Top 10 Things to do in Hyderabad

Hyderabad’s legacy of riches is surely legendary, and it exceeds much beyond the diamonds and the Nizam culture. Right from the spicy south Indian food which lingers in the small streets to the extensive collection of Nizam works and jewelry still preserved, you for sure will never get bored of the authenticity and beauty of the Nizam land.

1. Charminar: The Four Towers are one the most recognized structures of the country and pride of Hyderabad. Situated in the Old City, the look of Charminar and the street vendors selling beautiful jewelry and accessories with the tempting aroma of biryanis in the streets, Charminar has helped Hyderabad preserve the Nizam culture. The four minarets look spectacular in the evenings.

2. Taste of the Andhra meal: The spicy and delicious Andhra Thaali or Andhra meal cannot be missed out. It is authentically prepared giving you all the spices of an ideal Andhra preparation, comprising of at least 2-3 different kinds of “Dals”, cooked rice, different tastes of edible powder which includes the spiciest Gunpowder, presented in a very home cooked style.

3. Salarjung Museum: Being the third largest museum in the country, it has one of the largest one-man collections in the world. Call it collection of the oldest carpets and dresses during Salar Jung III’s time, or the mighty, sharp and powerful swords used in battles, or even the world’s most famous painting by French artists. This museum leaves people awestruck with its varied collections. Established in 1951, it is one of the oldest museums in the country, and there is no stopping by for the people who admire historical stones to paintings.

4. An evening sail on the Hussain Sagar: Hussain Sagar Lake is stretched for about 24 kms along the tributaries of River Musi, it meets the water and irrigation needs and demands of the city. With the monolithic status of Gautam Buddha in the centre of the lake, one can actually sail and have a close look at the statue and enjoy the cool breeze of the evening.

5. Biryani at Paradise: Paradise is the largest and the oldest restaurants in the city, and serves the best biryani in the city. And that’s what Hyderabad is famous for. Who hasn’t had Hyderabadi biryani while visiting the city! Paradise has the largest crowd than any other restaurant in the city, irrespective of whether it is a weekday or weekend. People just can’t seem to have enough of the tempting Hyderabadi biryani.

6. The Sound & Light show at Golconda Fort: Instead of taking a tour around the Golconda Fort in the scorch heat, the sound and light show held there in the evening is an unforgettable experience. Most famous for its acoustics, the story told by Amitabh Bachchan would take you through the rise and the tragic fall of the Qutub Shahi Empire.

7. A drive at the Necklace road: This stretch of road surrounding the Musi River and the Hussain Sagar Lake looks like a necklace from a sky view, and thus its name. This boulevard is decorated with beautiful parks, lawns, gardens and eating joints. It also is a favourite spot for exhibitions, sports, different races. In short, this stretch is always filled with life, excitement, joy and happiness.

8. Ramoji Film City: Ramoji Film City is one of the most famous tourist spots of the city and the biggest tribute to the bewitching world of cinema. Millions of tourists visit Ramoji every month to take a good views of the hills, gardens, luxury houses, hotels, buildings, studios, parks and much more. Touring around the whole of Ramoji would take one whole complete day as there are lots to enjoy and lots to learn and admire, apart from the beautifully structured studios.

9. Hi-tech City: Hyderabad is always on the talks for technological and IT advancements. It is growing rapidly in the IT sector and has become an IT software hub for many software engineers. Hi-tech City is a modernized area where one can see technological advancements and also get to visit the Novotel Convention Centre  and its 5-star rated Hotel situated in the IT and business district of Hyderabad. The huge software companies and the stylish residential bungalows and buildings are a worth watch.

10. The glam of Jubilee/Banjara Hills: Time to go shopping, need to have a proper munch, or need to relax at a spa, the sister hills of the city, Jubilee and Banjara hills are famous for everything, right from shopping malls and centres, lavish hotels, to a spa. Situated right in the heart of the city, it provides the most happening nightclubs and night restaurants, and a walk down the street to a huge line of shops for clothes, shoes, and accessories. The smooth roads, the quite bearable crowd and the beautiful chain of grand illuminated hotels give you a luxurious experience.

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