Hyderabad Old Town Tour, Hyderabad

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.
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Hyderabad Old Town Tour Map

Guide Name: Hyderabad Old Town Tour
Guide Location: India » Hyderabad (See other walking tours in Hyderabad)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: Xena
Chowmahalla Palace

1) Chowmahalla Palace (must see)

Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallat (4 Palaces), is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams.

In Persian, Chahar means four and in Arabic Mahalat (plural of Mahal) means palaces, hence the name Chowmahallat means four palaces. All ceremonial functions including the accession of the...   view more
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Mecca Masjid

2) Mecca Masjid (must see)

Mecca Masjid, also Makkah Masjid, is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad and it is one of the largest Mosques in India. Makkah Masjid is a listed heritage building in the old city of Hyderabad, close to the historic landmarks of Chowmahalla Palace,Laad Bazaar, and Charminar. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam, and used them in the construction of the central arch of the...   view more
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Government Nizamia General Hospital

3) Government Nizamia General Hospital

Government Nizamia General Hospital popularly known as Government Unani Hospital is a public hospital located in Hyderabad. It is a hospital for general medicine and Unani medicine. It was established during the reign of Nizams. It is located near the historic Charminar.

Nizamia General Hospital was built in 1938 by the last Nizam of Hyderabad State, HEH Osman Ali Khan. The departments at the hospital include Gynaecology, Surgery, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Pathology and many others. A...   view more
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4) Charminar (must see)

The Charminar, built in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is on the east bank of Musi river. To the northeast lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite-made richly ornamented Makkah Masjid. The English name is a transliteration and combination of the Urdu words Chār and Minar, translating to "Four Towers"; the eponymous towers...   view more
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Jama Masjid

5) Jama Masjid (must see)

The white towers of the Jama Masjid, the oldest mosque in Hyderabad, rise a few meters from the Charminar. It was built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1597 after the completion of the Charminar.

Within the premises of Jama masjid lie the ruins of an old Turkish bath. Formerly, a school and a monastery used to lie within the walls of the mosque, but they no longer exist presently. The Jama Masjid is still frequented by a large number of Muslims and remains one of the principal places...   view more
Nizam Museum

6) Nizam Museum

Nizam Museum or H.E.H Nizam's Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad at Purani Haveli, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams. This museum showcases the gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII received on his silver jubilee celebrations.

The museum is a repository mainly of souvenirs, gifts and mementos presented by dignitaries to the last Nizam gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. Models...   view more
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Purani Haveli

7) Purani Haveli

Purani Haveli is a palace located in Hyderabad. It was the official residence of the Nizam. It was also known as Haveli Khadeem, which means old mansion, was constructed for Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III (1803–1829) by his father Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah II.

The 2nd Nizam Mir Nizam Ali Khan had taken over this from Rukunudhaulah of the Momin dynasty, in 1717. The main building is a symbol of 18th century European architecture. Sikander Jha lived here for some time and later shifted to...   view more
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Darul Shifa Jama Masjid

8) Darul Shifa Jama Masjid

Darul Shifa Jama Masjid (Darushifa Jama Masjid) was constructed more than 400 years ago, by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah (The Founder of Hyderabad) on the banks of River Musi. The Mosque is flooded by worshipers Specially on Friday and Ramazan covering the Ground of Jama Masjid. "Maulana Hamid Uddin Aqil Hussami", used to lead the Friday Prayers until his death on 11 March...   view more
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Salar Jung Museum

9) Salar Jung Museum (must see)

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad. It is one of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family.

The Indian...   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 Cultural Tour

Hyderabad Cultural Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km