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Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar

1. Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar

Set off on a 3-hour walking tour of the Old City of Hyderabad. Navigate through colorful markets and make your way to historic mosques and mansions. Accompanied by your local guide, hear the stories of the Nizams and the people of Hyderabad. Choose from flexible options of a private tour, exclusive to your booking, or meet other travelers in a shared, join-in tour. You can also request hotel pickup and drop-off for added convenience. The walk commences at Charminar, a monument symbolic of the city of Hyderabad, which was built in 1591 to commemorate the end of a deadly plague attack on the city. Your guide will enthrall you with legends like the presence of a secret tunnel underneath Charminar which connected to Golconda Fort, created as a means of escape for the royal family at times of distress. Next, walk to Mecca Masjid, one of the oldest and largest mosques in India. The foundation stone was laid by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, and the bricks used to build the mosque were made from soil sourced from Mecca. Marvel at a magnificent mosque that can accommodate more than 10000 people. Stroll past bazaars full of bangles, perfumes, laces, and bridalwear, on your way to a unique Clock Tower. This clock was a gift to the people of this area at a time when wristwatches and wall clocks were rare. Walk past Moti Mahal, which used to be a Palace of the Nizams but, since 1969, now serves as a Homeopathic Hospital. Admire the Corinthian pillars of the Asman Garh Palace and the Palace of Khurshid Jah Bahadur before taking the last leg of your walk to the Chowmahalla Palace of the Nizams. Some of the noteworthy sections in this palace include a water fountain, vintage cars, intricate carvings, glass chandeliers, and the grand durbar hall. During the heydays of the Nizams, as many as 7000 attendants used to man this palace. Your tour either concludes here or with drop-off at your hotel if you select the pickup and drop-off option.

Hyderabad: The Hussain Sagar Tour

2. Hyderabad: The Hussain Sagar Tour

Let's find out why Hussain Sagar is the most loved hangout spot for Hyderabadis. 1) Boating at Hussain Sagar Lake Hussain Sagar is a heart shaped lake that garners countless tourists. The world's tallest monolithic Buddha statue is a key attraction of the lake. 2) Evening walk at Necklace Road (PV Narsimha Rao Marg) Necklace road, now renamed as PV Narasimha Rao Marg, just adorns the Hussain Sagar lake like a necklace. An evening walk savouring street food and spending time at the lawns is just great here. 3) Explore food stalls at the Eat Street Imagine you are with your loved ones seated on a table and having a nice view of the lake with access to some wonderful food. This is what you get here! Miss it on your own accord. 4) Take a walk around Lumbini Park Lumbini is a serene park that is ideal for relaxation. It has appealing amenities like laser auditorium and boating to entice the visitors 5) Worship at Birla Mandir Birla Mandir is devoted to Lord Venkateshwara and it is known for its serene atmosphere. South Indian and nagara architectural elements are incorported to offer a distinct structure to the temple. Visit to experience divinity in its truest sense. 6) Enjoy Sunset at Tank Bund The sunset behind the Buddha statue in Hussain Sagar is a sight to behold. We feel you get the best view from the tank bund road.

3-hour Hyderabad Old City Heritage Walk

3. 3-hour Hyderabad Old City Heritage Walk

Arrive at the described location or you can choose the pickup option, whichever suits you best. You'll first see the Hyderabad city's icon monument, Charminar. Built-in the late 16th century, this 450 years old monument is still intact with its glorious craftwork. The construction of this monument was ordered by QuliQutub Shah when the city won its fight against the great plague. Be it underground tunnels or cat carved on the arches, your guide will tell some interesting facts & myths about this structure. After this, you'll stop by Mecca Masjid, one of the most ancient mosques in the Indian subcontinent. It is believed that this mosque was made with sand & bricks transported from Islam's most holy Mecca city. Next, you will halt at Clock Tower, a giant clock installed back in the old days when watches were very rare. Then your guide will show you the former residence of Nizam, Moti Mahal which is converted into a hospital now. On the way, you'll catch glimpses of gothic architecture at Asman Garh Palace assembled on a huge hillock in 1885. Following this, you'll witness exquisite European-style architectural work on the outskirts of Khursheed Jah Devdi Palace. At last, you will explore Chowmahalla Palace, the former official home of Nizam. The palace has now been altered into a unique museum open to the public. From vintage cars collection to magnificent chandeliers, watch all the antiques displayed here. With this, your tour comes to an end. Your guide will help you in booking a cab or you can choose the drop off option as well.

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