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Have you ever wondered to make a tour to any of the popular destinations in the country? If so, step into Hyderabad, the City of Pearls well known for its famous historical monuments, museums, lakes and much more. Also known as the City of Nizams, this city receives a large number of leisure travelers around the year. There are number of tour agencies that offer one day trip, half day trip, one week trip packages in Hyderabad. Some of the important places that can be visited in a day in Hyderabad are Charminar, Laad Bazaar, Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs and Mecca Masjid.
Getting around in Hyderabad
Hyderabad offers a large number of transport options for the tourists ensuring to experience a pleasant trip in their vacations. People who are planning to travel through car can chill out as the city holds smooth roads with moving traffic in all the areas. If you don’t own a car, then you can get help from any of the travel agencies that offer different types of cars like Innova, Indigo, Tempo Traveler and so on.
Hyderabad buses are considered to be the best option to travel around the city as they offer comfortable services with low fares. Also, the buses in Hyderabad are owned and managed by the State Government. The local buses usually start and end from the Nampally Railway Station, Secunderabad Railway Station, Koti and Charminar. Autorickshaw is also a great option to visit the important places in Hyderabad and they are cheaper than taxis. They are metered and charged on the basis of kilometers achieved during the time of travel.
Approximate Cab Charges
Half Day City Tour of Hyderabad (4 hours to 5 hours) Car Types: Tata Indigo AC, Tata Indica AC Fares: Rs 1553 (Rs 10.25 per km)
Full Day City Tour of Hyderabad (8 hours to 9 hours) Car Types: Chevrolet Tavera AC, Toyota Innova 7 Seater Fare: Rs 2414 (Rs 12 per km) Advance: Rs 1000
One Day Hyderabad Tour Itinerary
Hyderabad is one of the best cities to visit in summer and the day temperature would rise over 42oC during the month of May. Before getting into the city for a one day trip, it is essential to know some general information about the places in Hyderabad. Let’s now take a tour to Hyderabad and start off the day!
Since you have got just one day to visit the city, a brief itinerary guide would help you to check out at some of the famous attractions of the town. The day starts off with a good breakfast in any of your favorite hotel at 7.30 AM. After a quick breakfast, you need to visit the Charminar and Laad Bazaar situated in the busy roads of Hyderabad. It is important to know that the Charminar monument was constructed by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shab in the year of 1591. Also, the beautiful building became popular as Charminar because for its four characteristic minarets (also called as the four Khalifs of Islam).
After visiting the Charminar, make a quick walk towards the Laad Bazzar or the Bangle Bazaar. This is one of the renowned markets in Hyderabad that is located next to magnificent Charminar. You will find a lot of shops holding lacquer bangles, semiprecious stones, sherwanis, dupattas, perfumes, brocade, gold embroidered fabrics and pearls.
At this point of time, you will feel exhausted and hungry to a great extent. In order to help out the tourists and leisure lovers, there are number of restaurants and hotels available in the city. Some of the popular restaurants include Shehran Café, Nayaab, Hotel Madina and Agra Mithai Ghar. If you want taste any mouthwatering lunch, then taste the Hyderabad biryani which is considered to be the celebration meal of the city.
After your lunch, move on to the Qutub Shahi Tomb that is covered with picturesque and landscaped gardens. You should know that Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah is the fifth sultan and the founder of Hyderabad. From the terrace around the tomb, you can see a beautiful panorama of the Golconda Fort. This place would be the perfect spot for photography. Next, step to Golconda Fort. It is considered as one of the magnificent complex in India situated 11km west of Hyderabad. This big fort was build by Ibrahim Quli Shah Wali for defense from invading Mughals from the north.
Now, the time would be probably 5 pm and it is better to get back to hotel soon. If you are not planning to catch a train or flight, then visit the Public Garden area to look at the Legislative Assembly and the Birla Mandir. Make sure to drive along the Tank Bund and experience a cool breeze in the evening.