Top 8 places to visit in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, a city known for its eclectic blend of rich culture and modernity, showcases a wide range of gorgeous mosques, palaces, minarets and tombs. This city is also famed for its magnificent culture, art, and education. When planning to visit this city, ensure to include the following attractions in your itinerary - 

1. Charminar -

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Charminar is one of the most famous and visited attractions for the tourists visiting this charming city. Today, the city is known for this magnificent architectural monument all over the world. Its soaring minarets and Islamic architecture make it a highly conspicuous monument that is visible from faraway places. In the evening it is illuminated and looks simply stunning against the backdrop of bustling bazaars all around. Timings- 9.30 AM- 5.30 PM Entry Fee- No Entry Fee Website- http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/places_visit.php

2. Shilparamam- The Rural Museum -

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An archetype of authentic Indian villages, this is basically a rural museum. This museum reflects the arts, culture and crafts of this area. The village sprawls in an area of 65 acres and located close to the Hi-Tech City. People visiting this place enjoys the kaleidoscopic display of Indian culture and diversity. Timings- 10.30 AM- 8.00 PM Entry Fee- Adults- Rs 40 Children- Rs 20 Website- http://www.shilparamam.net/

3. Magnificent Golconda Fort -

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The capital of the ancient Golconda Kingdom, this fort reaches an imposing height of 60 feet. Perched atop a granite hill, this fort speaks volumes about the erstwhile times when this Kingdom used to flourish. Its 87 bastions in semi circular shape are its major attractions. Timings- 9.00 AM- 5.30 PM Entry Fee- No Entry Fee Website- http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/places_visit.php

4. Chowmahalla Palace -

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The royal abode of Hyderabad Nizams, the Chowmahalla Palace allow us to enjoy a glimpse into the lifestyle of the erstwhile rulers. This magnificent palace has been built in Mughal and Persian architectural style. Timings- 10.00 AM- 5.00 PM Entry Fee- Indian Tourists- Rs 40; International Tourist- Rs 150 Website- http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/places_visit.php

5. Ramoji Film City -

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Sprawled in 200 acre area, this magnificent film city is the largest in the world. Here, visitors can enjoy sets made for mythological films and are truly opulent, and various other architectural wonders. There are many gardens within this Film City that are must visit for true nature lovers. Timings- 9.00 AM- 5.30 PM Entry Fee- The Entry Fee starts from Rs 900 and it is up to Rs 1600 (depending on various facilities available) Website- http://www.ramojifilmcity.com/

[ Must Read - Top 10 Things to do in Ramoji Film City Hyderabad ]

6. Birla Mandir -

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A prominent Hindu Temple, this magnificent temple is perched atop a hill, about 280 feet in height. This magnificent building was constructed by Birla Foundation. A fine blend of Rajasthani, Dravida and Utkala styles of architecture is evident in this temple. Timings- 7.00 AM-12 Noon, 3.00 PM-9.00 PM Entry Fee- No Entry Fee Website- http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/places_visit.php

7. Salarjung Museum -

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A famous art museum, Salarjung Museum is located close to the banks of River Musi. Art enthusiasts love the magnificent displays that are fine examples of different cultures like Greek, Roman, Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, Islamic and Christian. The mirrors from ancient times are also a major attraction among the tourists coming here. Timings- 10.00 AM-5 PM Entry Fee- Rs 20 For Indian Tourists (above 18 years of age) Rs 500 for International Tourists Website- http://www.salarjungmuseum.in/

8. Mecca Masjid -

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Located close to the Charminar, this is one of the largest mosques in the world. It took 77 years to build and 8000 laborers to work on it painstakingly. It is a fine example of Islamic Architectural Style. The arched gallery of this mosque is its major attraction. Its octagonal columns have been made from single granite slabs. Timings- 4.00 AM-9.30 PM Entry Fee- No Entry Fee Website- http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/places_visit.php

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