The Pearl City, Hyderabad, has an unparalleled blend of history and modernity you’ll rarely find anywhere else. With a history as old as 400 years and its status as a metropolitan city, Hyderabad promises a refreshing experience for all. The city will leave you in awe of its historical monuments, world-famous cuisines, thrilling entertainment parks, and shopping districts.
My friends and I planned a road trip to Hyderabad on a whim over dinner. Road trips have always been our way to escape the mundane cycle of life in Bangalore. Hyderabad was the perfect place for a getaway where we could experience its culinary heritage and appreciate the influence of the Nizam era.
The Unforgettable Journey
We quickly scheduled a Bangalore to Hyderabad Cab package, packed our luggage, and started on a road trip we would never forget. Taking a cab was the most economical option and allowed us to make flexible pit stops while taking the country view. If you take the main Bangalore to Hyderabad route, you’ll also come across highway stops like Cube Shop at Chikkaballapur, which serves great food.
Before you reach Hyderabad, you may also want to make a quick stop at Mahabubnagar. The once-eminent part of the Golconda Kingdom has many interesting forts, mosques, and temples.
The Main City
Here are a few places you can explore once you reach Hyderabad city.
This seems like an obvious one. When we first visited Charminar, the tourist activity seemed to revolve around this Mugal marvel. It’s a great place to do some street photography and light shopping. If you get the opportunity, you may also want to climb to the top for a bird’s eye view of the Old City.
- Chowmahalla Palace
As the name suggests, this 18th-century architecture has four palaces–Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, and Aftab Mahal. The palace covers 12 acres of land and has two beautiful courtyards. You may especially appreciate the intricate craftsmanship of the palace ceilings, which look like rich and colourfully woven saree drapes.
- Teen Paigah tombs
If you’re looking for something a little offbeat, you’ll want to check out the Teen Paigah tombs. Most tourists and even locals remain unaware of this historical site. It was a challenge to find the place, but it was well worth it in the end. The tombs are separated by decorative lattice walls and are well preserved. If you are a history buff, you can also find the caretaker who will, at length, explain the rich history hidden within the tombs.
- Tank Bund
Connecting Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Tank Bund road is a popular city hangout. It promises and delivers a breathtaking view of the Hussain Sagar lake and its monolith of Buddha in the centre. Abutting the road, you’ll find well-maintained grass walkways that showcase 33 bronze statues of popular figures and plaques stating their unique contributions to the world.
You can spend a whole day in the surrounding areas, where you’ll find the lush Lumbini Park, NTR memorial, and Hyderabad boat club in the south. You can end your day by watching the sunset over the city line and strolling along the road while enjoying delicious street food.
Hyderabad has many more interesting places for you, and the best way to explore them would be through a Cab Service in Hyderabad. From nature lovers to adventure and history buffs, this famous city has something for everyone.