Hyderabad: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

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Hyderabad: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

From $120.91 per person

Embark on a private full-day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad combining the best of history, heritage and culture. Enjoy a delicious afternoon lunch of biryani at a famous local restaurant.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup available from any hotel located within Hyderabad city limits. Please wait in the lobby 5-10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the hill fortress of Golconda, once the diamond trading capital of India
  • Marvel at the grand interiors of Choumahalla Palace of the Nizams
  • Visit the iconic monument of Charminar and learn about the origins of the city
  • Explore the world's largest one-man collection at the Salarjung Museum
  • Taste a delicious lunch of Biryani at a popular restaurant to fuel your sightseeing
Full description
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. At 3:00 PM, head to the Salarjung Museum, home to the world’s largest one-man art collection. Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949) who was the Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a fortune over thirty-five years to build this collection. The collection ranges from 2nd century BC to the early 20th century AD and contains work from different cultures such as Greek, Roman, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Christian, and Islamic. The final destination is Charminar, a monument that is symbolic of the city of Hyderabad. It was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutb 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Beverages
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes as there are steps to be climbed at the fort
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
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I originally signed up for this tour, the afternoon before, but it had to be changed to the Hyderabad: Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar, due to Covid 19 closures. 5 Senses Tours was very efficient in the turnaround to find me another tour on Monday 24 August 2020! My guide was John, he's a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who knows the history of Hyderabad and India very well and had an answer for every single question I had. It was an enjoyable morning walking tour, easy getting around and learning from him. Ask John to stop for an amazing "chai" before starting the walking tour. Also my driver was Taiyab and he did an outstanding job as well. I’d highly recommend this tour. Thank you 5 Senses tour and John!

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August 30, 2020

Comprehensive but exhausting

Great tour, but be prepared for a long day. Some amazing sites and sights. Felt slightly hurried at times, but the best way to see Hyderabad. Lunch experience among the locals was also worth it. Thanks to Azam and Karim for looking after us.

October 10, 2019

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