3-Day Hyderabad Itinerary

Day 1:

Temple Tour

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The itinerary begins at one of the two iconic temples in Hyderabad, Shri Jagannath Temple.

The temple is made as replica of the original temple at Puri in Orissa. It is made of sandstone and the architecture leaves you spellbound. The temple gates are closed after 11:00 AM. At a distance of 10 km from HITEC City, the temple makes an ideal way to set you forth for Hyderabad expedition.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Mode of Transport: Metro (HITEC City to Road No. 5 Jubilee Hills)

The second iconic temple is Birla Mandir.

Birla Mandir is located on a hill top and is easily identified. It has become a famous landmark. From here, you get a bird-eye view of the city of Hyderabad. This temple structure is composed of white marble in contrast to Shri Jagannath temple’s red structure. The temple remains open till 12:00 PM.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Mode of Transport: Metro (Road No. 5 Jubilee Hills to Lakdi-ka-Pul)

Alternate Option: if you are not a religious person then you can choose to visit the KBR National Park, adjacent to Shri Jagannath Temple. The park is known as the lungs of the city. It is densely covered with large number of trees and plants. Peacock sighting is also very popular inside the premise. The park is opened to public from 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Metro (HITEC City to Road No. 5 Jubilee Hills)

Museum Visit and Luncheon

12:00 PM – 03:00 PM

300 meters away from Birla Mandir is B M Birla Science Museum.

Birla Science Museum attracts large number of tourist, especially the youth. The museum has multiple departments which showcase exhibits of specialized field of study. The place is perfect for family outings.

Time duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: 5 minutes of walking from Birla Mandir.

By the time you finish roaming inside the museum, it will be lunch time and you head to the world famous Paradise Biryani at Secundrabad.

Paradise Biryani has multiple outlets across the country and it all started here. This is the first outlet of the franchise and it has been visited by celebrities. Kebabs and biryani is what they are known for.

Price range: Rs. 800 – 1000 for two.

Mode of Transport: Metro (Lakdi-ka-Pul to Paradise)

Folks wanting to buy famous and authentic pearls and jewellery can do so at Pot Market, 1.5 km from Paradise Restaurant.

Also read: Best area to book your hotel in Hyderabad

Garden and Lake Tour

04:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Next place is NTR Gardens

NTR Garden is a centre of recreation and picnic spot. It has constructed as amusement park but has grown to be more than just that. Hyderabadis come here to spend a soothing evening. Toy trains, boating, dancing fountain, Japanese garden they have it all.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Metro (Paradise to Khairatabad)

After this head towards Hussain Sagar (Lumbini Park).

Buddha Statue in the middle of Hussain Sagar is one of the most sought-after attractions in Hyderabad. Boats are available at Lumbuni Park. Ticket price depends on type of ferry you choose. The statue is lit up after sunset making it more attractive.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: 10 minutes of walking from NTR Garden.

That will be it for sightseeing. For dinner and brew try Prost Brewpub at Jubilee Hills.

Day 2:

Mode of Transport: Today you will be exploring all the ancient monuments of the city. Couple of sites are isolated where public transport can be a problem. Subway network is yet to be expanded in these region.

It is advised to book a cab for whole day’s sightseeing at your hotel. Doing so, you can put your anxieties about commute to rest.

Heart of the City

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ancient monuments excursion starts with Charminar.

The monument is 18 km from HITEC City and the ambiance is very different. The locality has the old-world charm and keeps the legacy of Nizams alive. Charminar’s design and interior decorations leave you captivated. From the upper floor, you get the panoramic view of the Old Hyderabad.

Time duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

Next monument is 200 meter apart, Mecca Masjid

The grandeur of the mosque is majestic and must not be missed. It is the most revered mosque. It is said that it took 77 long years to build it and the bricks were brought from Mecca.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Next monument is another 500 meter apart, Chowmahalla Palace

The palace was residence of the rulers of the city. Inside, you will find four separate palaces along with vibrant lawns. The gallery has the antique royal items on display.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

After the sightseeing, head towards Laad Bazaar, near Charminar circle. The market is famous for its bangles and other jewellery. You have to put your bargaining skills to the test to get a good deal.

For lunch, we recommend to visit Hotel Shadab at Ghansi Bazaar, 1 km from Laad Bazaar.

Like Paradise, this restaurant also enjoys the reputation of serving authentic Hyderbadi biryani and at an equal price.

Price range: Rs. 800 – 1000 for two.

Ensure that you complete having your lunch by 1:00 PM to cover the remaining sightseeing.

Fort and Tombs

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Post lunch, you move out of Old Hyderabad and reach, Golconda Fort.

The fort is regarded as the pride of Hyderabad without a doubt. Historically, the fort had helped the rulers of the city to win battles against the invaders. It is must to carry a bottle of water inside the fort. You will be needing it while climbing some 200 – 300 steps to reach the top.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

At a distance of 3 km stands the oldest tombs in Hyderabad, Qutub Sahi Tombs.

These tombs are the resting place of the rulers of Golconda Sultanate. It is a complex of big and small tombs. They are an architectural marvels and a prominent tourist destination. The gates are closed at 04:30 PM.

Time duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

Sunset at the Sagar

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

The last spot is Osman Sagar, 10 km from Qutub Sahi Tombs.

Such lakes are the water source to meet the demand of its people. This is the largest reservoir of the lot and gives a sensation of a sea to the visitors. Entrance is not allowed after 05:00 PM.

You can stay in the vicinity and watch the sun going down the lake. 

Time duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

That brings the day’s tour to an end.

To have a good time in the evening, can try Zero 40 Brewing at Jubilee Hills.

Also read: Greater Hyderabad Itinerary

Day 3:

Mode of Transport: Today’s place of visit is 70 km from HITEC City and will be spending whole day there. Reserve a cab at your hotel.

Film City Tour

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Ramoji Film City is the largest film studio in the world and is certified by Guinness World Records. It has been used for shooting of blockbuster movies like ‘Baahubali’, ‘Chennai Express’ and more.

There are multiple arrangements for visitors in form of Day tours, accommodation, restaurants and more.

Ticket prices depend on the kind of package you chose. For more details visit https://www.ramojifilmcity.com/

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