When you say Hyderabad, you think of the perfect combination of tradition and modern cultures amalgamated into one amazing city. It’s also one of the cities in India, which is termed to be one of the biggest IT hubs as well. So when you decide to visit this beautiful city here is a list of what you must do in Hyderabad.
Golconda Fort was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Golconda, which was in its prime in the 14th century up to the 16th century. The architecture of the fort is amazing for the time it was constructed in. The acoustic system, the structural grandeur, and ingenious water supply system are commendable and leave you amazed. The tour guides there will demonstrate it as well or if you are a big group maybe you can skip a tour guide and try the trick they use to demonstrate it (if you want that is)!
The major attraction at the fort is their amazing sound and light show. It brings the legend of Golconda to life in both English and Telugu on alternate days of the week.
Hussain Sagar Lake
This is the largest manmade lake in Hyderabad, and it is the connecting factor between the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The promenade is gorgeous, attracting a lot of visitors in the during the day as well as evenings when the monolithic statue of Buddha is lit up. The lake is also home to the yachting and sailing clubs which are active throughout the year. You can also take a ferry up to the statue and get a photograph with it(if you don’t want to initially, once there you will!)
Does this place really need an introduction? The Charminar is the biggest attraction of the city. It was constructed in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah. And if possible, with the lights in the evening the great Charminar looks even more attractive. The amazing food stalls, Irani tea places with their yummy biscuits are a must-have for sure.
The very famous Laad Bazaar or Choodi Bazaar is a very old market popular for bangles. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots of Hyderabad. In this market, you will find bangle shops by the dozen selling the intricately carved glass crystals cut into interesting shapes and also is home to all other things like clothes, shoes, and the works. Make sure you have your bargaining skill in tact when you go here.
Shilparamam is the cultural, traditional place for crafts and culture in the city. The rustic richness and creativity of state and the country have been brought to life in this wonderful market. From woodwork, jewelry, to cloths and local crafts everything is available under one roof. Shilparamam is also home to a beautiful rock garden as well.
Ramoji Film City
Located at a distance of 30 km from the city of Hyderabad, it is also the largest integrated film city in the world. Ramoji Film City is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Hyderabad. Spread across an area of almost 2500 acres, this film city facilitates a lot of pre and post film production and can accommodate almost 50 film units at a time. The film city organizes day tours and also houses many hotels as well.