27 Best places to visit in Hyderabad

Best places to visit in Hyderabad

1. Charminar, Hyderabad

Charminar is, without a doubt, the most famous landmark in Hyderabad. The four-storied structure built in typical Islamic style houses a mosque on the top floor. History has many stories related to its construction as it was built to commemorate eradicating cholera. There are also many legends that describe this historic edifice and one of them is that it has an underground tunnel that connects it to Golconda Fort. However the location of the ‘tunnel’ remains elusive. While you’re in the Charminar area, don’t forget to treat yourself to a glass of Irani Chai and some Osmania biscuits from the nearby Nimrah Café and Bakery. Check out our blog for more details on Hyderabad’s street food.

  • Location : Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar
  • Timings : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : Indian citizens – ₹5 per person Foreign nationals – ₹100 per person

2. Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad

Another famous historical building you should visit is Golkonda Fort. The medieval fort overlooks the city and remains a testimony to the grandeur of the bygone-era, even though its complex is in ruins now. Besides its magnificent architectural beauty and historical significance, Golkonda Fort is also associated with some of the most famous diamonds in the world. For instance, the fort was once home to such legendary diamonds as Hope and Kohinoor. The light and sound show held here every evening is something that you need to see if you’re visiting Golkonda Fort with your kids.

  • Location : Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh
  • Timings : 09:00 am to 05:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Indian citizens – ₹15 per person Foreign nationals – ₹200 per person Light and sound show – ₹130 per person

3. Wonderla, Hyderabad

If family fun is on your mind, there is no better place to be than the wonderland that is Wonderla! One of the most popular family destinations in the city and one of the best places to go for action-packed fun, Wonderla has everything you could ask for. The Wave Pool and other parts of the park are among its most popular attractions, including a variety of land rides to keep them forever engaged. The best part about it all? Some kids’ rides specifically designed for kids only!

Looking for more places to have fun in a way that’s serious business? Here is a list of some of the most popular amusement parks in Hyderabad. Check it out.

  • Location : Outer Ring Road, Exit No 13 Ravirala
  • Timings : 12:30 pm to 05:00 pm (Normal Season Weekdays) 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm (Peak Season* and Normal Season Weekend/Holidays)
  • Entry Fee : Adults – ₹815 (Normal Season); ₹1015 (Weekends/Holidays); ₹1060 (Peak Season) Children – ₹635 (Normal Season); ₹790 (Weekends/Holidays); ₹825 (Peak Season) Senior Citizen – ₹610 (Normal Season); ₹760 (Weekends/Holidays); ₹795 (Peak Season) Free entry for children below 85 cm in height

4. Hatiyan Jhad Baobab Tree, Hyderabad

You probably remember tales of the 40 Thieves sharing a secret hideout with Ali Baba, whether as children or not. You’re sure to want to take your family on a fun adventure while getting the chance to visit such a unique tree. The amazing part is that this story is true – the hollow space inside this giant tree! The incredible thing is that in the reign of the Qutb Shahi rulers, a band of 40 thieves would hide out in this huge hidiyan Jhad (the Urdu word for “whip” or “terror”) inside Naya Qila – about 1 km from Golkonda Fort – until one day they got caught. Today, you can go inside it yourself and see how amazing it really is. It’s something you’ll want uniquely for your little ones!

  • Location : Naya Qila, Ibrahim Bagh
  • Timings : 10:00 am to 06:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

5. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

The Ramoji Film City is a one-of-its-kind attraction in Hyderabad. It is the largest studio complex in the world and has featured in numerous movies including Bahubali, India’s highest grossing film of all time. A beautiful place boasting of many attractions like an amusement park, two hotels, and a variety of permanent sets, the Ramoji Film City provides entertainment for all ages. This sprawling twenty thousand acre studio complex is an ideal destination for everyone, regardless of age.

  • Location : Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal
  • Timings : 09:00 am to 05:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : Packages differ. Check their website for details.

6. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park is the perfect destination for a family adventuring to Hyderabad. Asiatic Lion, Indian Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Indian elephant, panther, python, and antelopes are among the many creatures that you might find in this expansive park. You can also find species such as the tropical bird house and Jurassic Park within this zoo.

  • Location : NH 44, Bahadurpura
  • Timings : 08:00 am to 05:30 pm (April to June) 08:30 am to 05:00 pm (July to March) Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee : Adults – ₹30 per person Children (Below 12 years of age) – ₹15 per person

7. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum is considered one of the country’s three National Museums. The museum houses a diverse collection that includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, carvings, carpets, metallic artifacts, furniture and clocks from various countries of the world. One of the world’s largest personal collections also has Aurangzeb’s sword and a wardrobe of Tipu Sultan as its precious exhibits

  • Location : Near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa
  • Timings : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Fridays
  • Entry Fee : Indian citizens (adults) – ₹10 per person Indian citizens (children) – ₹5 per person Foreign nationals – ₹150 per person

8. Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

This palace is located in Chowmahalla, one of the most famous areas of Hyderabad where many ordinary people work. Nearby, you will find the Charminar Monument which is identical to that of the Taj Mahal. If you are interested in the history of locomotives and cars, the Chowmahalla Palace is a must-see. The car collection includes Rolls Royce cars (dating back to 1890) as well as other vintage vehicles.

  • Location : Motigalli, Khilwat
  • Timings : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Fridays
  • Entry Fee : Indian citizens – ₹80 per person Foreign nationals – ₹200 per person

9. BM Birla Science Museum, Hyderabad

 If you are visiting Hyderabad, one of the best places to visit with kids is the BM Birla Science Museum. In addition to a science center and planetarium, it offers an art gallery, a museum, and the dinosaurium. This last exhibit has been popular with children since opening two years ago. Combine your visit here by taking your children on a tour of the exhibits in the museum. The planetarium could also help them learn more about different aspects of science and space.

  • Location : Saifabad, Adarsh Nagar
  • Timings : 10:30 am to 08:00 pm
  • Entry Fee : Museum – ₹50 per person Planetarium – ₹50 per person

10. Moula Ali, Hyderabad

Sometimes, all you need is a serene spot to sit and talk and enjoy each other’s company. Moula Ali Hill is the perfect destination to do that. It is also one of the best places in Hyderabad to see sunrises or sunsets. Plan an early morning or evening date and reach the hill with your partner to catch the sun in its beauty. You can also visit the famous Moula Ali Dargah that is situated on top of the hill.

  • Location : Moula Ali
  • Timings : N/A
  • Entry Fee : N/A

11. Ohri’s Gufaa, Hyderabad

Dine with your family at Ohri’s Gufaa, a themed casual dining spot that welcomes you with its surreal decor and an element of mystery. As the name indicates, the interior of the restaurant has been designed in the form of a gufaa, which is the Hindi term for a cave. A highlight of the restaurant is that Waiters here dress like hunters in sync with the theme. The North Indian menu comprises an eclectic blend of flavors that are great to taste. Make sure to try their Zafrani Phirni and Khubani Ka Meetha, which are just amazing! Your kids will love this place!

If you’re interested in restaurants in the Indian city of Hyderabad, consider a dining trip with your family.

  • Location : 5-9-30/16-20, Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Basheer Bagh
  • Timings : 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Cost for two : ₹1000 (approx.)

12. Osman Sagar, Hyderabad

Osman Sagar is a serene artificial lake that was created during the rule of the last Nizam of Hyderabad. It received its name, Osman Ali Khan, because it shares his name. The lake is a popular tourist destination where you can watch beautiful sunsets with your dear ones.  It also enjoys being an ideal destination for enjoying a day-long picnic with your family and friends. Located about 25 km from the city center, Osman Sagar surely counts among the top weekend getaways from Hyderabad.

  • Location : Ranga Reddy district
  • Timings : 09:00 am to 05:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : ₹5 per person

13. KVR Botanical Garden, Hyderabad

Hyderabad Botanical Garden is a vast and pondering garden, spread across 274 acres of green land. With 600 different type of plants and trees, the garden provides a bird’s eye view to the eyes, with one section in particular being devoted to ornamental plants, fruit trees, medicinal plants, timber trees, bamboos and aquatic plants among others.

  • Location : Kothaguda Reserve Forest, Kondapur
  • Timings : 06:00 am to 06:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : ₹10 per person

14. Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad

Considered one of the most romantic spots in the city, Hussain Sagar is an imposing man-made lake designed in the shape of a necklace. The lake offers stunning views of the huge Buddha statue that stands in the middle of the waterbody. It is an ideal destination to spend some delightful moments with your loved one. To intensify your romance further, you can rent a boat or ferry and begin exploring the magical views of the surroundings.

  • Location : Necklace Road
  • Timings : N/A
  • Entry Fee : N/A

15. Ferry Ride, Tank Bund, Hyderabad

Tanks Bund in Hyderabad, is a beautiful venue where you can enjoy a romantic evening with your significant other. You can take a ferry ride out to the middle of Hussain lake, and bask in the surreal experience of looking at twinkling lights all around – but only if you have time. Don’t miss this opportunity!

  • Location : Necklace Road
  • Timings : N/A
  • Entry Fee : N/A

16. Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad

Spending time together can mean different things to different people. If you want to spend your date indulging in a magical date date at Durgam Cheruvu, the freshwater lake boasts an enchanting landscape to share with your beloved. Boating on the lake is also a wonderful way to show your appreciation for one another.

  • Location : CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills
  • Timings : 09:30 am to 06:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

17. Taramati Baradari, Hyderabad

Once an abandoned temple, by the road side, today this place is called the Taramati Baradari, which is one of the favorite romantic spots in the city. There are many histories and stories behind the place. One such folklore tells of how it was once a place where female divine power performed and sang. The king at the time sat at his fort 2km away from this spot. Whether or not these stories are true, one thing is for certain – it is ideal for a romantic date with your significant other.

  • Location : Ramdev Guda, Ibrahim Bagh
  • Timings : 11:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

18. Stone Waters, Hyderabad

If you are looking to impress your sweetie, there’s no better way to do it than having a pretty romantic restaurant and delectable food at Stone Waters, located on the rooftop of an office building and overlooking the city. There is an extensive menu of delicious items from Continental, Asian, and North Indian cuisines here for those hoping for yumminess. In addition to food, Stone Waters includes a variety of cool decor, live music by top artists, and amazing hospitality that captures people’s hearts from all around the city.

  • Location : Jubilee Hills
  • Timings : 12:00 pm to 12:00 am (Sunday to Thursday); 12:00 pm to 01:00 am (Friday and Saturday) Cost for two: ₹1800 (approx.)

19. Dialogue in the Dark, Hyderabad

Want to surprise your sweetheart with an interesting experience? Contact Dialogue in the Dark, a restaurant that offers a unique concept – dark conversations. The restaurant asks that you put away your watch, phone or any other light sources before you enter the main dining area. You will be guided to your table and informed of the cuisine option you have chosen. During this time, a waiter will guide your meal to your table so you can savor it in the dark. Once it is served and the lights go back on, enjoy the intimacy of talking about anything without distractions from cell phones or social media.

  • Location : Inorbit Mall, Hitech City
  • Timings : 12:30 pm to 04:00 pm and 07:30 pm to 10:15 pm; every day Cost for two: ₹1300 (approx.)

20. Choodi Bazaar, Hyderabad

When visiting the Choodi Bazaar during the day, there may be a lot of people walking around trying to get their hands on the best deals. However, at night, this marketplace becomes much calmer because there are fewer people and you are more likely to find an item that’s exactly what you’re looking for. When visiting at night, you will have plenty of opportunities to view the Charminar from various angles and watch it come alive as lights illuminate every last brick etched with its famous inscription.

  • Location : Subhash Nagar, Badi Chowdi
  • Timings : 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

21. Lumbini Park, Hyderabad

The Lumbini Park is a beautiful spot along the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake and is a busy place during the day. The word show starts at sunset and lasts for an hour with spectacular laser lightshow that includes music, animations, light breathing sculptures, and more.

  • Location : Opposite Secretariat New Gate, Khairatabad
  • Timings : 09:00 am to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : ₹10 for entry; ₹50 for the laser show

22. Snow World, Hyderabad

Snow World is not just any amusement park that has a perfect place for you and your friends to have a good time. This park provides you with an amazing experience in sub-zero ambiance where you can have tons of fun. You can try your steps at snow dancing, get into an igloo, make a snowman, and engage in other games with your friends. It also has refreshment facilities to take care of your hunger even as you play around. The place also has nice places for you to get away from it all if you need some rest, or want to come back later once everyone else leaves.

  • Location : Lower Tank Bund Road
  • Timings : 12:00 am to 09:00 pm and 10:30 pm to 12:00 am; every day
  • Entry Fee : Adults – ₹450 per person, Adults – ₹450 per person, Adults – ₹450 per person, Adults – ₹450 per person

23. KBR National Park, Hyderabad

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park or KBR National Park is a real jungle situated in the heart of the concrete jungle. The park consists of 600 species of plants, more than 100 species of birds, and about 30 species of butterflies. It also has a number of animal species like the jungle cat, pangolin, small Indian civet, etc. A visit to the park is a great way to refresh your mind. It is also a nice spot where you and your friends can spend some moments in a green environment, which is rare to get in a city.

  • Location : Jubilee Hills, Road No-2
  • Timings : 05:00 am to 10:00 am and 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : Adults – ₹25 per person Children – ₹10 for child

24. Eat Street, Hyderabad

If you’re looking for somewhere to satisfy your yearning for amazing food in a great ambiance, head out to Eat Street, one of the most popular culinary destinations in the city. Situated by Necklace Road, it offers a variety of interesting options to choose from. The best part is that you can enjoy it while overlooking Hussain Sagar Lake.

  • Location : Necklace Road, Hussain Sagar, Khairatabad
  • Timings : 08:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

25. Treasure Island, Hyderabad

If you love the outdoors, why not head out to Treasure Island? Boasting a vast area of natural wonders, activities galore, and delicious drinks, this island is always on the cusp of adventure. With a wide array of activities including go-karting, camel rides, and water slides, there’s only so much time in a day. To keep your spirits high while you’re exuberant and playing all the games, there are plenty of locations that serve good refreshments. Play around with your friends and stop by next time for more adventures!

  • Location : Next to Golkonda Resort, Gandipet
  • Timings : 10:30 am to 02:30 am; every day
  • Entry Fee : ₹600 per person

26. Hard Rock Café, Hyderabad

HRC is a place to go for quality time with friends and family. Whether it is for drinks, meals, music performances, or sports screenings, HRC has it all. Counted among the best places to hangout in Hyderabad, it’s big enough to dance the night away while still having a decent spot to plug in your laptop and enjoy some great free wifi!

Want to know more about Hyderabad’s top pubs? Check out our blog on the 10 most popular pubs in Hyderabad.

  • Location : GVK One, Banjara Hills
  • Timings : 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm; every day
  • Cost for Two : ₹2000 (approx.)

27. Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad

Inorbit Mall is one of the most popular hangouts in Hyderabad. It is conveniently located, and has a ton of choices for shopping and leisure activities. There are also great restaurants nearby. If you are in the mood for movies, Inorbit Mall has multiplex to meet your needs as well. Inorbit Mall is a place where it feels like time just flies away!

  • Location : Mindspace Madhapur Road
  • Timings : 09:30 am to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

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