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Widely-known as ‘the Pearl City’, Hyderabad holds an unmatched blend of history and modernity, promises a uniquely refreshing experience to all. From ancient monuments to natural charm to thrilling entertainment, the city has it all to keep you fascinated.

Today, Hyderabad houses a population slugging their way through innumerable leading IT and non-IT companies directing them to a monotonous work routine. And this routine, at some point of time makes us sick of the work pressure. But, don’t feel betrayed by this modernisation, synonymous with modernity alongside the metropolis Hyderabad exists an ancient city with an altogether unique spark of its own.

Here is a list for some of the most famous tourist places in Hyderabad; the ones that you must not miss:

Ananthagiri hills

One of the favorite trekking destinations in Hyderabad, Ananthagiri hills is the best for novice trekkers. Experience nature at its best at this hill station and enjoy a stroll in the Ananthagiri forest to get great views of the valley and waterfalls. The gorgeous place offers some of the best activities like rock climbing, balancing boards, Spider web and Tarzan swing, etc.


Mahabubnagar has different religious and historic sites situated in and around it, which makes it an ideal weekend getaway near Hyderabad. It has some of the ancient temples like Umamaheshwaram, Alampur, Jetaprolu, and Srirangapur. Another famous tourist attraction of the place is its 700-year-old banyan tree whose extensive branches cover nearly 3 acres. A beautiful waterfall Mallelatheertham is among the most beautiful waterfalls in India.

Horsley Hills

Amongst the most serene hill stations around Hyderabad, Horsley Hills is a perfect get away from the mad rush of the city and enjoy a relaxing weekend. It is also home to the largest banyan tree in the world and is best known for its rich biodiversity. Go on trekking to the top of the hill to enjoy the views of astounding nature, also visit the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary and elephant reserve and enjoy a boat ride on the Lake Gangotri.

Ramoji Film City

One of the largest film studios in the world, Ramoji Film City has been alluring tourists from every corner of the country since its inception in 1991. Its brilliant architecture and advanced technical facilities make it perfect for all the pre and post-production of a film. Spread over 2500 acres, the studio can house almost 50 film units within a given point of time and is also listed in ‘Guinness Book of World Records’.


Dandeli is widely famous for its varied culture and lush green environs. It is amongst the adventure hill stations near Hyderabad. If you are crazy about adventure activity, Dandeli is an ideal spot for river rafting and other activities like trekking, cycling and more. Besides, visit the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary to see different animals in their natural habitat. Also, don’t forget to explore its famous caves like Kavala caves, Ulvi temple, and Syntheri rocks.

Nehru Zoological Park

Boasting of about 1,500 species of birds, animals, and reptiles, Nehru Zoological Park is the largest zoo in India. Here, you can choose from a variety of safaris Bear Safari, Lion Safari, Tiger Safari, and Butterfly Safari and treat yourself with a few adventurous moments. It is quite popular as a picnic spot with a vast area of about 380 acres.

Nallamala hills

Get an escape from the hustle and bustle of your work and enjoy the beauty of nature at Nallamala hills. It is one of the nearest hill stations to Hyderabad popular for its peaceful ambiance. You can visit here different wildlife sanctuaries and go hiking for an adventurous retreat.


The ancient Buddhist site has many stupas and viharas, wells, maha stupas, cisterns, and a bronze idol of Lord Buddha. It is the best picnic spot for spiritual people, who wish to spend some quality time near god. It has numerous ancient temples like Miniature stupa and Bhakta Ramadas Dhyana Mandir around it, to explore around Nelakondapalli.

Snow World

The first-ever snow-themed park in India, Snow World presents a natural landscape with igloos, simulated polar bears and penguins and alpine trees. Here, you can play with snow and try different sports like ice skating, ice boarding, snow slides with bumping-car and toboggan rides. As this park is located at the Lower Tank Bund Road, it is easily accessible.

Golconda Fort

Built by Qutub Shahi Kings, Golconda Fort presents a brilliant architecture, with eight gates and 87 bastions. Its impressive structure has majestic walls which are as high as 15 to 18 feet and a parameter of close to 11 km. Additionally; the architectural marvel Golconda Fort also captivates its visitors with its system of acoustics, its water supply system, ‘Rahban’ cannon and Ramdas’ prison which has carved Hindu deity in it.

The Nizams’ city of Hyderabad offers its visitors a lot more interesting choices. Entertainment parks such as Snow World is the first snow-themed park of India, are perfect for spending a fun-filled day. There are places for nature lovers where they can relax in the refreshing nature. To get a glimpse of modern Hyderabad, visit HiTec City and get a few spiritual moments by visiting the popular religious places.

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