With over 1500 species of wildlife finding habitat here, the Nehru Zoological Park is one of the most popular picnic spots in Hyderabad. Neighbouring the Mir Alam tank, it is also known as Hyderabad Zoo. The massive enclosure hosts animals like the Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant as well as panthers, pythons, deer, and antelopes. Given the proximity to the tank, a number of migratory birds can also be spotted here.
Ramoji Film City attracts all the lovers of cinema and Bollywood! Set up by Ramoji Rao, the head of Ramoji group in 1991, Ramoji Film City is a spectacular getaway a little outside the city of Hyderabad. It is spread over 2500 acres and has been certified as the World's largest Film Studio Complex by the Guinness Book of World Records. It is a fun place to hang out with friends and parents and makes for a wonderful recreational sightseeing tour.
Renowned as Asia's largest artificial lake, Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions located in Hyderabad. The lake itself was commissioned by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1563 and is renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha that stands right in its centre. Visitors love the serene nature of the lakeside and children can be seen playing daily accompanied by parents. The lake also has a 3 km long dam wall and connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Another popular park in Hyderabad is Lumbini Park. It is a gorgeous urban park named after Lumbini of Nepal. Located alongside Hussain Sagar, the park has an artificial water tank. A huge statue of Lord Buddha is installed in the tank which can be reached through paddle boats. The park also holds musical fountain shows making it a popular visit for parents with their kids.
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, i.e. KBR National Park is situated in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. KBR park boasts of rich flora and fauna and provides a pleasant respite from the din and chaos of the city. Also known as Chiran Fort Palace, the park is divided into conservation zones where entry is restricted and visitors zone where tourist entry is regulated. You get to walk alongside peacocks, spend time in spotting rare birds, breathe some fresh air and relax.
Located adjacent to the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, NTR Gardens is a tiny but gorgeous park dotted with brightly coloured plants and tall trees. Boasting of well-groomed landscaping, ornate lamp posts and brilliant water fountains, the park also has a souvenir shop, toy train, freefall, restaurants and variety of fun activities for both kids and adults. With excellent open grounds, the park serves as a highly recommended picnic spot in Hyderabad.
Located in the slightly silent and remote region of Chilkur in Hyderabad, Mrugavani National Park is the most popular weekend getaway for the locals and a common picnic destination for tourists and locals. Sprawling over a vast area of 1211 acres, the park houses a whopping 600 species of animals and plants. The park was declared a National Park only in 1994. In addition to birdwatching and jungle safaris, the park also houses a tall tower that offers mesmerising views of the wildlands.
On the outskirts of Hyderabad, also known as Gandipet is the Osman Sagar lake. Elless world, Ocean Park and Treasure island surround this lake, making it a famous tourist destination. The water body was made by building a dam on Moosi River in the year 1920 by Mir Osman Ali Khan and the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad find a water source in this lake. Visitors come to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends and family. Replete with gardens and a pool, the lakeside is an ideal spot for picnics.
Being the only place in Hyderabad where one can find snow, Snow World is quite popular among the locals and the tourists alike. It is the world's third-biggest and the first snow-themed park in India. It is unique due to the fact that the snow here is produced by mineral water and is free from any harmful pollutants! Snow World offers various games and activities such as ice skating, ice boarding, snow slides with bumping-car, toboggan rides and many more.
Situated in Shamshabad in Hyderabad, Escape Water and Adventure Park is an escape from the hot clutches of Hyderabad's summer. The fun amusement park is also a popular dinner and date place besides being a regular water park. It also facilitates a plethora of adventure activities. With an all-round service of activities and food, it serves as a popular day out venue for families and friends.
Spread over 30 acres of land area, Wild Waters Amusement and Adventure Park is the ultimate theme park in the city. The park boasts of umpteen dry thrill rides, adventure rides, roller coasters, water slides etc. The magnificent food court offers a variety of cuisines both international and domestic. The amusement park is considered one of the most beautiful theme parks in the city and is a popular choice for parents who are looking to take their kids out on a picnic.
Situated in the Western part of the beautiful city of Hyderabad at a distance of approximately 9 km from Hussain Sagar Lake, Golconda Fort is one of the region's best-preserved monuments. The construction of this fort was completed in the 1600s and it is reputed for being the area where once, the mighty Koh-I-Noor diamond was stored. It is said that if you clap your hands at the bottom of the fort, the echoes of it can be heard right to the top! The architecture, the legends, the history, and the mystery of Golconda Fort add to its allure and make it one of the must-visit places in Hyderabad.
Located at a distance of 20 kms from the main city near Gandipet Lake, Ocean Park is one among the most popular amusement parks of Hyderabad. Out of the two sections in the park, on is a huge water park and a vibrant amusement park dominates the other half of it. Some of the rides offered are included in the entry ticket fee while others are charged separately.
Situated in the Hi-Tech city, around 16 kms from the city centre of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Botanical Garden is a major attraction of the city. The park boasts of a rich variety of plants, shrubs, trees, flowering plants and medicinal herbs. In addition to that, several meandering waterways and fountains add to the charm of the place. Daily visitors come to enjoy the lush gardens and indulge in picnics and other leisurely activities.
Located in Shamirpet in Hyderabad, the magnanimous amusement park Leo Splash boasts of dry rides, water rides, rain dance with DJ, roller coaster rides, separate rides for kids, water zorbing, lazy rides etc. Considered to be one of the most fun hang-out places in the city, the park stays especially crowded during weekends.
Durgam Cheruvu is a serene lake that is an ideal place to spend some quality time with friends and family. A quiet place in the middle of the city, it is also known as the 'Secret Lake' as it is bordered by granite on all ends and is hidden by the rocks. It is believed that the lake was the main source of water for the residents of the Golconda Fort, and hence, it has a great historical significance as well. When in bloom, the lush vegetation by the lake offers a calming backdrop for a picnic.
Located in Jawahar Nagar in Hyderabad, Krishna Kanth Park is a popular hangout place among both the adults and the kids. Dotted with swings and sprinkled with benches for the elders to relax, the park is a common favourite among the city folks to relax and rewind amidst nature.
Spread over 92 acres on land on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake, Sanjeevaiah Park is dedicated to the former President of India Dr Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy. Replete with lush green trees, flowering shrubs, fountains and glossy grass lawns, the park is the perfect place to rewind and rejuvenate from the daily routined life.