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Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar

4. Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar

Set off on a 3-hour walking tour of the Old City of Hyderabad. Navigate through colorful markets and make your way to historic mosques and mansions. Accompanied by your local guide, hear the stories of the Nizams and the people of Hyderabad. Choose from flexible options of a private tour, exclusive to your booking, or meet other travelers in a shared, join-in tour. You can also request hotel pickup and drop-off for added convenience. The walk commences at Charminar, a monument symbolic of the city of Hyderabad, which was built in 1591 to commemorate the end of a deadly plague attack on the city. Your guide will enthrall you with legends like the presence of a secret tunnel underneath Charminar which connected to Golconda Fort, created as a means of escape for the royal family at times of distress. Next, walk to Mecca Masjid, one of the oldest and largest mosques in India. The foundation stone was laid by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, and the bricks used to build the mosque were made from soil sourced from Mecca. Marvel at a magnificent mosque that can accommodate more than 10000 people. Stroll past bazaars full of bangles, perfumes, laces, and bridalwear, on your way to a unique Clock Tower. This clock was a gift to the people of this area at a time when wristwatches and wall clocks were rare. Walk past Moti Mahal, which used to be a Palace of the Nizams but, since 1969, now serves as a Homeopathic Hospital. Admire the Corinthian pillars of the Asman Garh Palace and the Palace of Khurshid Jah Bahadur before taking the last leg of your walk to the Chowmahalla Palace of the Nizams. Some of the noteworthy sections in this palace include a water fountain, vintage cars, intricate carvings, glass chandeliers, and the grand durbar hall. During the heydays of the Nizams, as many as 7000 attendants used to man this palace. Your tour either concludes here or with drop-off at your hotel if you select the pickup and drop-off option.

Hyderabad: Private Car Hire with Driver and Flexible Hours

5. Hyderabad: Private Car Hire with Driver and Flexible Hours

Spend the day exploring the sights and locations of Hyderabad at your own leisure in a private, air-conditioned car. Accompanied by a professional chauffeur to help you make the most of your day in Hyderabad, customize your visit to suit your interests and preferences. Once you’ve decided how you’d like to spend your time, sit back and relax as you explore the city and make as many stops and visits to as many places as you wish. There's plenty to see and do in Hyderabad, which is known for its atmospheric bazaars, heritage mountains, and palaces. Witness the impressive architecture of the old city, and explore the minarets of the Charminar, or visit the dazzling Chowmahalla Palace. History lovers are recommended a tour of the Salar Jung Museum, The Nizam's Museum, or the Sudha Cars Museum. Guests can also benefit from a visit to the Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi Tombs, located just outside of the city. Likewise, the Ramoji Film City is a delight for film lovers, and travelers can spend an entire day touring famous film sets. For a glimpse of modern Hyderabad, travelers can also visit the Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills areas, which are filled with restaurants and malls. With this private charter, take advantage of the opportunity to see all the city has to offer. There are multiple car sizes on offer, as well as the option to hire the car for 4, 8, or 12 hours.

Hyderabad: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

6. Hyderabad: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Start the tour early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel. Get acquainted with your English-speaking guide and drive to the majestic Golconda Fort, about 11 km from the city. Originally built as a mud fort, the complex has undergone changes through the centuries under the rule of the Bahmani Sultans and the Qutb Shahi dynasty. Learn about the acoustics of the building and the intricate water management system designed here. Your guide will explain the history of the fort and how it shaped the future of Hyderabad and its people. At noon, head to the Qutub Shahi Tombs located close by. Erected in the memory of the rulers of the region, the impressive granite tombs, arches and columns are worth a visit. Stroll through the gardens and visit the exhibition to learn the significance of this landmark. Continue to Hyderabad's Old City, where you will visit the Chowmahalla Palace which was once home to the Nizams, reputed to be one of the richest families of India. As many as 7000 attendants were required to maintain the opulent palace. Some of the noteworthy sections in this Palace include a water fountain, vintage cars, intricate carvings, glass chandeliers and the grand durbar hall. On Fridays, Choumahalla is closed and we will instead visit the spectacularly built Badshahi Ashoorkhana. The final destination is Charminar, a monument that is symbolic of the city of Hyderabad. It was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shahi, the fifth sultan of the Qutub Shahi dynasty to commemorate the end of a deadly plague attack of the city. Hear of the legends of this place such as the presence of a secret tunnel underneath Charminar which connected to Golconda Fort, created as a means of escape for the royal family at times of distress. At the end of the tour, be dropped back to your hotel.

Hyderabad: Private City Tour with Evening Boat Ride

7. Hyderabad: Private City Tour with Evening Boat Ride

After being collected from your hotel waiting area between 9:30AM-10:00AM by your guide and driver, you will depart for your full-day tour of Hyderabad. Your tour starts with a visit to the magnificent Golkonda Fort, originally built in the 12th century, known for its innovative water supply system, huge acoustic palaces and the Fateh Rahben gun and cannons. Following this, you will visit the historical Qutub Shahi Tombs, located at Ibrahim Bagh and close to the Golconda Fort, where the bodies of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah and his heirs were buried. Next on the tour will be the ancient mosque, Mecca Masjid, whose construction was started by the Qutb Shahi dynasty and was completed by Aurangzeb. It is believed that the bricks and soil to build the central arch of this historic mosque were procured from through the major pilgrimage of Muslims, Mecca. Your driver will then take you to a local restaurant where you can enjoy famous Hyderabadi cuisine. After finishing lunch, your next stop will be at Charminar. Charminar is known as the Icon of Hyderabad, famous for its architecture, four minarets of 184-feet tall, four arches and the work of granite, mortar, limestone and pulverized marble. You will then venture onward to the Salar Jung Museum, which contains a treasure of exhibits that include ancient manuscripts, sculptures, carvings, artifacts, carpets, furniture and more. The Museum houses the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world by Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. Later on, you will be taken to the Chow Mohalla Palace, recognized for a complex of four palaces built in the European and Mughal style of architecture. Before the conclusion of your day, your driver will take you to the beautiful and serene Hussain Sagar and the closely located NTR Gardens which are the best places to spend your evening, which will include a unique boat ride. At the conclusion of your tour, your driver will drop you back at your accommodation.

Ramoji Film City: Full Day Tour with Lunch

8. Ramoji Film City: Full Day Tour with Lunch

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to your destination at Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal. On arrival, you'll receive a box of chocolates, a welcome drink and snacks before boarding your guided coach to take you around the complex.  Ramoji Film City was founded by Ramoji Rao in 1996 and is a unique location that caters to the requirements of the film world, including regional, national, Hollywood and in-house productions. The city has its own regional television channel (ETV, 12 channels) and also happens to be the first private-sector broadcasting company to have its own earth station, enabling a direct link to satellites and thus providing the city viewership for channels in 32 countries.  Your ticket includes entry to: Action Studio, Filmy Duniya, Spirit of Ramoji, Stunt Show, Ranger and Borasura. You'll also benefit from limited queuing for attractions. Enjoy approximately 5-hours of film in over 2000 acres of creativity and imagination. 

Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

9. Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Hyderabad, then heads 11 km towards the impressive Golconda Fort, once known as the diamond capital of the world. With your expert guide, discover the wonders of the fort and its incredible history, which dates back to 1143AD when it was just a mud fort. Learn about how the fort served as the Palace of the Bahmani sultans as you admire the stunning architecture of the building. Continue the tour around the fort, listening to fascinating insight into the history of this royal palace and treasury. Learn about how the fort was famous for its diamonds, including the Kohinoor, the Hope Diamond, the Idol’s Eye, and the Orlov. Then, discover the fort’s breathtaking acoustics — a clap at the Balahisar Gate can be heard right up on the top of the fort! Next, head to the Qutub Shahi Tombs, built in memory of the old kings of Golconda. Admire the tombs' exquisite arches, columns, dome minarets, and galleries, surrounded by stunning gardens. Marvel at all 7 tombs, each dedicated to one of the Qutub Shahi rulers, whose reign lasted for 2 centuries.

Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Tour)

10. Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Tour)

An ideal introduction to the city, pass by highlights like the Patel Market, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace, as well as hidden gems in the Old City. Hear interesting stories about the city and its inhabitants and receive tips and recommendations from your guide.

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India: Tourist eSIM Data Plan

India: Tourist eSIM Data Plan

Explore India with a traveller-focused eSIM from 1 to 30 days. Get seamless connections while travelling with a prepaid plan perfect for iPhones and other smartphones. Effortlessly purchase and install your eSIM anytime, anywhere, and choose from various data packages and validity options. Activate your eSIM by scanning the eSIM QR code, and get instant access to all your essential apps as soon as you land in India. Say goodbye to the hassle of managing multiple SIM cards with this eco-friendly solution. Experience immediate connection, allowing you to hail a cab, check into your hotel, or post your first Indian adventure on social media without delay. Enjoy simple access with just one eSIM, and you can easily top up by purchasing and activating additional eSIM plans if needed.

India: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

India: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to India hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in India. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration.

India: eSim Mobile Data Plan

India: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to India hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in India. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access 4G or 5G networks and all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, or Fascel

Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar

Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar

Set off on a 3-hour walking tour of the Old City of Hyderabad. Navigate through colorful markets and make your way to historic mosques and mansions. Accompanied by your local guide, hear the stories of the Nizams and the people of Hyderabad. Choose from flexible options of a private tour, exclusive to your booking, or meet other travelers in a shared, join-in tour. You can also request hotel pickup and drop-off for added convenience. The walk commences at Charminar, a monument symbolic of the city of Hyderabad, which was built in 1591 to commemorate the end of a deadly plague attack on the city. Your guide will enthrall you with legends like the presence of a secret tunnel underneath Charminar which connected to Golconda Fort, created as a means of escape for the royal family at times of distress. Next, walk to Mecca Masjid, one of the oldest and largest mosques in India. The foundation stone was laid by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, and the bricks used to build the mosque were made from soil sourced from Mecca. Marvel at a magnificent mosque that can accommodate more than 10000 people. Stroll past bazaars full of bangles, perfumes, laces, and bridalwear, on your way to a unique Clock Tower. This clock was a gift to the people of this area at a time when wristwatches and wall clocks were rare. Walk past Moti Mahal, which used to be a Palace of the Nizams but, since 1969, now serves as a Homeopathic Hospital. Admire the Corinthian pillars of the Asman Garh Palace and the Palace of Khurshid Jah Bahadur before taking the last leg of your walk to the Chowmahalla Palace of the Nizams. Some of the noteworthy sections in this palace include a water fountain, vintage cars, intricate carvings, glass chandeliers, and the grand durbar hall. During the heydays of the Nizams, as many as 7000 attendants used to man this palace. Your tour either concludes here or with drop-off at your hotel if you select the pickup and drop-off option.

Hyderabad: Private Car Hire with Driver and Flexible Hours

Hyderabad: Private Car Hire with Driver and Flexible Hours

Spend the day exploring the sights and locations of Hyderabad at your own leisure in a private, air-conditioned car. Accompanied by a professional chauffeur to help you make the most of your day in Hyderabad, customize your visit to suit your interests and preferences. Once you’ve decided how you’d like to spend your time, sit back and relax as you explore the city and make as many stops and visits to as many places as you wish. There's plenty to see and do in Hyderabad, which is known for its atmospheric bazaars, heritage mountains, and palaces. Witness the impressive architecture of the old city, and explore the minarets of the Charminar, or visit the dazzling Chowmahalla Palace. History lovers are recommended a tour of the Salar Jung Museum, The Nizam's Museum, or the Sudha Cars Museum. Guests can also benefit from a visit to the Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi Tombs, located just outside of the city. Likewise, the Ramoji Film City is a delight for film lovers, and travelers can spend an entire day touring famous film sets. For a glimpse of modern Hyderabad, travelers can also visit the Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills areas, which are filled with restaurants and malls. With this private charter, take advantage of the opportunity to see all the city has to offer. There are multiple car sizes on offer, as well as the option to hire the car for 4, 8, or 12 hours.

Hyderabad: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Hyderabad: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Start the tour early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel. Get acquainted with your English-speaking guide and drive to the majestic Golconda Fort, about 11 km from the city. Originally built as a mud fort, the complex has undergone changes through the centuries under the rule of the Bahmani Sultans and the Qutb Shahi dynasty. Learn about the acoustics of the building and the intricate water management system designed here. Your guide will explain the history of the fort and how it shaped the future of Hyderabad and its people. At noon, head to the Qutub Shahi Tombs located close by. Erected in the memory of the rulers of the region, the impressive granite tombs, arches and columns are worth a visit. Stroll through the gardens and visit the exhibition to learn the significance of this landmark. Continue to Hyderabad's Old City, where you will visit the Chowmahalla Palace which was once home to the Nizams, reputed to be one of the richest families of India. As many as 7000 attendants were required to maintain the opulent palace. Some of the noteworthy sections in this Palace include a water fountain, vintage cars, intricate carvings, glass chandeliers and the grand durbar hall. On Fridays, Choumahalla is closed and we will instead visit the spectacularly built Badshahi Ashoorkhana. The final destination is Charminar, a monument that is symbolic of the city of Hyderabad. It was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shahi, the fifth sultan of the Qutub Shahi dynasty to commemorate the end of a deadly plague attack of the city. Hear of the legends of this place such as the presence of a secret tunnel underneath Charminar which connected to Golconda Fort, created as a means of escape for the royal family at times of distress. At the end of the tour, be dropped back to your hotel.

Hyderabad: Private City Tour with Evening Boat Ride

Hyderabad: Private City Tour with Evening Boat Ride

After being collected from your hotel waiting area between 9:30AM-10:00AM by your guide and driver, you will depart for your full-day tour of Hyderabad. Your tour starts with a visit to the magnificent Golkonda Fort, originally built in the 12th century, known for its innovative water supply system, huge acoustic palaces and the Fateh Rahben gun and cannons. Following this, you will visit the historical Qutub Shahi Tombs, located at Ibrahim Bagh and close to the Golconda Fort, where the bodies of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah and his heirs were buried. Next on the tour will be the ancient mosque, Mecca Masjid, whose construction was started by the Qutb Shahi dynasty and was completed by Aurangzeb. It is believed that the bricks and soil to build the central arch of this historic mosque were procured from through the major pilgrimage of Muslims, Mecca. Your driver will then take you to a local restaurant where you can enjoy famous Hyderabadi cuisine. After finishing lunch, your next stop will be at Charminar. Charminar is known as the Icon of Hyderabad, famous for its architecture, four minarets of 184-feet tall, four arches and the work of granite, mortar, limestone and pulverized marble. You will then venture onward to the Salar Jung Museum, which contains a treasure of exhibits that include ancient manuscripts, sculptures, carvings, artifacts, carpets, furniture and more. The Museum houses the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world by Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. Later on, you will be taken to the Chow Mohalla Palace, recognized for a complex of four palaces built in the European and Mughal style of architecture. Before the conclusion of your day, your driver will take you to the beautiful and serene Hussain Sagar and the closely located NTR Gardens which are the best places to spend your evening, which will include a unique boat ride. At the conclusion of your tour, your driver will drop you back at your accommodation.

Ramoji Film City: Full Day Tour with Lunch

Ramoji Film City: Full Day Tour with Lunch

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to your destination at Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal. On arrival, you'll receive a box of chocolates, a welcome drink and snacks before boarding your guided coach to take you around the complex.  Ramoji Film City was founded by Ramoji Rao in 1996 and is a unique location that caters to the requirements of the film world, including regional, national, Hollywood and in-house productions. The city has its own regional television channel (ETV, 12 channels) and also happens to be the first private-sector broadcasting company to have its own earth station, enabling a direct link to satellites and thus providing the city viewership for channels in 32 countries.  Your ticket includes entry to: Action Studio, Filmy Duniya, Spirit of Ramoji, Stunt Show, Ranger and Borasura. You'll also benefit from limited queuing for attractions. Enjoy approximately 5-hours of film in over 2000 acres of creativity and imagination. 

Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Hyderabad, then heads 11 km towards the impressive Golconda Fort, once known as the diamond capital of the world. With your expert guide, discover the wonders of the fort and its incredible history, which dates back to 1143AD when it was just a mud fort. Learn about how the fort served as the Palace of the Bahmani sultans as you admire the stunning architecture of the building. Continue the tour around the fort, listening to fascinating insight into the history of this royal palace and treasury. Learn about how the fort was famous for its diamonds, including the Kohinoor, the Hope Diamond, the Idol’s Eye, and the Orlov. Then, discover the fort’s breathtaking acoustics — a clap at the Balahisar Gate can be heard right up on the top of the fort! Next, head to the Qutub Shahi Tombs, built in memory of the old kings of Golconda. Admire the tombs' exquisite arches, columns, dome minarets, and galleries, surrounded by stunning gardens. Marvel at all 7 tombs, each dedicated to one of the Qutub Shahi rulers, whose reign lasted for 2 centuries.

Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Tour)

Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Tour)

An ideal introduction to the city, pass by highlights like the Patel Market, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace, as well as hidden gems in the Old City. Hear interesting stories about the city and its inhabitants and receive tips and recommendations from your guide.

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4.7
(13 reviews)

The tour is excellent, Hyderabad is a beautiful city with a long history which is interestingly explained while visiting majestic historic buildings and vibrant markets. But the most valuable gem of the tour is a tourist guide John- not only he knows every aspect of the history of his hometown, but he actually helped me a lot in a stressful situation when I accidentaly left my cell phone in a cab. Without even asking he organized everything so smoothly that I got my phone back in a couple of hours. Thank you for your kind heart and great help. If anybody considers taking a tour you should do that without any doubt. You will both have great time and everything will be taken care of even when a problem comes up.

Wonderful day with our Guide Kumar. Very knowledgeable and always looking out for us in the heat etc. He asked if we wanted to go and see some pearls, which we agreed to as long as there was no hard sell or pressure to buy. Sure enough, the salesperson educated us about pearls and there was no pressure to buy. All in all a great day and we learned so much about Hyderabad.

Our guide, Kumar, was very knowledgeable and gave us a thorough history of how the city of Hyderabad came to existence. I would recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in the history of this city

Everything was great, but the best, was my guide, John was the nicest person, he took the time to explain everything, We really enjoyed

The tour with John was amazing, very informative. He could answer any question I threw at him.