Hyderabad Cultural Tour, Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the city of contrasts. There are many cultural sites and places of interest to explore here, including NTR Memorial, State Archeology Museum, Public Gardens and many religious sites, such as Birla Mandir (Hindu temple), St Joseph's (Roman Catholic) Cathedral and more.
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Hyderabad Cultural Tour Map

Guide Name: Hyderabad Cultural Tour
Guide Location: India » Hyderabad (See other walking tours in Hyderabad)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: Xena
NTR Memorial

1) NTR Memorial (must see)

NTR Gardens is a small public, urban park adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India. Constructed in several phases since 1999, the area that is predominantly a park is geographically located in the centre of the city, and is close to other tourist attractions such as Birla Mandir, Necklace Road and Lumbini Park. It maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that functions under the directives of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

In 1999 this land was utilized for erecting a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Birla Mandir

2) Birla Mandir (must see)

Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres (53,000 square meters) plot. The construction took 10 years and was consecrated in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir.

The temple manifests a blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectures. It is constructed...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Birla Science Museum

3) Birla Science Museum (must see)

B. M. Birla Science Museum is an Indian science museum located in Hyderabad. Constructed by civil engineer Mr. P. A. Singaravelu, it comprises a planetarium, museum, science center, art gallery as well as a dinosaurium. The museum itself was the second phase of the science center when it opened in 1990.

The Birla Planetarium is a wing of the Science Center. The planetarium was inaugurated by Mr. N.T. Rama Rao, on 8 September 1985 and is one of three Birla Planetariums in the India. The others...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
AP State Archaeology Museum

4) AP State Archaeology Museum

AP State Archeology Museum or Hyderabad Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad. It is the oldest museum in Hyderabad state. Archeologist Henry Cousens first explored the site in the beginning of the 19th century, and around 1940 the mound was excavated under the supervision of Nizam of Hyderabad. The excavated items were place in a museum built on the ancient site. In 1952, the museum's contents were moved to the current build, under the administrative control of Archaeological Survey of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Public Gardens

5) Public Gardens

Public Gardens also known as Bagh-e-Aam is a historic park located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad, India. It was built in 1846 by Osman Ali Khan, the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad and is the oldest park in Hyderabad In Urdu "Bagh" means Garden and Aam or Aam Jana means the public. Earlier during the Nizam regime, it was called as "Bagham". Later it called as Public Garden. Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, well known open air theater "Lalitha Kala Toranam",...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St Joseph's Cathedral

6) St Joseph's Cathedral (must see)

St Joseph's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Hyderabad. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad and one of the most beautiful churches of Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities of Andhra Pradesh, India. Established in 1820, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue PIME, bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghat, in what is presently called Gunfoundry to build a school, a church and a convent. Pietro Caprotti (Pontifical...   view more
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St. George's Church

7) St. George's Church

St. George's Church is the oldest church in the city of Hyderabad. It was built in 1844. The church was originally an Anglican church but is now under the auspices of the Church of South India.

The power struggle in the Nizam's State involved both the British and the French and both sides continued to struggle until in 1758, the French forces were recalled to Pondicherry to take part in the attack on Madras. In 1779 a British Resident was installed at the court of the Nizam. Eleven...   view more
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Walking Tours in Hyderabad, India

Create Your Own Walk in Hyderabad

Create Your Own Walk in Hyderabad

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hyderabad is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hyderabad Old Town Tour

Hyderabad Old Town Tour

The capital and the largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is particularly renowned for its Old Town part, rich in attractions, such as Chowmahalla Palace, Nizam Museum and several ancient mosques, some of which date back to the 16th century. Take this self-guided tour to explore these and other prominent landmarks of Hyderabad's Old Town.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km