Top Choice Monument in Hyderabad


Hyderabad’s principal landmark and city symbol was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the founding of Hyderabad and the end of epidemics caused by Golconda’s water shortage. The beautiful four-c…
Top Choice Palace in Hyderabad

Chowmahalla Palace

This opulent 18th-and-19th-century palace, the main residence of several nizams, comprises four garden courtyards in a line from north to south. Most dazzling is the Khilwat Mubarak at the end of the first courtyard…
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Golconda Fort

It was the Qutb Shahs in the 16th century who made Golconda into the massive fortress whose substantial ruins we see today. The mighty citadel is built on a 120m-high granite hill, surrounded by crenellated ramparts…
Top Choice Historic Site in Hyderabad

Qutb Shahi Tombs

These 21 magnificent domed granite tombs, with almost as many mosques, sit serenely in landscaped gardens about 2km northwest of Golconda Fort, where many of their occupants spent large parts of their lives. Seven o…
Museum in Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum

This vast and varied collection was put together by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III), who was briefly grand vizier to the seventh nizam, Osman Ali Khan (r 1911–48), before devoting his large fortune to amassing …
Museum in Hyderabad

HEH The Nizam’s Museum

The Purani Haveli was a home of the sixth nizam, Mahbub Ali Khan (r 1869–1911). He was rumoured to have never worn the same thing twice: hence the 54m-long, two-storey Burmese teak wardrobe. Much of the museum, occu…
Historic Site in Hyderabad

Paigah Tombs

The aristocratic Paigah family, purportedly descendents of the second Caliph of Islam, were fierce loyalists of the nizams, serving as statespeople, philanthropists and generals under and alongside them. The Paigahs…
Park in Hyderabad

Lumbini Park

Lumbini Park is a pleasant place to enjoy sunsets and the popular musical fountain.
Museum in Hyderabad

State Museum

This sprawling museum, in a fanciful 1920 building constructed by the seventh nizam as a playhouse for one of his daughters, hosts a collection of important archaeological finds as well as an exhibit on the region's…
Museum in Hyderabad

Health Museum

A throwback to a 1950s classroom, this museum houses a bizarre collection of medical and public-health paraphernalia, including a rather terrifying giant model of a crab louse.