…to Experience Culture, Cuisine, and Unlimited Fun

Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, is a colorful mélange of culture, cuisine, and commerce. Magnificent monuments from the bygone-era with impressive architecture seem to be its defining feature. At the same time, the city buzzes with posh malls, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and multiplexes, all of which epitomize its vibrant and youthful side. For a traveler, this contrasting confluence results in an array of sights and experiences that are a delight to soak in and explore. Well, the only hitch is that you will have a tough time forming a list of the must-visit Hyderabad tourist places. Indeed, there are just too many attractions to explore in this land of the Nizams and world-famous biryanis. So, which ones to head to?

Read on, as we reveal to you the hip and happening as well as classic tourist attractions in Hyderabad that deserves your attention on any day.

Places to Visit in Hyderabad:

Charminar Char Kaman
Golkonda Fort Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh
Wonderla Outer Ring Road, Exit No 13 Ravirala
Hatiyan Jhad Baobab Tree Naya Qila, Ibrahim Bagh
Ramoji Film City Anaspur Village
Nehru Zoological Park NH 44, Bahadurpura
Salar Jung Museum Near Minar Function Hall
Chowmahalla Palace Motigalli
BM Birla Science Museum Saifabad, Adarsh Nagar
Ohri’s Gufaa Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Basheer Bagh
Osman Sagar Ranga Reddy district
KVR Botanical Garden Kothaguda Reserve Forest
Hussain Sagar Necklace Road
Ferry Ride, Tank Bund Necklace Road
Durgam Cheruvu CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills
Taramati Baradari Ramdev Guda, Ibrahim Bagh
Stone Waters Jubilee Hills
Choodi Bazaar Subhash Nagar, Badi Chowdi
Moula Ali Moula Ali
Lumbini Park Opposite Secretariat New Gate, Khairatabad
Snow World Lower Tank Bund Road
KBR National Park Jubilee Hills
Eat Street Necklace Road
Treasure Island Next to Golkonda Resort, Gandipet
Hard Rock Café GVK One, Banjara Hills
Inorbit Mall Mindspace Madhapur Road

Visiting Hyderabad with your family and kids can be a memorable affair. Thanks to the numerous family attractions out there, you can be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking out the destinations for your itinerary. Here’s our curated list for the top attractions to explore in Hyderabad with family.

1. Charminar

Places to Visit in Hyderabad with Family | Charminar

Charminar | #1 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Charminar is, undoubtedly, the most famous landmark in Hyderabad. Built over 400 years ago, this iconic four-storied structure built in typical Islamic style houses a mosque on the top floor. Though there are a number of stories related to the construction of this monument, the most widely believed one is that Charminar was built to commemorate the eradication of cholera. Another interesting legend about this historic edifice is that it has an underground tunnel that connects it to Golconda Fort, though the location of the tunnel remains elusive.

While you are in the Charminar area, don’t forget to treat yourself to a glass of Irani Chai and some Osmania biscuits from the nearby Nimrah Café and Bakery. Here’s our blog on the street food in Hyderabad for more details.

  • Location: Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar
  • Timings: 09:30 am to 05:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee:
    • Indian citizens – ₹20 per person
    • Foreign nationals – ₹200 per person

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2. Golkonda Fort

Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad

Golkonda Fort | #2 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Yet another famous historical monument you must visit with your family and kids is the Golkonda Fort. The medieval fort overlooks the city and remains a testimony to the grandeur of the bygone-era, even though the fort complex is in ruins now. Apart from its architectural beauty and historical significance, Golkonda Fort is also associated with some of the most famous diamonds in the world. For instance, the fort was once the address of the legendary Hope and Kohinoor diamonds, among others. The light and sound show held here every evening is something that you must not miss out on, especially if you are visiting the fort with your kids.

  • Location: Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 05:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee:
    • Indian citizens – ₹25 per person
    • Foreign nationals – ₹300 per person
    • Light and sound show – Starting at ₹60 per person

3. Wonderla

Wonderla, Hyderabad

Wonderla | #3 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

If family fun is on your mind, there can be no better option than Wonderla Amusement Park. One of the most popular family destinations in the city, Wonderla is thrill and fun redefined! The amusement park has a plethora of land rides and water slides on offer to keep you thoroughly engaged for an entire day. The Wave Pool and the Rain Dance sections are among the most popular attractions of the park. The best part is that the park has a number of kids rides specially designed to keep the young brigade happy.

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  • Location: Outer Ring Road, Exit No 13 Ravirala
  • Timings:
    • 11:00 pm to 07:00 pm (Peak Season* and Normal Season Weekend/Holidays)
  • Entry Fee:
    • Adults – ₹1016 (Weekdays); ₹1185 (Weekends/Holidays)
    • Children – ₹812 (Weekdays); ₹948 (Weekends/Holidays)
    • Senior Citizen – ₹762 (Weekdays); ₹889 (Weekends/Holidays)
    • Free entry for children below 85 cm in height

4. Hatiyan Jhad Baobab Tree

Hatiyan Jhad Baobab Tree, Hyderabad

Hatiyan Jhad Baobab Tree | #4 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

You must have read stories about Ali Baba and his 40 thieves in your childhood. Won’t it be fascinating to visit a hideout of one such gang? The incredible part is that this hideout is located inside a tree. Yes, you read that right! Hatiyan Jhad is a huge tree located inside the Naya Qila premises, about 1 km from the Golkonda Fort. Its trunk measures about 25 meters in circumference and has a large hollow cavity that is big enough to fit in 40 people. Legend has it that a band of 40 thieves used to hide inside this tree during the reign of the Qutub Shahi rulers. They used to come out at night to carry out their dishonest activities, until one day they got caught. Even today, you can slide down the tree and explore the hollow cavity inside. Sounds like a fun thing to do with your little ones, right?

  • Location: Naya Qila, Ibrahim Bagh
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

5. Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

Ramoji Film City | #5 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

For sure, Ramoji Film City is one of the most attractive family destinations in Hyderabad. A one-of-its-kind attraction, it holds the distinction of being the largest studio complex in the world. The film city has featured in a number of Indian movies. Even the blockbuster movie Bahubali was extensively filmed here.  You can explore a number of artificial and natural attractions inside this studio complex that also boasts of an amusement park, two hotels, multi-cuisine restaurants, and various permanent sets. Sprawling over 2000 acres, it is truly a dream destination for everyone, regardless of age.

  • Location: Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 05:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Packages differ. Check their website for details.

6. Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park | #6 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Often referred to as Hyderabad Zoo, the Nehru Zoological Park is home to a rich assortment of animals, birds, and reptiles. Among the prime attractions of this sprawling 380-acre park are the Asiatic Lion, Indian Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Indian elephant, panther, python,  and antelopes. Safari trips within the park are sure to amuse you. With a Jurassic park, aquarium, tortoise house, butterfly park, and a train, the zoo holds much appeal for the kids as well.

  • Location: NH 44, Bahadurpura
  • Timings:
    • 08:00 am to 05:30 pm (April to June)
    • 08:30 am to 05:00 pm (July to March)
    • Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    • Adults – ₹60 per person
    • Children (Below 12 years of age) – ₹40 per person

7. Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum | #7 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum takes pride in being one of the three National Museums in the country. The rich and diverse collection at the museum includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, carvings, carpets, metallic artifacts, furniture, and clocks from various countries of the world. One of the world’s largest personal collections, it also has Aurangzeb’s sword and a wardrobe of Tipu Sultan among its various precious exhibits. 

  • Location: Near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Fridays
  • Entry Fee:
    • Indian citizens (adults) – ₹20 per person
    • Foreign nationals – ₹200 per person

8. Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Chowmahalla Palace | #8 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Located near Charminar, the Chowmahalla Palace is a complex of four palaces that served as one of the residences of the Nizams of Hyderabad. A visit to the magnificent palace will let you experience the grandeur of the Nizams and their lavish way of life. Does the history of locomotives interest you or your kids? The palace has a vintage car collection that includes Rolls Royce and other manufacturers.

  • Location: Motigalli, Khilwat
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Fridays
  • Entry Fee:
    • Indian citizens – ₹50 per person
    • Foreign nationals – ₹200 per person

9. BM Birla Science Museum

BM Birla Science Museum, Hyderabad

BM Birla Science Museum | #9 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

One of the best places to visit in Hyderabad with kids, BM Birla Science Museum comprises a science center, planetarium, art gallery, and a museum. The dinosaurium is a recent addition to the center and has become an instant hit among kids in no time. While you are here, encourage your little ones to explore the various exhibits of the museum. They can also enhance their knowledge about the universe, stars, and other celestial bodies at the planetarium.

  • Location: Saifabad, Adarsh Nagar
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 08:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹150

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10. Moula Ali

Moula Ali, Hyderabad

Moula Ali | #10 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Sometimes all you need is a serene spot to sit and talk and enjoy each other’s company. Moula Ali hill is the perfect destination to do that. It is also one of the best places in Hyderabad to see sunrises and sunsets. Plan an early morning or evening date and reach the hillside with your beloved to catch the sun in its beauty. You can also visit the famous Moula Ali Dargah that is located on top of the hill.

  • Location: Moula Ali
  • Timings: 5:30 am
  • Entry Fee: N/A

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11. Ohri’s Gufaa

Ohri’s Gufaa, Hyderabad

Ohri’s Gufaa | #11 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Fancy a unique dining experience with your family? Dine at Ohri’s Gufaa, a themed casual dining spot that welcomes you with its surreal decor and an element of mystery. As the name indicates, the interior of the restaurant has been designed in the form of a gufaa, which is the Hindi term for a cave. A highlight of the restaurant is that the waiters here dress as hunters in sync with the theme. The North Indian menu comprises of an eclectic mix of items that are great to taste. Make sure to try their Zafrani Phirni and Khubani ka Meetha, which are simply awesome. Your kids will just love this place!

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  • Location: 5-9-30/16-20, Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Basheer Bagh
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹1700 (approx.)

12. Osman Sagar

Osman Sagar, Hyderabad

Osman Sagar | #12 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Osman Sagar, also known as Gandipet Lake, is a serene artificial lake that was created during the rule of the last Nizam of Hyderabad. That is why the lake shares his name, Osman Ali Khan. The lake is a popular tourist destination where you can watch beautiful sunsets with your dear ones. It is also an ideal destination for enjoying a day-long picnic with your family and friends. Located about 25 km from the city center, Osman Sagar surely counts among the top weekend getaways from Hyderabad.  

  • Location: Ranga Reddy district
  • Timings: 09:30 am to 05:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹5 per person

13. KVR Botanical Garden

KVR Botanical Garden, Hyderabad

KVR Botanical Garden | #13 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden, also known as Hyderabad Botanical Garden, is a sprawling green garden spread across 274 acres. With 600 species of plants and trees, the garden provides a soothing sight to the eyes. If you are a nature lover, you will be delighted to explore the various sections of plants, that include ornamental plants, fruit trees, medicinal plants, timber trees, bamboos, and aquatic plants among others.    

  • Location: Kothaguda Reserve Forest, Kondapur
  • Timings: 06:00 am to 06:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹10 per person

Places to Visit in Hyderabad for Couples

Hyderabad plays the perfect host to couples in love. The city is full of places, from lakes and palaces to romantic restaurants and bazaars, where cupid can work its magic on the lovebirds. All you need to do is head to these places with your partner. Here comes the list of the best Hyderabad places to visit for couples. 

14. Hussain Sagar

Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad

Hussain Sagar | #14 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Considered to be one of the most romantic spots in the city, Hussain Sagar is a majestic man-made lake designed in the shape of a necklace. The lake offers stunning views of the huge Buddha statue that stands in the middle of the waterbody. It is an ideal destination to spend some lovely moments with your beloved. To flame your romance further, you can hire a trip on a ferry or a boat and begin exploring the magical views of the surroundings.

  • Location: Necklace Road
  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

15. Ferry Ride, Tank Bund

Ferry Ride, Tank Bund, Hyderabad

Ferry Ride, Tank Bund | #15 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Tank Bund is one of the best places in Hyderabad to enjoy a lovely evening with your partner. You can take a ferry ride to the middle of the Hussain Lake where the statue of the Buddha stands. A ride over the waterbody, with your sweetheart near you, and the twinkling lights all around can lend a surreal feel to the whole experience. Do not miss out on this opportunity.

  • Location: Necklace Road
  • Timings: 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

16. Durgam Cheruvu

Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad

Durgam Cheruvu | #16 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Spending time together can mean different things to different people. If your idea of the same is to sit at a peaceful location and talk to your beloved while looking deep into his/her eyes, Durgam Cheruvu is the perfect destination for you. The beautiful freshwater lake flaunts a well-manicured landscape and is simply perfect for a picnic date. You can also indulge in boating with your partner at this location.

  • Location: CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

17. Taramati Baradari

Taramati Baradari, Hyderabad

Taramati Baradari | #17 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Once it was a sarai or a roadside inn, but today Taramati Baradari is one of the preferred romantic spots for the lovebirds in the city. There are several folklores associated with this monument. One such folklore has it that it was the place where a beautiful courtesan named Taramati used to sing and perform. The then king of the land used to listen to her songs sitting at the Golkonda fort that was 2km away from this place. Whether such stories are true is debatable, but one thing is sure – the place is perfect for a romantic date with your partner.

  • Location: Ramdev Guda, Ibrahim Bagh
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

18. Stone Waters

Stone Waters, Hyderabad

Stone Waters | #18 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

What can be a better way to impress your sweetheart than a romantic dinner at a rooftop restaurant? Stone Waters is a great place to enjoy your food while overlooking the cityscape. The casual dining spot offers an extensive menu that includes Continental, Asian, and North Indian cuisines. Apart from the tasty food and the warm hospitality, cool decor and live music make it a preferred spot for the lovebirds of the city.

  • Location: Jubilee Hills
  • Timings: 1:00 pm to 11:45 pm 
  • Cost for two: ₹2000 (approx.)

19. Choodi Bazaar

Choodi Bazaar, Hyderabad

Choodi Bazaar | #19 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

During the day, the Choodi Bazaar is a crowded place where locals and tourists flock to and bargain. But visiting the marketplace at night can be a totally different experience. Walk through the old bazaar hand-in-hand with your sweetheart and shop for the various items on display or simply go on a window-shopping spree. You both can also try out the tasty street foods available in the many stalls here. An advantage of making this trip is that you will be able to view the Charminar in all its glory under the lights. Trust us, it can be quite different from what you feel looking at this monument during the day.

  • Location: Subhash Nagar, Badi Chowdi
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

20. Lumbini Park

Lumbini Park, Hyderabad

Lumbini Park | #20 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Situated on the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake, the Lumbini Park is a place that is regularly frequented by the lovebirds of the city. The lovely ambiance, the calmness, and the cool breeze blowing from the lake make this place a lovely spot to spend some time with your sweetheart. While you are here, you can also go boating with your partner. If you are there in the evening, do not miss out on the laser show.

  • Location: Opposite Secretariat New Gate, Khairatabad
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹10 for Child; ₹20 for Adult

Places to Visit in Hyderabad with Friends

Food, fun, entertainment or shopping, Hyderabad has some great spots to explore with your gang of pals. Let’s take a look at the most frequented hangout zones in the city for the young brigade.

21. Snow World

Snow World, Hyderabad

Snow World | #21 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

A unique amusement park, Snow World is a great place where you can chill out with your squad. This park provides you with an amazing experience in sub-zero ambiance where you can have tons of fun. You can try your steps at snow dancing, get into an igloo, make a snowman, and engage in other games with your friends. The place also has refreshment facilities to take care of your hunger even as you play around.

  • Location: Lower Tank Bund Road
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Entry Fee:
    • Adults – ₹600 per person
    • Children – ₹450 per person

22. KBR National Park

KBR National Park, Hyderabad

KBR National Park | #22 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park or KBR National Park is a real jungle situated in the heart of the concrete jungle. The park consists of 600 species of plants, more than 100 species of birds, and about 30 species of butterflies. It also has a number of animal species like the jungle cat, pangolin, small Indian civet, etc. A visit to the park is a great way to refresh your mind. It is also a nice spot where you and your friends can spend some moments in a green environment, which is rare to get in a city.

  • Location: Jubilee Hills, Road No-2
  • Timings: 05:30 am to 10:00 am and 04:30 pm to 06:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee:
    • Adults – ₹20 per person
    • Children – ₹10 for Child

23. Eat Street

Eat Street, Hyderabad

Eat Street | #23 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

What can be a better way to spend time with your friends than indulging in lip-smacking delicacies? When you want to have some great food in a great ambiance, head out to Eat Street, one of the most popular culinary destinations of the city. Situated by the lovely Necklace Road, the food court offers a wealth of options to select from. The best part is that you can enjoy your food while overlooking the panoramic Hussain Sagar Lake.   

  • Location: Necklace Road, Hussain Sagar, Khairatabad
  • Timings: 08:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

24. Treasure Island

Treasure Island, Hyderabad

Treasure Island | #24 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

If you love going out for picnics with your friends, why not head out to Treasure Island? True to its name, the place is an island full of treasures as far as fun is concerned. You can engage in a number of activities with your buddies, such as go-karting, camel rides, and water slides and some indoor games as well. To keep you high on the spirits, the place has good options for refreshments. Play, refill your engine, and go back to all the fun and frolicking!

  • Location: Next to Golkonda Resort, Gandipet
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 08:00 am; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹600 per person

25. Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café, Hyderabad

Hard Rock Café | #24 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

How about spending an evening with your pals, cracking jokes and laughing out over some finely mixed cocktails, live music, and great food? Hard Rock Café, the partying hub of every youngster in the city, is the place to be. From generous portion size to music performances to live sports screenings, everything about HRC is just cool. No wonder, it is counted among the best places to hangout with friends in Hyderabad.

Looking for more such partying places? You might want to check out our blog on the top 10 pubs in Hyderabad.

  • Location: GVK One, Banjara Hills
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am; every day
  • Cost for Two: ₹2500 (approx.)

26. Inorbit Mall

Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad

Inorbit Mall | #26 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Inorbit Mall definitely counts among the most popular hangout zones in Hyderabad. The conveniently located mall offers a ton of choices in terms of shopping and leisure activities. At the same time, the place also houses a wonderful food court where you can head to with your friends and get your fill. If movies are on your mind, the multiplex at the mall can cater to this need of yours easily. It is one destination where time simply seems to fly.

  • Location: Mindspace Madhapur Road
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

Family tours, solo trips, romantic outings, honeymoons or backpacking trips, or hangout places, Hyderabad will never cease to surprise you with its plethora of attractions. So, check in at one of the hotels in Hyderabad and make the most of your visit. And do not – we say it again, DO NOT leave the city without tasting a plate of flavorsome Hyderabadi biriyani!

27. Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir| #27 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

One of the top places to visit in Hyderabad, Birla Mandir, is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the presiding deity of the famous temple in Tirumala Tirupati. Located atop a 280-foot-high hill called Naubat Pahad, the temple is a beautiful modern shrine with exquisite architecture. It is ideal for those looking to get away from the city’s hustle and immerse themselves in serene surroundings for prayer and meditation.

Birla Mandir derives its name from the industrialist family of the Birlas, who have erected several such temples in various parts of the country. A fascinating aspect of Hyderabad’s Birla Mandir is the beautiful marble carvings depicting exotic scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The temple also houses Lord Venkateshwara’s consorts, Andal and Padmavati, and has a separate shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha.

  • Location: Hill Fort Road, Khairatabad
  • Timings: 7 am to 12 noon, 3 pm to 9 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

28. GravityZip

GravityZip | #28 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

If you are seeking an adrenaline-rush experience, GravityZip is a famous place in Hyderabad you should not miss. It is the first-ever indoor skydiving arena in the country and truly replicates the adventure and thrill of outdoor skydiving.

GravityZip has a quick-operating wind tunnel that creates a column of air, which enables flyers to experience the heady sensation of freefall without the need to be airborne. The facility ensures a safe environment for everyone and leaves visitors with an unforgettable experience. The best part is that the tunnel is wide enough to accommodate two people at once, making it an excellent activity to indulge in with friends or family.

  • Location: Gooncha Hills, Beside CBIT College, Gandipet
  • Timings: 10 am to 9 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: The packages vary. Check their website to know more.

29. Jala Vihar

Jala Vihar | #29 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Jala Vihar is one of the most fun places to visit in Hyderabad. Suitable for both adults and kids, this family amusement park offers an array of exhilarating water activities with exciting names such as Tilt Bucket, Mini Aqua Trailers, Pendulum, and Mushroom Umbrella. Besides, the facility offers plenty of dry rides, an indoor gaming arcade, and a massive food court to keep everyone entertained. One of the best recreational spots in Hyderabad, Jala Vihar also houses an amphitheatre and three party zones for family gatherings.

  • Location: Necklace Road, PV Narasimha Rao Marg
  • Timings: 11 am to 7 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: Adults – ₹350/person, Kids – ₹250/person

30. Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium | #30 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

The dome-shaped Birla Planetarium is yet another striking Hyderabad tourist places located on Naubat Pahad, right in the heart of the city. Inaugurated by former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao in 1985, this modern planetarium seeks to impart knowledge about heavenly bodies and outer space as well as recent fascinating discoveries.

The planetarium is divided into sections that feature exhibits such as archaeological finds, an Antarctica diorama (a 3-D model of the continent), Interactive Science, and many more. One of the most attractive features of this planetarium is the daily Sky Show, which sheds light on comets, meteors, eclipses, and the cosmos as a whole.

  • Location: Near Birla Temple, Ambedkar Colony
  • Timings: 10:00 am 5:45 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹120 per person

31. Laad Bazaar

Laad Bazaar | #31 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Located close to Charminar, Laad Bazaar is indubitably one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad. This grand bazaar provides visitors with a glimpse of bygone eras as they have existed since the Nizams and Qutub Shahis. “Laad” means lacquer, a prominent material used to craft vibrant bangles. Laad Bazaar is a haven for shopping enthusiasts, and they can find unique and stunning collections of pearls, bangles, semi-precious jewellery, and embroidered saris. You can also pick souvenirs and decorative items from the spectacular range available here.

  • Location: Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar
  • Timings: 11 am to 11 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

32. NTR Gardens

NTR Gardens | #32 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Spread across 36 acres of sprawling greenery, NTR Gardens is one of the most stunning tourist places in Hyderabad. It is a memorial to commemorate N.T Rama Rao, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, who was also a versatile film actor. The garden has a soothing ambience and a refreshing atmosphere to help you relax and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Apart from the lush landscaping, the park offers visitors a range of interesting recreational activities such as “machan tree” camping and boating. The facility also has several cafes and restaurants that serve delicious snacks and beverages.

  • Location: NTR Marg, Khairatabad, Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Timings: 2:30 am to 8:30 pm from Monday to Saturday and 12:30 am to 8:30 pm on Sundays
  • Entry Fee: ₹20 per adult, ₹10 per child

33. Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple | #33 of 33 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

The Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad holds immense religious significance. Located right beside the Osman Sagar Lake, this 500-year-old shrine is dedicated to Lord Balaji Venkateswara. The temple is considered an alternative shrine to the world-renowned Tirumala temple. This temple is also called the Visa Balaji Temple, given the widespread belief that a visit to this temple ensures visa clearance. Another exciting feature of the Chilkur Balaji temple is that it is the only temple in India that does not accept offerings for the money.

  • Location: Chanda Nagar Village
  • Timings: 6 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hyderabad:

Q: What are the must-try food items in Hyderabad?

A: Your trip to Hyderabad will remain incomplete without sampling its unique cuisine comprising sumptuous delicacies like Hyderabadi biryani, gosht, haleem, mirchi ka salan, khubani ka meetha and Irani chai.

Q: Where can I go to enjoy the street food of Hyderabad?

A: If you're a non-vegetarian, you might like to visit Akbar Fast Food Corner for kebabs, Pista House for haleem, Shadab Hotel for Hyderabadi biryani and Shah Ghouse for anything and everything. Chachaji's Vada Pav, Maharaja Chaat and Ram ki Bandi are popular among vegetarians.

Q: Suggest some places in Hyderabad for a night out with friends.

A: 10 Downing Street, Over the Moon, Prost Brewpub, Aqua, Olive Bistro, Komatose, SkyHy, Hard Rock Cafe, Mustang Terrace, Coco's, Kismet and Komma are among the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Hyderabad.

Q: Which are the top shopping places in Hyderabad?

A: One of the best places to shop in Hyderabad is Begum Bazaar, where you will find exquisite bidriware and bidri-studded jewellery. Other options include Shilparamam, Laad Bazaar, Pot Market, Koti Sultan Market, Nampally Market, Antique Market, Perfume Market, Koti Sultan Market and Tobacco Market.

Q: What can I do in Hyderabad over the weekend?

A: Pub hopping in Jubilee Hills, enjoying street food delicacies at Pragati Gully, going on a heritage trail, having a fun-filled day at Wonder La or trekking to Devarakonda Hills are some of the best things to do in Hyderabad on a weekend.

Q: Are there any shopping malls in Hyderabad?

A: Yes, Hyderabad has quite a few malls for those who wish to buy everything branded. City Centre, Inorbit Mall, Forum Sujana Mall, Hyderabad Central, Babukhan Mall, FMG Mall, GVK One and Next Galleria are a few of the popular ones.

Q: What are the places to visit in Hyderabad for history lovers?

A: Golconda Fort, Charminar, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Chowmahalla Palace and Salar Jung Museum are obviously the must-visit historical places in Hyderabad. Other heritage sites in Hyderabad include Mecca Masjid, Taramati Baradari, Toli Masjid, Paigah Tombs, Spanish Mosque, Falaknuma Palace and Purani Haveli.

Q: Which are the main transit hubs in Hyderabad?

A: Besides Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the city is served by three railway stations -- Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kachiguda. Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (or Imliban) here is said to be the world's largest. Jubilee Bus Station in Secunderabad connects Hyderabad to Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai by road.

Q: How to get around Hyderabad?

A: Hyderabad has an efficient public transportation network comprising TSRTC buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, MMTS (suburban) trains and metro. You can also rent a car or motorcycle to travel within Hyderabad. There is also a hop-on-hop-off bus service for tourists.

Q: Suggest some weekend getaways from Hyderabad.

A: Among the most popular weekend getaways from Hyderabad are Warangal, Bidar, Ananthagiri Hills, Srisailam, Mahabubnagar, Nagarjuna Sagar, Gulbarga, Belum Caves and Hampi.