Jan 27, 2023

A peek into Hyderabad’s Qutb Shahi Dynasty

When it comes to naming the cities that house some of the marvellous historical sites, Hyderabad always makes it up to the list. Why wouldn’t it be? After all, its history date back to the 16th century when the Mughals took control over the city. Additionally, the city is known to be heaven for foodies, especially non-veg lovers. Below is our guide that you can follow if you ever plan to do a quick one-day visit to Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort

Built in the 11th century, Golconda Fort is a gigantic castle with eight mesmerising gates and walls as tall as 18 feet. Reportedly, it is the place where the world-famous Kohinoor diamond was kept, along with many other prestigious diamonds.

Timings: 8 am – 5:30 pm

Fees: 25rs

Qutub Shahi Tombs

As you come out of the Golconda Fort, you can visit the Qutub Shahi Tomb, which is just a few kilometres away and known for the seven tombs of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty’s Kings. It has a beautiful garden where you can sit and relax for some time.

Timings: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Fees: 10rs

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

Not only Indians but half of the world is a fan of Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. Hence, make the best out of your appetite and, without fear, order a bowl full of biryani for lunch.

Charminar

Your Hyderabad trip would be incomplete without catching a glimpse of the splendid Charminar, which is a mosque built in 1591. The intricate carving on the walls of this monument is enough to keep you invested for some time and is certainly a true example of ancient art.

Timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Fees: 20rs

Shop at Laad Bazaar

Once out of the Charminar, you can go on a shopping spree at the famous Laad Bazaar which is just around the corner. It’s one of the oldest bazaars in Hyderabad and was actually established for Quli Qutub Sahab’s wedding.

Chowmahalla Palace

Spread over 45 acres of land, the Chowmahalla Palace is a perfect place to experience the glorious lifestyle that Nizam rulers had. This 18th century palace is made up of four palaces which also tells why it’s called Chowmahalla, meaning four Mahals in Urdu.

Timings: 10 am – 5 pm, Friday closed

Fees: 50rs

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