DAY 01: HYDERABAD
Arrival at Hyderabad Airport, assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad as per the timings,
Hyderabad in the south-central region of India, the former princely state also known as Hyderabad Deccan, once it was the only global centre for trade of large diamonds, emeralds and natural pearls, popularized as ‘City of Pearls’ with its unmatched blend of history and modernity, noted for its impressive monuments, museums, unique cultural heritage, and the lineage which can be traced back to the history of rulers, who were great patrons of literature, art, Indo-Islamic architecture, jewellery collection and rich food.
The Charminar the classic monument and great example of Indo-Islamic architecture, this majestic architectural masterpiece of the city stands at the heart of Hyderabad city, was built by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. The unique iconic landmark is symbol of Hyderabad and its long history includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 430 years, also known for its popular surroundings of the heritage structures and, busy market areas
Mecca Masjid (Mecca mosque) in the heart of Hyderabad city, one of the largest mosques in the country. The construction of the Mecca Masjid began in the year 1617 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah. It is considered to be one of the best Indo-Islamic architectural wonders in India.
Chowmahalla Palace (Four palaces) famous for its style and elegance, construction of the palace began in the late 18th century and over the decades a synthesis of many architectural styles and influences emerged. The beautiful palace was official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. Because the name goes it is Char Mahals means ‘Four palaces’ featured as per their significance
Laad Bazar (Laad Market) this unique colorful market of Hyderabad operational since the time of the Qutb Shahis and the Nizams. This area also known as Choodi bazaar (Bangle market), as it is the main market for bangles, popular for bangles, semi-precious stones, pearls, jewelry, and perfumes
DAY 02: HYDERABAD
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad – Evening free for leisure
The Salar Jung Museum in the city of Hyderabad, one of the largest museums in the world. It has collection of rare sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and unique furniture collecting from all across the world. The museum has famous Quran collection from all around the world in different fonts and designs with Gold and Silver
The Golconda Fort built by the Qutb Shahi dynasty c. 1321–1687 as the capital of the Golconda Sultanate. Because of the vicinity of diamond mines, especially Kollur Mine, Golconda flourished as a trade centre of large diamonds, known as the Golconda Diamonds. The region has produced some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Koh-i-Noor (now owned by the United Kingdom), the blue Hope (United States), the pink Daria-i-Noor (Iran), the white Regent (France) and many others. Golconda Fort is an archaeological treasure of India, consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km (6.2 mi) long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables, etc. inside.
Qutub Shahi Tombs consist of tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers. These tombs were planned and built by Qutub Shahis, considered to be few of the oldest monuments of Hyderabad; these tombs captivate their visitors with the Indo-Islamic architectural excellence. Two-tiered terraces, false ceilings and central pillars, which form an essential part of the structures, have also been intricately decorated. The structural beauty of these tombs still attracts admirers from all over the world.
Falaknuma Palace in the city of Hyderabad stands majestically on a 2000-foot-high hill. This palace is sure to take you back to Nizam Era, to its glamour and luxurious living. The Palace has been constructed with Italian marble. Built by an Italian architect, the palace is one of the architectural wonders of 19th century and is often referred as ‘Mirror of The Sky’. With interiors decorated lavishly, the palace has around 220 rooms and 22 halls, each designed beautifully. One of the most captivating features of this palace is its rich collections of rare objects and this place represents the glamour of Nizam era and its carefully designed architectural beauty. Falaknuma Palace boasts of marble staircase, carved balustrades, huge library and unique collection of the Holy Quran. Along with this, the rosewood dining table of the palace with a capacity of hosting 100 guests at a time is also worth noticing. The Jade collection of the Falaknuma Palace is famous all over the world
DAY 03: HYDERABAD
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad – Evening free for leisure in old city markets
Purani Haveli in Hyderabad a U shaped complex with a single storied central building in European style which was originally established as the residential quarters of Mir Momen, the Peshwa of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah around 16th century, and was later acquired by Asaf Jah II, the second Nizam of Hyderabad in 18th century, the palace has been popularly known as Purani Haveli, which literally means ‘Old Palace’
Nizam’s Museum is the boasting of a rich collection of memoirs, gifts, souvenirs from all over the world, it was created on the wish of last and the seventh Nizam, Asaf Jah VII, the museum showcases a glimpse into the lives of Nizams, who have ruled the city from 19th to 20th century, it is consisted of a wide range of rare souvenirs and exquisitely designed mementos. The major attraction here is the golden, wooden throne, which was used during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam. There is also a gold model of the pavilion. Diamond inlaid gold Tiffin-box, paintings of Mir Osman Ali Khan, wooden writing box covered with mother-of-pearl, daggers studded with diamond and gold, caskets etc.
Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad connects two parts of the city (Secunderabad and Hyderabad) to each other. The largest artificial lake in Asia excavated in 1562 AD during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Named after Hussain Shah Wali, this lake beautifies the city gracefully. Not just for beauty, it is also known for its historical connection. On the banks of this Hussain Sagar Lake the treaty between Mughals and Golconda was signed. A popular recreational spot attracts visitors of all age groups
The wide array of Hyderabadi flavors offers to its visitors. Owing to two rich class and traditions, the cuisines in Hyderabad is beautiful amalgamation of Turkish, Mughlai and Arabic influences blended with native Indian culinary traditions. Hyderabadi biryani, Hyderabadi haleem, Murgh champe, Gosht pasinde, Irani chai, Shahi tukra, Sheer khurma, Mauz ka mitha and long list of what we imagine in this city of Nizami heritage. With a history for centuries, savoring Hyderabadi cuisines are nothing less than a delightful experience which you will remember all your life
DAY 04: HYDERABAD
After breakfast move for optional visits in Hyderabad and transfer to Hyderabad Airport as per the timings