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20-4-236, Motigalli, Khilwat, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
I'm a sucker for sparkly lighting, and after I caught my breath, the Chowmahalla Palace took my chandelier envy to new heights. Completed in 1869 during the period of the Nizams, the complex is unique in its style and elegance. The Belgian crystal...
Off Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Opposite GVK One, Green Valley, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, India
Lamakaan describes itself as "an inclusive cultural space that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, debate, and dialogue," and its agenda and offerings reflect considerable diversity. In one recent week, visitors could participate...
Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
The tombs of the legendary Qutub Shahi kings are less than a mile away from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort. Planned and built by the Qutub Shahis, the tombs are considered the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. The structures are...
Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008, India
Built in 945 CE, the Golcanda Fort is considered one of the most notable forts in India. Known for its palaces and resourceful water supply system, Golcanda also once housed a vault that stored the Hope and Koh-i-noor Diamonds. The fort is...
Laad Bazaar Rd, Laad Bazar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Welcome to Laad Bazaar, tucked away on one of the four streets that lead from the Charminar. Also called Choodi Bazaar, the vibrant market features countless shops and stalls selling bridal wear, pearls, jewelry, and the famous Hyderabadi glass-...
Near Charminar, Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
Explore the historic sites by foot on a walking tour of the old city. Start at Mecca Masjid to view the tombs of the Nizams. Continue to Charminar, where you can climb to the top for fantastic views of the surrounding markets. Walk to the...
Necklace Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Necklace Road is a main boulevard in Hyderabad, adjacent to Hussain Sagar Lake. Grab a cycle and head out at dusk when the boulevard comes alive with locals socializing and sampling fast food at Eat Street. Check out the views and People's Plaza,...
Ground Floor, SBR, Opp Pizza Hut, C.V. Towers, HUDA Techno Enclave, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081, India
Karachi Bakery is a Hyderabad institution, renowned for its cakes, cookies, biscuits, pastries, and chocolates. Open since 1963, the establishment remains one of the most innovative bakeries in India. Be sure to sample the fruit biscuits, Osmania...
Hill Fort Rd, Ambedkar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004, India
Located at the southern end of Hussain Sagar Lake, the Birla Mandir is a magnificent white-marble Hindu temple. The 200 tons of marble were imported from Rajasthan and the complex is open to everyone, regardless of religion or caste. The temple...
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
In the middle of a private courtyard in Hyderabad lies a workshop where several women sit at traditional looms. The women, who are all widows, weave intricate cotton-and-silk floral patterns by hand as part of the Suraiya weaving center. Suraiya...
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