Places to visit in Hyderabad: Travelling is something that makes it to the list of most of our bucket lists. And every one of us would love to travel and learn new things. If your heart lies in exploring new places, making friends and making wonderful memories for lifetime, then make time to visit new places.

Places To Visit in Hyderabad – 25 Must Visit Places In & Around Hyderabad

While travelling is something very special and not many manage to make it to it, we say it is really simple. All you need to do is plan perfectly and then explore. Well, we have come up with this article that briefs you about the capital city of Telangana – Hyderabad. Though, Telangana is India’s newest state, it is too good for exploring and the tourists can spend a whale of time. 

Hyderabad ! Wow….What a magnificent city ! It is one of the best cities in the country to explore as it is a perfect amalgamation of traditions, culture, modern lifestyles, technology and what not. Also, it is one of the most affordable places to live in. 

In case you are planning to explore this city, then you are on the right page. We have summed up the list of 25 best places to visit in Hyderabad including parks, lakes, museums, temples, monuments, amusement parks, restaurants and shopping zones. With the help of this piece, take a ride through the city, which is often referred to as – City of Pearls. Read on.

25 Best Places To Visit In Hyderabad 

Check out the list of Best Places to visit in Hyderabad below. We are super sure that these below mentioned places in the city offer some amazing experiences and help you to make lovely memories. Take a look here :

1. Charminar 

The first place that comes to our minds, when we think about Hyderabad is – Charminar. It is the heart of the city and a must visit place to look for as it is rich in culture and heritage. The Charminar is an iconic 16th century mosque with a wonderful view and 4 minarets (grand arches).  The monument reflects the architectural style of Indo – Islamic that also features the elements of Persian architecture. It is located on the east bank of the river Musi. And the popular Laad Bazaar, which is a shopping destination, lies to its west. 


The Charminar is a very special place to visit as it tells an interesting story of the capital city – Hyderabad. The evening lights and the bustling streets of the surroundings of Charminar will help you make a warm memory in your heart with its incredible architecture. Even if you are here for just one day, make time to visit the Charminar and then leave because it is very special. It is indeed one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad in 1 day. We say, you can experience the true Hyderabad ambience around the Charminar with its street food and shopping areas.

Location: Charkaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indians & Rs. 100 for Foreigners

2. Hussain Sagar lake 

Well, this is another prominent location to visit. The Hussain Sagar lake is the beauty of the city as it connects the twin cities of Telangana – Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The lake boasts the perfect evening and early morning visiting places for some environmentalists. Fed by river Musi, the Hussain Sagar was built by Ibrahim Qutub Shah. It is a heart shaped lake and in the middle of the lake, the statue of Gautama Budha was erected as an attraction. 

Hussain Sagar lake, places to visit in Hyderabad
Hussain Sagar lake, places to visit in Hyderabad

Hussain Sagar was declared as the – Heart of the World by UNWTO on the occasion of World Tourism Day for being the World’s largest heart shaped mark among the marks formed by 78 heart shaped lakes and 9 heart shaped islands on the planet. If you want to spend some quality time with friends and family, then this is the best place to hang out. 

Location: 2 kms from the Hyderabad Center, Hyderabad, Telangana
Timings: Tuesdays to Sundays – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Closed on Mondays
Entry Fee:
Indians: Rs. 15/- Per Person
Foreign Tourists : Rs. 200/- Per Person
Still Camera: Rs. 25/-
Sound & Light Show: Rs. 130 /-
Famous For: It is famous for being the largest artificial lake of Asia.

3. Nehru Zoological Park  

We say, the Nehru Zoological Park is a perfect picnic spot in the city and the weekends are the best time to make a visit. The park boasts healthy flora and fauna and the visitors, children in particular, will enjoy it the most. The toy train is another star attraction of the Zoological park. The park features several animals including lions, tigers, birds, bears, monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, Giraffe, aquatic life and others. 

Nehru Zoological Park  
Nehru Zoological Park

The Nehru Zoological park is a beautiful getaway location in the city and is located near Mir Alam Tank in the city. Another highlight of the park is the natural history museum. And the park also takes you to the safari of wildlife, which is very interesting. If you can manage a day for visiting the park, then you can make a perfect weekend. Visit the same with your family and have fun.

Location: Zoo Park Main Road, Kishan Bagh, Bahadurpura, Hyderabad
Timings: Tuesdays to Sunday – 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM; Closed on Mondays
Entry Fee:

WeekDays Entry fee Rs. 60/- Per Person Rs. 40/- Per Person
WeekEnds Entry fee Rs.75/- Per Person Rs.50/- Per Person
Still Camera Charges Rs.120/- for Still Camera
Video Camera Charges Rs.600/- for Video Camera

4. Birla Mandir 

The Hindu temple – Birla Mandir is another best location in the city to visit. It was built in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission on a high hillock called Naubat Pahad. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which also constructed several such popular temples in the country. Also, the temple adapted the name from the same. The temple boasts the architecture of Dravidian, Utkala and Rajasthani styles. The temple is an abode of Lord Venkateshwara. 

Birla Mandir 
Birla Mandir

Evenings are the best time to make a visit to the Birla Mandir. It is constructed with 2000 tons of pure white marble. Also, one can take a gorgeous view of the city and the Hussain Sagar lake as well from the temple site as it is located on the high hillock in the middle of the city. We say, the Birla Mandir calms you and fills you with untold peace and happiness. Be calm ! Be happy !

Location: Hill Fort Rd, Ambedkar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad
Timings : Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

5. Ramoji Film City 

The Ramoji Film City is another best places to visit in Hyderabad as it is one of the best film cities in the country. The film city is located on 1666 acres and in fact, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest film studio in the world. It is the world’s largest film city and never fails to amaze the visitors. 

The Ramoji Film City is a perfect getaway location for the tourists and entertains them in the best way possible. The film city is a perfect blend of natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Make a visit.

Location: Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal, Hyderabad
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee :
General Studio Tour (without Food)- Adult: INR 1350/- + Taxes & Child (33″ to 54″ Ht) INR 1150/- +Taxes
Ramoji Star Experience (with Food) – Adult: INR 2999/-+Taxes & Child (33″ to 54″ Ht): INR 2799/- + Taxes

6. Salar Jung Museum

Hyderabad also tops the list in telling the stories of the past, to be candid – History. The Salar Jung museum is one such place that helps you to get into the roots of the city that is rich in culture, tradition and heritage. Note that this is one of the three National Museums of India. It is an art museum that is located on the southern bank of the river Musi in the city. 

The museum helps you to explore the collection of paintings, ceramics, artefacts, clocks, furniture, sculptures, textiles and many other stuff from across the globe including – Japan, Nepal, Egypt, Europe, China, Persia, India and other countries. 

To be crystal clear, it is one of the largest museums across the world with its amazing one-man collection of antiques. As a life time passion, the Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung, former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad spent a good amount of his income over thirty five years to collect these priceless pieces. 

Location: Salar Jung Road, Near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa, Hyderabad
Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed on Fridays and on Public Holidays)
Entry Fee : Indians: INR 20, Foreigners: INR 500

7. Falaknuma Palace 

The Falaknuma Palace is another location to make a visit as it is a popular destination in the world. Falak – Numa means : Like the sky or Mirror of the sky in Urdu. It is a palace in the city and belonged to the Paigah family. Later, it was owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The palace boasts the architectural style of Andrea Palladio. 

Location: Engine Bowli, Falaknuma, Hyderabad
Timings : Open 24 Hours
Entry Fees : For Adults – INR 3,100;For Children – INR 2480

8. Peddamma Temple 

The Peddamma temple is Hindu temple. The word – Peddamma means – Mother of Mothers or The Supreme Mother. The goddess is one of the 11 forms of village deities and the temple is located on Road no 55 of Jubilee Hills in the city. We say, the best time to visit the temple is during the Telanagna’s most beautiful festival – Bonalu. The festival comes in June- July every year. Also, it is one of the most beautiful temples in the State.  Visit and take blessings from the goddess.

Location: Jagadish Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500003
Timings: 6:00am – 1:00pm, 3:00pm – 8:00pm.
Entry Fees: No Entry Fee

9. Lumbini Park 

The Lumbini Park is another attraction in the city – Hyderabad. It is a gorgeous park with several plants and trees. It attracts visitors throughout the year. We say, it is a small public urban park that is adjacent to Hussain Sagar in the city. It is named after Lumbini of Nepal dedicated to Lord Buddha. If you want to go on a picnic with your family, then we strongly recommend this park to you. Just pack the food and spend some quality time with loved ones in the park. 

Location: Opposite Secretariat New Gate, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Laser Show Timings: Weekdays – 7.15 PM; Weekends: 7.15 PM and 8.30 PM
Entry Fee : For Adult – INR 20; For Children – INR 10

10. Wonderla 

And the Wonderla is in Hyderabad too. It is one of the widely popular amusement parks in the country. Undeniably, it offers some thrilling experiences with its fantastic rides. The Wonderla is a perfect location for thrill seekers as it features some stunning land and water rides for both children and adults. 

The rides include – Roller Coaster, Sky Wheel, Grand Prix, Water Splash, Break Dance, Pirate Ship, Equinox, Maverick, Space Jam, Techno Jump, Boomerang, Wave Pools and other high thrill rides. We say, the place is a stress buster who is in need of some adrenaline rush. The amusement park promises some super fun and thrilling stuff that helps you to escape from daily routines and boring lifestyle. What are you waiting for ? Just make a visit as it is a new attraction to the city of Hyderabad. 

Location: Nehru Outer Ring Rd, Exit No. 13, Ravirala, Hyderabad
Timings : Amusement Park: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM every day
Water Park: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM every day

11. Chilkur Balaji Temple 

The Chilkur Balaji temple is a Hindu temple of Lord Balaji and it attracts some hundreds of visitors daily. The temple is also popularly known as – Visa Balaji Temple. The temple is located on the banks of Osman Sagar. The temple has no hundi and also accepts neither money nor gifts from the devotees. It is one of the oldest temples in the city of Hyderabad and built during the time of Madanna and Akanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. 

Location: Chanda Nagar Village, Hyderabad
Timings: 5:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee

12. Shri Jagannath Temple 

Built by the Odia community in the heart of the city, the Shri Jagannath Temple is a crown of the attractions. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God – Jagannath and is located on Road no – 12 of Banjara Hills. It is famous for its annual Rath Yatra festival. Every day, countless devotees visit the temple and seek blessings from the god. One of the attractive portions of the temple is its – Shikhara means peak or top. Make a visit. 

Shri Jagannath Temple 
Shri Jagannath Temple

Location: Plot No- 1269, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad,
Timings: 6:00 AM–12:00PM, 5:00–9:00 PM
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

13. Snow World 

The Snow World is again another popular destination in the city of Hyderabad as it is an amusement park. Within an area of about 2 acres, the park was built in collaboration with the local tourism department. It is the first of its kind in India and also the biggest in the world. It was only the third such snow park after the ones in Malaysia and Singapore. It is the perfect spot to spend some fun time with friends and family members. In the park, nearly two hundred tons of artificial snow was laid on the layered flooring. The Snow World attracts a large number of visitors daily. Irrespective of age and gender, people enjoy the stuff and make lovely memories. We say, it is a must visit place in Hyderabad. 

Location: Lower Tank Bund Road, Near Lake View Hotel, Hyderabad
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

14. Golkonda Fort 

Another monumental jewel of India – Golconda Fort is located in Hyderabad. The fort tells us the story of Qutb Shahi Dynasty and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the same. It is a citadel and fort in Southern India. The place is known for the mines that have produced some of the world’s famous Koh-i-Noor – the Hope Diamond, gems and the Nassak Diamond. It is rich in culture and heritage. You just can’t miss visiting the Golconda Fort as it is one of the world’s greatest heritage sites. Plan it on a perfect weather day, you will be mesmerised with its beauty and architecture. Trust us and pay a visit !

Location: Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5.30 PM – Everyday
Entry Fee : Indians: INR 5, Foreign Tourists: INR 100

15. Paradise Restaurant 

Also, the city of Hyderabad is known for its culinary skills and tastes. It is no secret about the world fame – Hyderabadi Biryani. The biryani is a must to try in the city as your taste buds will explode with perfect amalgamation of spices. The Hyderabadi Biryani from the restaurant – Paradise deserves a mention as it serves some authentic food of the city that reflects the culture of the people. Almost everyone would love to visit the same and taste the biryani. Even celebs cannot resist the taste of the biryani. Want to try some regional food ? Then this is your perfect destination. Try it, we are sure you will be amazed. 

16. Laad Bazaar 

It is known to everyone that Hyderabad is pretty famous for bangles. And for this you need to go – Laad Bazaar. It is one of the old markets in the city and gives a sneak peek into the world famous bangles and other stuff. It is located on one of the four main roads that lead to the iconic monument – Charminar. Want to go shopping in the city ? Then, the Laad Bazaar is your shopping destination. The market sells bangles, sarees, wedding related stuff and other things. Note that – Laad means lacquer that is used to make bangles. We say it is one of the iconic markets in the country. We say, shopping on the streets of Laad Bazaar is super fun. Shop it out.

Location: Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500002, India
Timings: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee

17. Shilparamam Cultural Society 

The Shilparamam Cultural Society is another attraction of the city and also a must visit location. It is nothing but an arts and crafts village located in Madhapur, Hyderabad. Giving you an ambience of a crafts village, it reflects the system of tradition and cultural heritage in the modern day. The state government established this platform in order to encourage and motivate the crafts and the artisans. They say, Shilparamam is a tribute to the state and also attracts several people daily. The place features the local crafts, jewellery, clothes, handmade stuff, wood work and many similar things. The Shilparamam is designed amidst waterfalls, gardens and natural rock heights. Interesting right ? Plan well and make a visit. 

Location: Jubilee Enclave, Hitech City, Near Cyber Towers, Hyderabad
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 40 per adult; INR 20 per child; INR 30 per person for boating; INR 15 per person for battery-operated cars

18. KBR National Park 

The Kasu Brahmananda Reddy (KBR) National Park is one of the most attractive parks in the city. It is located in the centre of the city – Jubilee Hills. The park has an approximate area of 390 acres. The Andhra Pradesh government declared the park as a National park after getting approval from the central government in the year 1998. The National Park is full of peacocks and other animals. Amidst the busy lives of concrete jungle, people breathe fresh air in the city with the help of the KBR National Park. Countless people visit the park daily for walking , jogging and other activities. 

Location: Road Number 2, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
KBR Park Timings: 5:00 AM-9:30 AM & 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Entry Fee : For Adults – INR 20, For Kids – INR 10

19. Makka Masjid 

We say, the capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad is a hub of monuments. After Golconda Fort and Charminar, the Mecca Masjid or Makka Masjid is another attraction of the city. It is one of the oldest mosques in the city of Hyderabad. It is close to the Charminar, Laad Bazaar and Chowmahalla Palace. The fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam. And the same was used in the construction of the central arch of the mosque. And the Masjid got its name this way. 

Location: Near Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
Timings: 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

20. Birla Science Museum 

The Birla Science Museum is yet another star attraction of the city. It is one of the best science institutions across the world. The museum explores the best of science in various forms. Also, it features the planetarium that also explores several mysteries of the Universe. The Birla Science Museum boasts the collection of excavated Dinosaurium, an art gallery and other interesting stuff. Don’t even try to miss visiting the place, it offers some pieces of information about science and also exhibits rare things. 

Location: Near Birla Temple, Ambedkar Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India
Timings: 11:30 AM- 8:00 PM
Entry Fees : Entrance Fee – INR 125 Per Person
                    Combo (Planetarium + Science Museum): Rs. 200/-
                    Combo (Planetarium + Science Museum + Art Gallery): Rs. 260/-

21. Shri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple 

The Shri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple is a must visit place as it is an 800 year old temple in Ammapali village. The temple is rich in history as it is from the 13th century. Also, the deity was installed over 1000 years ago. Interestingly, the temple is older than the Golconda Fort. The attraction of the monument is its gopuram. The idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshman are carved from a single stone. Also, the absence of Lord Rama’s bhakt Hanuman from the sanctum helps the temple to stand out from the rest. 

Location: Nagarguda – Shamshabad Rd, Near Rajeev Gandhi International Airport, Telangana 501218
Timings: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

22. Qutub Shahi Tombs 

One of the most attractive spots in the city is Qutub Shahi Tombs. The tombs are rich in history and culture. The tombs look stunning against the even more beautiful backdrop of the picturesque Ibrahim Bagh. The Qutub Shahi Tombs feature the architectural style of Hindu, Pathan and Persians. And the designs are dedicated to the seven kings of the Golconda, who ruled for nearly 170 years. For sure, you will be delighted and elated to witness these tombs.

Location: Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008
Timings: Saturday to Thursday – 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Closed on Fridays
Entry Fee: INR 5 Per Child; INR 10 Per Adult; INR 20 Per Camera

23. Chowmahalla Palace  

The Chowmahalla Palace is another magnificent monument in the city and stands out from the rest of other monuments with its majestic charm. It is a palace of the Nizams of the Hyderabad state. It is located in the old city of Hyderabad. The Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. Note that the palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. It is one of the incredible monuments in the city. Pay a visit. The Chowmahalla Palace is a replica of the Shah’s Palace in Tehran. 

Chowmahalla Palace  
Chowmahalla Palace

Location: Motigalli, Khilwat, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002
Timings: Saturday to Thursday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Closed on Fridays
Entry Fee : Indians: INR 80, Foreigners: INR 200, Children: INR 10

24. NTR Gardens  

The NTR Gardens is another major place in the city to pay a visit. It is a fun place filled with all super funny stuff to play. We say, it is an evening getaway location for friends and family members. It is a small and urban park of 36 acres. It is well equipped for children and their games. It is close to other locations including – Lumbini Park, Necklace Road and Birla Mandir. In case, if you want to spend some quality time then this NTR garden is for you.

Location: NTR Marg, Central Secretariat, Khairatabad, Hyderabad
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 24 Hours
Entry Fee: INR 15 per adult; INR 10 per child; INR 30 per camera; INR 65 per video camera

25. Jalavihar 

The Jalavihar is a water park that is located in the city of Hyderabad. The park offers some really good water rides for the thrill seekers and water lovers. The major attraction of the water park is its 18000 square feet wave pool which is the largest in the country. This can accommodate about 1000 people at a time. The Jalavihar also offers amazing stuff. Visit and try them.

Location: Necklace Road, Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500063, India
Timings: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Open Daily)


Well, these are the best places to visit in Hyderabad. All the above mentioned locations are the best and top ranked places in the city. Travelling refreshes you and relieves you from stress. After all, what is a life without an extraordinary dream ? So, plan your travelling list, that too, in Hyderabad and explore the city – one of the best cities of India that boasts best food, shopping spots, museums, parks and monuments. Exploring is fun, do it now.  




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