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If your idea is to go on a holiday, yet have the best of both worlds, well, the city of biryani and pearls, Hyderabad could be the one. The land with mesmerizing beauty and bespoke elegance is a quintessential vibe best reflected through its numerous tourist spots. Let’s explore the city in all its glory and take a trip down memory lane with our curated list of top things to do in Hyderabad.

Be it the historical monuments like Golconda Fort or Charminar, or the peaceful Buddha statue at Hussain Sagar Lake, or the mesmerising laser show at Lumbini park, Hyderabad offers plenty of options to keep you entertained. Along with it, you can visit its bazaars and shop for pearls and other items or relish the famous Hyderabadi Biryani. Let’s look at the Top Things to do in Hyderabad:

1. Heritage Tour of GOLCONDA FORT

Golconda Fort Hyderabad

Understand the life and times of the Qutub Shah dynasty

Can a fort hold back relentless cannon fire for 8 months? Well, you’ll be glad the Golconda fort had the answer. Built by the Qutub Shahi dynasty from 1518 to 1687, Golconda fort is erected with granite rocks on a 400 ft. high hillock, occupying 3 sq. km. area and 11 kms perimeter.

Fortifying Golconda are 3 level ramparts each 15-18 ft. tall, with 9 gates and 87 bastions. While the outer base rampart housed the city and the traders, the middle rampart housed palaces, gardens, mosques, offices, granary, arsenal, canons, and pavilions. The uppermost rampart protected the royal family’s Bala Hisar pavilion.

The fort’s great acoustics system ensures you can hear the clap from under the central gate dome, uphill at the Bala Hisar top located 1km away. It takes 365 steps to climb uphill for you to experience a breathtaking view of the Deccan plateau.

The fort stood impregnable, but it fell due to the Sultan’s confidants’ betrayal, who opened the fort’s gates at midnight to Aurangzeb’s Mughal army.

History comes alive at Golconda Fort’s Light & Sound Show

Let’s say you finished the Golconda tour or arrived at the fort just before sunset. In such a case, it’s best to unwind by witnessing the light and sound show at Golconda fort around dusk, presented at the open-air auditorium where Rani Mahal existed.

The show’s highlight is the mesmerizing voice of Amitabh Bachchan as a voice-over, Jagjit Singh for the Hindustani music, and Balamurali Krishna for the Carnatic music and an equally enthralling narrative through the pages of the history of the fort.

As limited tickets are available, be sure to reach early to take your seat at the show during the holiday season. Tickets for the show open at 5.30 pm and the first show begins at 6.30 pm. Each show goes on for an hour.

The first show is always English, and shown on alternate days are Hindi and Telugu shows. Telugu shows are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while Hindi shows are on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

2. Witness how memories are kept alive at QUTUB SHAHI TOMBS

Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad

A short kilometer walk from the Golconda fort brings us to the Qutub Shahi tombs at Ibrahim Bagh. Landscaped gardens of 106 acres surrounding the tombs draw you to the final resting place for the Qutub Shahi dynasty’s royals.

Constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries, the 21 tombs raised on a cube platform, have onion-shaped domes with intricately carved spires.

The tombs have large chambers, and at the center of which are the stone coffins with inscriptions, covering the actual burial chamber below. You may notice the double-storeyed tombs meant for the rulers are large, while the smaller ones intended for the royal family are single-storeyed.

The architecture, if you look closely, blends the Persian, Paithani, and Hindu styles. The Qutub Shahis laid out the domes with alluring blue and green tiles, but only a few remain today.

#Trivia: The Qutub Shahi Sultanate mined the Kohinoor Diamond of 105 carats at the Kollur mines of Guntur district, part of the Golconda Sultanate.

3. Visit CHARMINAR and appreciate the idea of making lives better

Charminar Hyderabad

There is something about the obsession with the number 4 by the Qutub Shahi dynasty, the symmetry of which may surprise you.

Interestingly Charminar stands on 4 minarets, 4 prominent arches, 4 small arches on either side of the central arch, 4 galleries, and opens out to 4 streets. Also on the stucco work are 4 petals and 4 creatures (pigeon, parrot, squirrel, and peacock). Further, the minarets are 56 meters tall, and the monument is 32 meters wide (both a multiple of 4).

Wouldn’t you call it a planned work of art and a work of the ‘mathemagicians’?

Mohammed Quli decided Charminar would come up at Chichlam village 10 kms from Golconda fort on a busy trading route.

#Trivia: The imposing gateway built with limestone and mortar commemorated Hyderabad’s founding in 1591 and the new Islamic millennium (1000 AH).

Palaces, mosques, hospitals, and active markets surround Charminar. One of the top things to do at Charminar is to go around shopping and come back with bags full of exciting souvenirs and trinkets.

4. Feel the holy mosque spread the goodness at MECCA MASJID

Mecca Masjid Hyderabad

Located within 200 meters from Charminar, Mecca Masjid is one of the country’s largest and holiest mosques. The mosque holds a congregation strength of 1000 to 10000 at a time.

#Trivia: Soil from Mecca is used as construction bricks, and preservation of a strand of hair of Prophet Mohammed, gave the mosque an elevated status.

Made with granite and decorated with brilliant Belgian chandeliers, the massive 75 ft. tall roof stands supported by the 15 broad arch gates. Inscribed on the arches are verses of the Holy Quran. The canopy on the courtyard, the final resting place for the Nizams, is simple in design compared to the Qutub Shahis' grand tombs.

Under Aurangzeb, Mughals completed construction in 1694 after work progressed at a leisurely pace over 77 years under the Qutub Shahi dynasty since 1617. When the lights come on in the evening, the aura around the holy place captivates you.

5. Marvel at the Mesmerizing gifts of the Nizam at PURANI HAVELI

Purani Haveli Hyderabad

Purani Haveli serves as the ‘Nizam Museum’. It houses the collection of gifts and artifacts received by the 7th Nizam, Osman Ali Khan in 1936 for his coronation’s silver jubilee celebrations. The Nizam Museum is a precursor to the Salar Jung Museum, and the intricate work of some of the exhibits in gold will leave you stunned.

The palace has a two-storeyed 240 ft. long wooden chamber and 150 walk-in cupboards (often stated as the most extensive wardrobe) belonging to the 6th Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan known for his taste for clothes and shoes. You may wonder if he ever had the time to wear all of them!

A quiet walk from Charminar to the Haveli, built in the 16th century for the Peshwa of Qutub Shahi dynasty, served as the residence of 2nd and 3rd Nizam in the early 18th century.

Modeled on European architecture, the Haveli is in U shape. You will see it has two wings running parallel and the main residential palace in the middle perpendicular to the wings. A part of the vast complex has educational institutions, while some are government offices.

#Trivia: Nizams served at least 26 varieties of Hyderabadi Biryani to his guests. A belief prevails about more than 140 recipes of Hyderabadi biryani exist.

6. Transport yourself back to the royal lifestyles at CHOWMAHALLA PALACE

Chowmahalla Palace Hyderabad

From Charminar, walk down a short distance of 1 km to the 12-acre, two courtyard Chowmahalla palace complex. Built in neo-classical style, it remained the Nizams’ seat and residence. Construction began in 1750 during the 2nd Nizam, but its completion took place by 1870 during the 5th Nizam.

The southern courtyard housing Afzal Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, and Aftab Mahal, with gardens, and fountains, configures the residential complex. In contrast, the northern courtyard houses Khilwat Mubarak, comprising the durbar hall and the Takht-e-Nishan (royal seat), with sophisticated ceilings and walls carvings leaving you spellbound. The durbar hall held all official ceremonies and functions.

Attraction at the palace complex includes several vintage cars and buggies on display, including a 1911 yellow Rolls Royce. Rare photographs are dating back to 1873 displaying the private lives of the royals. You have an opportunity to photograph yourself in royal costumes in one corner of the complex, to take back home some exciting memories.

7. Dive into the awe-inspiring world of artifacts at SALAR JUNG MUSEUM

Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum mesmerizes you with its collection of 46000 artifacts, 58000 books, and 8300 manuscripts dating from 2nd century BC to 20th century AD.

Displayed in the 40 galleries, visit artifacts from 33 countries, including Indian, Western, and Eastern, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern. It includes a mind-boggling collection of scriptures, paintings, sculptures, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, armaments, carpets, clocks, furniture, and artworks in metal, glass, and wood.

The family of Salar Jung (prime minister to Nizam) collected these arts and artifacts. The collections first started in 1876 by Salar Jung 1, but most of the collections began in 1914 by Salar Jung 3. The museum opened in 1951 at Salar Jung 3’s residence as Diwan Deodi Museum but shifted to Salar Jung Museum in 1968, owing to space constraints there.

Prized possessions include Raja Ravi Verma paintings, Mughal swords and daggers, veiled Rebecca statue, the double figure of Mephistopheles, and Margareta, Nightwatchman statue, Swiss musical clock, jeweled knives, Ivory chairs, and walking sticks.

Musical clock chime at Salar Jung Museum

A bearded man comes out of a small door 3 minutes before the clock strikes before every hour. He strikes the gong according to the time of the day, precisely by the hour. Immediately after striking the gong for recording the time, the bearded man goes behind the door.

The clock is one of the museum’s biggest attractions. People finish seeing all the other exhibits and begin assembling in front of the clock an hour before noon. The most massive crowd appears then since they witness the highest number of gongs in one go.

Located on the Salar Jung Museum’s ground floor level, a right turn from the main entrance hall takes you straight to the arena displaying the Swiss clock. The clock, estimated to be over 200 years old, has more than 350 moving parts.

It’s an experience of a lifetime to witness a mechanical clock with a legend behind it.

8. Create beautiful moments together at HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE

Hussain Sagar Lake Hyderabad

The heart-shaped Hussain Sagar Lake, excavated in 1563 by Sultan Ibrahim Quli (Qutub Shah 4), is built on Musi River’s tributary. It remained the only source of drinking water and irrigation water for Hyderabad till 1920.

#Trivia: Interestingly, the treaty between Mughals and Qutub Shahis got signed on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake.

Bordered by Indira Park, Sanjeevaiah Park, Necklace Road, Boat Club, and Lumbini Park, the lake has a 14kms length, occupying 400 acres, and 32ft depth. At the center of the lake stands the monolithic Buddha statue, constructed in 1992 and consecrated in 2006 by the Dalai Lama.

Hussain Sagar Lake holds great interest for you as it serves other major attractions like:

  • Lumbini Park (laser light and sound show)
  • Boat ride (15 mins motorized boat ride around Buddha statue)
  • Buddha statue (monolithic statue weighing 350 tons and 18mtr tall)
  • Necklace road (eat street rivaling Mumbai’s Marine Drive)
  • Tank Bund Road (the dam along the lake)
  • Birla Mandir (marble temple on 280ft hillock overlooking lake)
  • NTR Gardens (including toy train ride)
  • Prasads Imax Screens (movie theatre)
  • SnowWorld (Eskimo experience)

Hussain Sagar Lake, the nerve center of Hyderabad tourism, awaits your visit.

Trivia: Over 140 lakes adjoin the river Musi, and the largest among them is the Hussain Sagar, Osman Sagar, and Himayat Sagar lakes.

Boat ride around the Hussain Sagar Lake

At the Hussain Sagar Lake, a landmark attraction is the boat ride to the Buddha Statue at the lake’s center. Boating in Hussain Sagar lake is one of the top things to do in Hyderabad. You can crisscross the lake with speed boats, while the motorized boats take you to the Buddha statue.

Multicolored lights come on at dusk, making it the best time for the boat ride. Events and parties take place on the larger boats used for cruise rides. The best season for a boat ride is, undoubtedly, the winter months.

At Lumbini Park, different boats are available at different charges or for hire, making it a great way to unwind and hang around with family. Boat rides are open from 8 am to 10 pm on all days.

9. Photography at the BUDDHA STATUE

Buddha Statue Hyderabad

A short ride by the motorized boat from Lumbini Park takes you to the lake’s center, housing the Buddha statue. The Buddha statue carved out of a single solid white granite rock and placed on an intricately carved platform, weighs 350 tons and stands tall at 18 meters. You could just spend time there admiring the Buddha.

The experience of standing in front of the Buddha statue and taking photographs at varying angles and varying colors make a memorable day. You can also indulge in getting clicked by local photographers, at a reasonable rate, who present you with photographs almost immediately.

Evening is the best time to visit the Buddha statue when the lights come on, as the sky color fades away.

10. Witness City view from the hillock of BIRLA MANDIR

Birla Mandir Hyderabad

Immensely popular with the tourists as a destination, the pilgrim deck on Birla temple, reached by a flight of stairs, gives the visitor an awe-inspiring 360-degree view of the entire city.

There are four corners from where you get to see the city’s different parts at your own leisurely pace.

Birla Mandir has Tirupati Balaji as the main deity. Made of white marble, the walls of Birla temple are carved with scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Standing on top of a 280 ft. Kala Pahad near Naubat Pahad on 13 acres, the Birla family constructed the temple in 1976.

Temple timings are from 7 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 9 pm. Mesmerizing evenings with lights on the white marble and a gentle breeze, simply take your breath away.

11. Walk along the TANK BUND

Tank Bund Hyderabad

Tank Bund connects Hyderabad to Secunderabad (a twin city of Hyderabad), and this became possible by the road running on top of the dam across the lake. The tank bund overlooks Hussain Sagar Lake and gives you a glimpse of the Buddha statue.

A walk along the Tank Bund takes you past 34 statues of several eminent personalities. Walk past statues of Krishnadevaraya, Komaram Bheem, Rani Rudramma, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Pingali Venkiah, Thyagaraja, Annamacharya, and Ramadasu, amongst many others who symbolize the pride of the region.

Tank Bund, a narrow pathway until 1946, got broadened and beautified in 1987. By installing statues of eminent personalities of the region, the government adorned the Tank Bund pathway. Since then, the bund is a place to relax and spend an evening and enjoy the breeze blowing across the lake.

12. Travel into the dream world to see the make-believe at RAMOJI FILM CITY

Ramoji Film City Hyderabad

Ramoji Film City provides your family with wholesome entertainment for a day with its gardens, movie locations, theatrics, adventure sports, restaurants, shopping bazaar, and amusement arena, making it a complete package.

Set up in 1991 by Ramoji Rao, a movie Moghul in the Telugu film industry, it is the largest film studio globally, spread over 1666 acres. It is located about 40 kms from the city on the Hyderabad to Vijayawada highway NH 65.

Attractions at the film city include Japanese gardens, London street, Hollywood signage, Texas countryside, Princess street, and North Town. Other interests vying to grab your attention are Bhagavatham set, Askari garden, Sun fountain garden, Mughal garden, Wildlife sanctuary garden, Angel fountain, and Kripalu caves.

With lifelike and larger than life visual effects, the integrated theme park is an experience of a lifetime for you. Shot here are some of the most popular movies from Bollywood and other regional languages.

The best time to visit the film city is from October to March. There are 3-star hotels Tara and Sitara within the film city to stay overnight or a weekend. Hosted here are corporate events and grand weddings.

13. Experience a village in the city environs at SHILPARAMAM

Shilparamam Hyderabad

Located at Madhapur at a short distance from the bustling IT business hub, Shilparamam came up in 1992 on 65 acres to conserve art forms originating in the villages.

Some of the most important attractions here for you are the rural museum, pedal boating, rock museum, recreational area, cultural area, shopping area, and the food court.

Shilparamam, designed as a craft village, gives you an ethnic and rural feel, showcasing village life, culture and folklore. This exhibition transports you through imagery to the rustic village atmosphere to express their creative skills throughout the year.

The shops provide a perfect platform for the village artisans to exhibit their work of art and do business with you by interacting and explaining their craft’s intricacies.

If you want to spend an evening, enjoy a verdant atmosphere and buy some inexpensive clay work, woodwork, jewelry, and clothing, then look no further.

14. Shop till you drop at LAAD BAZAAR & PATHARGATTI

Laad Bazaar Hyderabad

Walk into Laad Bazaar, also known as Choodi Bazaar, near Charminar, and you will immediately encounter roadside basket vendors, pushcart vendors, small and large shops, each vying to sell you bangles made of lacquer.

At the Gulzar Houz and Moti Chowk are sellers of Hyderabadi attar (perfumes). While the fruit flavors may be a bit strong, the floral flavors are quite cool.

At the Pathergatti markets stretching the whole distance from the Charminar, you could get to shop for footwear, pearls, and clothing. This place is a shopper’s paradise. You could pick up the most genuine Basra pearls to cultured pearls from some of the most authentic stores.

If you are out for some bridal shopping, this is exactly where you need to be.

15. Enjoy Lion & Tiger Safari ride at the ZOO PARK

Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad

The gates of safari at Nehru Zoological Park open one by one, and there emerges a palpable excitement of an encounter with the wild during the lion safari. You can hope to experience being up close with the lions, tigers, bears, bison, and deers in this safari.

A fenced van takes you through the open area to experience the wild, bringing you closer to the big cats in their open enclosures. You don’t have to go far into the forests to experience their natural habitat, although the zoo’s environs aren’t as large.

Located 16 kms from Hyderabad, at Bahadurpura West, the zoo is open every day except on Mondays from 8 am to 5 pm. First begun in 1974, the Lion safari came up to conserve and breed endangered species. Running at regular intervals during the day, it presents an excellent opportunity to be amongst the wild and is one of the best things to do in Hyderabad.

16. Reimagine cars at SUDHA CAR MUSEUM

Sudha Cars Museum Hyderabad

Sudha Cars Museum is not your usual museum, but rather a quirky one with cars, buses, trains, bikes, and tricycle models made entirely from scrap.

Reimagining and modeling vintage cars and buses, the wacky ones are cars and bikes modeled after helmets, pen, book, eraser, stilettos, sofa set, computer, camera, and football. It also includes health awareness models like the toilet seat, condoms, and the latest coronavirus.

The museum opened to the public in 2010 to create awareness, and leaves the visitor with wonder about what the next car or bike model could be.

Located at Bahadurpura West close to Nehru Zoo, 16 kms from Hyderabad, this exhibition is open from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Exhibited in 3 halls, it takes 2 hrs for a connoisseur of art to go through all the exhibits. They are intricately handcrafted by K.Sudhakar Yadav, who takes anywhere from a few days to one year to create his models.

Trivia: One of his creations, the tricycle, got honored with a Guinness world record for being the tallest working model.

17. Walk around the KBR NATIONAL PARK

KBR National Park Hyderabad

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park spreads over 350 acres, divided into a conservation zone of 210 acres and a visitor zone of 140 acres. The park serves as the lung space for the Banjara Hills locality in Hyderabad.

KBR Park, rated as one of the best walking trails, has a walking path of 8 km around it.

Lush greenery, hilly terrain, and rich fauna and flora have made this a special place. This place boasts of having a collection of 600 trees of varied species, 140 species of avifauna, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of reptiles, and 20 species of mammals. One of the chief attractions is the fluttering peacock in all their glory.

There is an open gym inside the park to do a workout. Bring along a mat, and you can indulge in some yoga. There are food stalls outside the park for a quick bite and benches for enriching conversations.

Declared a National Park in 1998, the forest department now controls the land. KBR Park is the place to go for walkers and joggers.

Located near L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital in Banjara Hills Road No. 2, the park is open from 5 am to 9:30 am and from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.

A wondrous day moving around and exploring the quaint city of Hyderabad is bound to leave you hungry. Let’s grab a quick, or not so quick, bite at some of the best restaurants of Hyderabad.

18. Sip IRANI CHAI at Nimrah Café and Bakery, Charminar

If you are looking for some Irani chai, Nankhatais, and Osmania biscuits, right after your Charminar visit, the best place to land is the Nimrah Café, next to Mecca Masjid.

The venue is very famous for its non-fussy ambiance and a friendly owner. Nimrah serves you with different varieties of chai, and the biscuits baked at the café with consistency. The café is open all day, and sometimes you have to jostle for space as the footfall is tremendous.

The restaurant opened in 1993 and its popularity has been growing ever since.

19. Try HYDERABADI BIRYANI at Paradise Food Court, Secunderabad

Paradise is synonymous with Biryani as much as Hyderabad is synonymous with pearls.

Founded in 1953 as a small canteen, the restaurant is now plush, occupies three floors, and brings you the world’s favorite biryani. Mutton biryani with long-grained rice, along with Dahi Chutney, tingles your palate with its spicy flavors. You also get to taste some good kebabs and curries. Vegetarians have their choice of vegetable biryani, with paneer tikka, salan, and raita.

You have a choice of outlets from many across the city.

20. Try CHINESE FOOD at Nanking Restaurant, Secunderabad

Founded in 1957, Nanking is among the earliest Chinese restaurants with an old town China feel.

It is a sophisticated fine dining restaurant, and their best foods are Ginger Chicken, Crispy Chicken, Prawn Pakoda, Chicken Pakoda, Chicken Wings, and Chicken Lollipops.

Equally popular, are their other varieties like Manchow soup, Special Cantonese Soup, Chicken Drumsticks, and Prawns Chow Mushroom. They have innovated the best Indian ingredients and Chinese recipes to come up with yummy food at every stage, to emerge as the favorite for Chinese food.

They have multiple branches across the city, and you could try out any of them.

21. Try ANDHRA DISHES at Rayalaseema Ruchulu, Jubilee Hills

Rayalaseema Ruchulu is an award-winning restaurant serving you a traditional Andhra cuisine of both Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra varieties. You can gorge on their Rajabhojanam Thali on weekends.

Some of the delightful non-vegetarian dishes you get here are Kodi Vepudu, Gongura Mamsam, Bommidayala Pulusu, Royyala Iguru, Dum Biryani, and plain rice. You also get the lip-smacking Gajar Ka Halwa, Lassi, and Kulfi.

Vegetarians have their preferences from Ragi Sangati, Jonna Roti, Sambar, Rasam, Pappu from Palakkura and Gongura and side dishes to choose from Raitha, Gongura Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Vengaya Kura, and Jeedi Pappu Kura, along with Pickles and Podis for a delicious meal.

22. Try GUJARATI CUISINE at Gujarat Bhojanalay, Koti

If you want to taste authentic Gujarati thali, then Gujarat Bhojanalay is the place to head to. This nondescript hotel was founded around 35 years ago.

Up the narrow alleys of Koti, with a small name board, is where the Gujarati natives find the go-to place for a restaurant. It is a self-service restaurant with a buffet counter more like a mess.

An elderly Gujarati family runs the bhojanalay. You get to taste on your plate Khatti Meethi dal, Batata Nu Shaak, Lauki Ki Sabji, and Ghee Rotis. One thing every guest compliments is the restaurant's spotlessly clean ambiance.

23. Try RAJASTHANI FOOD at Namo Kamadhenu Marwadi Bhojanalay, Ranigunj

Centrally located at Secunderabad’s trading nerve center, this small restaurant was established in 2008. Namo Kamadhenu Marwadi Bhojanalay dishes out a hearty Rajasthani pure vegetarian meal in generous quantity, with much appreciation flowing in for its consistency in food quality.

You get your food choices like Puri, Roti, Paratha, Dal-Baati-Choorma, Gatte ki Sabji, Plain Rice, Curd, Buttermilk, Kadhi, and Papad. Sweets you get here are Srikand, Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla, and Churma.

Overall, it’s an excellent place to relish authentic Rajasthani cuisine.

24. Try PUNJABI CUISINE at Sagar Papaji Ka Dhaba, Abids

Among the most famous and oldest of the Punjabi restaurants in Hyderabad, operating since 1985, is Sagar Papaji Ka Dhaba. With repeat clientele, from all across Hyderabad, this small and simple eatery is quite vibrant and cheerful.

You get to taste the scrumptious Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Ashiyana, Kheema Kaleji Gurda, Tandoori Mutton, and Kheema Mutton, which are amongst their signature dishes.

To try out with Roti, Kulcha, and Naan, the vegetarians choose Dal Makhni and Palak Paneer. To top it off, they give you one of the best thick Lassi in town. For those of you with a sweet tooth, there’s caramel pudding. The masala prepared is proprietary and lends a lingering taste.

25. RELISH VARIOUS CHUTNEYS at Chutneys, Begumpet

Chutneys, a casual family dining restaurant with an excellent ambiance, are famous for their pure vegetarian foods with variants from various lentils, spices, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and coconut.

You taste traditional South Indian food, including six different chutneys - coconut, peanut, chana dal, ginger, ginger and chilly, tomato and sweet corn, and two spicy powders.

The yummy treats consist of Upma, Pongal, Dosa, Uttapam, Pesarattu, Idli, Vada, Bonda, and each taste is delectable. The restaurant enjoys a large fan base due to its authentic food. You must, especially, taste Guntur Idli and Pesarattu as part of the local cuisine.

26. Try CHAAT REFRESHMENTS at Gokul Chat, Koti

Gokul Chat has seen a glorious past over the last 50 years as a restaurant delivering what none else possibly can: consistency in quality and taste in all chat varieties.

The city’s youth choose this place to hang out, and despite the modest look and feel of the shop, it never fails to attract clientele who swear by it.

At Gokul Chat, the demand is for a mix of sweet, spicy, and sour varieties. You have a wide choice from Kulche Chole, Ragada Chaat, Ragda Samosa, Dahi Vada, Sev Puri, Kulfi, Pani Puri, and Pav Bhaji.

There is no seating area at this restaurant, and it is a common sight to see people waiting on the roads for their turn in the evenings, patiently.

27. Try HYDERABAD STREET FOOD at Sai Ram Tiffins, Sindhi Colony

Sindhi Colony is the place to be for street food, and what better than Sai Ram Tiffin Center for a rendezvous with Dosa.

Serving South Indian varieties, his street food center makes you reimagine Dosa. Fusion dishes like Schezwan Dosa and Paneer Cheese Dosa are a massive hit with the folks. Evenly spread are dollops of cheese and butter on the large dosa, making you crave more along with masala and chutney. Other varieties of staple food are Tawa Idli, Vada, and Mysore Bajji.

The place is relatively compact on the roadside, on a pushcart (bandi), and the charges are quite pocket-friendly. Get a little adventurous and enjoy excellent street food right here.

There is always something interesting to discover about Hyderabad, and Holidays DNA helps you explore the city in all its glory. Customize your itinerary, book your tickets and get your tour calendar ready to explore the vast realms of the best city of South India- Hyderabad!

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