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Ramoji Film City: Full Day Tour with Lunch

1. 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. 

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Hyderabad: Private Car Hire with Driver and Flexible Hours

2. 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.

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Hyderabad: Airport Transfer to/from Hotel

3. Hyderabad: Airport Transfer to/from Hotel

Book a one-way private transfer either from Hyderabad Airport to your hotel or vice-versa. Available for both domestic and international flights, this transfer service can be booked in advance and operates on all days. Avoid the stress and hassle of booking local taxis or paying for toll and parking. The pickup service is provided between Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport to your hotel in Hyderabad city. Groups of up to 3 passengers will be given a Sedan, and up to 5 passengers will be provided with an Innova or equivalent vehicle. Larger groups may be provided with a minibus as per requirement. Each traveler can carry 1 large suitcase and a handbag. For arrivals, your chauffeur will be waiting for you at the Arrivals section of the airport terminal with a placard of your name. Your flight arrival will be monitored by the local tour operator, and in case of any flight delays, the driver will wait for you. Up to 90 minutes of free waiting time is included, giving you sufficient time to finish immigration and customs formalities. Your driver will then assist you with your luggage. For departure, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and dropped off to the departure terminal, offering a door-to-door experience. Leave your worries behind and book this convenient and reliable airport transfer in Hyderabad.

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Hyderabad Private Tour with Charminar Mosque & Museum

4. Hyderabad Private Tour with Charminar Mosque & Museum

Your local English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to explore the historical city of Hyderabad. First up is a visit to the archaeological treasure Golkonda Fort, then on to the Qutub Shahi Tombs, a royal cemetery for the 7 Qutub Shahi kings who ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years. Afterwards your guide will take you to one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, Mecca Masjid before stopping for some lunch at a nice local restaurant. After lunch, your next monument will be the magnificent Charminar, known as the icon of Hyderabad. Then it's on to the famous Salar Jung Museum before a final visit to the palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state, also known as Chowmahalla Palace. 

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Hyderabad: Private City Tour with Evening Boat Ride

5. 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.

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Hyderabad Private Full-day Sightseeing Tour

6. Hyderabad Private Full-day Sightseeing Tour

Journey to the “City of Pearls” with a day tour to Hyderabad. This relatively new city by Indian standards (less than 500 years old) is brimming with culture and sights you don’t want to miss. Take a gander back in time as your professional English-speaking tour guide brings you to Charminar, a majestic monument with 4 gorgeously carved spires in the heart Hyderabad’s Old City. Built in 1591 by Mohammad Quil Qutub Shah, this towering architectural achievement was built to commemorate the eradication of the plague from Hyderabad. Continue on to visit the ruined city of Golkonda Fort built in the 13th century. The remains of the city will leave you breathless. Next see the Mecca Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. The bricks are made from soil from the city of Mecca, making it even more important. You can also see Hussain Sagar, an awesome manmade lake in the city. The lake, constructed in 1562 by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali, has a large stone Buddha in the middle that was built in 1992. Also known as “Tank Bund”, the lake connects the sister cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Hyderabad is not only the capital of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, it is also the most populous. On your tour you will have seen the ancient parts of the city, but today it is actually much more modern. Hyderabad is a major hub for the information technology industry in India, as well as the biotechnology and pharmaceutical capital of India. Don’t miss this exciting look at a modern old city!

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Hyderabad Evening Tour with Boat Ride, Laser Show & Dinner

7. Hyderabad Evening Tour with Boat Ride, Laser Show & Dinner

Your local English-speaking guide will assist you on this Hyderabad city tour which includes visits to some amazing places, such as the modern Birla Temple, devoted to "Venkateswara" (otherwise known as the Hindu god Vishnu). You'll also get to visit Marine Drive which is a wonderful place to unwind and relax on the long strip popularly known as Necklace Road.  After Necklace Road you'll move on to the NTR Gardens, a leisure and entertainment center located on the bank of Hussain Sagar lake. The garden is named after the late N.T. Rama Rao, film star and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It offers lots of recreational facilities including a toy train, cafes, restaurants, a waterfall and souvenir shop.  Next, you can enjoy scenic views on a boat ride in the Husain Sagar lake, one of the largest lakes in Asia. It connects the 2 cities Hyderabad and Secundrabad and features a large Buddha statue in the centre of the lake. Afterwards, it's on to Lumbini Park, maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority. The park was constructed in 1994 and occupies an area of 7.5 acres. Later in the evening you can enjoy a laser show in the park before enjoying dinner in a local restaurant and being dropped off at your hotel.

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4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

We 5oroughly enjoyed our tour in Hyderabad. Samson was an exceptional tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited, and made it an incredible cultural experience. We visited Golconda Fort where we climbed several hundred years of history and visited the camel stables not normally on a general tour. We then visited the Qutub tombs, followed by a visit to a bakery next to Charminar that had the freshest, flakiest cookies I’ve ever eaten coupled with a cup of Masala Chai. Sam and our driver Sadam then took us pearl shopping and helped me negotiate a very reasonable purchase. While walking along the streets next to Charminar, we passed the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. Thanks to Sam and Saddam for a lovely visit to Hyderabad.

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!

Our original guide couldn’t take us due to falling off his bike but 5 senses tour was very efficient in the turnaround to find us another guide! Srinivas is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who knows the history of Hyderabad and India very well and every single question we had he has the answer for us. It was very fun and a breeze getting around and learning from him - 4 hours was almost not enough at all! I’d highly recommend this tour. Thank you 5 senses tour and Srinivas!

Very interesting visit with an educated guide capable of answering all our questions and who respects our rhythm.

Will highly recommend!! It was an enjoyable day. It worth it for a family outing.