Places To Visit In Old Hyderabad

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Here are the top 17 places to visit in Old Hyderabad

1. Charminar

4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Charminar is the most important landmark in the city of Hyderabad. The monument was erected when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golcondo to Hyderabad. The monument got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. The monument looks amazing during night when it is illuminated.

2. Mecca Masjid

4.2 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

One of the oldest and the largest mosques of India, this one is also one of the grandest in the country. The bricks used here are believed to be from Mecca, and hence the name.

3. Laad Bazaar

3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Laad Bazaar, just adjacent to the popular landmark of Charminar is a famous and historic market known for its shopping souvenirs and most importantly, bangles. It is definitely one of the oldest markets in Hyderabad and sparks up memories of its glittering past. The sparklingly colourful bridal bazaar (market), as it has also been called has been operating since the days of Qutb Shahis and the Nizams. The word 'Laad' refers the lacquer which is used to make bangles here that are studded with artificial diamonds. Apart from the beautiful accessories, one can also buy traditional Hyderabadi artefacts here such as the 'soorma' - a natural kohl that comes in an exquisite bottle and colourful dupattas!

4. Salar Jung Museum

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

The Salar Jung Museum is located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River, in Hyderabad. This is one of the three national museums in the country. The collection of museum was sourced from the property of Salar Jung Family and it has a myriad collection of paintings, sculptures, carvings, manuscripts etc.

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5. Taj Falaknuma Palace

6 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Taj Falaknuma Palace is perched around 2000 metres above the city of Hyderabad. Once the royal residence of Nizam- probably the richest man in the world, the palace has now been converted into a five star luxury heritage hotel. Reverberating with sheer opulence and elegance, the palace treats all its guests like royalty.

6. Nehru Zoological Park

3.7 /5

6 km
from city center
6 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

With about a 100 species finding habitats here, the Nehru Zoological Park is one of the most enjoyed attractions in the city. Neighboring the Mir Alam tank, it is also known as Hyderabad Zoo and houses the Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant as well as panthers, pythons, deers, antelopes. Given the Proximity to the tank, countless migratory birds also find a second home in here. The zoo also hosts safaris and educational shows.

7. Sri Jagannath Temple

7 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Located in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Jagannath Temple is a modern Hindu temple built by the Odia community dedicated to Hindu God Jagannath- God of the Universe. Constructed in red sandstone, the temple follows the ancient shikhara style pattern. Besides the main deity, the temple has smaller shrines dedicated to Lakshmi, Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman and Navagraha.

8. Chowmahalla Palace

4.2 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Once the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, the Chowmahalla Palace was built in Hyderabad. It is located near the famous monument, Charminar and Laad Bazar. The palace is designed very intricately and holds that Nawabi Charm in itself.

9. Purani Haveli

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Purani Haveli, one of a significant part of Hyderabad's golden era is today known for its remarkable exhibits of artwork and talent. It is a beautiful structure comprising great surprises for history lovers.

10. Nizams Museum

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

In close proximity to Charminar, this is a rather royal museum, situated in the heart of Purani Haveli housing the memorabilia and artifacts of the then Nizam of Hyderabad.

11. Begum Bazaar

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Begum Bazaar is another wholesale market, an old and traditional shopping area and is the biggest commercial market in the city.

12. Sudha Cars Museum

5 km
from city center
12 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Sudha Cars Museum is a private museum established in 2010 by Kanyaboyina Sudhakar who displayed hand made cars created by him. All the cars have been personally designed to look like everyday objects. Every exhibit has a plaque stating the time and cost of manufacture and the maximum speed it can attain. The cars can be driven but are not for sale.

13. Madina Market

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
13 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

The Medina Market is known for wholesale cloth and textile shops, popular in the city.

14. Paigah Tombs

5 km
from city center
14 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Located in the suburbs of Pisal Banda in Hyderabad, Paigah Tombs are a group of tombs of the Paigah royal family. Although now in a derelict and dilapidated state, the tombs still boast of striking architecture and marvellously carved marble panels. The monument is managed by a family of caretakers who reside in the premises.

15. Priyadarshini Park

6 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Priyadarshini Park is situated adjacent to Saroornagar Lake in Hyderabad. With beautifully landscaped lawns, swings and snack stalls, the park is a common favourite hang out place for the city folks. The lake adjacent to it offers magnificent views of the city in the moonlight. Also, don't forget to go boasting while you are at it.

16. Leo Splash

0 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

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.

17. Malwala Palace

3 km
from city center
17 out of 17
places to visit in Old Hyderabad

Malwala Palace is an 18th century historical monument located on the Moghalpura, Hyderabad. The ancient structure boasts of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles and has special imported teak wood furniture.

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