Hyderabad is also known as The City of Pearls and was the formal capital of the Nizams. The capital city of Hyderabad ranked 1st best city to live and work in India in 2017 and also India’s top domestic tourist destination.
Hyderabad houses famous historical sites including Charminar,Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum and Chowmahalla Palace. The following is the list of top 20 must see tourist attractions in Hyderabad.
Charminar monument and mosque is the important landmark of Hyderabad and among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is situated near the Laad Bazaar and Bhagyalakshmi Temple located at the base of Charminar.
Golkonda Fort is situated 11 kilometres from Hyderabad city and listed as an archaeological treasure. The region is known for the Diamond mines, world’s most famous gems,Koh-i-Noor was found in Kollur Mine of Golkonda.
Falaknuma Palace was the private property of the Nizam of Hyderabad and now a renovated hotel by Taj Hotels. The palace is one of the finest luxury heritage hotel in Hyderabad.
Chowmahalla Palace is located in the old city of Hyderabad and one of the popular sightseeing places in Hyderabad. The magnificent palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.
Birla Mandir of Hyderabad was constructed by Birla Foundation, situated on high hillock of Naubath Pahad. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and one of the 18 famous Birla temples of India.
Chilkoor Balaji Temple is one of the oldest temple in Hyderabad, located on the banks of Osman Sagar. The temple also known as Visa Balaji temple and a must visit temple for software and IT professionals in Andhra Pradesh.
Salar Jung Museum
Salar Jung Museum at Darushifa is one of three National Museums of India and one of the largest museums in the world. The museum has large collection of carpets,carvings,sculptures and paintings.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is the largest integrated film city in India and a popular tourism and recreation centre. The Film City also host artificial attractions including an amusement park, sahas adventure park and birds garden.
Makkah Masjid of Hyderabad is one of the largest masajids in India and oldest mosques in Hyderabad. The Masjid is listed as heritage building of Hyderabad and located close to the historic landmarks of Chowmahalla Palace.
Qutb Shahi Tombs
Qutb Shahi tombs are group of tombs of various kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, located close to Golkonda Fort. The tombs are grand mausoleum and domed structures built on a square base.
Spanish Mosque also known as the Mosque of the Moors is one of its kind in India, due to its unique Hispanic. The mosque maintained and managed by the heirs of Paigah.
Paigah Tombs are belong to Paigah family and among the major wonders of Hyderabad. The Paigah palace and tombs are unique and knwon for beautiful inlaid marble carvings.
Taramati Baradari is a Persian style garden on the banks of the Musi river. Taramati Baradari pavilion has 12 doorways and was constructed to allow cross ventilation.
NTR Gardens is a public urban park, located adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake. The park is tourist attractions along with Hussain Sagar, Necklace Road and Lumbini Park.
Hussain Sagar Lake separates Hyderabad from its twin city Secunderabad. Famous landmarks and attractions around Hussain Sagar lake inlcude high monolithic statue of Lord Buddha,Lumbini Park,Sanjeevaiah Park,NTR memorial and Saidaanimaa tomb.
Shilparamam arts and crafts village in Madhapur of Hyderabad is a must visit place, situated just about few kilometers from Hyderabad city. Major Attractions at Shilparamam include Rural Museum,Boating,Rock Museum and Recreational area.
Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad,located near Mir Alam Tank. Hyderabad Zoo runs multiple safari trips and home to indigenous animals like Bengal tiger, Indian rhino,Indain Leopard and Asiatic lion. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park,Mrugavani National Park and Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park are also located near Hyderabad.