Spl Tour of Golconda Fort, Tombs, Charminar, Chowmahalla, Bangle Street & Lunch

Cultural & Theme Tours in Hyderabad

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Your exclusive, skip the line full 8 hrs tour starts with pickup from your place of stay by the licensed, historian / guide to start exploring one of the world’s 8 kms circumference massive fort: GOLCONDA followed by the Necropolis of their Qutub Shahi dynasty rulers, buried next door. Both are 12 kms away from city centre. You have an option to climb 365 steps one way or linger around the ramparts of the palatial buildings. Experience the ecosystem carried all the way to 400 fts of Bardari !!!.  The hot lunch with ethnic Hyderabadi dishes will be provided. Further visit the old city area for an enchanting  walk of Bridal ware, Bangles, Spices Bazaars around Charminar, the landmark of Hyderabad, the Laad Bazar street get your hands painted with local Mehndi and Antiques culture.. See the Chowmahalla Palace, Latter the Mecca Mosque (10000 prayers at once). Enjoy the sip of Special Irani Tea with Nizam Biscuits.
You will drive first to the massive Golconda fort, approximately 12 kms from city centre. Clap while someone naps at the main porch. Once you reach there is an option to climb 365 steps to watch the panoramic view of Qutub Shahi tombs next door, country side, Bardari,  Hindu temple and a prison of the Treasurer Ramdass while the guide narrates the stories from 11th Cen AD till 1687, how it fell to Aurangzeb. Koh-i-noor was found only few hundreds kms from this fort and was looted on seize. There are several buildings for living, treasury, harems, mosques, baaghs, baths  and barracks. Royal Necropolis with their own mosques are located. Visit the solemn tombs to see the sarcophagi, symbolic coffins covering the burial vaults. Each tomb’s display is unique in design and size. Marvel at the remarkable mausoleum of Hyderabad’s founder, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah. The structure is 140 feet (42.5 meters) high and topped with a large dome.After presumptuous ethnic Hyderabadi Lunch (included) continue to walk around Charminar, the landmark of Hyderabad – Masterpiece of Qutb Shahi Architecture of 1591. Stone and Stucco plastering Minarets raise to 180 ft from the ground. Built to celebrate deliverance of the the city from Plaque.  Stairs are  closed on Fridays. Climb the  narrow steps for panoramic view of the city.   Latter walk around  the Bangle Bazar, next to Charminar, for  bargaining of bridal accessories, lacquer Bangles, Hyderabad Attar, Mehndi and Antiques.  At the end of the street  turn  left to see the  Chowmahalla Palace (replica of shah of Iran’s palace in Tehran). Latter walk into the  Mecca Mosque  (10000 prayers at once)  of Belgian Crystal  Chandeliers,  completed in 1694 by 8000  masons in 77 yrs,  finished by  Emperor Aurangzeb. Nizam Kings are buried here. The tour ends with a taste of ethnic Irani Tea and Nizam Biscuits at the corner of Charminar 

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Gratuities