Just to make things easy for the quick traveller who wants to experience whole of Hyderabad in one or two days we have shortlisted few Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
Top 10 Things to Do in Hyderabad
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani -Things to Do in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is very famous of its own variant of biriyani which is called Hyderabad Dum Biriyani is amongst the Top Things to Do in Hyderabad . The ingredients are Basmati, chicken, yogurt, onions, spices, lemon, saffron. Coriander leaves and fried onions are used as garnish. Although the preferred is mutton, you will find Chicken Biriyani also. The salad includes onion, carrot, cucumber, and lemon wedges. The recommended places to have authentic biryani is Bawarchi cafe (RTC X Road) dont be confused with hotels which have familiar names, Bahar Cafe (Himayatnagar). Strongly recommended a Irani chai after the sumptuous biryani. It is among top Top Things to Do in Hyderabad as you can order this dish in all small and big cities in the world and how can you do without experiencing this dish at its home ground Hyderabad.
2. A Visit to Charminar, The soul of Hyderabad
Now common we couldnt have done without including this monument in Top Things to Do in Hyderabad . A splendid piece of architecture. The symbol of Hyderabad. With four minarets of 100 feet each carved with lotus buds and petals.And the central structure soaring to the height of 180 feet. the landmark has become global icon of Hyderabad making the most prominent structure in India. The charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river. To the west lies the Laad Bazaar (The famous Bangle Bazaar), and to the southwest lies the richly ornamented granite Makkah Masjid. Venture to restaurants around here to have a sip of Hyderabadi Irani Tea with Osmania biscuits. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
3. Imposing Golconda Fort
Built in the year 1680. Was the market for gems at that time. The biggest diamond Kohinoor was taken from here. The Golkonda Fort used to have a vault where once the famous Kohinoor and Hope diamonds were stored along with other diamonds. Golkonda was the market city of the diamond trade, and gems sold here came from a number of mines. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
The whole of the Golkonda Fort complex and its surrounding spreads across 11 km of total area, and discovering its every nook is an arduous task. A visit to the fort reveals the architectural beauty in many of the pavilions, gates, entrances and domes. Divided into four district forts, the architectural valour still gleams in each of the apartments, halls, temples, mosques, and even stables.Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
4. Calm and Serene Buddha Statue
Worlds largest single stone statue (Monolith Statue). The statue stood at 58 feet (18 m) and weighed 350 tons, making it the world’s tallest monolithic statue of the Buddha. A concrete platform measuring 15 feet (4.6 m), referred to as the “Rock of Gibraltar,” it stands on the platform which was constructed on rock of gibraltor in the middle of the Hussain sagar Lake. You have to take a boat ride from the Lumbini Park on the necklace road to reach the statue. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
5. Laque Bangle and Pearls (Remember Hyderabad is Called Pearl City)
Every girl or women will feel special here we couldnt have done without this place in Top Things to Do in Hyderabad . Find a cab to lad bazaar, this place is famous for laak bangles and pearls. Is the main market for bangles, appealing colours and glitter has become fashion statement for women. Try watching bangles being made its a real treat to your eyes. hyderabad is called the city of pearls.Most of the traditional Hyderabad jewelery is white pearls. During the Nizam era Hyderabad was the most famous market for gems and pearls. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
6. The Entertaining Ramoji Film City (Life Cannot get Better than this)
Hyderabad boasts of the worlds largest film studio, which also holds Guinness book of world record to assert this claim. It is said a producer will walk with a suitcase of money and comes out with the final print of the film. This has all those facilities which are needed for a film production. We cannot have done without including this in Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
So whats in it for you, you are not a producer. Here comes the twist along with being a film studio it is a very famous recreational centre. When you enter your tour bus will take you through all film production locales, it has very wonderful recreational options for all ages be it water parks, theme parks, scary rides, themed restaurants. It boasts of all types of hotels in its premises from 5 star to 2 star. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
Adult Rs. 800/- Child Rs. 700/-
[Age between 3 – 12 years]
Address: Ramoji Film City Main Road, Near Sanghi School, Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana 501512
Phone: 084152 46555
7. Necklace Road (Never Ending Options)
It is Boulevard of Hyderabad. The road starts from the Secunderabad end of the Hussain sagar tank bund and ends Hyderabad end of the tank bund, thus encircling the hussain sagar lake. when viewed from the sky looks like a necklace. Buddha statue is in middle of the lake. Adjoining to this place which has lot of recreational options like Jogi Bear Park (Good place for children to Play), Sanjeevaiah Park, NTR Gardens again a good place for children to have fun, a wonderful theme water park Jalavihar, this is special because all the water parks are in the outskirts of the city, you can do Boat riding on this lake and host parties on the boat, you will find yet another wonderful place to eat in hyderabad The Eat Street here you can have the food of your choice from continental, Chinese, American fast foods, Indian cuisine and last but not least a very cosy bar. further though not on necklace road you can find snow world theme park if you go down the tank bund. You wil find lot of exhibitions and other community programs happening although the year over here. The whole stretch will be adorned by hawkers for indian snacks, cool drinks, tea. Altogether a good place to spend the evening. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
8. GHAC Club (Get Active and Adventurous)
Most adventurous club in india is in hyderabad. Hiking, trekking, camping, rock climbing, river rafting, bungy jumping, paragliding. they been to the everest 10 times till now.
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club – GHAC caters to activities in Adventure, Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Outdoors, Nature and Adventure sport activities like Bouldering, Rock climbing and Rappelling to name a few of the activities that are conducted regularly every weekend in Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Rest of India. We have included Top Things to Do in Hyderabad as many of us are adventurous and hyderabad has to offer lot of adventure.
Membership is free and open to all above 18 years. Members above 13 years may participate with parental consent. Children above 6 to 12 years may participate along with parents only. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
Land Line: 040-68888197
Office Address :Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
8-2-350/B/B, A.K. Enclave, Adj Lane to Pizza Corner, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034.
Office Timings: Mon-Sat 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM. Sundays and Second Saturdays are Off.
check www.ghac.in for adventure trips. You will have a great time.
9. Hyderabadi Haleem (Mouth Melting)
Haleem is made out wheat barley lential and spices this dish is mainly available for 1 month during ramzan season. Usually a delicacy if you have it in mutton, you will also find haleem made of chicken, beef and vegetables. Ramzan is the best season to have haleem but you will find it althrough the year outlets like hyderabad house, Niagara. We Have included this Top Things to Do in Hyderabad as it is a memory to cherish, your taste buds will experience in a new. Special places for haleem during ramazan month are Pista House, Shah Ghouse. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
10. Salar Jung Museum (What the Heck – Last but not the Least)
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa very closby to charminar, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum’s collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family.
Situated on the southern bank of the river Musi, the Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout World for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889-1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life’s passion. The collections left behind in his ancestral palace, ‘Diwan Deodi’ were formerly exhibited there as a private museum which was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. Later in 1968, the museum shifted to its present location at Afzalgunj and is administered by a Board of Trustees with the Governor of Telangana ex-officio chairperson under the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961.
The Salarjung Museum is a royal treat to the connoisseurs with a collection of over 43000 art objects and 50000 books and manuscripts. The collections include Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, Far Eastern Art, European Art, Children Art along with a Founders gallery and a rare manuscript section. Indian Art includes stone sculptures, bronze images, jade carvings, painted textiles, wood carvings, miniature paintings, modern art, ivory carvings, textiles, metal-ware, manuscript, arms & armour etc. Middle Eastern Art contains the collection of carpets, paper (manuscripts), glass, metal-ware, furniture, lacquer etc. from Persia, Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. Collection of Far Eastern Art exhibit porcelain, bronze, enamel, lacquerware, embroidery, painting, wood & inlay work from China, Japan, Tibet, Nepal and Thailand etc. Oil and watercolor paintings form an important part of the European Collection.
This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. The objects d’art include Persian carpets, Moghal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, famous statues including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items. Top Things to Do in Hyderabad
The museum building in a semicircular shape with 38 galleries spread on two floors displays only a part of the original collections. The ground floor has 20 galleries and the first floor has 18 galleries. The exhibits on different subjects are displayed in separate galleries.