartments
Falcons Nest Studio Apartments
3 out of 5
Plot No.79,Phase 1, Kavuri Hills,Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500081
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Shilparamam Cultural Society ...
2/5 (1 review)
"The wifi is very bad, the restroom was not at all clean. I have checked out 2 days prior to actual check out date. Did not get any refund for the unstayed days. Its says breakfast included but, its complimentary only one the first day."

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2021

Falcons Nest Studio Apartments
Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Level 10, SLN Terminus, Survey No 133, Beside Botanical Gardens, Gachibowl, Hyderabad, 500032
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free parking, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (35 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2022

Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
White Fern Stays
White Fern Stays
2.5 out of 5
Plot 76-78, APHB Colony, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, TG, 500032
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical ...
White Fern Stays
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.

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