What to say about this versatile historical city of South India! A great range of things to do when you are in Hyderabad is waiting for you to try out. Once a sleepy city and capital of a medieval kingdom under British rule before India’s independence. Now, Hyderabad is a vibrant city supporting offshore outsourcing for most of the Fortune 500 firms and also home to many technology start-ups. From its delectable cuisines to adventurous sites, this city invites you to have a time of your life.
Here, we are going to get to know the fun things to do in Hyderabad whether you are a newbie, city resident or planning to move in the city. From hundreds of things to do in Hyderabad, we would dive into the list of the few most amazing things to do.
Ramoji Film City:
It is considered the largest integrated film city worldwide. The Guinness World Records has certified Ramoji Film City also referred to as RFC as the world’s largest studio complex. Enjoy the film sets and the magic of cinema making. A great tourist attraction in the outer area of Hyderabad awaits your welcome. A first-hand memorable experience, you can take your home from Hyderabad City. A visit to Ramoji Film City is a must if you are visiting Hyderabad for the first time in your lifetime. It is the biggest film city in the country, and it consists of so many attractions to amaze you that one day cannot suffice to explore it thoroughly. Ramoji Film City is thriving and striving with the love of thousands of visitors every day.
Explore the Nehru Zoological Park:
Do you like animals? Yeah, you just have arrived at the exact place to explore the Zoological Park which also provides you with the jungle safari. A great place to see wild animals in one location. It helps to get the right perspective of many wild animals. This zoo is one of the largest ones in India and has a large collection of animals. It is a great site to visit when in Hyderabad, especially educational to your kids.
Visit the Hussain Sagar lake or Tank Bund:
This place is a sight for your eyes, with the tall standing statue of Buddha in the center of the large lake. Hussain Sagar Lake also called Tank Bund is a man-made lake in between the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Originally a drinking water resource which was made in 1563, it had decayed badly before the 1980s. Thanks to funding from Japan and beautification by the government led by N.T Rama Rao, this lake area was renovated and beautified with statues and parks to its current shape. Many new facilities like the necklace road, Lumbini park, water fountains and NTR gardens were added in the 1990s to get the lake its current beautiful appearance. This is quite a large lake and a drive around its shore is over 9 kilometers. Tank bunds calm waters and the tranquillity all over the lake mesmerizes you and takes your mind to the whole new level of contentment.
Take a heritage walk in the old city:
Through the lanes of the old city of Hyderabad, you can visit the many locations in the old city. Charminar, a four minaret structure made with limestone was built about 400 years ago. Charminar is the landmark of the old city of Hyderabad where time seems to have frozen a couple of centuries back. A good place to experience a medieval environment with congested roads, loud, bustly crowds with cramped space. Even Charminar appears taller because you need to see it from so close, as there is not much space in this cramped area with a very dense population.
In the vicinity of the Charminar area, you can find the famous Laad Bazaar famous for its cheap bangles which are liked by some people but not so popular with locals. Close by this area is also the Salar Jung Museum with its many antique items collected by an aristocrat. Compare it with the life struggles of the peasant and labor, this antique collection gives the contrast in the lives of ordinary people and the ruling elite during the 18th century.
Visit the IKEA store:
In modern Hyderabad, you will find the very first store of the Swedish Company, IKEA. IKEA presents you with the range of thousands of home furnishing items to choose from. The amazing food items available in the IKEA will make you a fan of Swedish meatballs.
Do pearl shopping:
For many tourists, a trip to Hyderabad city is incomplete without some pearl shopping. Famous for its processing of pearls, there are artisans in Hyderabad and in some closeby villages who are involved with the processing of pearls into beautiful ornaments. Long back these pearl jewelry shops were found only around Charminar but now their branches with better ambiance, jewelry collection and facilities are found around the city in Abids, Basheerbagh, Somajiguda and Jubilee Hills.
Visit Durgam Cheruvu lake:
Durgam Cheruvu is also known as Raidurgam Cheruvu. It is a very interesting lake that is surrounded by hills on all sides, so finding this lake after crossing hills is a very amazing experience. Originally called the sacred lake being named after a Hindu Goddess, this is not more commonly referred to as the secret lake. Durgam Cheruvu area has a surprise for you if you are new to Hyderabad. It locates a secret lake which is a freshwater lake in it which attracts many nature-loving tourists towards it. Don’t miss the view of this lake from the Inorbit mall, you can get some great views. There is a park on the side of Madhapur and a new cable bridge across the lake has further beautified this region.
Ride the elevated metro train:
Hyderabad has the 2nd largest metro network in India. Constructed at a height of 60 feet above the ground, it offers a great overview of the city. Don’t miss a ride on the metro. With its air-conditioned comfort, large glass windows and fast speed you can get a good idea of the vastness of Hyderabad and the beauty of its many structures by taking a ride of the metro.
Undoubtedly, Hyderabad is a great place to visit in your lifetime and a great location to move in if you are planning to relocate. From historical places to modern avenues of amusement, the city of Hyderabad gives you everything you want. Also, this city embraces you with warmth and affection.