Top things to do in Hyderabad

Top Choice Fort in Hyderabad

Golconda Fort

Hyderabad's most impressive sight, this monumental fort lies on the western edge of town. In the 16th century the Qutb Shahs made Golconda a fortified citadel, built atop a 120m-high granite hill surrounded by might…
Top Choice Historic Site in Hyderabad

Qutb Shahi Tombs

The subject of one of India's most ambitious heritage projects, these magnificent domed granite tombs form part of a huge archaeological park that is steadily being renovated by the Aga Khan Development Network. All…
Top Choice Monument in Hyderabad

Charminar

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 gargantuan four-…
Top Choice Palace in Hyderabad

Chowmahalla Palace

This opulent 18th- and 19th-century palace compound, the main residence of several nizams, comprises several grandiose buildings and four garden courtyards. Most dazzling is the Khilwat Mubarak, a magnificent durbar…
Top Choice Historic Site in Hyderabad

Paigah Tombs

The aristocratic Paigah family, purportedly descendants of the second Caliph of Islam, were fierce loyalists of the nizams, serving as statespeople, philanthropists and generals. The Paigahs’ necropolis, in a quiet …
Top Choice Asian in Hyderabad

SO – The Sky Kitchen

Jubilee Hills rooftop restaurant, with candles and loungy playlists, which makes a highly atmospheric eating spot. The superb menu has been crafted carefully, mixing pan-Asian and Mediterranean dishes, with a nod to…
Top Choice Hyderabadi in Hyderabad

Shah Ghouse Cafe

During Ramadan, Hyderabadis line up for Shah Ghouse's famous haleem (a thick soup of pounded spiced wheat, with goat, chicken or beef, and lentils) and at any time of year the mutton biryani is near-perfect. Don't e…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Hyderabad

Olive Bistro

Located in a secluded leafy location with lake views from its terrace, this atmospheric restaurant is one of the hottest places in town for Italian and Mediterranean food. Choose from pasta, risottos, meat (like lam…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Hyderabad

Prost Brewpub

A highly popular, cavernous brewhouse with five tap beers, including an English ale and a stout, plus cider. There are several zones, all stylishly lit, including ample outdoor space and an extensive East-meets-West…
Top Choice Modern Indian in Hyderabad

Dhaba By Claridges

A good reason to head out west to Hi-Tech City, this hip hangout offers a contemporary take on North Indian street food (minus the fumes and traffic of course). Dhaba's decor is kooky, with Bollywood-style murals an…