Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading center, and it continues to be known as the “City of Pearls”. Many of the city’s traditional bazaars remain open, including Laad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar, and Sultan Bazaar.
1 Ramoji film city
It is the largest integrated film city in Telangana and has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest studio complex in the world. It was built by Telugu film producer Ramoji Rao in 1996. Film City Entrance. It is also a popular tourism and recreation center, containing natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Around 1.5 million tourists visit the place every year. The timings are 9 am to 5:30 pm.
Charminar has been a historical place with the mosque on the top floor for over 400 years and also famous for its surrounding markets. The fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, built the Charminar in 1591 after shifting his capital from Golkonda to Hyderabad. Charminar has become a local and national landmark as well as a global icon of Hyderabad.
3 Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani
Hyderabadi biryani is generally believed to originate in the kitchens of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabadi biryani originated as a blend of Mughlai and Iranian cuisine in the kitchens of the Nizam, rulers of the historic Hyderabad State.
Kachche gosht ki biryani:
In a Pakki biryani, the meat is marinated for a shorter time, and cooked before being layered with the rice and cooked in a dough-sealed vessel. The gravy is redolent of mace, ittar, and kewra. Saffron and cardamom are also used.
There is also a vegetarian version of the biryani, which is made using vegetables such as carrots, peas, cauliflower and potato and cashews.
4 Double ka meetha
It is a bread pudding Indian sweet of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom. Double ka meetha is a dessert of Hyderabad. The dish is similar to Shahi Tukra which has its roots in Awadhi cuisine.
5 Hyderabadi haleem
Haleem is a stew composed of meat, lentils and pounded wheat made into a thick paste. It is originally an Arabic dish and was introduced to the Hyderabad State by the Chaush people during the rule of the Nizams (the former rulers of Hyderabad State).
6 Hyderabadi Marag
Hyderabadi Marag or Marag is a spicy mutton soup served as a starter in Hyderabad, India, and part of the Hyderabadi cuisine. It is prepared from tender mutton with bone. It is thin soup.
7 Chowmahalla Palace
It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace was built by Nizam Salabat Jung.The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. The palace is located in the old city in Hyderabad near the Charminar.
8 Qutb Shahi Tombs
The Qutb Shahi Tombs/ 7 tombs are located in the Ibrahim Bagh (garden precinct), close to the famous Golconda Fort in Hyderabad. They contain the tombs and mosques built by the various kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. During the Qutb Shahi period, these tombs were held in great veneration. All except the last of the Qutb Shahi sultans lie buried here.
9 Salar Jung Museum
It is one of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family. It is one of the largest museums in the world.
10 Mecca Masjid
Makkah Masjid is one of the largest masajids in India & was built during the reign of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the 5th Qutb Shahi Sultan of Golconda (now Hyderabad). The three arched facades have been carved from a single piece of granite, which took five years to quarry. More than 8,000 workers were employed to build the mosque. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah personally laid the foundation stone and constructed it.
11 Chilkur Balaji Temple
popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple'', is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar in Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad built during the time of Madanna and Akkanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas.
This temple has no hundi and neither accepts any money from devotees. This is one of the special Temples in India with no green channel or privileges for VIP.
12 Hussain Sagar
It is a man-made lake famous for the 19-meter tall statue of Buddha in the middle of the lake. Located on its banks is Tank Bund which consists of gardens and statues of famous personalities. Boating and water sports are a regular feature at the lake.