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About Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital of India’s youngest state, Telangana, is a city of contrasts. Once the capital of the Nizams, a glorious city famed for its pearls and diamonds, fine food and architectural gems, today it is one of the biggest software hubs in the country today.

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Sight Seeing

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Golconda Fort

Golconda was once the capital of one of India’s richest and oldest medieval sultanates, the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The crumbling citadel, Golconda Fort, sits strategically atop a hill, a massive complex of palaces, mosques, and an ingenious water supply system, with incredible views of the city.
Time : 9:00 AM
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Chowmahalla Palace

The lavish palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad showcases an era of opulence and fascinating culture. Set in lush courtyards, the Chowmahalla Palace hosts various historical exhibits. Its crown jewel is the spectacular Khilwat Mubarak with nineteen Belgian chandeliers, and a yellow 1911 Rolls Royce.
Time : 10:00 AM
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The Qutb Shahi Tombs

Seven rulers from the Qutb Shahi dynasty, along with family members and courtesans, lay at rest in these mausoleums – a collection of twenty one beautifully domed granite tombs amid tranquil landscaped gardens. Don’t miss the exquisite colonnades and stucco embellishments that adorn some of these tombs.
Time : 9:30 AM

Activities To Do

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Discover a world of art at Salar Jung Museum

Lose yourself in the artworks of this fine museum which includes Indian miniature paintings, historic manuscripts and European fine art, showcased in over forty magnificent galleries. The star of this remarkable collection, curated by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III), is the Veiled Rebecca, sculpted by Italian master Benzoni.
Time : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gaze upon the Charminar

Built by Quli Qutb Shah as a tribute to the founding of the city, Charminar and its soaring minarets is Hyderabad’s most recognisable landmark. Settle down for a cup of Irani chai and Osmania biscuits at one of the many atmospheric cafés and take in the incredible sight of this graceful monument.
Time : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Enjoy the views at Hussain Sagar

Take a boat from Lumbini Park to the enormous statue of the Buddha rising from an island in the centre of this artificial lake, built during the reign of the Qutb Shahs. You could also instead join the locals on a stroll around its banks at sunset to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Shopping

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Bite into buttery biscuits

The buttery, melt-in-your mouth crumbly Osmania biscuits are one of Hyderabad’s favourite teatime snacks, and they travel well, too. Pick these treats up by the kilo at Subhan Bakery, the city’s oldest and most trusted bakery. Don’t be surprised if they’re over before they reach home!
Time : 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Take home a timeless Ikat weave

Murali Saree Emporium has a collection of stunning Ikat silk saris. These masterpieces are created by the legendary Padma Shri award winner Gajam Govardhana, who is an expert of the intricate Telia Rumal tradition. High-ranking politicians and celebrities are counted amongst this shop’s many patrons.
Time : 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Look pretty in pearls

Hyderabad is renowned for its pearls. Mangatrai Pearls & Jewellery is one of the city’s most established jewellers where you could treat yourself to some stunning traditional or modern designs. From lavish pearl strings to pearl-studded earrings, bracelets and rings the choices are enough to spoil you.
Time : 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Have a historical day: Take in the beauty of the Qutb Shahi Tombs, explore Golconda Fort, visit Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Musuem and the Charminar.
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Appreciate the Qutb Shahi Tombs
Wander Around Golconda Fort
Admire the Stately Chowmahalla Palace
Explore Art Treasures at Salar Jung Museum
Walk Around the Historical Charminar
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