10 things to DO in and around HYDERABAD

 

Our #Xplorebharat Blog train started in February and it’s already been a month. So far we have virtually visited many wonderful places. got to know about some hidden treasures in India. This Blog train will be running throughout March, so we have another month for an exciting trip.

You might have already read my post on Hampi, which was my first post as part of #xplorebharat. Today I’m receiving the Baton from Kathakali who showed us Shetla Devi from Gurugam and taking you all to Hyderabad, capital of Telangana. I have been to Hyderabad 2 times and it was 5-6 years ago. I never had any idea that one day I will be writing about this place in my Blog so I don’t have good pictures of mine in these places (Confession).

My Boyfriend (Now Husband) was working in Hyderabad. I had a one day trip before our marriage (All thanks to my MOM) & 2 days trip after marriage.

Today I’m going to share some of the places I have visited and also some other places which my Husband visited during his stay in Hyderabad.

 

Here are the 10 things to do in Hyderabad;

 

1) Golkonda Fort

 

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This Fort was built by Kakatiyas & then again rebuilt by Rani Rudramma Devi. This enormous stone fort is a living testimony for the kings who ruled and built our country.

Golkonda fort has spread for more than 10kms and built with strong walls. There is a tree inside this fort which is said to be 800 years old.

Golkonda has a mine where they used to extract diamonds. The famous “Kohinoor”, “Regent Diamond”, “Dariainoor” etc are said to be found in the surrounding regions of Golkonda. There are diamond cutting arches. If you stand below these arches and clap, it can be heard even after a km. This technique was used for communication purpose during those days.

 

2) Charminar

 

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You knew this is coming right? After all, how to write about Hyderabad without mentioning Charminar? Yes! Charminar is one of the top things to see in Hyderabad.

Charminar is mainly known for its history and surrounding markets, attracts tourists with its architecture. Four Pillars have collaborated with a dome and there is Balcony in each dome to view the city from heights.

These Four Pillars opens into four streets where you can see people selling pieces of jewelry (Hyderabad pearls), Eatables and this market is known as Lad Bazaar.

Each arch (Pillar) has a clock which shows actual time & also they say that there is a tunnel underground which connects Charminar to Golkonda.

 

3) Ramoji Film City

 

 

If you are planning to visit Ramoji film city then you need at least a day time. There is so much to see and much to explore in this 2000 acres spread magical Cinema world.

If I say it is the UNIVERSAL STUDIO of INDIA, I guess it is not an exaggeration. As soon as you enter you can see beautiful fountains, Troms for the studio tour, gardens, lakes and many other beautiful spots where famous movies are shot.

Also, there are some performance, stunt shows, fun rides which you can explore. You can book your tickets here.

 

4)  Sri Rama Chandra temple – Ammapalli

 

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This is 30kms away from Hyderabad. Why I’m listing here because if you have enough time and looking to see some nice place around Hyderabad then this temple is the one.

Sri Rama Chandra idol in this temple is 1000 years old and Rama, Sita & Lakshmana idols are worshipped daily.

This is one of the famous shooting spots in Tollywood.

 

5) Bhongir Fort

 

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Almost 2 hrs from Hyderabad, Bhongir Fort is located on an enormous rock. Once upon a time ruled by Musuniru Nayakas, this Fort provides a nice city view from the top.

Either you can climb the rock (Which is difficult) or take stairs (sculpted in rock) to reach Fort. The entire rock is single rock & looks like a huge mountain!

Be ready to climb a lot many stairs and avoid going in hot days. Carry snack & water which will be required once you reach the top.

 

6) Chowmahalla Palace

 

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This is the Palace where Nizam’s used to live during their time. This Palace has beautiful interior making it a place for royal living. There are a collection of Photos, Cars, and other things which were used by Nizams.

There are different sections in this Palace such as Council Hall, Drawing Room, Roshan Bangla, Watch Towers, Afzal Mahal etc. Each of these has its own glory and highlight architectural ingenuities.

There is an entry fee to see this Palace and is very minimal.

 

7)  Nehru Zoological Park

 

 

If you are visiting with family then this place will really make your Kids enjoy. There are a variety of Animals and Birds making it one of the largest Zoo.

There are battery operated cycles available if you want to explore the Zoo on wheels.

 

8) Lantern Festival

 

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This is one of the biggest Lantern festivals in Hyderabad. Thousands of flickering lanterns flee into the sky making it a spectacular night view.

Many people will gather to be part of this festival. Also, there will be Food, DJ, music, and performances to make the event more fun.

There is a ticket fee for this event and the free lantern will be given to every participant.

 

9) Salar Jung Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the National Museums in India. Salar Jung family gave their collections (Paintings, manuscripts, ceramics, statues, clocks, antiques, clothes, ornaments and many other things) to this museum.

It is very vast and you need at least 4-5 hours to explore.

 

10) Snow World

 

 

Snow world is the famous amusement park in Hyderabad. Almost 17000 sqft of the area is filled with naturally created snow making it one of the wonderworld for fun-filled activities.

You can visit Snow world with family and experience Snow slide, Snow Merry-Go-Round, Snow sculptures, snow basketball, Snow Mountain, Snow valley Ball, Snow Dancing, Ice Hotel etc. There is an entry fee to Snow world which can be taken either online or directly at the location.

Wrap yourself with some warm clothes. Also, snow world provides Jacket, Gloves & Shoes.

 

About #Xplorebharat

 

 

This post is a part of the #XploreBharat Blog Train hosted by AditiEshaMaheshwaranPraGunPreetiSabaSanjotaSoniaSudipSuhasiniSupriya.

“Today the #XploreBharat Blog Train has come to Hyderabad, Telangana. and I wish you all a Happy Journey for future destinations. The next stop of this #XploreBharat Blog Train will be Kolkata with Manas.”

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87 thoughts on “10 things to DO in and around HYDERABAD

  1. eshachaks says:

    I stayed in hyderabad for about 6 months on a work assignment… I love this city… The people here are so warm…and the biriyani and the haleem… I can just go on and on

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha 😀 Thanks Esha..

  2. Another great post! The pics are lovely ?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you ?

  3. I had been to Hyderabad long time ago with family. I realized missing major part of the city after reading your post. Nect trip I would cover the museum, park and fort.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It happens with such historical & beautiful places which have so much to offer. Every trip feels incomplete an different in everyone’s words.. thanks for reading Pragnya..

  4. mylittleduniya says:

    Lovely post covering the city Hyderabad. Those pics are mesmerizing

    1. Hackytips says:

      Credit goes to My Husband for allowing me to post his pictures 😀

  5. aditi says:

    Informative posy. Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome Aditi 🙂

  6. mjothi says:

    Wonderful collection of places to visit in Hyderabad. Thanks for the tips…

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Mahesh 🙂

  7. Lovely Detailed post with good pics. I love the hyderabadi food along with its unique vibe.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Manas. I love Hyderabadi Egg Biriyani & Karachi Biscuits.

  8. Wonderful blog, as you have covered almost all the major attractions. Been to Hyderabad once just for a family visit for 2 days, could not explore much except the Hussainsagar lake and Golkonda Fort. My bhabhi hails from this city and we are from Lucknow, so we always say Nizam married to Nawab 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha 😀 Even I haven’t seen all of it.. There is so much to see in this place. Thanks for reading and sharing your views Vartika 🙂

  9. I should follow your guide when I visit HYD. Thanks

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks you 🙂

  10. Lovely post and pretty pictures. I have never been to Hyderabad, although have been wanting to visit Char Minar. People tell me take a long weekend and visit it. Maybe one day I will. I have had Karachi biscuits though as my husband frequently travelled there for work.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Karachi Biscuits are my favorite. Even here in the US, I search Indian stores to get them 😀 Thanks you Anshu 🙂

  11. jayanthi6 says:

    Nice post, Sanjota…we visited Hyderabad a few years back – but couldn’t cover all the places that you had mentioned – hopefully will catch it next time…

    1. Hackytips says:

      Even I have a few places left out. Maybe next time… Thanks for reading Jayanthi.

  12. vidhya29 says:

    I love this place! have been there and I loved it

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Vidhya..

  13. I have been to hyderabad thrice. Once with school picnic once with parents and them for college project and send different aspects of the city at different ages and I must confess I always fell in love with the city.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah, it has so much to offer…

  14. Seema Taneja says:

    have seen the Salarjung museum and a few other places in Hyderabad but you have unveiled so many other places that I haven’t. Thank you for letting me know.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m glad I did justice to this city 🙂

  15. Awesome blog post! My favorite was the Lantern Festival. Thank you for posting all these interesting places. Here is my latest blog post…. Please comment on mine with your thoughts. Thanks and follow me on Twitter too, thank you!!

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    1. Hackytips says:

      I will visit. Thanks for your kind words 🙂

      1. Your more than welcome ? thank you so much for visiting my website. Follow my blog please!!

        1. Hackytips says:

          Sure!

  16. yassir ali says:

    planning to come to Hyderabad. saw this post at the best time. thanks will definitely visit these places.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you. Have a great trip 🙂

  17. Great breakdown of the area. Suggestions are also on point.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  18. This looks like a trip of a lifetime! I really loved your pictures. The temple in particular looks so stunning, I would love to see it in person one day.

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s very kind of you. I’m proud to say that India is full of temples, architecture & History. Whenever you visit I will take you around 😀

  19. Im totally embarrassed to admit that I have NEVER even heard of this place before. but I am glad I have now because it’s stunning!!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Maybe you have not visited India 🙂 Everyone who visits India definitely will visit Hyderabad. You can plan for one trip 🙂

  20. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Great! I will surely include Hyderabad to my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Neil!

  21. Ashli says:

    Wow this looks awesome! I don’t know if I could do the fort with the ledge haha that looks scary!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Fort is really beautiful. It is very vast and there are many good places to see inside. It’s not ledge 🙂

  22. THough I visit Hyderabad quite frequently, your take is lovely and felt liked I misssed the fun in few parts. Will visit it again

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks gal 🙂

  23. Elizabeth O says:

    Thanks for writing about this place. I have some friends who belongs to Hyderabad and this is such a beautiful place in India. I will try to visit there.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ooh! Then you must know a lot about India. Good to know 🙂

  24. Jolie Starrett says:

    Great photos! I love reading about places around the world.

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s sweet! Thanks for reading 🙂

  25. mralexmathew says:

    Charminar on my must visit list. what an informative blog, thanks for share.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  26. Yonnah M says:

    I can see why Charminar attracts a lot of tourists. That picture that you have is beautiful. Great post.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is beautiful Indeed. Thanks for reading 🙂

  27. Samar says:

    It’s my fourth year in Hyderabad, all the places are worth visiting.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome! 🙂

  28. Hyderabad is indeed a good place but I love the food there.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I know! especially Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani 🙂

  29. aisasami says:

    This place looks AMAZING! There is many places I want to go: Snow world looks fun, Ramoji Film City looks colorful, and the fort looks so cool!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  30. ZyraKuma says:

    I have never heard of a place called Hyderabad before! (Am I a bad person?) The place looks stunning.

    1. Hackytips says:

      No! India has so much to offer. Plan for a India trip 🙂

  31. Prerna Wahi says:

    This is a fantastic post and I love the way you have structured it. I have never visited but hope to soon and will surely refer to your post then. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Prerna..

  32. Rupal says:

    Such a beautiful post. Hydrebad is such a lovely place

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks ?

  33. JK Darling says:

    I will be going to Hyderabad for the first time in my life, and I am looking forward to it. ?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Have a great trip. I’m sure you will enjoy!

  34. Abu Zaid says:

    Wow this is amazing places. thank you for share

  35. I was in Hyderabad in October last year and completely enjoyed it

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great! 🙂

  36. ninanichols1979 says:

    Two words that come to mind- majestic and grandeur! The sceneries are so picturesque!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Aww. Thank you very much!

  37. Hyderabad sounds like a great place.. nice pictures

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  38. Great places to visit. I would want to explore this part of the world someday. I am most drawn towards visiting Bhongir Fort. Thanks for posting, great photos by the way.

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s sweet of you!

  39. Bunmieshealthychoices says:

    Great places to visit!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome.

  40. Jasmeet Singh says:

    Hyderabad is a beautiful place famous for forts and biryani. I would to visit some day.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes! One of the best place in South India.

  41. Woah, some really cool places to visit here. Thank you for sharing, ps. love your photos!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome.

  42. excellent post. loved all those pics and such a great tour of Hyderabad

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you Saba 🙂

  43. Hyderabad used to be my summer vacation spot along with my cousins. Thanks for showing it in a new light

    1. Hackytips says:

      😍😄

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