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

Vivanta Hyderabad, Begumpet
Vivanta Hyderabad, Begumpet
5 out of 5
1 10 147 148 Mayuri Marg, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500016
The price is Rs6,000 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Hyderabad. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (230 reviews)
"Exceptional customer service as expected from Taj. It was a home away from home we will be only staying here on future trips"

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Vivanta Hyderabad, Begumpet
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 Rs10,500 per night from 26 May to 27 May
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4/5 Very Good! (504 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
Taj Krishna
Taj Krishna
5 out of 5
Rd Number 1, Mada Manzil, Banjara Hills, Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500034
The price is Rs9,250 per night from 29 May to 30 May
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4.2/5 Excellent! (262 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Taj Krishna
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.
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Sy.no 115/1, Kapil Towers, IT Park, Nanakramguda,Financial District, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500032
The price is Rs8,000 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Hyderabad. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (50 reviews)
"Staff were very accommodating"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2021

Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
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
The price is Rs9,025 per night from 3 Jun to 4 Jun
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4.6/5 Exceptional! (29 reviews)
"Premium Hotel"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

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, 500034
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Hyderabad. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 24-hour room service. Popular attractions Charminar and Hussain Sagar Lake are ...
SKYLA Serviced Apartments Banjara Hills
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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