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Tidy airport but congested security check-in area

Tidy airport but congested security check-in area  Video Review
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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Rahul Shankar
26th Apr 17

Worlds biggest film city

Worlds biggest film city  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Mahadev Hiremath
10th Jul 18

Buddha Statue in the middle of lake

Buddha Statue in the middle of lake  Video Review
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Lumbini Park

Mahadev Hiremath
10th Jul 18

Charminar for shopping

Charminar for shopping  Video Review
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Charminar

Kamleshsharma
14th Jan 18

Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Arijit das choudhury
14th Jan 18

A big fort

A big fort  Video Review
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Golconda Fort

Naseem Akhter
11th Jan 18

Very attractive and full of excitement

Very attractive and full of excitement  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Dec 17

A popular attraction

A popular attraction  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Dec 17

Zoo tour

Zoo tour  Video Review
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Nehru Zoological Park

Akhila Sritalam
21st Nov 17

Walking sticks@salarjung Museum

Walking sticks@salarjung Museum  Video Review
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Salarjung Museum

Akhila Sritalam
20th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Hyderabad

1The city of pearls
The city of pearls

HolidayIQ Reviewer Chavvy Naresh says, “Excellent architecture and well-kept fort. The science involved in the design of the Golconda  fort will take you on your toes. A guide is a must to understand the different aspects of what is inside the fort especially the acoustic properties.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Dheeraj Kumar shares, “Divine, calm and cool place; A temple made of white marble. Maintained very well. Must visit at least for the view of the city. Divine, calm and cool atmosphere.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer anil Kumar adds, “ Ramoji Film City is one of the most attractive places in India. We are lucky to have this film city in our home state.”  

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2To climb up the challenging and spiraling staircase of the Charminar
To climb up the challenging and spiraling staircase of the Charminar

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Kunnoth says, “Charminar - The famous landmark of Hyderabad The Charminar is the most famous landmark of Hyderabad. It is a heritage site but not maintained well. You will love it more from outside the building. Once you enter the monument by climbing the spiral staircase, you may lose your interest. The staircase is spiral, so steep and there are no supporting rails to help you reach the top. Besides, the area is almost dark and very narrow.

If you don't care well, there is a chance of falling down. Keep your mobile flashlight on while climbing up and down. It is sad to see that a great historic building is totally maintained in a pathetic condition. The tourists have already done great damage by writing their names and graffiti on the walls. Still, the city view from the top point is amazing. You can have a good view of the close by Mecca Masjid and a remote view of the Golconda Fort, which is 10 km away. I don't think it is a must watch monument worth your money and time.”

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3Explore the ancient ruins
Explore the ancient ruins

Fort | History | Architecture | Masjid

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Kunnoth adds, “Charminar - The famous landmark of Hyderabad The Charminar is the most famous landmark of Hyderabad. It is a heritage site but not maintained well. You will love it more from outside the building. Once you enter inside the monument by climbing the spiral staircase, you may lose your interest. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Vault Destiny. Let us have a tour of the Golkonda or Golconda or ancient name Shepherd's Hill, Quli Qutub Shah, who declared independence from The Bahmani Sultanate in 1518 and his dynasty arose. This forte built on 400feet high granite hill and remained to be the dynasty's capital till moved to Mohammed Nagar Later Hyderabad by 1590.”

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4Shadab for mutton biryani
Shadab for mutton biryani

Fort | Shopping | Museum | Lake

HolidayIQ Reviewer Dhanaraj TV says, “A week in Hyderabad, the mouth-watering food - spicy pickles to dum biriyani...

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kaushik Kumar Bhattacharya adds, “People looking for Hyderabadi biriyani may visit Alampana.”

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5For the regal splendor
For the regal splendor

Fort | Museum | Monument | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mohan Gupta shares, “The Taj of Hyderabad It's a world-famous monument of work in famous science city Hyderabad. Charminar is proof of creativity which shines like a star in Eid festival. Overall nice place to visit.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anshul Jharbade shares, “Salar Jung Museum is a world-famous museum located at Darushifa, Hyderabad....The museum is spread on two floors and has 38 galleries, 20 on the ground floor and 18 on the first floor. It is the 3rd largest museum in India. It contains various Antiques from various parts of the world and all were collected by Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan.”

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Reviews (1261)

Rajat banerjee

Rajat banerjee6.0/5

3 reviews

Hyderabad

Hyderabad was and remains to be one of the best places to visit and stay. Compared to other cities in India, Hyderabad is the best (at least in my opinion). The weather is great there although the summer time (April, May and June) is quite hot and dry. So far as food is concerned, varieties of tasty and affordable dishes are available. People (almost all) are cordial and helpful.

Syed nayeem ahmed

Syed nayeem ahmed5.0/5

1 review

Hyderabad

Golkonda, Charmin are, laad bazaar, museum, Ramoji city. Food and Shopping: Food not only excellent but reasonable, stone bangles, pearls. Highlight of the trip: Cost effective & a place that can be visited more than once

Recommended Duration in Hyderabad

Number of days to spend in Hyderabad as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

28.6%

2 days

14.3%

4 days

14.3%

5+ days

42.9%

Hyderabad Overview

History of Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh of South India. Located on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is the fifth largest city of India. The 400-year-old city is located on the banks of the River Musi. Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth sovereign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, in the year 1591. Initially, Golconda was the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, who ruled over Deccan during the period 1512 - 1687. The name Hyderabad literally means 'city of Hyder' since it was named after Queen Hyder Mahal, wife of King Qutab Shah. With the help of Iranian architects, Hyderabad was erected in a grid format. The city was modeled on the city of Isfahan of Iran. With the construction of Hyderabad city, it became the capital city of Qutb Shahi rulers.

People and Culture of Hyderabad

The cultural facet of Hyderabad is distinctly different from the Telugu culture of the rest of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad has a rich Hyderabadi culture of its own, a blend of Persian and Telugu cultures, which flourished under the reign of the Qutb Shahis. Hyderabad is also known as the 'City of Nizams' since it was ruled for a long time by the Nizams. The Nizams of Hyderabad were famous as the wealthiest royals in the history of India. Today, Hyderabad is one of the leading centers of information technology. The emerging Biotech and IT industries have given the city a global platform. The thriving tourism and IT industries have brought Marriott, Novotel, and Taj, the giants in the hospitality industry, to this metropolis.

Things To Do in Hyderabad

Tourists who visit Hyderabad can witness the blend of ancestral heritage and modern technology. The deep-rooted cultural history of Hyderabad is evident from its monuments, mosques, temples, varied art forms and crafts. The monuments, minarets, and mosques of Hyderabad with its impressive architectural style attract visitors. Charminar, Jama Masjid, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Osmania University, Paigah Tombs, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Raymond Tomb, Birla Mandir, Hussain Sagar, Ramoji Film City, etc. are some of the popular attractions of the city of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad also celebrates the Deccan Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh, every year on 25th February. This five-day long festival reflects the culture and highlights Hyderabad's arts, crafts, culture and the famous Nawabi cuisine. The pulsating nightlife of Hyderabad is also a major tourist attraction. The bylanes of the Charminar and the authentic Hyderabadi and Andhra cuisine has made Hyderabad a haven for shopaholics and foodies.

The best time to visit Hyderabad is October to March.Hyderabad can be reached from destinations around the country by air, rail, and road. There are two International Airports in Hyderabad, Hyderabad International Airport; Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal and a domestic terminal; N T Rama Rao Domestic Terminal, connected with almost all major cities of India and the world. Secunderabad and Nampally Railway stations are well connected to all major cities. The city is also well connected by buses run by the state government and other private operators to regions within the state as well as neighboring states.

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Hussain sagar Lake, Hyderabad

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Hussain sagar Lake, Hyderabad
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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Nehru zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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