Best Sightseeing Places in Hyderabad
Before planning a Hyderabad vacation, read on to what are the places you must visit.
A prominent landmark of Hyderabad, this monument is built in Cazia style of
architecture by Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1591. The roof of this monument serves as
a mosque, which is pious place by Muslims.
Golconda Fort :
Situated in the outskirts of Hyderabad, this forts stands as a charming testimony of the
rich heritage of the city. It was built on a 120 metre high granite hill, by Qutub Shahi
kings. It consists of four small forts within its premises.
Qutub Shahi Tombs :
According to the name, this monument consist of the the cenotaphs of the members of
the royal family of the Qutub Shah dynasty. These tombs serve as a perfect example of
the fusion of the Indian & Persian architectural styles with appealing minarets.
Salar Jung Museum:
Apart from other oldest museums in Hyderabad, this museum features the knick-knacks
and rare antiques, which were collected from the various countries of the world.
Other Attractions :
Paigah Tombs, Raymond Tomb, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Chote Hazrat ki Dargah, Hussain
Sagar Lake, Shamirpet Lake, Mecca Masjid, Gandhipet Lake, Sathya Sai Ashram,
Lumbini Park, Nehru Zoological Park, Birla Mandir, Hitec City, Hussainsagar Lake,
Ramoji Film City and St. Joseph Cathedral are some of the other tourist attractions of
Best Time for Holidaying in Hyderabad
Hyderabad enjoys a tropical climate with hot summer (March to May), rainy monsoon
with heavy rains (June to September) and pleasant winters (October to February).
Therefore, the best time to explore Hyderabad is from October to March. If you are
planning a trip, then plan Hyderabad trip during these months only and enjoy your trip.
Must Buy Things from Hyderabad
Famous as the 'Pearl City of India', Hyderabad is a shopper's paradise. In fact, not only
jewelery, this city has almost everything that is famous of Andhra Pradesh including
clothing, metal or handicrafts, paintings or toys, bags or shoes to attract shoppers of all
ages. Basheerbagh, Nampally and Abids comes under the list of the popular shopping
places in Hyderabad. Laad Bazaar is the place to but best quality diamonds, pearls,
precious stones and bangles, while Begum Bazaar is the favorite place for brassware.
A special kind of embroidery work "Zardozi", which employs gold and silver thread
is the specialty of Hyderabad. Apart from the zardozi work items, you can buy silver
ornaments, silver key chains, decorative boxes, trays etc. as souvenirs of this city back
home on your Hyderabad tour.
Explore Options to Reach Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and this is the reason, it is well-connected
with all means of transportation. Before booking Hyderabad tour packages, know how
you can reach there.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is Hyderabad's international airport that connects
it with other major cities across the globe. Its domestic terminal, also called as NT Rama
Rao is connected to most of the Indian cities. The airport is 20 KM away from the main
city centre and can be reached by hiring private and prepaid taxis outside the airport.
The city has three major railheads in the city including Hyderabad Railway Station,
Kachiguda Railway Station and Secunderabad Railway Station. These railheads
connect major Indian cities such as Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune
to Hyderabad. Kacheguda Express, Charminar Express, Hyderabad Express, Konark
Express, Shatabdi Express and Andhra Pradesh Express are some of the popular
trains, which run daily from Hyderabad rail junctions.
The city of Hyderabad is connected with other cities and destinations with good and
well-maintained roads, flyovers and national highways. You can easily commute to
close by cities such as Pune (via NH 9), Nagpur, Mumbai (via expressway), Bangalore
(via NH 7) and Warangal by road. Also, one can take buses from Andhra Pradesh State
Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) in different classes to neighboring towns like
Aurangabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Tirupati, Chennai, and Panaji.