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Hyderabad City Guide


11th June 2018, Monday

 

As you know, South Tourism always takes pleasure in sharing destination information to facilitate you and your team to promote South India in a better way. We do have our own branch office at Hyderabad and we can extend same level of service that are of highest standards and quality at Hyderabad.

 

Please see the destination information along with the monument entrance details for Hyderabad.

 

HYDERABAD

 

Hyderabad, the capital city of newly formed Telangana state and as well as it is temporary capital of Andhra Pradesh state. Hyderabad is divided into two parts by Mussi River. One area near the Charminar is called the Old Hyderabad and the other one is called as the New Hyderabad. Due to scarcity of water, a man-made lake was constructed by Qutub shah kings. There is yet another part of New Hyderabad which is called as Secundrabad. Hyderabad and Secundrabad are usually called as Twin Cities. The Hi-tech City, Gachibowli, Madhhapur are newly developed areas aptly named as “Cyberabad” due to the rapid development of IT companies.

 

Sightseeing places in Hyderabad:

 

GOLCONDA FORT:

 

Gol Konda or Golla konda means fort on round shaped hill. The Kakatiya Dynasty ruling the Warangal started the construction of this Fort around 12th century. In 14t century Tughlaq dynasty conquered the entire Kakatiya dynasty and for some years Tughlaq ruled Hyderabad, later on Bhamani family took over the entire Deccan.  During their period, Hyderabad rose as a prominent city and there was a separate Governor for the city called Quli Qutub- UL- Mulk who freed himself from the Bhamani Dyansty and became the first independent ruler of Hyderabad. During his reign, followed by the seven Kings of his lineage, the Golconda fort was glorified for its wonderful architecture and the acoustic works especially at the main entrance. The panoramic view of the entire city can be enjoyed from the Bardari hall(Lok Sabha) of the fort.

 

Opening Time: 8:00am

Closing Time: 5:30pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indian adults & Child. Rs. 200 for Foreigners.

No fee for camera, Rs. 25 for Video Camera.

 

Sound & Light Show at Golconda Fort:

Opening Time: 7:00pm

Closing Time: 8:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 140 for both Indian adult, child & foreigners.

No fee for Camera. Rs. 25 for Video Camera

 

Qutub Shahi Tombs:

The only complex in the world, where all the members of the Royal Family are buried in the same premises is the Qutub Shahi tombs which is very near to Golconda fort. For all the seven generations of Kings, Queens and other members of the family, tombs of identical shapes are constructed. Besides these, the Qutub shahi tombs complex consists of 23 Mosque, 40 Mausoleums, 6 Baolis (step wells), and a Hamam (a place for mortuary bath). After Aurangzeb defeated the 7th Qutub shahi the whole Qutub shahi tombs and Golconda fort got ruined. The restorations works were commenced in the 19th century by Salar Jung III. Now both Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi Tombs are under the maintenance of Archaeological Survey of India.

Opening Time: 9:30am

Closing Time: 5:30pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for both Indian adult, child & Rs. 50 for foreigners.

Camera fee -Rs. 50 & Rs. 100 for Video camera.

 

Charminar:

The word Charminar is derived from Urdu word. In Urdu, Charminar means four pillars which is connected by big arches. Charminar is one of the famous monuments of India. It is also called as arch d tompe of east. Charminar was constructed by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah and it was believed to eradicate the deadly disease Plague which spared all over the city killing thousands of people. There is a spacious and beautiful mosque in the first floor of Charminar.

Opening Time: 9:00am

Closing Time: 5:30pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indian adult & Child. Rs. 200 for foreigners

No fee for camera and Rs.25 for video camera.

Note: Closed on Fridays from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm

 

MECCA MAJID :

Makkah masjid was constructed by 5th Qutub Shah King of Golconda Mohamed Qutub Shah. He took 23 full years to complete the constructions from 1671 A.D to 1694 A.D. The clay needed to construct the mosque is believed to have been brought from the holy place Mecca. This is the second biggest mosque in India which can accommodate 10,000 people at a time to worship.

Opening Time: 8:00am

Closing Time: 5:30pm

No Entry Fee for either Indians or foreigners

Camera Fee: Rs. 50 & Video Camera Fee: Rs. 100

Note: Closed on Fridays from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm.

Dress code: One must cover the whole body

 

Chowmahalla Palace:

Chowmahalla palace has been the power center of the Hyderabad Nizams throughout their period from  1724 A.D to 1948 A.D. It was originally built by the Nizam Salabat Jung and extended by the successive Nizams. Spread in 12 Acres of area known for the grandeur of Nizams and their court “Khilwat Mubarak” and the four houses known as Afzal Mahal, Aftab Mahal, Mehtab Mahal and Tahaniyat Mahal. Each house displays the remarkable antiques and furniture. At the extreme end of the palace, there is a fine collection of vintage cars.

Opening Time: 10:00am

Closing Time: 5:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for both Indian adult & Child Rs. 200 for Foreigner.

Camera fee Rs. 50, Rs. 100 for normal Video Camera. No DSLR / SLR camera allowed.

Rs. 50 for Mobile.

Note: Friday Closed.

 

Salar Jung Museum:

Salar Jung is built in the name of Mir Yusuf Ali khan. He was the Prime Minister under Hyderabad Nizam. Salar Jung museum has largest collection in the world made by a single person Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III. There are 38 galleries with 98,000 books and antiques. The best antique in this are veiled Rebecca, double wood statue, jaded gallery, French ivory Charis and mainly the Musical clock.

Opening Time: 10:00am

Closing Time: 5:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Indian Adult and free for children below 18 years.

Camera Fee: Rs. 50 & Video camera not allowed.

Rs. 50 for Mobile.

Note: Closed on Friday

 

Nizam Museum (Purani Haveli):

Purani Haveli is the oldest residence of Hyderabad Nizams. It is the richest collection of the gifts and souvenirs possessed by all the Nizams. There you find the Nizam’s biggest wardrobe with beautiful textiles, manually operated lift, Nizams Gold Throne and Gold Lunch box studded with Diamonds. This is a private museum under Prince Mukram Jha Trust (present Nizam) which runs a high school, women junior college and museum in same premises. 

Opening Time: 10:00am

Closing Time: 4:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 80 for both Indian adult, child & Foreigner

Camera Fee: Rs. 150, Rs. 500 for Video Camera, Rs. 150 for mobile.

Note: Closed on Friday.

 

Nehru Zoological Park:

Opening Time: 8:00am

Closing Time: 5:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for both Indian adult, child & foreigner

Camera Fee: Rs. 25 & Rs. 110 for Video Camera

Note: Closed on Monday. Plastic items are not allowed.

 

NTR Garden:

It is amusement park named after the then Chief Minister of AP N.T. Ramarao. It has beautiful landscaping, toy train, water fountains. The park is just opposite to Husain Sagar Lake. In this garden one can enjoy the time on a cafeteria designed as an old vintage car.

Opening Time: 2:00pm

Closing Time: 8:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for both Indian adult, child & Foreigner

No fee for camera / Video camera.

 

Lumbini Park:

This park is named after Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is an amusement park with water sports, children rides and beautiful landscaping.  The boat ride will start from this park to reach the 58 feet long magnificent Buddha statue.

Opening Time: 2:00pm

Closing Time: 8:00pm

Entry fee: Rs. 20 for Indian Adult and Rs. 10 for child. Rs. 20 for Foreigner.

No fee for camera / video camera.

 

Laser Show at Lumbini Park:

Opening Time: 7:00pm

Closing Time: 8:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for both Indians and Foreigners.

No fee for Camera / Video Camera.

 

Shilparamam (Art & Craft Village):

Shilparamam is conceived as an endless, year-round festival of arts and crafts showcasing ethnic art, crafts and skills of the rural folk from all parts of the country.

Opening Time: 8:00am

Closing time: 8:00pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 40 for both Indian adults and Foreigners. Rs. 20 for Children.

Camera fee – Rs. 500. Video camera – not allowed.

 

Ramoji Film City: (RFC)

Ramoji Film City is located at the distance of 35 KM from the city Centre. RFC is spread over 17000 Acres and holds “Guinness World Record for Worlds Biggest Movie Complex.

Film city is founded by Shri Ramoji Rao in the Year of 1996.

 

Opening Time: 9:00am

Closing Time: 5:30pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 1250 for Indian adult and Rs. 1050 for Children(this is for general day tour). Rs. 2349 for Foreign adult and Rs. 2149 for Foreign child (this is for Ramoji Star experience).

No fee for camera & Video camera.

Note: Kept open 365 days

 

Visitor vehicles are allowed till Ticketing Counter. There is ample of space for Parking. There are rest rooms & lockers are also available. After purchasing the ticket the visitors can board the buses shuttling between Ramoji Ticketing Counter to Ramoji Main Park area called Eureka – from where the actual Film City Tour Starts. The Distance between Ramoji Ticketing Counter & Ramoji Main Entrance is approximately 8 KMS. 

 

Entry Tickets:

There are two categories of Entrance. They are: General Day Tour & Ramoji Star Experience.

  • General Day Tour :

Adults – Rs. 1250/-

Child – Rs. 1050/- (Child 3 to 10 Yrs.)

Inclusions:

  • Guided tour of Ramoji Film City in Non-A/c Vintage Bus (Duration of the Tour would be 30 – 45 Mints)
  • Fundus tan: Borasura, Toyland & Rain Dance. 
  • Ramoji Movie Magic: Action Theatre & Space Yatra
  • Entertainment shows at Eureka- Spirit of Ramoji, Fort Frontier Wild West Stunt Show, Dada jinn’s Live TV Show & Lights Camera Action (Hollywood Black Light Spectacular Show)
  • Complimentary Rides - Ranger, Break dance, Twister, Super jet, Carousel, Frisbee Coaster
  • Birds Park 
  • Ramoji Star Experience: 

Adult Rs. 2349/-

Child Rs. 2149/- (03-12 Yrs.)

Inclusions:

  • Welcome drive on Arrival at VIP Lounge
  • Guided Tour of Ramoji Film City by AC Coach (Duration of the Tour would be 45 Mints – 1 Hour)
  • Buffet Lunch (Veg. & Non-Veg.) in A/C Restaurant. 
  • 1 Bottle of Packaged Drinking Water
  • Fruit Drink Coupon (Tetra Pack)
  • Evening Tea / Coffee at Eureka Area
  • Redemption Coupon worth Rs.75/- ( This can be used at Merchandise Stores at RFC)
  • Fundustan (Child play area),Toyland , Borasura & Rain Dance
  • Express Entry at Ramoji Movie Magic - Action Theatre & Space Yatra.
  • Complimentary Rides - Ranger, Break dance, Twister, Super jet, Carousel & Frisbee Coaster
  • Entertainment shows at Eureka- Spirit of Ramoji, Fort Frontier Wild West Stunt Show, Dada jinn’s Live TV Show & Lights Camera Action (Hollywood Black Light Spectacular Show).
  • The exotic Bird Park - WINGS.
  • Shooting Locations, Gardens and much more.
  • Package starts from Highway VIP Lounge, Limited queue for attractions, in tour Photo Opportunity, Drop to unexplored locales, less of walking during the tour.

Raja & Rani Mahal Chandragiri fort, Chandragri:

Chandragiri Fort is one of the ancient forts in India built in 11th century in the district of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

 

Timing: 9:00am to 5:00pm 

Entry fee: For foreigner Rs.200 & Indians Rs.15

No Camera Fee, Video camera fee: Rs.25

 

Buddhist Stupa, Amravati:

Timing: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Entry fee: For foreigners Rs. 200 & Domestic: ------??

Camera & Video camera: not allowed 

 

Nagarjunakonda: Nagarjuna sagar

Timing: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Entry fee: Foreigners Rs. 200 & Indians Rs. 15

Camera & Video camera not allowed

 

Guntupali caves: Vijayawada 

Timing: 9:00am to 5:00pm 

Entry fee: For Foreigners Rs.200 & Indians Rs.15

Camera & Video camera not allowed

 

Undavali caves: Vijayawada

Timing: 09:00am to 5:00pm

Entry fee: For Foreigners Rs.200 & Indians Rs.15

Camera & Video camera: not allowed

 

Warangal fort: Warangal 

Timing: 09:00am to 5:00pm

Entry fee: For Foreigners Rs.200 & Indians Rs.15

No fee for Camera, Video camera fee: Rs.25 

 

Hope this information helps you in promoting Hyderabad. Please write to me if you need any assistance.

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