A Local’s Guide: Top 7 Amazing Things To Do In Hyderabad, India

By Saniya Baxi | 28, Jan, 2021
A Local’s Guide: Top 7 Amazing Things To Do In Hyderabad, India

Whether you're a culture enthusiast, a history buff, or a foodie, you'll never run low on activities in Hyderabad! 

Rapidly developing into a metropolitan, the city is known for its biryanis and kebabs. From the exquisite landmarks like Charminar and Chowmahalla Palace, to the amazing forts like Golconda, Hyderabad is peppered with various attractions. 

Our guide will help you find the best things to do in Hyderabad so you won’t miss out on anything! Read on to know more. 


1. Visit Charminar and Old City

Charminar, Hyderabad, India

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Charminar is without a doubt Hyderabad's most notable milestone. This excellent sixteenth-century Mosque with fantastic Islamic design remains at the focal point of the Old City. 

Rustling with old markets, one can shop, eat around Charminar, and appreciate the scenic beauty. After all, Hyderabad has a lot of history to offer. 


2. Marvel Over the Museums

Clock Tower at ChowMahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India

Clock Tower at ChowMahalla Palace. Photo by Ijas AMS on Unsplash

Visiting hours:  Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Section expenses: Indian 50 INR, Foreigner 500 INR 

Hyderabad's Museums don't just contain some extraordinary prosperity from the city's previous rulers, they're housed in wonderful premises.  

The ChowMahalla Palace is one of the exquisite museums. The dignified home of the 6th Nizam, Purani Haveli, contains the Nizam's Museum. Salar Jung Museum is an exceptional craftsmanship and collectibles gallery. Do take note that the museums are shut on Fridays! 


3. Don’t Miss Out Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, India

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Guests' hours: 9 AM to 5.30 PM 

Expenses: Indian - 20 INR, Foreigner – 200 INR

Light and Sound show: 140 INR 

The magnificent fort of Golconda, in the west of Hyderabad, has an intriguing history and engineering. There are numerous designs to see inside the stronghold, so allow a lot of time to explore! Their sound and light show that narrates the story is definitely a must-watch. 

Instructions to reach: Golconda is around 10 km from Charminar so Uber or Ola taxi rides are a helpful method to arrive from the city. 


4. Stroll Through Old Tombs

Old Tombs of Hyderabad, India

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Visiting Hours: 9.30 am - 5 pm (Sat-Thu)

The incredible tombs of the seven Qutb Shahi rulers, who governed the locale for nearly 170 years, are arranged only north of the Golconda Fort. Trust me, you’ll definitely marvel at the beauty of these tombs.

So, these multifaceted Paigah tombs going back to the late eighteenth century and having a place with the respectable Paigah family, are definitely worth visiting! 


5. Wander Through Markets and Handicrafts

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Those who love to shop shouldn't leave Hyderabad without checking out the clamoring marketplaces west of the Charminar!

Laad Bazaar, the city's well-known bangle market, is situated there. There are materials, style frills, and knickknacks too.

Between Laad Bazaar and Moti Chowk is a scent market, with specially created aromas in glass vials. It is a shoppers' attraction. Do visit this lovely market if you absolutely love perfumes. 


6. Eat Delectable Biryanis

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You simply cannot leave Hyderabad without experiencing the mouth-watering Hyderabadi biryani! 

Some great restaurants for biryani in Hyderabad include:- 

  • Paradise 
  • Taj Mahal Hotel 
  • Dum Pukht Begum, ITC Kohinoor 
  • Chicha's 

There are various other Halal restaurants too in Hyderabad like Hyderabad house, Four Seasons, Kholani's Kitchen, Victoria Restaurant.

You may also want to taste the street food of Hyderabad as it is equally delicious. 


7. Explore and Offer Salah at Mosques 

Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, India

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One of the world's biggest Mosques, the Makkah Masjid is located in Hyderabad. The blocks of the Mosque are made of soil from the sacred city of Mecca, along these lines giving the Mosque its name. 

The sacred Quran is recorded into the pillars of the Mosque.  There are various other Mosques too in Hyderabad like Tameer-e-Millat, Hayat Bakshi Mosque, Toli Masjid, Khairatabad Mosque, Masjid-e-Aziza, etc that are equally beautiful. 

One can find a nearby Mosque with the help of locals, or with the help of our trusty HalalTrip App or our site's Mosque Locator!


[BONUS] Extra Tips For Traveling to Hyderabad

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  • Maintain Social Distancing while traveling.
  • The best time to visit Hyderabad is from September to February
  • Do not drink tap water, carry your water bottle with you.
  • Transport facilities like Rickshaws, Ola, Uber are available 24/7.
  • People are familiar with English as well as Urdu so there won’t be any communication problems.

So plan your visit to this beautiful Indian city of Hyderabad. You can also check out our other Muslim Friendly blogs to explore more options!


Final Thoughts

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Hyderabad has a ton to keep you drawn in all through your visit. So, whichever part of the city you are in, you would cherish the cooking served, as it is a blend of Mughal, Persian just as Telugu foods. 

Moreover, the architecture is truly one of a kind. Such is the magnificence and excitement of the city of Hyderabad!

So, plan your next trip to Hyderabad with HalalTrip. 

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