Hyderabad: Places to Visit and Things to See and Do

posted Apr 3, 2013, 11:40 PM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Apr 4, 2013, 12:08 AM ]

Whether you're a traveler or a resident, here are some of the things you might want to do in Hyderabad.

1. Standard things. Go to the old city and admire the Char Minar. Preferably, sometime during the night. Pictures of Char Minar, Hyderabad - Clicked the night before Eid 2011

Char Minar, Hyderabad
Char Minar, Hyderabad

2. The Chowmahalla Palace. Admire the arches, the architecture, the crockery and that ancient feeling.  

Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad Outside the Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad Inside the Chowmahalla Palace - Crockery

3. Hussein Sagar and Lumbini Park. There are interesting places to eat near the waterfront as well. Go and get a few pictures clicked under the statue of Buddha.


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4. Osman Sagar and the Balaji Temple. One of the main lakes from where Hyderabad gets its water supply. A cycle ride from Madhapur/HiTech area to Osman Sagar can be quite enjoyable.

Osman Sagar, Hyderabad Osman Sagar, Hyderabad

5. Ameenpur Lake is a quiet and somewhat unknown lake, not too far from the BHEL Area. Another good destination for cycling enthusiasts.

Cycle Ride to Ameenpur Lake - 1

6. In case you are an Airliner or an Aviation buff, you might like to go and stand near the Airport and click a few pictures of planes landing and taking off. Apart from that, you can also do
Go-Karting near the Hyderabad Airport.

7. In case you're an Indian Railways Fan, or in general, a railway enthusiast, the Hafeezpet Bridge as well as the Secunderabad Railway station (which has a variety of railway engines always lined up) are good places for Train-Spotting.

Indian Railways - WAP 7 Electric Locomotives at Secunderabad

8. Visit the newer parts of Hyderabad, where the IT companies are based. The ISB and Microsoft campuses are quite nice; Hypercity/Inorbit malls are quite close by and are good places for shopping.


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9. If you get a chance, drop by the Novotel Convention Center, sit in one of their bars or restaurants, or simply chill off next to the pool.
Novotel Hotel at night