Hey Kiran, this would be my ideal itinerary if i was planning a trip like this , hope this helps you out . *Important things to keep in mind*
1) Always carry your ID proof and emergency cash.
2) carry a bottle of water 3) carry an umbrella as weather in Telengana is quite unpredictable and can drop down showers or throw at you sunshine within a matter of a few minutes . 4) Renting out a car and also keeping a well informed driver will always be a good idea and the driver is bound to know some of the quirks of the city . 3) Getting an OYO room in the heart of city near Secunderabad or Hitech City would be preferable due to the ease of access to all amenities .
Now we that we're clear about the above mentioned tips let's move ahed and plan the next 7 days . Hyderabad and Secunderabad. .
Charminar is located in the heart of the old city and is a place with rich culture and tradition and its immediate vicinity is filled with numerous shopping avenues for bangles and Ittar (Traditional Fragrances) and is also a delight for a street food lover as the whole are is full of delicious street food vendors and cuisine . One can expect to spend anywhere from 3 to 5 hours at and around Charminar exploring the the main attraction on the city .
The next famous attraction of the city is its valuable Nehru Zoological park , only a 20 min drive from Charminar , this should be you're preferable next stop as the Zoo offers a vast majority of the wildlife found in India and also some exotic treats for all the nature lovers out there .Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Mondays & Public holidays.
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Adults, Rs.15 for Child, Rs.20 for Camera, Rs.100 for Videocameras
Battery Operated Vehicle: Rs. 50 for Adults & Rs. 30 for Child
Safari: Rs.40 for Adults & Rs.10 for Children.
One can expect to spend an entire day here as theres a lot of exhibits and its a total treat for your eyes . .
At a distance of 11 km from Nampally Railway Station, Golconda Fort is situated towards the western outskirts of Hyderabad. The fort is one of the prime places to visit in Hyderabad and also an important heritage site in Hyderabad city. Along with Charminar, Golconda Fort is the prime tourism sports of Hyderabad. The main structure of the fort is laid out in a sequence of enclosures that holds the public and administrative structures to the royal residences and halls. The mortuary baths lie to the right of the portico. The offices of Akkanna and Madanna are further up. Ruins of the Ambar Khana and Bari Baoli (step well) are close to the upper terrace. The crowning glory of the Fort is the Durbar Hall, which stands atop a hill. It's approached by well laid steps of about one thousand. Other attractive features of the Fort include water supply system, famous Rahban cannon and the prison which housed Ramadas who built the temple of Bhadrachalm. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Koh-I-Noor, the Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond.The Sound and Light Show at the Golconda Fort attracts a large number of people to witness the events depicting the past of the fort using various sound and light effects.Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Sound & Light Show Timings: (Mar-Oct) 7 PM & 8:15 PM, (Nov-Feb) 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indians, Rs. 100 for Foreigners, Rs. 25 for Camera Class
Sound & Light Show: Rs. 140 per Adult in Executive Class, Rs. 110 per Child in Executive Class, Rs. 80 per Adult in Normal Class & Rs. 60 per Child in Normal Class
The Buddha Statue has been placed on the rock of Gibraltar in the placid waters of the Hussain Sagar. The Buddha Statue is the world's largest single-stone statue of Buddha with a height of 72 feet (including base) and the weight of 450 tons. Attached to it, Lumbini Park was inaugurated with musical fountains, Bonsai Plants and a boat ride from Lumbini Park to the Buddha Statue. A visit to Buddha statue by boat is a memorable experience. The best time to visit is evening when the statue is illuminated with colourful lights. Boat Fare: Rs. 55 per Adult, Rs. 35 per Child, Rs. 250 for Jet Ski & Rs. 400 for Parasailing.
Amongst the many other attractions the city has to offer here is a list of the ones you just shouldn't miss Chowmahalla Palace Falaknuma Palace
Birla Temple Qutub Shahi tombs Ramoji film city
Salarjung museum Birla planetarium Antant giri hills.
hope this will help you have a memorable trip with your loved ones and also Happy Diwali :)
Hey Kiran, First day u can plan to visit local places in Hyderabad.u can visit ,charminar,salarjung museum,birla temple,ta k bund. second day ,u can plan to srisailam dam and mallelathertham falls. third day,u can plan for nagarjunasagar dam nd ethipothala waterfalls plan 2 days to places near warangal.
4th day ,u can plan thousand pillar temple,ramappa temple ND laknavaram..try for stay laknavaram 5th day,u can plan for bogatha waterfalls ND mallur temple 6th day in the return,u can plan for yadagiri gutta temple 7th day u can go ananthagiri hills ND pocharam dam
Not sure where you are starting from so can't give you a detailed itinerary but here are few must see places:
1. Gandikota: dubbed India's grand canyon, this place is mesmerizing if you are into vast landscapes. (1-2 days) ~300 km from Hyd. few visit-worthy underground caves nearby too.
2. Hampi: not exactly telangana but around 300 km from gandikota and a great place to relax. with receding monsoon, a good time to visit the place which sees scorching heat most of the year. (2 days)
3. Srisailam: on your way back to hyderabad, drive by or stay for a night at srisailam for amazing Octopus Viewpoint(believe me, just look up images). if you are lucky, the water gates might be open making for a great picture and a humid lens. (1 day)
4. hyderabad-vikarabad: if you are not already from hyderabad, roam around here, eat biryani and shop. vikarabad, a small hilly area also awaits, offering some adventure sports (don't have very high expectations though)
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