Hyderabad is the capital of the new state of Telangana, in Southern India. The Old City is the most commonly visited region for tourists. However, there are many other places to discover. Char Minar is the central landmark, which is surrounded by markets on either side. Secunderabad and Hyderabad together are known as the Greater Hyderabad.

In the Old City (Purana Sahar in Hindi), you can see many old historical buildings. There is Taj Falaknuma; a palace that has been turned into a luxury hotel. On the southern part of the city is the colonial part of Hyderabad. It is an organized and green part of the city.

The Western area does not have much for tourists since it is a business center. In the center of the city are a variety of exciting entertainment options, ranging from elegant restaurants to classy buildings.

Visiting the city during the winter is a good idea since the temperature is pleasant enough to stroll around the city. Due to the Muslim population, Urdu is spoken here, aside from the official state language, which is Telugu. Travelers who know English can converse with locals.

Transportation in Hyderabad is excellent. You can take a taxi, a cab, a car or a bus. Beware of being charged unfairly by unmetered taxis.

Char Minar (Four towers) is set amidst the bustle of traffic. You can climb to the top of any o the four minarets and have a panoramic view of Hyderabad. Both Chowmahalla Palace and Falaknumma Palace are forts, elegantly designed by foreign sculptors. Golconda Fort is a huge palace to walk around in and discover. Gawk at the giant corridors and watch the evening show which tells the Fort’s story.

Ramoji Film City is a fun place to visit with families. You can get the scenery of any country you want inside the city. Enjoy clicking pictures in the largest film studio in the world.

If you want to get some adrenaline pumping into your system, then you contact the Hyderabad Adventure & Trekker’s Club and find out more on how you can plan a trek for exploring the wild.

December 13, 2016 5:57 pm Published by

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