Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana was established in 1591 by Muhammad Qutb Shah. The city was ruled by the Nizams from 1724 to 1948 who left a lasting impression on its food and culture that prevails to this day.

While Hyderabad is steeped in history as evident from its numerous monuments, from the late 20th century it has also slowly transformed into a major IT hub and attracted a significant expatriate population who call it their home.

There are several tourist places to visit in Hyderabad out of which few are listed below. Also included are things to do in Hyderabad which will provide you with planning ideas related to the trip with family and friends.

Best Places to visit in Hyderabad for Kids

1. Golconda Fort

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Location: Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh
Timings: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Fee: INR 15 (Indians), INR 200 (Foreigners)

Golconda Fort is the most famous of all tourist places in Hyderabad. With a perimeter of 11 km and surrounded by 18 feet high walls, the fort has a complex layout. The architecture is famous for its system of acoustics and was built such that a sound of clapping originating at the entrance could be heard at the highest point almost a kilometer away and could thus alert the royals in case of an attack.

Things To Do:

  • Climb the 365 steps to the top for a majestic view of the surrounding.

2. Ramoji Film City

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Location: Ramoji Film City Main Rd
Timings: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Fee: INR 1150 (Adults), INR 950 (Children)

Ramoji Film City is one of the largest film studios in the world and a single destination offering all facilities for film production. It has a capacity to accommodate about 50 film units at the same time and hence makes for an amazing visit among all the places to see in Hyderabad. It also offers luxury staying options for those interested. There are many tour packages one can opt for in Ramoji Film city based upon one’s interest.

Things To Do:

  • Take a guided tour and visit its several film studios.
  • Enquire about the theme of wedding and corporate get-together facilities within the city.

3. Charminar

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Location: Old Hyderabad
Timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fee: Nil

Recognized as the symbolic structure of Hyderabad worldwide, the Charminar has four minarets each about 50 meters high joined by enormous arches. The Charminar is considered a centerpiece of the city design of Old Hyderabad.

Things To Do:

  • Climb the 149 winding steps to the top for a breath-taking view of the bazaars.
  • Visit the nearby Lad Bazaar known for its bangles and the Pather Gatti for its pearls.

4. Chowmahalla Palace

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Location: Motigalli, Khilwat
Timings: 10 am – 5 pm (Friday closed)
Fee: INR 80 (Indians), INR 200 (Foreigners)

Meaning “four palaces”, this was the seat of the Nizams and was the place where they used to entertain their important guests and organize grand ceremonies.

Things To Do:

  • Enjoy the Architecture with gushing fountains, manicured gardens, the two courtyards, the clock tower, the Durbar, the palaces, the council hall, the Roshan Bangla.

5. Salar Jung Museum

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Location: Darulshifa
Timings: 10 am – 5 pm (Friday closed)
Fee: INR 10 (Indians), INR 150 (Foreigners)

This is one of the 3 National Museums of India. It is also one of the largest museums in the world and has a huge collection of artifacts from many countries. This was once the private art collection of the Salar Jung family who gifted it to the nation.

Things To Do:

  • View the famous must-sees like Veiled Rebecca, the Musical Clock, the double statue, the Walking sticks, the Girl with the bubbles and the European Marble statues.

6. Birla Mandir

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Location: Hill Fort Rd, Ambedkar Colony, Khairtabad
Timings: 7 am – 9 pm
Fee: NIL

A Hindu temple constructed by the Birla Foundation, this temple was opened by Swami Ranganathananda of the Ramakrishna Mission. The temple is constructed of white marble and the architecture is a blend of Dravidian style, Utkala style & Rajasthani style.

Things To Do:

  • View the presiding deity of Lord Venkateshwara made of granite with a lotus umbrella.
  • View the shrines of the other Hindu Gods & Goddesses within the premises.

7. Nehru Zoological Park

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Location: NH 44, Bahadurpura
Timings: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (Monday Closed)
Fee: INR 50 – 60 (Adults), INR 30-40 (Children)

The zoo houses nearly 100 species of animals, birds, and reptiles including Indian Elephant, Indian rhino, Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, Panther, Gaur, etc.

Things To Do:

  • Take a safari trip in the enclosures for Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers and sloth bears.
  • Attend the animal feeding sessions.

8. Snow World

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Location: Survey No. 54, Lower Tank Bund Rd
Timings: 10.30 am – 9 pm
Fee: INR 450 (Adults), INR 250 (Children)

This amusement park built over 2 acres is India’s first snow park and the biggest snow park in the world. The water from which the snow is made is filtered four times so that children who consume it while playing do not get harmed.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the different facilities like kid’s snow play area, snow tube slide, snow wars, sleigh slide, merry-go-round, ice-bumping cars, and ice skating rink.
  • Participate in indoor go-karting.
  • Experience artificial snowfall.

9. NTR Gardens

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Location: NTR Marg, Central Secretariat, Khairtabad
Timings: 9 am – 9 pm
Fee: INR 15 (Adults), INR 10 (Children)

This is an urban garden located in the centre of Hyderabad close to other tourist locations.

Things To Do:

  • Visitors can take a quick break from sightseeing and relax amidst the natural surroundings of this park.
  • Visit the Souvenir Complex.
  • Hitch a toy train ride around the premises.

10. B.M. Birla Science Museum

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Location: Near Birla Mandir, Saifabad
Timings: 10.30 am – 8 pm
Fee: INR 50 (Adults)

This comprises a museum, a science centre, a planetarium, a dinosaurium, and an art gallery. The planetarium is one of three Birla Planetariums in India.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the Dinosaurium housing the skeleton of the Kotasauraus found in India.
  • See the collection of rare Dinosaur eggs, fossil trunks etc. from the Jurassic era.

11. Lumbini Park

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Location: Opposite Secretariat New Gate, Hussain Sagar, Khairtabad
Timings: 9 am – 9 pm
Fee: INR 20 (Adults), INR 10 (Child)

This is another urban garden located in the centre of Hyderabad close to other tourist locations.

Things To Do:

  • Take a boat ride and visit the Buddha idol placed in the middle of the tank.
  • Experience the fountain show.
  • Visit the Laser Auditorium and attend a show on Hyderabad’s history.

12. Jalavihar Water Park

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Location: 22/9, Necklace Rd, Hussain Sagar, Khairtabad
Timings: 11 am – 7 pm
Fee: INR 400 (Adults), INR 300 (Child)

This is one of the popular visiting places in Hyderabad for water sports and entertainment in water.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the 18,000 square feet wave pool, one of the largest in India.
  • Enjoy the numerous other water sports.
  • Take the land rides like a toy train.
  • You can conduct a party with your near and dear ones on the adjacent open lawns.

13. Osman Sagar

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Location: Ranga Reddy District
Timings: NA
Fee: NA

The Osman Sagar is a manmade reservoir created by damming the Musi River. This lake was primarily created to provide drinking water supply to the city of Hyderabad. The Telangana Tourism Department operates a Resort on the banks that offers a wonderful view of the lake.

Things To Do:

  • Go for a picnic to this spot.
  • One can also come here for just chilling & to soak in the relaxed atmosphere of this place.

14. Wonderla Amusement Park

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Location: Nehru Outer Ring Road, Exit No. 13, Ravirala
Timings: 11 am – 6 pm
Fee: INR 1100 (Adults), INR 880 (Child)

This is a popular place with all types of rides and amenities that are expected of a first-class amusement park.

Things To Do:

  • Go for the land rides such as Mission Interstellar, Sky Wheel, Adventures of Chikku, Twist and Shout, Rockin’ Tug, Termite Coaster and Train, Pirate Ship, Wonder Splash, Grand Prix, Crazy Cars I & II
  • If you are a more adventurous sort, go for the high thrill rides like Recoil, Equinox, Techno jump, Twin Flip T Rex, Space jam, Maverick
  • You can go for water rides like Rain Disco, Boomerang, Pirate Lagoon, Fun Racers, Uphill Racers, Bullet, Wavy, and Vertical Fall, Hara-kiri, Mammoth, Splash, Wave Pools, Lazy River, Sea Lagoon, Drop and Tornado, Screw
  • Take you kids for specialized kids’ activities like Mini Pirate Ship, Kiddies Wheel, Coco Cup, Carousel, Flying Jumbo, Convoy, Moon Base, Mini Top Spin, Circus Train and Happy Kangaroo
  • Have food at the Park View restaurant, Chillies restaurant, Waves restaurant, Food Court and Galaxy restaurant.

15. Sudha Car Museum

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Location: Bahadurpura X Rd, APHB Colony, Bahadurpura West
Timings: 9.30 am – 6 pm
Fee: INR 30 (Adults), INR 15 (Child)

A visit to this automobile museum is sure to ignite the passion of a young automobile engineer in your child. The exhibits of this museum are cars that crazily resemble day to day objects and yet are functional.

Things To Do:

  • Gaze and smile (or laugh) at some of the exhibits such as Toilet Car, Handbag Car, Stiletto Heel’s car, Shoe Car, Helmet Car, and Couch Car.

So, these are the 15 most wonderful places in Hyderabad where you can have a gala time with your kids and make some memorable experiences together.

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