Exploring Hyderabad at NO COST 

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Hyderabad is probably one of the most affordable metropolitan cities in India which makes it an ideal city for budget travellers. Home to grand old forts, palaces and monuments, there are various places to visit in Hyderabad that offer myriad cultural experiences for every kind of traveller. And practically at ZERO cost.

Sharing a guide of the places which costs your pocket nothing and are absolutely Free of cost

Paigah Tomb: Paigah Tombs is located very close to another prominent tourist attraction of Hyderabad, Charminar, the origin of which can be traced in the late 18th century.

Photo of Paigah Tombs, Owaisi Nagar, Hasnabad, Santosh Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Swati Jain

Spread across an area of 40 acres, Paigah Tomb is one of the best examples of Indo Saracenic architecture and known to captivate visitors with its architectural marvel.

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The elaborative interiors adorned with lattice work is enough to give a good glimpse of Hyderabadi royal period. Paigah remains open on all days, except Friday. The timings are from 10 am to 5 pm.

Mecca Masjid: Located at a distance of 100 metres from Charminar, Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world. Also known as Makkah Masjid, the beauty of the fascinating architecture of Mecca Masjid has been accentuated by the Belgian crystal chandeliers which adorn the mosque ceilings.

Photo of Mecca Masjid, Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Swati Jain

The place attracts people because of its peaceful atmosphere, where visitors can spend time in calm and spiritual environment amid the structural beauty from the past. Mecca Masjid remains open on all days between 4 am to 9.30 pm.

Hussain Sagar Lake: A popular recreational spot, the Hussain Sagar Lake attracts visitors of all age groups. Whether a family picnic or outing with friends this lake is visited by every Hyderabadi especially on the weekends.

Photo of Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana by Swati Jain

Boating at the lake is quite enjoyable though you need to pay extra to get yourself a ride. You can also do parasailing or water skiing here although the timings and availability of these activities vary according to the weather.

Maula Ali Dargah: A famous pilgrimage destination, Maula Ali Dargah has been recognised amongst the 11 heritage sites that were identified by HUDA.

Photo of Moula Ali, Secunderabad, Telangana, India by Swati Jain

Located at the top of hillock Maula Ali, one has to climb almost 400 steps in order to reach the Dargah. Once here, don't forget to get to the top to enjoy the view of the whole city.

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The mesmerizing view from the top is worth all the efforts. This mosque remains open from 5: 30 AM till 10:00 PM

Taramati Baradari: Located just outside the Golconda Fort, Taramati Baradari is one of the popular monuments of Hyderabad which was used as an auditorium in the past.

Photo of Taramati Baradari, Ramdev Guda, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Swati Jain

The reason why it was situated on the top of the hill, was to avoid any disturbance so that things can be conducted here easily. Taramati Baradari remains open throughout the week between 11 am to 6 pm.

Laad Bazaar: Just adjacent to the popular landmark of Charminar, lies this famous and historic market known for its shopping articles. Laad Bazaar is said to be the oldest or one of the oldest markets in Hyderabad.

Photo of Chilkur Balaji Temple, Telangana by Swati Jain

The sparklingly colourful bridal bazaar (market), as it has also been called has been operating since the days of Qutb Shahis and the Nizams. Laad denotes the lacquer which is used to make bangles here that are studded with artificial diamonds. Though Laad Bazaar is a must-visit site for shopping alcoholics, what really should interest here is to see the process of making lac bangles.

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There are more than 150 workshops located here that produce some of the finest bangles called lac bangles which is made by the each member of the family. No one hires any kind of labour from outside. Silverwares, paintings and fabrics are highlights of the market as well.

Necklace Road: Stretched across a length of three-kilometre, Necklace Road connects three major parks of the city, namely NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park and Sanjeevaiah Park. The road runs from NTR Gardens and Lumbini Park in Hyderabad to Sanjeevaiah Park in Secunderabad. And from Sanjeevaiah Park it runs to the Tank Bund Road which is later connected to the NTR Gardens. This gives it a shape of a necklace.

Photo of Necklace Road, Raj Nagar, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Swati Jain

This place offers its visitors with various interesting options. One of the most popular of all is boating at the lake. There are two boarding points - one at Necklace road and another at Lumbini Park. The lighting show at the standing statue of Buddha in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake can be enjoyed while boating. The lighted Buddha statue and the view of lake, especially in night and early morning makes for an awesome photography venue too.

Apart from boating, another attraction here at the Necklace road is the water park. The view of the lake from Necklace road, especially in the evening, is worth capturing. Visit Necklace road for some relaxed moments with your loved ones.

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