Health Museum


A throwback to a 1950s classroom, this well-maintained museum houses a bizarre collection of medical and public-health paraphernalia, including a scary giant model of a crab louse. Films are shown on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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1. State Museum

0.09 MILES

This sprawling museum is in a fanciful Indo-Saracenic building constructed by the seventh nizam as a playhouse for one of his daughters. It hosts a…

2. Legislative Assembly

0.16 MILES

This grand neoclassical landmark – a colossal construction of turrets, domes and arches – dates from 1913, in a design that fuses Persian and Rajasthani…

3. Nirmala Birla Gallery of Modern Art

0.28 MILES

This skilfully curated collection of modern and contemporary art includes paintings by superstars Jogen Chowdhury, Tyeb Mehta and Arpita Singh.

4. Birla Science Centre

0.29 MILES

The Birla Science Centre comprises a museum of science, dolls and archaeology, plus a planetarium. Displays are somewhat dated, but the Dinosaurium has…

5. Birla Mandir

0.48 MILES

The ethereal Birla Mandir, constructed of white Rajasthani marble in 1976, graces Kalapahad (Black Mountain), one of two rocky hills overlooking the lake…

6. Dargah Yousufain Sharifain

0.68 MILES

This is perhaps the most famous dargah (Sufi shrine) in Hyderabad, the resting place of two Sufi saints. Qawwali singers and musicians gather here every…

7. Lumbini Park

0.76 MILES

Lumbini Park is a pleasant place to enjoy sunsets and the popular musical fountain (6.30-8pm). There's also a nightly laser show (₹50) at 7.15pm and 8…

8. Dargah Hazrat Shah Khamosh

0.79 MILES

This large dargah (Sufi shrine), dedicated to Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Khamosh, dates from the late 19th century and is an unusual blend of Islamic and…