Hyderabad

Travel Guide
Charminar featuring a memorial, a city and a mosque

The capital of the Andhra Pradesh state is famous for its mosques, palaces and an abandoned fort.

Hyderabad is one of India’s largest cities, famous for its mosques, historical ruins and man-made lakes. The capital of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh is a hybrid of cultures and styles dating back to the 1500s. Ruling dynasties including the Asaf Jahi and the Qutub Shahis have influenced this lively city.

Visit one of Hyderabad’s oldest sites, Chilkur Balaji Temple, west of the city. Enjoy its stunning lakeside views and tranquil ambiance.

On your return to Hyderabad, stop at Golconda Fort. Walk along its many paths beside ancient walls. Travel to the nearby Taramati Baradari to learn about romantic fables surrounding the origins of this Persian-style pavilion. The old building now sits within a modern complex with restaurants, bars and a hotel.

Enjoy observing the 160 animal species at Nehru Zoological Park. Take a safari to see the big cats roaming free in a 380-acre (150-hectare) habitat.

No trip to Hyderabad is complete without a visit to the Charminar, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The breathtaking temple and monument lie just south of the Musi River. In the same region, see the Chowmahalla Palace, which has scenic gardens and a collection of antiques, including vintage cars.

Spend an evening in the center of the city at Lumbini Park to enjoy its lake, auditorium and musical fountains. Watch a 3-D laser display to learn about the city’s history. Attend one of the evening water fountain displays with songs from Hindi movies and rent a boat on the Hussain Sagar. Next to this lovely lake, find the hilltop Birla Mandir Temple, where you can enjoy picturesque sunset views.

Hyderabad lies 400 miles (700 kilometers) east of the coastal city of Mumbai. Fly into the international airport 14 miles (22 kilometers) outside the city or come by train from elsewhere in India. The easiest ways to get around are by bus, autorickshaw or taxi. The area around Charminar is a maze of alleyways best explored on foot. Be prepared for year-round hot weather.

Where to stay in Hyderabad

Trident Hyderabad
Trident Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is £53 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Located in HITEC City, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Shilparamam Cultural Village and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from HITEX Exhibition Centre. Cyber Towers ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (139 reviews)
"Excellent property to stay Service your s very good."

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2021

Trident Hyderabad
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is £68 per night from 20 Dec to 20 Dec
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Wonderla Amusement Park, Nehru Zoological Park and Charminar. Salar Jung Museum ...
4/5 Very Good! (483 reviews)
"Hotel is good and they r maintaining international standards - except a few minor but very important ones, for ex. old soap was not removed in the bathroom."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel
ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Plot No.5, Hyderabad Knowledge City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
The price is £101 per night from 3 Dec to 3 Dec
Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ascendas IT Park and Inorbit Mall. Mindspace IT Park and Durgam Cheruvu Lake ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (110 reviews)
"Love this location. Staff is very friendly and courteous. Axai in the front desk was very helpful and always goes above and beyond to help guests. Enjoyed staying here."

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2021

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Restel Studio Flats
Restel Studio Flats
2.5 out of 5
1-65/43/119 & 120, Cyber Hills Society, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
The price is £19 per night from 31 Dec to 31 Dec
Situated in Hyderabad, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Cyber Towers and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from HITEX Exhibition Centre. Durgam Cheruvu Lake and Shilparamam ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Good property!! Nice people!! Good Location!! Just ask for anything you need and they provide it. No food or restaurant available however Swigg, Zomato, etc are very quick to deliver. Overall I loved it"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2021

Restel Studio Flats
Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
5 out of 5
Level 10, SLN Terminus, Survey No 133, Beside Botanical Gardens, Gachibowl, Hyderabad
The price is £99 per night from 25 Dec to 25 Dec
Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this luxury aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Sarath City Capital Mall and 2 mi (3.3 km) from HITEX Exhibition Centre. Kotla ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"Premium Hotel"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

Marriott Executive Apartments Hyderabad
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
5 out of 5
The price is £61 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
This family-friendly Hyderabad aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium and Gachibowli Indoor Stadium. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (49 reviews)
"Staff were very accommodating"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2021

Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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