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HyderabadIndia

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

Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Banjara Hills

4/5Very Good!(36 area reviews)

Banjara Hills is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by GVK One Mall, a top place to visit in the area.

Banjara Hills
HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

HITEC City

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and monuments in HITEC City. You might want to make time for a stop at Cyber Towers or Inorbit Mall.

HITEC City
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Jubilee Hills

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

Visitors to Jubilee Hills enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is worth a stop.

Jubilee Hills
Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Madhapur

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Madhapur and you might want to plan a stop by HITEX Exhibition Centre and Cyber Towers while you're in the area.

Madhapur
Kukatpally Housing Board Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Kukatpally Housing Board Colony

Though Kukatpally Housing Board Colony may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like HITEX Exhibition Centre and Cyber Towers.

Kukatpally Housing Board Colony
Kachiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Kachiguda

When in Kachiguda, you can plan a visit to Abids and Salar Jung Museum, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Kachiguda

Top hotels in Hyderabad

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Park Hyderabad
The Park Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is Rs4,350 per night

This family-friendly Hyderabad hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Asian Institute Of Gastroenterology and Hussain Sagar Lake. ...

3.6/5Good! (280 reviews)

"I love the staffs at this hotel. They are so friendly, sweet, and welcoming. The room is very spacious, has nice amenities. The pool is nice, a great place to sit and enjoy a few glasses of wine. The breakfast at the restaurant is so good! When I visit Hyderabad again, I would definite stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

The Park Hyderabad
Novotel Hyderabad Airport
Novotel Hyderabad Airport
5 out of 5

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Wonderla Amusement Park, Nehru Zoological Park and Charminar. Abids and Salar ...

4.1/5Very Good! (464 reviews)

"All fine. Google maps is incorrectly mapped so makes it hard to call uber etc"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Novotel Hyderabad Airport
Hyatt Place Hyderabad Banjara Hills
Hyatt Place Hyderabad Banjara Hills
4 out of 5
Banjara Hills Road 1, Hyderabad, Telangana
The price is Rs4,080 per night

Located in Banjara Hills, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lumbini Park, Snow World and Abids. Salar Jung Museum and Golconda Fort are also within 6 mi (10 ...

3.9/5Good! (66 reviews)
Excellent

"Amazing"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hyatt Place Hyderabad Banjara Hills

Popular places to visit in Hyderabad

Charminar
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Charminar

4.5/5(20 reviews)

In the late 16th century, this monument was erected to celebrate the end of a plague. Now, it is one of Hyderabad’s most famous landmarks.

Golconda Fort
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Golconda Fort

5/5(13 reviews)

Visit these ancient ruins and wander around mud walls to learn about the mosques, palaces and artillery of an ancient civilization. 

Nehru Zoological Park
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Nehru Zoological Park

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Visit this park to see animals running wild in safari habitats and learn about some of the 160 rare and exotic species housed here.

Salar Jung Museum
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Salar Jung Museum

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Journey through time, from the 2nd century through to the 20th, as you browse books, artworks and other fascinating items gathered by the adventurer Salar Jung. 

Abids
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Abids

4/5(9 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Abids, a favourite shopping spot in Hyderabad. You can enjoy the restaurants while in the area.

Hussain Sagar Lake
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Hussain Sagar Lake

4/5(29 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Hussain Sagar Lake, a popular spot to commune with nature in Hyderabad. Stroll along the lakeside or visit the shops in the area.

Reviews of Hyderabad

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Very Good City. All the IT Company are here. very clean city.

5/5 - Excellent

Fakhruddin

10 Mar 2020

VERY Nice City. Must visit once in life (especially for food lovers) VERY VERY GOOD FOOD. Many places to go around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Very good city , wide roads, neat and clen good natured people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

One must visit Hyderabad It is a Wonderful place I am going to settle there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Jan 2020

If you are traveling with family and looking for a nice property to stay, I suggest not to consider this place. It's a disguise in the name of luxury. I wished I had taken up some budget hotel instead

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Dec 2019

I love the city, travelling is a nightmare and the Auto drivers try and rip you off with their fees

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