11 Best Tourist Places in Hyderabad
A tourist place is a place of attraction and interest that exhibits natural or built beauty, historical significance, and natural and cultural value and that offers amusement and leisure.
Importance of Tourist Place
Hyderabad is also called Pearl City. It has an unmatched rich history and the perfect blend of modernity that attracts everyone. It is the wonderful city of Nizams, and the city has a legacy of 400 years. Hyderabad is a sprawling metropolitan city which always tries to give a refreshing environment to its people.
From gateways to the mouth-watering world to historical monuments, appealing shopping culture to famous cuisine and the exciting entertainment park will keep you busy. There are a lot of tourist destinations where you can spend quality time with your families, children, and girlfriends. It is the best place to visit in your lifetime.
It is situated on the banks of the Musi River. Muhammad Quli Qutub Shahies established the city in 1591 CE. The Metropolitan is remembered for its amazing culture and delicious food: the widely popular Hyderabadi Biriyani. The city's huge and luxurious mall, glamorous office buildings and long flyovers will hit your retina when you come out from the Hyderabad Airport.
The city is the perfect confluence of modern and traditional culture, the present and the past. Hyderabad could be bifurcated into two parts: the ancient city developed by the Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah on the southern side of the Musi River. The modern city that is highly urbanised exists on the northern banks of the river. The old region of the city has many historical tourist attractions like Charminar and Golconda Fort. These are the list of Tourist destinations you should not miss in your life:
Hyderabad, the Telangana capital city, is a famous tourist spot and offers a mesmerising experience to its visitors. It is situated in the old part of the city. It is square shape structure, and it is 30m in breadth and 56m tall. Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah built it in 1591 to pay homage to his beloved wife, Bhagmati. It is also called as "Arc de Triomphe of the East." The Charminar become more beautiful with its four towers present in each corner. The height of the minaret present on each side (each with four stories) is 48.7 m. It has a tiny mosque as well on the top floor. It consists of 45 prayer spaces, and people visit the place, particularly on Friday. It becomes glamorous in the evening due to the lighting of the building and is worth watching.
2. GOLCONDA FORT
The Golconda Fort, an architectural marvel, is well connected with other parts of the city. The Qutub Shahi Kings constructed it, and the fort consists of 8 gates and 87 bastions. It is 11 kilometres away from the city. The magnificent buildings have impressive walls which are 15 to 18 feet tall and perimeter close to 11 km. The sound and light show conducted in Telugu, Hindi, and English language with the narration by the legendary and superstar actor Amitabh Bacchan makes the environment exciting.
Light & Sound Show Fee at Golconda Fort
9:00 am -5:30 pm (Monday- Sunday)
3. Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is an alluring tourist destination that attracts tourists from different parts of the city. They have registered their name in the Guinness Book of World Records. It has spanned over 2500 acres and is located 30km far from Hyderabad. It is one biggest film studios globally and can accommodate 50 film units at a point in time. The remarkable and brilliant, sound technical facilities make it an ideal place for all the shootings and production of a movie.
It consists of different sets like Japanese Gardens, London Street, Hollywood sign; vintage buses; landscapes, and many features like Interactive Entertainment, Filmi Duniya, and Action. This thing makes the tour memorable.
Things you should not miss
4. Hussain Sagar Lake
It takes pride in being the largest artificial lake in Asia and connects the twin cities. It is situated on the tributary of the Musi River and was found during the Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah's rule in 1562 AD. It was named after Hussain Shah Wali.
The centre of attraction is a 16 m tall white granite statue of Lord Buddha that contains a weight of around 350 tonnes, located in the centre of the lake. The lighting show makes the sight more exciting.
A ferry ride is available to reach the statute, and it takes and brings back tourists at regular intervals of time. It offers various traditional activities like boating, including motorboats and speed boats, cruising, water-skiing and parasailing. The 48 seater launch offers dinner to its guest and is an ideal place to host private parties.
5. Birla Mandir
It is situated height of the 280- foot- high hillock of Kalapahad. The name has come from the powerful Industrialist: the Birlas. They have built temples in various parts of the world. It was built in 1976, and it is believed that 2000 tonnes of marble were used to construct such a magnificent temple. The marbles were brought from the state of Rajasthan. The architecture design is a mixture of three known architecture: Rajasthani Architecture, South Indian Architecture and Utakal Temple architecture. It has 11 feet high monument of Lord Lakshminarayan with a beautiful lotus carved near it. Deities such as Andal, Venkateswara and Padmavati are placed in separated shrines. Lord Buddha has a separate temple in the complex.
6. Jala Vihar
It is situated at the Necklace Road, Jala Vihar, a family entertainment park, enjoys being at prime locations. It provides an exciting range of water activities such as Mushroom Umbrella, Tilt Bucket, River Ride, Mini Aqua trailers, Float Slide, Pendulum, and Tilt Bucket. It is ideal both for adults and kids.
Apart from the ride, the family can also enjoy fun-filled games such as Superjet, Battery Bikes, Battery Cars, Water Shooters, Bungy Trampoline, Mini Coarsely, Air Hockey, Mini Rainbow Wheel and Basketball.
It is ideal for hosting all kinds of parties and family functions. It also has Aesthetic Vedhika and an amphitheatre.
7. Chowmahalla Palace
Its literal meaning is "four palaces" in Urdu. It was constructed in the 18th century by the fifth Nizam Afzar-ud- Daulah, Asaf Jav Vu. The Palace was finished in 1869. In the beginning, it spanned over 45 acres but later got reduced to 12 acres. The Palace houses two courtyards: the southern courtyard and the northern courtyard.
The southern courtyard consists of four palaces: Aftab Mahal, Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, and Mahtab Mahal. Of these four mahals, Aftab Mahal is the largest, with 2 stories.
Roshan Bungalow, Council Hall, Clock Tower and Khilawat Mubarak, the heart of the Palace, are some worthful visiting sites. For the public, it was opened in 2005.
Important Notice: Tripods are prohibited
8. Lumbini Park
It was constructed in 1994 by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority. The Park was given its name after the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Later it was renamed by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated near Hussain Sagar Lake. It is considered to be one of the best tourist hotspots. You will see a huge clock at the entrance featuring different kinds of wonderful flowers. The laser show and musical fountain make the place more attractive. Another striking feature of the Park is its rich flora. It is immensely popular among children.
9. Qutub Shahi Tombs
It has 7 tombs of Qutub Shahi Ruler and is one of the oldest heritage sites of Hyderabad. It is situated at a distance of 850 m from the Banjara Darwaza of Golconda Fort.
It is constructed with Indian and Persian architecture, and these tombs were constructed by the Qutub Shahis.
Mir Yousuf Ali Khan and Salar Jung III renovated these tombs in 19 century. It is built with grey granite, and they have a dome shape roofs with a quadrangular structure that is constructed with wonderful design.
The "Ibrahim Bagh surrounds the tomb": -a garden famous as a picnic spot. State Government used this tomb as a venue for a Deccan Festival.
10. Nehru Zoo Park
Nehru Zoological Park is situated near the Mir Alam Tank of Hyderabad. It takes pride in having about 1,500 species of reptiles, animals and birds. It is the largest Forest Zoo in India, administered by the Forest Department, Andhra Pradesh Government. It has spread over 380 acres, and it is immensely famous for being a picnic spot. It has a history museum which brings many tourists to the Park. For public viewing, it was opened in 1963. Tiger Safari, Lion Safari, Bear Safari and Butterfly Safari are present here for the tourists.
Holiday& Weekend Charges
Lion and Tiger Safari Fee
Toy Train Charges
Buggy/ Battery Operated Vehicle Fee
Zoo Guest House Accommodation
11. Birla Planetarium
N.T. Rama Rao had inaugurated in the year 1985. It is the dome-shaped planetarium located city's heart at Naubat Pahad. It was developed in partnership with Japan. It is one of the modern planetariums present in the nation. It gives information related to space, invention and theories to the visitor. Apart from being popular among kids, it attracts tourists from all walks of life. The Sky show is an important and striking feature of the planetarium. It exhibits different sky show to the tourists.