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Tourist Places to Visit in Hyderabad || Hyderabad Tourist Attractions

Hyderabad - the capital city of Telangana is one of the fastest growing metros of India where you will find a blend of ancient monuments of historical importance and ultra modern structures of international standards.

Here are some of the top attractions / must visit tourist places in Hyderabad. However visiting the tourist spots depends on one's interests / likes.


Charminar is the iconic structure of Hyderabad and is one of the oldest monuments of the city. The structure was built by Md Quli Qutub Shah in the 16th century C.E (Current Era). The imposing structure of Charminar has four arches with four minerets on four corners. The square shaped marvelous structure stands an example of the Indo-Islamic architecture. There are around 150 steps to reach the top of Charminar. From here you can have a bird's eye of the sprawling metro city and the dazzling bangle bazaar in front of the monument.

Bangle bazaar is also known as Laad bazaar where you find rows of shops that sell the famous Hyderabad Pearls and dazzling colorful stone studded lac bangles. Besides these, there are shops that sell typical ethnic items for home decor. This is a must-visit place for shopping sprees. The grandeur of the monument is doubled when it is colorfully illuminated in the evening.

Entrance fee is Rs.5/- per head. Visiting hours are between 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m. (Subject to changes based on the situations)

Salar Jung Museum

Salarjung Museum
Salar Jung museum is one of the most famous museums in India. There is a wide range of one-man's collections of wonderful antique pieces from across the world belonging to various periods, in the museum. These collections are of Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III - the former Prime Minister of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. Some of the special attractions of the museum include beautiful Veil Rebacca,
Veil Rebecca inside Salarjung Museum
The Clock, European and Indian paintings and many more.
Ravi Verma painting inside 
A visit to Salarjung Museum would be a real memorable one.

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort is one of the World Heritage Sites in Hyderabad that attracts tourists. The main attraction of the place is the light and sound show which is displayed in the evenings. As the timings of the show keep changing from season to season, you should note the timings of the show before you make a visit to this fort. The light and sound show is the highlight of the place.

Birla Complex

Entrance of Birla Science Complex

Birla complex has three main attractions within walkable distances - Birla temple, Birla Science Museum and Birla Planetarium. The complex is located on a hillock named Naubat Pahaad. The main attraction of the complex is 'The Birla Temple' of Lord Venkateswara.
Entrance of Birla Mandir

The temple is fully made of white marble. From here you can have an excellent view of the city and the Hussain Sagar lake. The temple is prominently seen from the main areas of the city. Birla Science Museum and Birla Planetarium too attracts tourists. Birla Science Museum is the right place for the children / students to learn various scientific activities with fun.

Jagannath temple in Rd 12 Jubilee Hills

Jagannath temple, Jubilee Hills
The temple is a near replica of Puri Jagannath temple. Visitors get attracted by the temple architecture which depicts the rich skills of the artisans.The temple is constructed by the Kalinga Cultural Trust of Hyderabad. It is worth a visit.

Also Read: Puri Jagannath temple, Odisha

Lumibini Park

Lumbini Park Entrance
The park is one of the main attractions of the city which is famous for laser show displayed at different timings in the evening. And a joyous boat ride in mechanized motor boats, particularly in summer evenings, that take the visitors near the Buddha statue.

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1. Laser Show at Lumbini Park
2. Joyous boat ride at Lumbini Park


Shilparamam - Courtesy: Google Images
Visit Shilparamam for a typical Indian ethnic ambiance. There are shops inside where you can purchase beautiful handicrafts and handloom clothes of Andhra Pradesh / Telangana and also the hand work from different parts of the country. It is located near Hi-tech city. Various classical cultural events are hosted from time to time at Shilpa Kala Vedika. Foodies can enjoy the real taste of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana at the restaurant here.

Ramoji Film City

The world famous Ramoji Film City needs no description. Once you step inside the film city, you are lost in a different film world. It has close resemblance with the Hollywood of Los Angeles in the U.S. This place is one of the most visited places though it is far away from the main city of Hyderabad. There are frequent public transit / RTC buses plying to this place. Inside the film city there are buses that carry you from one place to the other.

GVK One shopping mall

Inside GVK One mall
This is a wonderful shopping mall with international standard and international restaurants like KFC and Hard Rock. This is located in the heart of the city in Road No.1 Banjara Hills. In the recent times, this has become one of the most popular hangout places in the city.

Other attractions

  1. Nehru Zoological Park
  2. Hi-tech city - one of the best modern architectures with the main IT hub
  3. NTR Gardens - one of the most popular tourist attractions located on the necklace road. The park is heavily crowded with visitors on weekends, public holidays and during vacations
  4. Hyderabad Botanical Gardens
  5. Mrugavanam National Park that host different species of deer and other animals
  6. Dargam cheruvu
  7. Filmnagar Temple
  8. Chow Mohalla Palace
  9. The Nizam's Silver Jubli Museum
  10. Hussain Sagar Lake
  11. Taramati Baradari
  12. KBR Park Jubilee Hills

Ratnalayam Balaji Temple

Ratnalayam Balaji temple at Shamirpet is a beautiful place for weekend family visits / festival days. The temple is located in a serene atmosphere with much of greenery around and a small play area for kids.

How to reach

Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana and is well connected to all national cities and international cities via railways and airways. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad is one of the best international airports in the world.

Also Read: Ratnalayam temple

Where to stay

Hyderabad is the state capital and is one of the fast developing metros of the country. There are good number of star hotels like the Taj Krishna, Taj Deccan, Novotel and many more. Of course there is no dearth for budget hotels in every corner of the city.

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