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

Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel
Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel
5 out of 5
115/1 Nanakramguda, Financial District, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, TG
The price is Rs4,750 per night from 6 Nov to 6 Nov
Located in Financial District, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad International Convention Centre and Golconda Fort. Charminar ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (75 reviews)
"Perfect ambience and clean rooms. The staffs were very supportive to feedback. My parents had a wonderful time at Sheraton."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2021

Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel
Taj Deccan
Taj Deccan
5 out of 5
Rd Number 1, Balapur Basthi, Banjara Hills, Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,800 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in Banjara Hills, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from GVK One Mall and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Cancer ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (274 reviews)
"Need some plumbing work in the rest room"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2021

Taj Deccan
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
The price is Rs6,500 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (100 reviews)
"nice spacious rooms"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
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Restel Studio Flats
Restel Studio Flats
2.5 out of 5
1-65/43/119 & 120, Cyber Hills Society, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
The price is Rs1,800 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Hyderabad, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cyber Towers, Durgam Cheruvu Lake and Shilparamam Cultural Village. Mindspace IT Park and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Good property!! Nice people!! Good Location!! Just ask for anything you need and they provide it. No food or restaurant available however Swigg, Zomato, etc are very quick to deliver. Overall I loved it"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2021

Restel Studio Flats
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 Rs6,750 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sarath City Capital Mall and Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
"The staff was very professional and friendly. The property was excellent"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2021

Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is Rs3,250 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
This family-friendly Hyderabad aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium and Gachibowli Indoor Stadium. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (48 reviews)
Highly recommended
"Wonderful experience and room with kitchen was very useful along with services"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2020

Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
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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