One of the oldest city of India and the capital of state Telangana, Hyderabad is a big metropolitan. Hyderabad is a perfect blend of culture and modernization with both existing side by side adding to the charm of the place. Old Hyderabad is full of colour, food, heritage buildings and chai shops. The City was earlier ruled by Nizam’s and Qutb Shahi and their impression is quite visible in Hyderabad. Their legacy is still alive in Minars, tombs, mosques. The modern Hyderabad has grown in all directions with shopping malls and other modern facilities attracting tourists and traders alike.
Climate: Summers are hot with high temperature between 30 to 45 degrees Celsius. Rains are cool and pleasant time to visit. Winter months between Novembers to March are also pleasant.
Being a state capital Hyderabad is very well connected with all major cities of India.
By Air- Rajiv Gandhi International airport with International and domestic flights
By Rail-Hyderabad is centre of south central railways and connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai.
By Road- Efficient state service buses available for cities like Bangalore, Vijayawada, Pune, and Mumbai etc.
Places of Interest
Location- Inside Hyderabad
Best Months to visit- October to March
Char Minar is a symbol of Hyderabad that comes as the first thing in mind while talking about Hyderabad. It is a very old building that was constructed in 1591. Char Minar has four towers or minarets and has many balconies. It has 45 spaces marked for prayers and a mosque too. The architectural beauty and splendour of Char Minar is amazing and enthrals the visitors. Char Minar is also very famous for the street food with mouth watering Hyderabadi birayni and Mirch ka salan taking the top place on the Menu.
Location – 11 km from Hyderabad
Visiting Time - Open all days of the week from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Golconda Fort is a spectacular monument of Hyderabad. Initially this fort was occupied by the Kakatiya kings belonging to Warangal in approximately 12th century. Later it was passed on to the rulers of Bahmani dynasty after which it was reconstructed by Qutb Shahi Kings. This place is famous for its architectural beauty, palaces, acoustic marvels and splendid water supply system. A sound at light show at the fort narrates and reflects the glorious past of the fort enticing the visitors. The world famous Koh-i-noor diamond was also stored in Golconda fort.
Salar Jung Museum
Location- 2.8 km away from Hyderabad in Darushifa
Best Month to visit- October to March
Salar Jung museum is a famous art repository and one of the national museums of India. This is a very interesting place for art and antiques lovers. You can explore numerous paintings, carpets, sculptures, clocks, ceramics, furniture and manuscripts. It is a superb collection with fabulous pieces of art collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III.
Nehru zoological park
Location- 16 km from Hyderabad
Visiting Time - Open all days of week from 8 am to 5pm except Monday.
Nehru zoological park is a popular attraction of Hyderabad. It was established in 1959 and contains Rhino, python, Bengal tiger and enormous species of birds & animals. Dino Park and stunning aquariums attracts the tourists at this place.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Location- 2 km from Hyderabad, connects it to Secunderabad
Best Month to visit- October to March
Hussain Sagar Lake is a very beautiful lake which is also one of the largest man-made lakes. It is situated between Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This lake is dedicated to Lord Buddha having a huge statue of Buddha in the centre of the lake. A major tourist destination, it is well lit at night and looks amazing. A walk around the lake offers a delightful experience. With numerous activities like boating, fishing and other water sports happening around the lake, it keeps the tourists engaged.
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