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Hyderabad's other pole is far younger and west of the centre – its Hi-Tech City, or 'Cyberabad', and other districts like Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills are replete with glittery malls, multiplexes, clubs, pubs and sleek restaurants.

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$111 Private & Custom Tours

Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

Your Enchanting day starts at 9am from your place of stay with the visit to Golconda fort which is 12 kms from city hotels, followed by Qutub Shahi Tombs next to the fort. The guide will show you the Eco system, water pipelines, palaces, prison, water tanks, mosques, Deccan Architucture, Massive Fort walls and the panoramic views from the top of Bardari. Tombs are also Incredible !!! After morning tour of these two monuments which takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, you are strongly suggested to try ethnic Hyderabadi cuisine such as Dum Biryani, Brinjal curry, Kurba ni ka meeta etc . Your next visits are in Old city of Hyderabad with a land mark i.e Charminar (steep steps are closed on Fridays) built in 1591 to commemorate the Plague ravage in Hyderabad. Charminars Stone and Stucco plastering Minarets stand 180 feet from the ground. Continue to walk amidst the Bangle street, where the local brides and grooms come for big bargaining Bangles, truly colorful for bridal accessories, lacquered bangles, Hyderabad Attar, Mehindi and Antiques. At this junction, you can also visit the Mecca mosque which can accommodate nearly 10000 prayers at once.  Try the local Irani chai with Osmania Biscuits before to drive back to your place of stay.

$61 Day Trips & Excursions

Hyderabad Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hyderabad at 9:00 AM for morning departure or 2:00 PM for afternoon departure. After pickup you will be transferred to Golkonda Fort. Golkonda Fort derives its name from a Telugu word "Golla Konda" meaning "shepherd’s hill". After the downfall of Baihmanis in AD1518, the fort became the capital of the Qutb Shahi kings (AD1518-1687). Golkonda Fort was built on a 400 ft. high hill and has three lines of massive fortification walls one within the other as well as eight imposing gateways. The well-planned township of Golconda located within the fort was one of the splendid cities famous during the medieval world for its extensive trade in gems and diamonds as attested to by foreigners including Marco Polo.Later you will visit the Qutub Shahi Tombs. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches and have a distinctive style that blends Persian, Pashtun and Hindu. After visiting the dorm, you will be taken back to your hotel.

$45 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour

Very few cities in the world can claim to be synonymous with a single dish. This is true in the case of Hyderabad where the mere reference to the city evoking an immediate discussion about the Biryani, a dish which is a delectable mix of meat and rice cooked with spices. For a true Hyderabadi, the obsession goes beyond this dish. A typical Hyderabadi will spend hours debating the best place to have a cup of Irani tea and, believe it or not, sometimes friendships can be threatened by arguments over the best Haleem joints in town. The cuisine of Hyderabad is a result of its history over four centuries and the involvement with food is more than just satisfying human's basic needs. In fact, people in this city are so used to good food that they take it for granted. Walking through the busy markets and by-lanes of the old city, you will not only get a glimpse into the food ethos of this region but also experience in person Hyderabadi's passion for good food.In this food walking tour, we will explore one of the oldest vegetable markets, make our way through some of the best breakfast snacks in town, participate in the Hyderabadi pastime of sipping cups of Irani tea with Osmania biscuits, bite into warm, just baked local bread and watch the efforts that go into preparing some of the best delicacies this region has to offer.

$29 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hyderabad Private 2-Hour Lunch or Dinner in a Local Home

Vijayalaxmi cooks family recipes passed down through the generations and her husband Narender is her official taste-tester. They have lived in Hyderabad for over four decades and are extremely passionate about food. They typically host with their son, daughter-in-law, and 3-year old grandson. You will enjoy a traditional Hyderabadi meal in Vijayalaxmi and Narender’s home in a residential neighborhood of Hyderabad. Your meal may include dishes such as dum biryani (rice cooked with layers of spiced vegetables), bagara baingan (eggplant in a traditional Hyderabadi spice blend), aloo masala (potatoes in garlic, ginger, turmeric and chilies), egg curry, vendakka fry (okra), raita, with dessert to finish. Tea and coffee is offered upon request.Enjoy eating with your hosts as you discuss the cuisine and culture in Hyderabad.Please note, your hosts are not professional chefs, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.

$45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Charminar Historical Walking Tour

No place can give you a glimpse of Hyderabadi life like the Charminar area can. It is a brilliant mosaic of history, culture, modernity, crafts, business and old world charm - a perfect slice of this city's life. Walk through Laad Bazar and get dazzled by the shiny lac bangles that Hyderabad is known for, take the by-lanes and meet the craftsmen who create ‘bling’, one at a time. Walk into the chaos of fluttering pigeons in the Mecca Masjid courtyard to the simplicity of the Nizam’s tombs. We will end the walk at the Chowmahalla Palace, where the tour traces the history of this region between the early 18th century and 1948. Take a walk around the four palaces of the Chowmahalla Complex and see the opulence with which this dynasty lived and ruled. Hear the numerous stories about the seven Nizams of Hyderabad whose destinies and decisions shaped the history and culture of this region. Walk through the imposing Durbar Hall and the various rooms which have recreated a slice of life from the past.

$77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guided Museums Day Tour in Hyderabad

You will be picked up from your hotel within Hyderabad city limits by 10:00 AM and start your full-day tour with the Salar Jung Museum. The museum is the world’s largest single man collection of art and objects with 38 galleries and 25% of the total collections by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salarjung III) who died in 1949. Later you will visit the State Museum and Nizam Museum (Purani Haveli). The State Museum is known for its rich heritage and historic significance. Buddhist gallery, Brahminical and Jain gallery, Ajanta gallery, Arms & Armory gallery, Numismatics gallery, antiques, art objects and more. The Nizam Museum (Purani Haveli) is the memorabilia, mementos and gifts presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebration in 1937. Three vintage cars, a 1930 Rolls Royce, a Packard, a Mark V Jaguar and various other antiques. A Mark V Jaguar and various other antiques and world largest Wardrobe. Don't miss the Chowmahalla Palace. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty built over 200 years ago, held their durbar and other religious and symbolic ceremonies also hosted popular banquets in honor of their Royal Highness the prince and Princess of Wales in February 1906. Chowmahalla, in its heydays had more than 7000 attendants, has been compared to the ‘Enchanted Gardens of the Arabian Nights’. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.