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Hyderabad
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels 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
The price is Rs4,800 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (79 reviews)
Fantastic Stay!

"Fantastic Stay with best hygiene. Safety standards are quite best with this pandemic lying around us."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
The Park Hyderabad
The Park Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is Rs2,360 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

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! (284 reviews)
Good stay for short periods

"The Room was overall pretty good, but toiletries and amenities were a bit on the lacking side of this stay. The room was upgraded graciously by the staff with a better view, but this view only had the view of a building in construction."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

The Park Hyderabad
Trident Hyderabad
Trident Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is Rs4,500 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Located in HITEC City, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Shilparamam Cultural Village and Mindspace IT Park. HITEX Exhibition Centre is 1.7 mi (2.7 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)
An amazing relaxed stay at trident - hyderabad

"it was an amazing stay with all comforts you can think of....just like home...food service ambience cleanliness - breakfast - all excellent...loved it..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Trident 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in 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, Telangana
The price is Rs4,988 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar

Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this luxury aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Sarath City Capital Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of HITEX Exhibition Centre ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"great stay"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
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 Rs1,215 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated in Hyderabad, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cyber Towers, Mindspace IT Park and HITEX Exhibition Centre. Durgam Cheruvu Lake and ...

Restel Studio Flats
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is Rs2,520 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

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. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (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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