Hyderabad’s Best: 8 Iconic Places Every Foreign Traveler Should See

Are you planning to visit Hyderabad, the city of Pearl any time soon? Would you like to travel around and explore the beauty of this metropolitan city? It would help if you probably were confused as to where you should go.

That is why we made this article, especially for those who have not been to Hyderabad before. Here are the top 10 must-visit places in Hyderabad specially tailored for the foreign tourist.

1. Birla Mandir

birla mandir

If you wish to start your journey with the blessings of the almighty, here is the perfect start. The Birla Mandir would surely be one of the top most visited places in Hyderabad. This white marble temple of Lord Venkateshwara floats on the city skyline, on Kala Pahad. The idol in the temple is a replica of the one at Tirumala Tirupati.

2. Charminar


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After all these 4 pillars are all what Hyderabad is about! How can any forget to visit the Charminar? The Charminar is the signature of Hyderabad. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591. The monument is illuminated in the evenings and a pedestrianisation project around the monument is under implementation.

3. Golkonda & its light show

golkonda fort light show

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Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The glorious past of Golconda Fort is narrated effectively with matchless Sound and Light effects. The unique Sound & Light Show takes you right back in time when Golconda was full of life, glory and grandeur.

4. Necklace Road & The Buddha Statue

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Ever wanted to go out for a walk on a lovely road and experience the thrilling experience of boating in the water? Of course, who cannot want to visit the Buddha Statue in the tank bund? One of the World’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, in the middle of the lake. The surroundings of Hussainsagar Lake provide you with ultimate options like NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Prasads Multiplex, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park etc. Watch out! You do not want to miss them too.

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5. Falaknuma palace

falaknuma palace

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Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is an essential visit for foreign tourists, offering a unique glimpse into India’s regal history and architectural splendour. Originally a royal residence of the Nizam, now a luxury hotel, this 19th-century marvel blends Italian and Tudor architecture. Its opulent interiors, panoramic city views, and rich cultural heritage provide a deep insight into Hyderabad’s past. Visitors can experience royal luxury firsthand, enjoy exquisite Hyderabadi cuisine, and immerse themselves in the serene atmosphere.

6. Shilparamam

shilparamam night bazar

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Another attraction at Madhapur besides Hi-tec city in Hyderabad is the 30-acre village, which showcases arts and crafts of the country. The crafts village hosts annual bazaars, where artists and artisans from all over the country exhibit their talent.

7. KBR National Park


One of the largest parks within the city KBR National Park is a Southern tropical deciduous forest and the last vestigial representative of the endemic flora of Hyderabad region, with over 100 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles and 15 species of butterflies.

8. Ramoji Film City

ramoji film city

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When watching a movie, ever wondered about the locations and the settings? Here we recommend you to visit the Ramoji film city.  At 2000 acres, It is the largest integrated film city in the world.It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park.

Hope this list of top ten places to visit in Hyderbad will help you explore the best in this beautiful city. We can also help you get foreign exchange in hyderabad. Book your flight tickets today and you are gonna fall in love with Hyderabad!

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