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

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • 4-hour afternoon tour of Hyderabad's old city
  • See architectural landmarks including Badshahi Ashurkhana, the Charminar, and Mecca Masjid
  • Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chowmahalla Palace
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned vehicle
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Hotel pickup & drop within Hyderabad city
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Local Irani tea
Pickup from your place of stay within Hyderabad city
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
any place of stay within Hyderabad city limits. while booking please advise the place of stay details.

After pickup from your centrally located hotel in Hyderabad, meet your guide and start your walking tour by visiting Chowmahalla Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates to the 1880s and was built for the powerful monarch, the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Then, explore the markets and pearl shops of Hyderabad en route to Charminar, one of Hyderabad's most famous sites. Enter the building and follow your guide up the narrow steps for sweeping views of the city. Continue to Mecca Masjid, one of India's largest mosques, which can accommodate as many as 10,000 worshipers during holidays. Completed in 1694, this stunning building employed 8,000 masons and has Belgian crystal chandeliers.

From here, stroll over to Badshahi Ashurkhana a sacred Islamic mourning site before touring to the 19th-century British Residency.

Wrap up your tour with a cup of hot tea known as Irani Chai, a favorite refreshment in Hyderabad. Afterward, an air-conditioned vehicle returns you to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hussain Sagar Lake
Hussain Sagar is a heart-shaped lake built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563 AD occupying 5.7 square kilometres and is fed by the River Musi. A large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha, erected in 1992, stands on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of the lake. It also separates the city centre of Hyderabad from its neighborhood Secunderabad. The maximum depth of the lake is 32 feet.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lumbini Park
Lumbini Park is a small public, urban park of 7.5 acres adjacent to Hussain Sagar, named after Lumbini of Nepal dedicated to Lord Buddha.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buddha Statue
World’s largest monolithic granite statue of Lord Buddha was erected in 985 stood at 58 feet (18 m) and weighed 350 tons, on the "Rock of Gibraltar in the middle of Hussain Sagar. This statue is located at Lumbini Park in the Hussain Sagar Island can be reached by boat in 15 minutes.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres plot. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir.
Pass By:  
Telangana State Legislature
The Telangana state Legislative Assembly Building, was built in 1905 to mark the 40th birthday of 6th Nizam Mir Mahboob Ali Khan of Hyderabad state. This white gem of Hyderabad's architectural splendour was designed by specially commissioned architects. It adjoins the picturesque public gardens also known as the famous hanging gardens.
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Nampally Railway Station
Hyderabad Deccan (Nampally) railway station was built in 1907 by Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. This marvelous building was once used by the erst while Nizam kings for their personal carriages.
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Mozamjahi Market
Mozamjahi Market is very famous for the fruit and flower market built During the ruling of last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan in 1935 AD
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High Court
The High Court of Telangana is the High Court of the Indian state Telangana. Founded by the 7th Nizam H.E.H Mir Osman Ali Khan, initially it was set up as High Court of Hyderabad for the then Princely State of Hyderabad Deccan and later renamed High Court of Andhra Pradesh, as it was set up on 5 November 1956 under the States Reorganisation Act, 1956
Stop At:  
Badshahi Ashurkhana
Badshahi Ashurkhana is a Shia Muslim mourning place, near Charminar. It was constructed in memory of martyrdom of Imam Hussain, and is used during the festival of Moharram.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pathar Gatti
This is a spice, pearl and cloth market on the way to charminar, better to explore by walk.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Char Kaman
Char Kaman (meaning four gates) are four historical structures located near Charminar were built in 1592. Charminar Kaman, Machli Kaman, Kali Kaman and Sher-e-Batil-Ki-Kaman
Stop At:  
Mecca Masjid
Makkah Masjid is a congregational mosque in with a capacity of 20,000, built around 17th Cen AD by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca. During Fridays after noon prayers are offered.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hyderabad
Irani cafés were originally opened by Zoroastrian Irani immigrants to British India in the 20th century fleeing Islamic persecution in West Asia and Central Asia boasting popular for Irani chai (tea). Hyderabad also boasts with special Nizamia (osmania) Biscuits.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Charminar
The land mark of Hyderabad built nearly 400 years ago. There are steps to go to the minarates to get the full view of the old city. These steps are closed on every Fridays. You can pay admission fees directly.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Laad Bazaar
Laad Bazaar is a very old market popular for bangles located on one of the four main roads that branch out from the historic Charminar. Laad meaning lacquer is used to make bangles, on which artificial diamonds are studded. In this 1-kilometer (0.62 mi)-long shopping strip, most of the shops sell bangles, saris, wedding related items, and imitation jewelry.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paigah Tombs
The tombs belonging to the nobility of Paigah family, who were fierce loyalists of the Nizams, served as statespeople, philanthropists and generals under and alongside them.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Garuda Tourism

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What is the maximum group size during Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City?
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This activity will have a maximum of 1 traveler.

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The guide was very knowledgeable and...
Richard L
, Oct 2016
The guide was very knowledgeable and explained about the history of Hyderabad and the sites we visited in a very engaging and enjoyable way. A great opening visit to Hyderabad.
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