Tourism in Hyderabad: A Traveller’s Guide

If there’s one Indian city that demonstrates how modern and traditional living can prosper together by living in perfect harmony side-by-side, then it is Hyderabad. It is an ancient Indian city that boasts of a colourful historical tradition of around 400 years.

Endearingly referred to as the Pearl City, there are various tourist attractions right from the gardens and resorts to heritage monuments and museums to lakes and parks. And this is not all.The city offers one of the most delectable cuisines and it is definitely a shopper’s haven.

People from all walks of life throng this place all the year around. To cater to this diverse tourist inflow, the Hyderabad hotels are well equipped. You will find all sorts of hotels here. Right from budget hotels for travellers who are on a shoe-string budget to those who come for leisure,there are many 5 star hotels in Hyderabad that promise to pamper you like never before.

For someone who is an avid traveller and likes to explore places, it offers a fascinating panorama of the past. You can see and experience the rich and mixed cultural and historical tradition from different eras of its existence of 400 colourful years.

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Some of the major tourist attractions of Hyderabad are:

  • Charminar: Build by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591, it is as much as the signature of the city Eiffel Tower is of Paris or Taj Mahal is of Agra.
  • Mecca Masjid: A mere two hundred yards from Charminar stands the Mecca Masjid, which is named after the bricks that were brought from Mecca for building the central arch.
  • Laad Baazar: After visiting Charminar you can spend hours together in this famous, colourful shopping center in the old city. Everything right from pearls and bridal wear to Hyderabadi special glass and stone-studded bangles can be bought from here at throwaway prices. You need to be good at bargaining though.
  • Golconda Fort’s Sound & Light Show: Golconda is one of the most famous forts of India. There’s a light and sound show that narrates the glorious past of this fort effectively and in a way that you are taken back in time when it was at the height of its glory and grandeur.

You can spend days together exploring Hyderabad, but still few things will be left, which will make you visit the city again.

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