Hyderabad Tourism

Location: Hyderabad district, Andhra Pradesh
Main Attractions: Charminar, Falaknuma Palace, Golconda Fort and Chowmahalla
Best Time to Visit: From October to February
Temperature: Summer: Max 40?C and Min 22?C, Winter: Max 22?C and Min 13.8?C


Hyderabad is a wonderful city which is affectionately dubbed as the ‘City of Nawabs’. It is the capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh which is well known for its rich cultural heritage, traditional hospitality and thriving software industry. It is also known as the City of Pearls. Ideally located on the Deccan Plateau and the Musi River, the city still holds its old-world charm. If you are visiting Andhra Pradesh, then Hyderabad tour is a must for you. You can choose from a variety of Hyderabad Tour Packages depending on your interest and budget.


History

The history of this enchanting city goes back to 500 hundred years ago when it was among the wealthiest states of India. It witnessed the rule of several rulers like Muhammad Quli Shah, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Asaf Jah who ruled here for centuries.


Most Famous Attractions of Hyderabad Tour:


Charminar

Synonymous with Hyderabad, it is a famous mosque which is a wonderful piece of architecture. It was built in the year 1591 by Mohammad Quli Qutab Shah. Its Cazia style of architecture with intricate carvings is its striking feature. The legend goes that the Nawab built it to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city.


Golconda Fort

Located 11 km from Hyderabad city, this fort was built in the 13th century by the Kakatiya kings. Later, more structures were added to it by Qutub Shahi Kings. Built on a granite hill, the fort has around 87 bastions. One of the striking features of the fort is that if you clap hands at the entry gate, the sound produced can be heard at the top of the hill (91 m high).


Chowmahalla Palace

It is a magnificent palace designed by combining different styles of architecture. This stunning palace was the abode of the Nizam in the bygone era. Still retaining its old-world charm, it was built in the year 1750.


Falaknuma Palace

Fashioned in the form of a Scorpio, the Palace was built in Italian marble. Dating back to the year 1884, the palace is renowned for its rare collection of Jade (an ornamental stone).


Shopping in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is famous for its beautiful and shining pearls so one must buy pearls on their Hyderabad Tour. Precious stones, paintings, Kondapalli toys, bags, shoes, Bidri metal crafts and Banjara mirror work are the other famous items. Browse Basheerbagh, Abids, Nampally, Laad bazaar and Begum bazaar for shopping.


Cuisine

Hyderabadi Biryani is the most famous culinary delight of Hyderabad. Other famous culinary delights are Qubani ka meetha, phirni, nahari kulche(non-vegetarian), kaddu ki kheer, sheer Qorma, mirchi ka saalan, til ki chutney and kheema aaloo.


Accommodation

Being the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad offers a variety of hotels starting from budget hotels to luxury hotels.


How to Reach Hyderabad

By Air: The city has both domestic and international airports. The domestic airport connects it to the main cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur.

By Rail: Hyderabad is easily accessible by rail from the main cities of the country such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Bhubaneshwar.

By Road: The National Highways - NH-7 and NH-9 connect Hyderabad to the main cities of India. Private buses and auto rickshaw are the major means of transport within the city.


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