One of South India’s most vibrant commercial and cultural hubs, Hyderabad is a beautiful and interesting city offering a lot of colourful experiences to the holiday makers. There’s an old world charm to the city, best reflected in its ancient architecture and other attractions. Have a look at some of Hyderabad’s top sightseeing options.
This fort used to be home of the royals of the Qutab Shah dynasty and is known to be the region of mines that have produced some of the most famous gems in the world such as the Hope Diamond and The Kohinoor. The fortress has an intelligent, artistic architecture, making it worth a visit for all.
While holidaying in Hyderabad, you must visit Char Minar, situated right in the heart of the city. Translated in English as ‘Four Minarets’, the Char Minar was built back in year 1591 and remains one of the most recognized monuments in India. It stands amidst the colourful shops in the mazy Laad Bazar of the old city and is truly a sight to behold after nightfall.
Ramoji Film City
Holding the record for being the largest studio complex in the world, Ramoji Film City is a world of its own. You have to visit this splendid place that’s all about moviemaking. Visit the different film sets that are set up here; it’s like entering a land of dreams and magic! It spreads over a whopping 2000 acres of land. There are several tour guides that will take you to this beautiful journey where you potentially have a chance to see a star in action!
Salar Jung Museum
If you wish to learn about the roots of Hyderabad, you should visit this museum. This place will tell you a lot about the art, the history and heritage of the city that has shaped it into what it is today. This is an art museum situated in Darushifa and is one of the three national Museums in the country. You can see marvellous exhibits of manuscripts, textiles, paintings, carvings and so on.
Nehru Zoological Park
Located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, this place is home to several species of animals that are being conserved in their natural habitat. If you are a nature enthusiast, you will definitely like watching the animals up close. Primate Park, Carnivore Plaza, Lion Junction, Deer Land, and Reptile Row are some of the exhibits here.
The food, the shopping the local experience
Hyderabad is not just a city; it’s a story that unfolds with each turn you take in a new alley, with each bite of an authentic Hyderabadi delicacy and each Chikankari kurta you try. There are several interesting shopping places here such as Laad Bazaar, Perfume Market, Abid’s Street and Koti Sultan Bazaar. These are the best local shopping places; however, there are several malls here if you want to buy brands from different parts of the world. You must savour every bite of the street food that you can lay your hands on. Though it may be spicy, it is heavenly delicious. The biryani (mixed rice dish) here is perhaps the best in the country or even the world!