Things to do in Hyderabad

See stunning architecture in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, located in the south of India, is a stunning city with incredible architecture, historical buildings, and a rich and vibrant culture. It is the perfect holiday destination with everything from beautiful lakeside views to intense city nightlife. With its growing technological sector, the city is quickly becoming the IT capital of the country.


Things to do in Hyderabad


The old Town and the New Town

In Hyderabad, many visitors don’t get past the Old City which is packed with sightseeing and places to go. However, if you have time, try to explore both the old and new parts of the city to really get a feel of the city’s history and culture.



Tour the countless palaces, temples, churches, and mosques and see the stunning architecture inside and outside of each of these buildings. Ancient tombs and forts abound, and you can go to these archaeological sites to learn more about the historical significance of each attraction.



If you have children, spend the day at the zoo and see wild animals and beautiful plants on display. Or spend the afternoon playing a relaxing round of golf at one of the sports clubs in the city.



After a day of exploring, unwind by soaking up the city’s nightlife and enjoying the wide variety of bars, lounges, and nightclubs that bring the city to life at night.


Travel to Bangalore

If you want to explore outside the city, it’s very easy to take a train over to Bangalore to see more landmarks and attractions.


When to go to Hyderabad

Hyderabad has a tropical wet and dry climate, with May being the hottest month featuring temperatures averaging 30 °C (90 °F).
Because of all the religions and cultures represented in Hyderabad, there are also several festivals and religious events that are celebrated throughout the year. There is also an annual Hyderabad Literary Festival that shows the city’s cultural creativity so make sure to check out what is happening, so you don’t miss out on any fun things to do in Hyderabad when you visit.

Hyderabad Facts

Population6 809 970
LanguageHindi, English
CurrencyIndian rupee
AirportHyderabad, India (HYD)

Hyderabad average temperatures

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Hyderabad Marathon

Held in August since 2011, the Hyderabad Marathon has become a great tradition for the people of India. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a 2k run, making sure that people of all fitness levels can participate. The full marathon will take you from the historical old town to the modern economical center of Hyderabad. The race goes from Necklace Road past the beautiful Hussain Sagar Lake, the small rural towns that can be found along the way and finishes in the Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli. Make sure to not miss it if you are in Hyderabad in August!

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