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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top sightseeing spots in Hyderabad?

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Charminar and Chowmahalla palace: A half day trip to Charminar and chowmahalla palace will be a great experience.

Golkonda and Taramati Baradari: Golkonda Fort is one of the most wonderful monuments, located 11 km. from Hyderabad. You can enjoy Golconda Fort with the sound and light, the show that brings the legend of Golconda to life. People gather to see and hear this show in the evening.

Salarjung musuem: 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 India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century.

Nehru zoological park: With approximately 1500 species of birds, reptiles and animals, and with 300 acres of land, Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos in Asia. The zoo is located near Bahadurpura, Hyderabad. Chimpanzees, white peacocks, rhinoceros, and mynahs are the significant varieties of species seen in this well-maintained park. Lion Safari is the major attraction within the zoo. For more information visit: http://www.hyderabadzoo.in/

Silparamam:

Silparamam,located near Hitech city is one of the best places for shopping in Hyderabad. There are many shops which sells handicrafts, paintings, local crafts, jewelery, woodwork, weaves. Recently night shopping complex was constructed and it will be open till 12AM every day.

Qutub Shahi tombs:

Qutub shahi tombs or seven tombs, which is located near golconda is one of the best places of visit in Hyderabad.

Moulali hill lock: Moulali is situated at a distance of 10km from Secunderabad. After climbing the hill, you can have a beautiful view of Hyderabad.

You can visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2012/01/places-of-visit-in-and-around-hyderabad.html for more info about the places. For images visit: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/hyderabad.html
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Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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This is perhaps the most difficult task of all. Hyderabad has so many sightseeing spots, all famous and all love equally by travellers. If you have time try to visit all but if you are pressed for time, these top spots should not be missed at any cost.

  • Charminar
    A monument identified with the city itself, the four spires rising in the sky seem to proclaim to the world of the rich heritage of this ancient city. Built to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city, the goodwill has stayed on, bringing people from all over the world to experience a walk under the mosque. The breathtaking structure will mesmerise you more as you go nearer. The four storied minars are ornamented with ring formations in the shape of delicate flower petals. With 149 winding steps to reach the top, take a break and stand on the balcony of the first floor and feast your eyes to the hustle and bustle of Hyderabad, soaking the colours of Laad bazaar’s bangles in its full Indian style. There are 45 praying spaces but the best one is the rooftop mosque at the western end of the structure. As the sound of the city dwindles down, as serenity starts surrounding you, you will feel like heaven itself is blessing you. Well, with so much of Hyderabad in each of the minarets, you haven’t visited Hyderabad if you haven’t seen the Charminar.
  • Golkonda Fort
    If Cyberabad is the symbol of Hyderabad’s modern economic boom, travel 11 km from the city and the majestic, ancient fort of Golconda will charm you with its history, tinged with legends and anecdotes. The construction of this regal structure is believed to have started in 1143 as a mud fort, during the rule of the Kakatiya dynasty. Today, the granite fort stands on a 400 feet hill, and seems to emit a kind of ancient aura from each and every part. A tour of this fort could take you 2 hours and if you are interested in knowing the history as well as the legends associated with the fort, you can avail one of the guides, which will cost you around INR 500. As the fort lights up at night, all your fatigue of roaming around will be soothed with the Light and Sound Show. And before you head back to your hotel, try this: ask someone to stand at the gate and clap, while you climb to the top and check out if you can hear it or not. Apparently, you will. Amazing. Isn’t it?

    General Timing: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

    Light and Sound Show

    Entry Fee:
    INR 20 for adult
    INR 10 for children INR 50-100 for foreigners

    Timing:
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm daily, Mar-Oct for English shows7:45 pm to 8:45 pm,Tue,Thur & Sat, Nov-Feb for Telugu shows
    8:15 pm to 9:15 pm, Mon.Wed,Fri & Sun, Mar-Oct for Hindi Shows
  • Chowmalla Palace
    Foaming fountains, green gardens, white palace- these are the things that fairy-tales are made of. As you step in the chandelier-lit Durbar Hall, the Belgian crystals glittering above you will make you feel like a regal guest. Walk more and you will notice your reflection on the clear, white marble floor. Yes, it is that sparkling! Well, be ready for more of the breathtaking tour as Chowmalla is comprised of not only one, but four palaces. Straighten up your chin, flip your hair back, and take a walk on the long corridor of Bara- Imam, with a moat for company. Doesn’t that make you feel everything is made for you? If this is inciting you to ask for more, opt for a party in the palace itself. With blue and orange lights illuminating the palace, pretty girls in Hyderabadi costumes will welcome you. The mood is set with traditional music in the background and a delicious dinner of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Hyderabadi cuisine. And, don’t forget the Mehendi tattoo and buggy-ride for that complete royal package!

    Timing:
    10am -5pm, Sat- Thur

    Entry Fee:
    Indian- INR 40, International Visitor- INR 150

    For availing party facilities, please contact the palace authority.
  • Shilparamam Village
    A place of the old world innocence and simplicity combined with the highly talented craftsmanship of traditional Telegu culture as well as other cultures of India, this place is keeping the antiquity of Indian heritage alive in the midst of its modern changes. Thatched roof complexes, sparkling waterfalls, terra-cotta horses at the gate, statues dressed in traditional attires in rustic surroundings- it is a trip to the traditional way of Indian life. This trip will take you through handicraft markets of saris and pottery and if the All India Crafts Mela is happening, you will get to choose your souvenir from 650 stalls from 25 Indian states. If a fair is there, music and dance cannot be far behind. Take the opportunity and experience the true colours of Indian mela with Dappulu, Garagalu, Veera Natyam and Chindu Yakshaganam performances. Don’t miss out the natural rock formations in the Rock Museum and the Rural Museum. Never thought that rocks and villages have so much to offer, right? Right.

    Timing:
    11 am to 8 pm

    Entry Fee:
    Adult- INR 30
    Children- INR 15

Be ready for more! Yes, visiting these places will only make you want more and more of the city. And Hyderabad’s generous sightseeing list will give you more and more. It’s going to be long love affair!

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Prasad Np Jun 22 2013
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Here is a complete list of places to see in and around Hyderabad including day trips, wild life, monuments, temples, kids interest, shopping  and hangout places

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Ofcourse, you need an entire day at the Golconda Fort. If you have a school child or if you're interested in Physics this place is something you'd totally love. Here's a detailed travelogue on the place:  http://travel.bhushavali.com/2009/06/golkonda-fort-mohd-quli-tomb-hyderabad.html
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Don't miss the Veiled Rebecca at Salarjung Museum. The veiled Rabecca statue sculpted by Benzoni is my favourite. Years have passes, still I remember every bit of that statue. I almost stood there in that room for around 15 mins. The beauty of the woman behind the veil was great, beyond the description in words. Her toe nails, her veins, the border of the purdah, every minute details ought to be noted. The twin statue is another master piece, but I wasn’t so fortunate enough to see it. Somehow, I missed it. The central musical clock is another must see. A miniature man comes out when the clock strikes 12 and bangs the bell with his hammer 12 times! More details: http://travel.bhushavali.com/2009/06/hyderabad-school-days-trip-andhra.html

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Ofcourse, you need an entire day at the Golconda Fort. If you have a school child or if you're interested in Physics this place is something you'd totally love. Here's a detailed travelogue on the place:  http://travel.bhushavali.com/2009/06/golkonda-fort-mohd-quli-tomb-hyderabad.html
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Horn Louder Aug 29 2013
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Here is the list of 111 places to visit in Hyderabad:

111 Places to visit in Hyderabad

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Mayoor Joshi Oct 21 2014
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If only someone could group the sites according to locations, so one could plan
and visit maximum sites in a vicinity. Meaning, it should be possible to group up
sites which are located in a particular area. One need not travel in the same direction
more than once to cover visits to sites.
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