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separated from Hyderabad by the Hussain most sought after destinations among the

Hyderabad Sagar Lake. Hyderabad is known for its


unique culture- the aromatic biryani, the
tourists. To top it all, it is the home to one of
the very popular attractions in the country,
lilting tongue called Dakkani or Hyderabadi, Charminar.
Established on the southern banks
the rich legacy of the Nizams
of the river Musi, Hyderabad is a
and the stunning Charminar. The region is Hyderabad is one city that still holds its
city of rocky terrain that has with
also famous for its diamond mines that beautiful old world charm along with the
time transformed into a bustling produced some of the world’s most coveted modern day elegance. Remember the
metropolitan offering the best rocks- the Kohinoor, the Regent Diamond, sensuous ‘Ooh La La’ song from ‘The Dirty
Biryanis ever. The city has one of Famous For : City the Hope and the Orloff. In the last two Picture”; it was shot in the Ramoji Film City
the best variety of pearls and decades, Hyderabad-Secunderabad has of Hyderabad. ‘Hero Hiralal’, starring
gemstones in the world. Home to  grown into a hub of information Naseeruddin Shah and Sanjana Kapoor had
Hyderabad is an old city that has been technology, and is sometimes given the a few scenes shot at the Golconda Fort,
various IT firms and
known for its rich heritage and culture. An sobriquet ‘Cyberabad’. Hussain Sagar, and the iconic Charminar.
pharmaceutical companies,
ideal destination for foodies that offers food Some other popular movies that were shot
Hyderabad is a hub for commercial
traditionally cooked in the Mughal and in Hyderabad are Bobby Jasoos, Wanted,
business processes.Some of the Persian style. The large variety of lip The city is also home to the Telugu film Daawat-E-Ishq, and Bewafaa.
must-visit attractions in the city smacking biryanis can make anybody's visit industry (predictably called Tollywood), the
include Charminar, Golkonda, here just perfect. Hyderabad, the sixth most third largest in the country. Hyderabadis are Vacation in Hyderabad is always a one-of-a-
Hussain Sagar, Salar Jung Museum, populous city in India, is the capital of both proud of their city, of the colourful stories kind experience but this is doubled up if you
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Founded in behind its splendid palaces, of the Nizams happen to visit during any of the festivals
the late 16th century by Muhammad Quli with their many wives and as many and events. Festivals like the Deccan
Ramoji Film City, Nehru Zoological Qutb Shah, it later became the capital of the eccentricities. They love to sip Irani chai at Festival, International Kite Festival, Lumbini
Park, Chowmahalla Palace, Birla larger state of Hyderabad ruled by the small joints in the shops around Charminar. Festival and Ugadi Festival. On top of all
Mandir, etc. colourful dynasty we know as the Asaf Jahi They love the larger-than-life Tollywood these festivals and events unique to
Nizams. The Nizams ruled over Hyderabad stars, who exhort them to buy cola the state, festivals like Holi, Deepavali, Id-Ul-
for two centuries till 1948. Their state from gigantic hoardings, and who routinely Fitr, Christmas are also celebrated with
included regions of present-day Andhra step out of sprawling mansions in the equal gusto and pomp. List of festivals in
Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. In a upmarket Jubilee Hills or Banjara Hills to add Hyderabad is as big as the city itself.
famous episode of modern Indian history, in histrionics to the political scene. Also, the
1947, the then Nizam, Osman Ali Khan, city has developed to become a hub for the
refused to join either India or Pakistan, but IT sector along with the pharmaceutical and
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day, this place is perfect for all. inside the real temple. According to their
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number of paintings
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SEE ;instances from Ramayana,
Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita etc. There are
5 Sights even life-sized artistic representations of the
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Surendrapuri would be a fun way to
Jun 1 Treasure Island Gandipet teach your kids or learn yourself, the basic
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umbrella. background of the Hindu Mythology. Truly
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Surendrapuri, Near Yadagirigutta,
having visited all the sacred temples at one
Jul Nalgonda District, Telangana,
Hyderabad 508115, India place.
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If you have ever wondered about the 3 Charminar
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innumerable Hindu Gods and Goddesses,
Aug you should check out this 
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km away from Hyderabad city, not many
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tourist make it up to this place. But once you
Next to Golkonda Resort, Gandipet,
Sep reach here, you'd realize how cool this place
Hyderabad, Telangana 500075
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umbrella. A  popular amusement park for both Centre, the museum was established to
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Treasure Island Gandipet attracts hundreds
Oct
of visitors everyday.  From go-karting,
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perimeter is around 10 km. Apart from that,


Telephone Exchange, Pathergatti Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar
Don't miss out on this one. A visit to there are semi-circular bastions, some of
Road, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082, Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana
Hyderabad doesn't count if you haven’t seen them still sporting cannons on top,
India 501512, India
the Charminar. drawbridges, eight gateways, stables,
mosques and temples. Golconda Fort still
Charminar in Hyderabad is a monument 4 Golconda Fort have the remnants of the palatial rooms and Ramoji Film City
synonymous with the city itself, the four halls. Standing inside one of these will give is India's very own version of Disneyland,
spires rising in the sky seem to proclaim to you an idea of the kind of grandeur this with a twist that only Indian cinema can
the world of the rich heritage of this ancient place must have had during its golden days. bring! The film city is owned by the Ramoji
city. The breathtaking structure, which is at An ingenious example of acoustical group, which is headed by Ramoji Rao, a
the heart of the city will mesmerise you engineering can be experienced at the iron famous director of the Telugu film industry.
more as you come closer. The four storied spiked Fateh Darwaza, one of the fort Declared as the 'largest film city in the
minars are ornamented with ring entrances, spiked so as to prevent elephants world' by the Guinness Book of World
formations in the shape of delicate flower from breaking open the gates. A hard clap Records, the place attracts millions of
petals. Since there are no official documents made under the dome can be heard as far tourists every year. As you enter this place,
or inscriptions about Charminar, not much as the highest pavillion (Balsa Hill) almost a you will see miniature replica sets of the
is known about the date of its foundation or kilometre away. This arrangement worked Golconda Fort and the Hawa
the reason behind it. However, there are a as a warning to alert the forces in the fort in Mahal. The Fort is built on a hilltop
number of theories abound. Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana from where you can get spectacular views of
case of an incoming attack. With so much
500008, India
ground to cover, exploring every nook and the entire film city. 
Golconda Fort,  Hyderabad cranny might be tedious. You can hire a tour
is one of the primary tourist attractions. guide who can show you around more
Renowned for its diamond mines that have efficiently with details on the stories and
given the world the famous Kohinoor and legends associated with Golconda Fort. If
An excellent example of Islamic Darya-i-noor diamonds, Golconda is also you are planning to stay back till late, don't Ramoji Film City has a 5-star and 7-star
architecture, the structure is made up of known for this famous fort. The ancient fort miss the Light and Sound Show here. The hotel for tourists who are looking for good
pulverized marbles, granites, mortar and complex of Golconda will charm you with its shows usually start at 7 PM in summers and accommodation options. Also, these hotels
limestone. There are 45 praying spaces but history, tinged with legends and anecdotes. 6 PM in winters, with shows in Telugu held play host to corporate affairs and weddings.
the best one is the rooftop mosque at the The construction of this regal structure is on Thursdays, shows in Hindi held on There are many interesting dining options
western end of the structure. As the sound believed to have started in 1143 as a mud Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and English including multi-cuisine restaurants, fast food
of the city dwindles down, as serenity starts fort, during the rule of the Kakatiya Dynasty. shows held on Wednesdays and Sundays. joints and stylish cafes. 
surrounding you, you will feel like heaven Today, the granite fort stands on a 400 feet There are no shows on Mondays.
itself is blessing you. There are 149 winding hill, and seems to emit a kind of ancient
steps that lead up to the rooftop. Take a aura from each and every part. The fort 5 Ramoji Film City
break and stand on the balcony of the first complex is made up of four separate forts
floor and feast your eyes on the hustle and surrounded by an outer wall whose
bustle of the busy Laad Bazaar down below.
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Where To 2 Pista House


minimalist décor with copper slate flooring, in milk and reduced on low heat, and
sandstone walls & pillars, and antique enriched with khoya), it's a refreshing (and

Eat artifacts adding to the 'Indianness'. The sight


of the clear glass live kitchen with its array of
lighter on the palate) change from the usual
Shahi Tukras and Khubani ka Meethas
5 Places iron tandoors, skewers, clay ovens, rustic served up at these places.
http://www.ixigo.com/foods-in-of-hyderabad-lp-1140401 tawas, pans and spit charcoal grills, drums Specialities:
up your appetite as you walk in. As
1 Paradise Restaurant expected, the menu here is brimming over Chicken Kebabs
with kebabs, kormas, qaliyas and salans in Murgh Malai
the best traditions of the ITC signature Murgh Anghar
restaurants Bukhara and Dum Pukht. Try Kakori Kebab
their Burra and Kakori Kebabs, Tali Sabz Charminar Kebab
Macchli, Murgh Angaar, Tandoori Jhinga and Barrah Kebab
Kotla Alijah, Moghalpura, Hyderabad, Pudina Paneer Tikka, all of them superlative, Tali Machhli
Telangana 500002, India with the grilled aroma, which is just the right
shade of subtlety.The Tali Macchli, (white Features:
+91-93965-00786
pomfret fillet marinated in a paste of fresh
garlic, green chillies and coriander leaves, Business Lunch
3 Kebabs and Kurries crumbed and pan fried on a tawa), Kid Friendly
especially, is a culinary masterpiece, crisp on TV / Big Screen
Paradise Food Court, S D Road,
the outside, and melting with the aroma of Group Friendly
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500003,
the green paste, inside. So are Tandoori Fine Dining
India
Jhinga (jumbo prawns marinated in an Air Conditioned
+91-40-66313721|+91-40-40023230 ajwain-flavoured mixture of yoghurt, red Corporate
chillies, turmeric and garam masala, Wifi
Paradise Restaurant is one of the best and
skewered and roasted over charcoal). Parking Available
oldest restaurants in Hyderabad, famous for
Excellent korma (curry) options include Take Away Counter
its Biryanis. It started out as a small tea and
Murgh Korma and Murgh Bemisaal and Do Serves Alcohol
snacks restaurant in 1953. Growing from the
Pyaza Gosht.For vegetarians, don't miss the Private Parties
humble beginnings, today it has
evergreen Dal Bukhara, that rich, creamy Non Vegetarian
transformed into a palatial restaurant, ITC Kakatiya Hotel, 6 -3 -1187,
and delicious black lentils speciality, or the
synonymous with the flavourful biryani! It Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad,
Aloo mandra' (stuffed potato barrels Crowd:
also serves Hyderabadi, Indian, Chinese and Telangana 500016, India
simmered in a curd-based gravy). There is
Continental delicacies. Its truly a mecca for +91-40-23400132|+91-40-40081859 an assortment of Indian breads like Warqi Couples
chicken biryanis and mirch ka salan served
Parathas. For desserts, do try Yaquti, Families
along with biryanis. The ambiance is great, Kebabs & Kurries has the typical
(broken basmati rice and moong dal cooked Working Professionals
service is quick and the staff is courteous. rugged North-West Frontier ambience,
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Young Professionals
Near Nampally Station, Furniture
Youngsters
Lane, Nampally, Hyderabad,
Telangana 500001, India
4 Karachi Bakery
+91-40-27764242

Door No. 5-3-930, Mozamjahi


Market, Bank Street, Nizam Shahi
Road ,Near Nandi Complex ,Koti

+91-40-24603502|+91-40-
24732786|+91-9246205203|+91-
9246205203

5 Kamat Restaurant
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LOCATE
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See
A: Treasure Island Gandipet
B: Surendrapuri
C: Charminar
D: Golconda Fort
E: Ramoji Film City

Accommodation
F: Beehive Travellers & Backpackers Hostel
G: Taj Falaknuma Palace
H: Trident, Hyderabad
I: Beehive Travellers & Backpackers Hostel
J: Taj Falaknuma Palace
K: Trident, Hyderabad
L: Beehive Travellers & Backpackers Hostel
M: Taj Falaknuma Palace
N: Trident, Hyderabad

Food
O: Paradise Restaurant
P: Pista House
Q: Kebabs and Kurries
R: Karachi Bakery
S: Kamat Restaurant