A brief guide to visit Hyderabad - the land of pearls

Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh state is a famous tourist attraction of India. Are you interested to know the attractions of this city ? Then check out this article to know the best of Hyderabad city in India so that you can plan your trip for the next vacation.


Mohammed Kuli Qutub Shah was the founder of the ancient city of Hyderabad. His foundation triggered the construction of ' Charminar ' at the heart of the city.Gradually that charming city with historic importance has paved the way for a mega city with wide roads and lushes of greenery. Also Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh is considered to be the cleanest of all cities in India. This city is a perfect blend of tradition and modernization. Lets check the attractions one by one.

What makes Hyderabad the most attractive city?

  • Charminar : Charminar comprises of four 180 feet long pillars. Each of them has a circular staircase to climb up and are facilitated with tele robotic camera. This depicts the beauty of city Hyderabad from such a height. This can be seen from the ground level. It shows a gentle touch of modernization on such historic creation. Whenever you get a chance to visit Hyderabad, you must visit Charminar

  • Golconda Fort : Golconda Fort is famous for its amazing sound vibration and water transfer technology. This fort was constructed on a hill which was previously the territory of the Kakatiya Kings of Warangal.The word 'Golconda ' means hill of shepherd. Even in that age, technology was so intelligently used that water could easily rise up to the topmost part of the Golconda Fort. The Light and Sound show here brings forward the story behind the fort

  • Qutub ShahiTomb, Salarjung Museum, Mecca Masjid : Then comes the Qutub Shahi Tomb. It was constructed based on Persian and Indian thought and ideas.Later on,this tomb was reconstructed based on other ruler's ideas. The Salarjung museum is the world's largest store house of curators and antiques. The Mecca Masjid, in Hyderabad offers an area where near about 10000 devotees can sit for worship. 'Namaj' reading on Fridays is very special

  • Greenery at Hyderabad : Early from ancient days, this city was known for its meadows, parks and gardens. Now a days some other parks have come up beside the older ones. In one word, Hyderabad offers us a green panorama. The Botanical gardens and NTR garden stand as two vibrant examples. Another exquisite example is Lumbini Park beside Hussain Sagar Lake which offers musical fountain. Country's largest zoological park lies at Hyderabad called Nehru Zoological Park. It covers an area of 350 acre. Here lies different sections for tiger,lion,bear,birds etc

  • Ramoji Film City : A visit to Hyderabad will remain incomplete without seeing Ramoji Film City. World's largest dreamland it is covering a huge area of 1500 acres. It is a collection of almost every amusement starting from hotels, restaurants, children's corner, parks. It contains a film set made of fiber which creates an amazing effect. Ramoji Film City has its own bus services to travel and visit it's places. Other than this,Hyderabad offers various parks like Indira park, KBR national park, Public Gardens and JVR park

  • Museum & buying articles : The A P State Archeological museum here attracts tourists. It was constructed during the reign of the seventh Nizam. It comprises of Egyptian mummy, coins, important sculptors of Buddhism, artifacts of emperors of different ages. Birla Planetorium temple is another attraction there. It is a heaven of buying articles like pearl, bangles and curators. Hyderabad offers a mind blowing collection of sarees also

  • Food offered: Now comes the array of food available here. Mughlai dishes adorn the restaurants. Hyderabad cuisine offers Haleem mutton Biriyani, Rang Biriyani, Chaap etc. If someone is interested he may taste authentic Andhra Pradesh dish 'Pesarendu'

  • Ways to get there : Hyderabad is connected to different cities and towns. People can avail flight or train to reach there. Several hotels, lodges and resorts are available for tourists


Come, stay and enjoy your vacation at Hyderabad. Tourism in Andhra Pradesh state extends its warm welcome to all

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Guest Author: Shiva Teja19 Oct 2017

Hyderabad is in Telangana state.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao20 Oct 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 8

The article has given some good inputs about Hyderabad. Thanks to the author. I want to add the following for the benefit of tourists -

Hyderabad was the capital of Andhra Pradesh. After bifurcation of the state, Hyderabad is left with Telangana. Even though this is a common capital for both, the Andhra Pradesh administration left Hyderabad and shifted to Amaravati. The new capital of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is a very big city expanding in all the four directions. The streets of Hyderabad were wide but as the traffic is very heavy, moving on these roads is very time-consuming. The metro train service Phase 1 is ready to be inaugurated and waiting for a date from Modiji. Coming to the cleanliness of the city as long as you move on 3 or 4 roads of Secunderabad may appear clean. But needs lots of improvement. The roads were good but to be repaired further now.

Hyderabad is a conglomeration of big, small.rich and poor. Any type of family also can get accommodated in this city.

Coming to the places to be visited include Birla Temple, NTR memorial, Prasad Imax, Keesara temple, outer ring road, the museum, the zoo, Buddha statue in tank bund, Shilparamam are important in addition to the places mentioned by the author.

Hyderabad is having very good hotels suiting the requirements of all levels of tourists. Hyderabad airport and Secunderabad railway station are very well connected to all parts of the globe. All varieties of foods are available in many good restaurants, Hyderabad is very famous for pearls and Biryani,

A good place to visit. If you plan for a week all the places in Hyderabad and nearby places can be visited.

Author: Natarajan20 Oct 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Nice article about a city that has a mix of old and new traditions. The Charminar and Golconda Fort are examples of the skill and science that our forefathers had; it's a shame that now, despite the best equipment, many of the public constructions are in a dismal state.

I'm yet to visit the Salar Jung museum, in fact, India post (1978) issued a stamp of Jehangir's dagger and knife that's housed in the museum. My friends earlier used to get us the famous Hyderabad Karachi Bakery biscuits, now they are available in many major cities too.

From the points noted by Dr.Rao, it seems like Hyderabad is caught in the sea of change like any other Indian metro trying to cope with rapid expansion and uncontrolled migration with lack of infrastructure.

Author: Srijita Dey20 Oct 2017 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

Thanks Nataranjan. Surely they will be of immense importance of the people visiting Hyderabad. Ramoji Film City is really a feast for the eyes. I still remember the scary house there. Oh my god! I was in goosebumps visiting it.

Author: Srijita Dey20 Oct 2017 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

Thanks Dr. Rao. The information that you have added are really helpful. The content has been enriched by that.

Author: K Mohan28 Oct 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 5

Well I am from Hyderabad since birth and so how can I keep quite after reading this article which misses most amazing things of this great twin cities. Hyderabad is not a small city. It is in fact divided into three parts. Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Cyber city.

We call Hyderabad as old city which starts from Afzalgunj and ends at Chandrayan Gutta. The places to be seen are Museum, Charminar, Shopping at Pathergatti, Stone bangles shopping at Lad Bazaar, Big vegetable whole sale Market at Miralam Mandi and ultimately Falaknama fort. The Indian Army research center is located here near Chandrayan Gutta.

Then comes Secunderabad. It will start from Tank Bund or Hussain Sagar, famous for Ganesh Idol immersion. There is a Military Cantonment located in Secunderabad. The famous Shamirpet lake, the Deer park and the NALSAR University are also located in this area. Who can forget the Southern Sojourn place of President House in Bolarum which is located in Secunderabad.

And as regards to Cybercity, most of the Hitech IT companies are located here and the people working there would settle down there itself and never come to twin cities.

Author: Partha K.28 Oct 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 7

The author has mentioned some famous tourist spots which people generally visit. However, I feel that Salar Jung museum should be given more prominence in the article. It is one of the biggest museums of India (developed by an individual).

I would like to mention some of the lesser known tourist spots of Hyderabad which the author and other members have not yet mentioned. These are:-

(a) Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park: This park is located in Vanasthalipuram, located on the outskirts of Hyderabad city. A tourist can see different types of deer here including black buck and many birds.

(b) Raymond’s Tomb: The tomb was built in the memory of French General Raymond. Raymond’s Tomb is situated at Moosarambagh.

(c) Moula-Ali Dargah: This Dargah is built on a hilltop near Moula-Ali, at the north-eastern part of the city. From the hilltop, the entire city can be seen.

(d) 'Dialogue in the Dark' restaurant: Enjoying a delicious meal in this semi-dark restaurant is a remarkable experience.

(e) Snow World theme park: The Snow World Park is considered to be the first developed theme park in India.

(f) Sudha Car Museum: It is the first and only handmade car museum in the World.

In addition, many other tourist spots like Warangal, Humpi, Konneru, Badami, Belum caves, Kollery bird sanctuary, etc. can be visited from Hyderabad.

The delicious 'biryani' has been mentioned by the author and other members. The non-vegetarians must not forget this delicious treat while visiting Hyderabad.

Congratulations to the author for this informative article.

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