- Price including taxes – INR xxxx per person
- Travel in AC Toyota Innovas (6-seater)
- Minimum – 10 persons Maximum, 30 persons
This tour will cover the main sights of Hyderabad. We will start with the magnificent Golkonda Fort. The architecture of the Fort
includes some amazingly advanced acoustics systems that were used for signalling approaching enemy as well as for detecting conspiracies
being hatched in palace corners.
The climb up the Fort would be a sometimes steep, sometimes easy climb of about 360 steps and has excellent views of the QutbShahi
tombs just outside the Fort area, the Charminar in the distance and the rest of the city’s landscape. After the Fort, we will proceed
to the QutbShahi Tombs. The rulers of the QutbShahi Dynasty had a tradition of constructing their tombs during their lifetime.
The Emperors tried to outdo their predecessor and the magnificence of the architecture advanced over time. The tombs tower
over the landscape majestically. This architecture is a fascinating mix of Persian and the local styles. Remnants of the blue tile work
on some of these elegant structures give us a peek into the richness of that was a trademark of this dynasty.
After the visit to the tombs, we will drive to the old city where we will start with a tour of the Chowmahalla Palace that was the
seat of the dynasty of the Nizams of Hyderabad who were well known for the grandeur and wealth. This palace, built in the eighteenth
century has been pain stakingly restored and has been open to public only since 2006. The imposing Durbar Hall with its collection
of glittering chandeliers and several rooms within the Palace display artefacts from the past that reflect the opulence with which
this dynasty lived and ruled.
A short walk will take us to see the most famous symbol of the city, the Charminar that was planned as the centre of the city when
the capital shifted from Golkonda to Hyderabad in 1591 AD. The four minarets structure towers over bustling bazaars selling colourful
and glittering lacquered bangles, pearls, shiny fabric, traditional perfumes (ittar), antiques and other knick-knacks. The climb up
the Charminar is about fifty steps through a spiral staircase from where you can get magnificent views of the Mecca Masjid, the Unani
Hospital, the Osmania Hospital, High Court, the Purani Haveli as well as the Falaknuma Palace in the distance. For the true flavour
of old Hyderabadi culture, this area of the city is a must visit.
After the visit to Charminar, we will make our way back to the hotel via the HussainSagar Lake (no stop).