Recent Searches
Clear
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

How to Spend 2 Days in Hyderabad

How to Spend 2 Days in Hyderabad

Hyderabad displays centuries of history, from palaces and bazaars in the central city to forts and mausolea on the outskirts. With two full days, you have enough time to see both areas, plus partake in the city’s lively nightlife and distinctive cuisine. Here’s how.

Day 1: See the Central City

**Morning:**Start the day by exploring the Old City on a walking tour. If possible, visit the Charminar—Hyderabad’s most famous landmark—early, to avoid the traffic that surrounds it later in the day. You’ll also see mosques and markets while learning about Hyderabad’s unique culture and history.

**Afternoon:**An autonomous kingdom under the British Raj until 1947, Hyderabad only became part of the Indian Union in 1956. Tour two of the palaces of the Nizams: opulent Chowmahalla Palace and the European-inspired Falaknuma Palace (the latter accessible only via guided tour or to overnight guests). 

**Night:**Don’t leave town without tasting some authentic Hyderabadi biryani—considered by many to be the most delicious version in India. Join a street food tour to sample the cuisine that locals eat every day, or dine at a sit-down restaurant.

Day 2: Check Out Medieval Ruins

**Morning:**Head over to the Qutb Shahi Tombs, a collection of decorative, domed tombs that house the remains of members of the once-ruling dynasty. The centerpiece is the Great Mosque, whose two minarets resemble those of the Charminar. The large grounds are a beautiful place to stroll.

**Afternoon:**Visit the atmospheric ruins of the Golconda Fort, former capital of the Qutb Shahi sultanate that ruled the area in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds came from the area, and were once kept inside the fort.

**Night:**Hang around Golconda Fort into the evening to catch the nightly sound-and-light show (in English every day, and in Hindi and Telugu at other times), and learn more about the fort’s history. Afterward, have dinner and drinks in the upmarket Banjara Hills neighborhood.

Read More
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details

12 Tours and Activities | All Hyderabad Tours

Sort by:Featured
Heritage Walk with HiTea at Falaknuma Palace

Heritage Walk with HiTea at Falaknuma Palace

star-4.5
Take a tour of the Falaknuma Palace that includes an elegant high tea on this half-day tour in Hyderabad. Stop for photo ops at the Charminar monument and Laad Bazaar, known for the bangles market, then join a walking tour of Falaknuma Palace. Top off your tour with high tea in the elegant palace for the ultimate sightseeing experience. Includes tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 4 hours
From
$92.55
Price varies by group size
From
$92.55
Price varies by group size

Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

star-4.5
Explore historic Hyderabad on an 8-hour sightseeing excursion, offering a taste of the city’s architecture, shopping, culture. Check out city landmarks like the 12th-century Kakatiya Dynasty at the Golconda Fort and The Charminar, before spending the afternoon browsing the antiques and ‘attar’ (fragrant essential oil) of Laad Bazaar street and finishing at Mecca Masjid Mosque.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$111.00
per group
From
$111.00
per group

Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour

Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour

star-4.5
Journey into Hyderabad's most historic neighborhoods and sample the city's flavorful cuisine on this old city food walking tour through the Charminar area. Follow your guide on a tasting tour of the streets and learn about history one plate at a time.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.17
From
$49.17

Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City

Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City

star-5
See landmarks in the walled Old City of Hyderabad during a 4-hour walking tour. Admire the stunning architecture of Badshahi Ashurkhana, the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace. Get great photo ops, taste an Irani Chai, and test your bargaining skills in Laad Bazaar, which is known for shiny bangle bracelets.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$87.00
From
$87.00

Hyderabad Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs

Hyderabad Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs

star-5
Discover two of Hyderabad’s most famous attractions on a fascinating half-day tour led by a professional guide. After pickup from your Hyderabad hotel, travel in style to Golkonda Fort and ascend to the structure’s hilltop perch to enjoy panoramic vistas of the lush surrounding countryside. Then, continue onto Qutub Shahi Tombs, majestic domed structures built to commemorate important personages, and learn about the region’s fascinating history from your knowledgeable guide. 
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$86.12
per group
From
$86.12
per group

Charminar Historical Walking Tour

Charminar Historical Walking Tour

star-5
Follow your professional guide through the streets of the Charminar Area and learn about the ancient dynasties that once ruled Hyderabad. Listen to stories about the creation of this stunning city, which dates back to 1591, and check out historical monuments, bazaars, and landmarks on this excursion that's perfect for history buffs and first-time visitors.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.17
From
$49.17

Hyderabad Day Tour: British Residency, Paigah Tombs and BadShahi Ashukhana

Hyderabad Day Tour: British Residency, Paigah Tombs and BadShahi Ashukhana

Spend a half-day visiting top attractions in Hyderabad with your own private guide and vehicle. Visit the magnificent British Residency, the intricately carved Paigah Tombs and the sacred Badshahi Ashurkhana, located on the banks of Musi River. Take in the beautiful architecture of Hyderabad while learning about its history from your guide.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$90.00
per group
From
$90.00
per group

Guided Museums Day Tour in Hyderabad

Guided Museums Day Tour in Hyderabad

star-5
Lose yourself in the many great museums of Hyderabad on this guided day tour. After getting picked up at your hotel, head to the Salar Jung Museum, one of three national museums in India, boasting a huge collection of art from around the world. Then stop into the State Museum and Nizam Museum (Purani Haveli), two repositories for Buddhist, Jain and other art. At the 200-year-old Chowmahalla Palace, marvel at the lavish estate that once held parties and events for up to 7,000 people.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$82.27
per group
From
$82.27
per group

Golconda Fort Sound and Light Show from Hyderabad with Private Transport

Golconda Fort Sound and Light Show from Hyderabad with Private Transport

star-3.5
Get a unique perspective on one of Hyderabad’s historical treasures at a 3-hour Sound and Light Show at Golconda Fort, with private transport. Be chauffeured to this ruined hillside fort outside the city, and enjoy a 1-hour entertainment extravaganza, as colorful lights and music, plus commentary by Indian movie star Amitabh Bachan, bring the medieval complex to life. Private round-trip transfers and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.00
per group
From
$45.00
per group

Private 2-Hour Lunch or Dinner in a Local Hyderabad Home

Private 2-Hour Lunch or Dinner in a Local Hyderabad Home

star-5
Enjoy an authentic experience of local life in Hyderabad during a private 2-hour meal in the family home of your host Vijayalaxmi. Your home-cooked meal might consist of dishes like dum biryani (rice with vegetables), bagara baingan (spiced eggplant dish), aloo masala (spiced potatoes), and more, accompanied by dessert, and tea or coffee. As you share a meal with your host and her family, you'll learn from a local perspective about the cuisine of Hyderabad and South India.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$31.68
From
$31.68
Taking safety measures

Private Custom Tour of Hyderabad's Markets

Private Custom Tour of Hyderabad's Markets

With myriad markets selling everything from fragrant spices to beautiful frshwater pearls, Hyderabad is a great place to shop, and with this flexible, family-friendly tour you;ll get to see some of the best of the city's markets. You'll have a driver at your disposal to take you to two or three markets of your choice, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$42.99
Price varies by group size
From
$42.99
Price varies by group size

Private Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad

Private Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad

star-4
This private half-day tour showcases the history and beauty of Golkonda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs. Escape the urban streets of Hyderabad and follow your expert guide to the outskirts of this populous urban Mecca. You'll learn about the history of these landmarks, which date back to the 13th century. Tour the tombs and listen in as your guide explains how these iconic ruins exemplify Pashtun, Hindu and Persian architectural styles.
More
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$106.00
Price varies by group size
From
$106.00
Price varies by group size