10 Awwesome Things To Do In Hyderabad
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In conversations with a Hyderabadi you may hear the phrase, “Arrey, baigan ke baata nakko karo!…” - meaning, “don’t bore me!” And, that’s what Hyderabad is - never boring, always moving - at it’s own pace.
The laid back, chilled out metropolitan’s energy can best be described as Goa meets Bengaluru - the hustle and bustle of a busy, tech savvy city juxtaposed on a bonfire on the beach. Nestled on the rugged heights of the Deccan Plateau, it is currently ranked the best in India to live and work in. And here’s why:
Walk Through History
Heritage walks are conducted by the Tourism Department on all Sundays and on the second Saturday of every month. Traversing important landmarks and thoroughfares, the walk takes you through some of the city’s heritage. See the Chowmahalla palace and visit the 400 year old spice market, all in one morning!
Laugh Out Loud @ the Joint
The stand up comedy scene in the city may be small but it punches far above its weight! Head over to the Joint on weekdays to watch the city’s best comics tell jokes!
Action Replay : Theatre
The city of Hyderabad has a long and storied history when it comes to performance arts. And there is no other art form more popular in the city than it’s theatres featuring live plays. Blessed with a long list of talented groups and acting talent from all over the country, head over to popular venues such as the Ravindra Bharathi or Ranghbhoomi and enjoy the drama!
Visit the Salar Jung Museum
Housing the art and artifacts belonging to the Nizam of Hyderabad, the museum is a testament to the wealth and prosperity the city of Hyderabad has enjoyed throughout its history. It’s famous for housing one of the rarest grandfather clocks in the world!
Get a Grip : Rock Climbing
The city of pearls is also a city of boulders. Surrounded by the rugged geography of the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is a rock climber’s paradise. Get in touch with one of the local clubs or just hike around on your own, it’s safe, fun and thoroughly chest pumping!
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Capture the Fort : Golconda
For a long time the seat of the city’s military cantonment, the 400-year-old fort is a strategically situated architectural marvel. Hike to the top and see what military commanders through the ages would have seen.
Dosa at Ram ki Bandi
Street food with a twist. These pop up street food carts open for business only after midnight. Try the variety of dosas with toppings you wouldn’t find anywhere else!
Evening Chill : Irani Chai
A tea lover’s paradise, whether you’re taking a break or looking to relax with a hot cuppa of chai, Hyderabad is dotted with cafes serving the famous Irani chai and biscuits.
Shop till you drop : Charminar
Head to the Lad Bazaar around Charminar. Well known for housing markets selling a wide range of glass and lac bangles, jewellery, silks, spices, perfume oil, incense or even antiques, there’s nothing here you won’t find!
You'll never go back... from Biryani
If you’re on the lookout for lip smacking food look no further than the biryani. Once served in royal courts, it’s now the staple weekend ritual in the city. Tastes just as royal though!
You would think that as cities get bigger, they lose their old-world charm. Not true when it comes to Hyderabad! The Numaish exhibition, held annually between 1st January and 15th February, is the world’s only remaining consumer fair of its kind.
Shops and stalls selling everything and from everywhere pop up at the 23-acre site every year and have been since 1938!
Slow cooked heaven: Haleem at the Pista House
The go-to dish during the period of Ramadan to break the fast, this - meat infused slow cooked porridge - is one of Hyderabad’s tastiest offerings. Head over to one of the many Pista Houses around the city and indulge!
Make Believe at the Ramoji Film City
You’ve seen movies, but never like this. Built in 1996, the Ramoji film city is the world’s largest integrated film city in the world. One is constantly skipping between the real to reel while you take a walk on ride in through the huge complex. Chances that you might spot a movie star riding a make believe train are quite high!
Speeeeed : Go Karting
There’s quite a few tracks around the city where you can indulge in some no speed limit driving! The most accessible one being right next to the airport. Put on a helmet and take off!
The list of things to do in Hyderabad is always growing! We’ll keep adding to this list… Whether you call it home or are a tourist, in Hyderabad one never feels out of place!
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