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

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Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City
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Explore the walled Old City of Hyderabad and visit its famous landmarks on this 4-hour tour. You will start this fantastic tour by visiting 8 kms circumference lake Hussein Sagar with the world's largest monolithic granite statue of Buddha, lumbini park, en route with the Birla Temple Hills, pass through state legislative assembly enter the old city area with oldest nampalli train station, Badshahi ashurkhana and then smell the pearl, spice, cloth market walking tour, charkamans and then finally the Charminar. You have an option to use the stairs (payment directly), the largest mosque in the city, Sip the Irani chai Bangle Street and finally end up at Paiga Tombs and then back to your place of stay.
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In Brief

Location:
Hyderabad, India
Country:
India
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Stop At: Hussain Sagar Lake, 2 km from Hyderabad Center, Hyderabad India

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

Stop At: Lumbini Park, along the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad 500004 India

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

Stop At: Buddha Statue, Hussain Sagar Khairatabad, Hyderabad 500029 India

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

Pass By: Birla Mandir, Naubath Pahad Kala Pahad, Nr. Hussainsagar Lake, Hyderabad 500004 India

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, Public Gardens, Red Hills, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004, India

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.

Pass By: Nampally Railway Station, Red Hills, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500457, India

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.

Pass By: Mozamjahi Market, Malakunta, Abids, Hyderabad, Telangana 500457, India

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

Pass By: High Court, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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, Madina Cir, Rekab Gunj, Hyderabad India

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

Stop At: Pathar Gatti, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India

This is a spice, pearl and cloth market on the way to charminar, better to explore by walk.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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, Charminar, Hyderabad 500002 India

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

Stop At: Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Hyderabad District, Telangana

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

Stop At: Charkaman, Charminar, Hyderabad 500082 India

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

Stop At: Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad 500002 India

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

Stop At: Paigah Tombs, Santosh Nagar 10 Km from Charminar, Hyderabad 500058 India

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

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup & drop within Hyderabad city
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Local Irani tea

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Charminar

Departure Point

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

Additional Information

  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2016

In Brief

Location:
Hyderabad, India
Country:
India
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included