Charminar stands tall in the heart of the city since 1591. It was built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah reflecting Cazia style. Charminar’s unique architecture and detailed design with four 48.7 meter high minarets used to warn the king’s men, is something to marvel at! It is one of the most famous places to visit in Hyderabad. With Mecca Masjid, Bhagyalakshmi Temple Laad Bazaar and Meena Bazaar right beside the monument, you can witness the vividness of this city here. If you love history and street shopping, Charminar is a must-visit place in Hyderabad for you!
Location: Pathergatti Road, Hyderabad
Timings: 8 am – 5:30 pm

Golconda Fort
Predating the Charminar, built by the Kakatiyas Dynasty in the 13th century, Golkonda witnessed reigns of many dynasties over the history—from Bahmani, Qutub Shahis, to even Mugal regimes. Constructed on a granite hill, the citadel is a true reflection of ancient architecture and engineering. The most appealing feature of the monument is it’s acoustic: The monument resonates sounds through the wall right from the entrance, Fateh Darwaza, to the highest point, Bala Hissar. Golkonda is one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad. Witness the rich and instructive history lively resting in the rocks of the monument.
Location: Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad.
Timings: 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Makkah Masjid
Makkah Masjid is one of the oldest and largest mosques in India. Located close to landmarks of Charminar, Laad Bazaar and Chowmahalla Palace, the mosque holds 400-year-old history in its bricks. The mosque gets its name from Macca, the holiest site for Muslims: The monument was constructed from the soil brought in from Mecca upon the order of the late Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The three arched facades were carved from a single piece of granite and it took more than 8,000 workers to build the mosque.
Location: Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
Timings: 4 AM – 9:30 PM

Salarjung Museum
Home to some of the most stunning art collections and artifacts, Salarjung Museum- the legacy of the Salar Jung family is one of the famous places in Hyderabad. It was inaugurated on 16 December 1951 by the late prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The antiquities in the museum were held private by the Salar Jung family before becoming public in 1951.
The museum showcases a variety of artworks, from Indian Art, Art of the Middle East, European Art, to even Far Eastern Art. Moreover, Indian sculptures, Persian carpets, bronze statues, Chinese porcelain, wood carvings and many more are some of the attractions in the museum.
Location: Darulshifa, Hyderabad.
Timings: 10 AM – 5 PM

Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City – one of the biggest of the largest film studio complex in the world, is one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad. Build by a Telugu film producer Ramoji Rao in the year 1996, it’s the largest integrated film city in the state.
It is home to a large range of gardens and sets that will keep you intrigued all day long! Not just that, this place also conducts several shows to let people see how it all works in films! If you want to observe the film industry up close, it is the best place for you.
Location: Hayathnagar Mandal
Timings: 9 am – 5:30 pm

Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir stands tall in pristine white and enhances the skyline of Hyderabad. This Hindu temple was established in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. Built atop 280 feet high on Kala Pahad, Birla Mandir is spread across a 13-acre plot.
With an 11 feet tall idol replica of Tirupati Venkateshwara, this temple also has an exotic architectural design, which includes visuals of scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The best panoramic views of the city, exquisite architecture and the peaceful vibrations of Birla Mandir make it one of the must-visit places to visit in Hyderabad.
Location: Hill Fort Road
Timings: 7 am – 12 pm & 2 pm-9 pm

Hussain Sagar Lake
Hyderabad is also home to the largest human-made heart-shaped lake – the Hussain Sagar Lake. It is one of the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad.
Built in the 16th century by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563, the lake is fed by the river Musi and spread across 5.7 sq km. With a gigantic statue of Gautam Buddha in the center, this lake has been the top attraction of the city for decades.
Location: Tank Bund Road
Timings: 8 am – 10 pm

Qutub Shahi Tombs
Rich in both architectural design and historical reserves, Qutub Shahi Tombs is one of the must-visit places in Hyderabad.
Established in the 16-17th century, these tombs are the ultimate resting spot of 7 Qutub Shahi rulers. This makes them one of the oldest heritage sites in the city. These tombs are a beautiful blend of Persian and Indian design with domed structures mounted on a square base and enclosed by pointed arches.
Location: Fort Road
Timings: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Birla Science Museum
Birla Science Museum is one most famous places to visit in Hyderabad. It is one of the most well-known science institutions across the world. Envisioned by P. A. Singaravelu, a civil engineer, this B. M. Birla Science Museum was opened in 1990.
The institution hosts several rare exhibits that provide a distinctive peek into the great history of the world. With a Dinosorium, a Planetarium, a Science center, a Natural History Gallery, and an Art Gallery, the museum usually has live projects in progress.
Location: Hill Fort Road
Timings: 10:30 am – 8 pm
Entry Fee: Rs.50 for Museum & Planetarium each.

Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park is an ideal place for nature and animal lovers. Being one of the largest zoos in the country, it’s spread across 380 acres. The zoo was opened to the public in1963.
Almost 100 species of animals, including birds, fishes, reptiles, mammals, and even aquatic animals are found in this zoo. This place is one of the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad as it will surely keep you occupied throughout the day with loads of fun activities like- toy trains, Kids Park, boating and much more.
Location: Bahadurpura
Timings: 8 am – 5:30 pm

Sudha Car Museum
K. Sudhakar Yadav established Sudha Car Museum in 2010. The museum showcases some “crazy cars” based on everyday items and handmade by Sudhakar himself, a Guinness World Record holder(2005) for building the largest tricycle in the world.
It is an ideal place to visit in Hyderabad for automobile lovers, as there is a wide range of automobiles. With automobiles shaped in the freakiest ways, there are cars shaped like burgers, stilettoes, helmet, and much more!
Location: Bahadurpura
Timings: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Chowmahalla Palace
Spread across 12 acres in the present day, the Chowmahalla Palace was completed by the 1880s. Established by Nizam Salabat Jung, the palace continues to be under Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, the heir of the Nizams. The name Chowmahalla has been derived from a Dakhini Urdu word ‘chār mahallāt’ meaning ‘four palaces.’
Chowmahalla Palace was presented with the Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation by UNESCO in 2010. The palace is known for its unique style and elegance, which makes it one of the most famous places in Hyderabad.
Location: Motigalli
Timings: 10 am – 5 pm
Entry Fees: Rs.50 for Indians; Rs.200 for Foreigners

Taramati Baradari
Taramati Baradari is a performance hall of the very famous Taramati. With 12 entrances, this auditorium was a true marvel of architecture in its time, where performances were held for the 7th Sultan of Golconda – Abdullah Qutub Shah.
Now a monument, Taramati Baradari, is utilized as a cultural complex where musical and theatrical shows are held.
Location: Ibrahim Bagh
Timings: 11 am – 6 pm

Falaknuma Palace
Falaknuma Palace is often referred to as the ‘Mirror of the sky’. The name speaks for itself! Made with white marble, this exquisitely designed palace is excellently maintained to date.
Designed by William Ward Marret, an English architect, this palace was first owned by the Paigah family, and later it was controlled by the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Sitting on a hillock, it covers a 32-acre with a storehouse of rare paintings, manuscripts, and many books. Now transformed into a five-star hotel, this palace is now one of the most famous places to visit in Hyderabad.
Location: Falaknuma
Timings: Varied