Discovering the history and culture of Hyderabad has never been more fascinating with this heritage walk. You'll meet up with your guide at the designated location before starting a walk towards Charminar. Called the Four Minarets, this amazing monument is an icon of the city, and one of the most recognized in all of India. After learning of its history, you head to the Makkah Masjid, where millions of worshipers make a pilgrimage to every year. This is the largest of its kind in the world and one of the most important sites of Islamic religion in the world. Following this cultural experience, you'll see the Laad Bazaar, which is an incredible sight to behold. Shining shops line the alleys, filled with incredible arrays of wares, but most particularly its jewelry. Bangles are everywhere here, and they come in every color and variety. You can take a break afterward with some snacks and some delicious Irani tea before you head for Chowmohalla Palace. This four-palace complex was where the Nizams of Hyderabad state used to reside in. You'll learn about the palace and its monarchs and the tour will end here, where your guide will help you get arrangements back to your accommodations.
This enchanting tour of the city at night begins with a meet up with your English speaking guide. Your first stop is to behold the Birla Mandir in Hyderabad, an incredible structure created with 2,000 tons of marble the gleams in brilliance even in the evening. Then you'll walk through the Necklace Road, circling the lake. As you go around, you'll see the city's lights shining through the evening and reflecting onto the water. In the NTR Garden, a beautiful urban park, you'll see the charming blossoms decking a playground with swirling slides and more. Then it's time to take a boat ride over the lake itself, with water lapping up against the boat as you gaze out at a splendid cityline before you. The evening of romantic views doesn't end there: you head to Lumbini Park to see the city's laser light show. Your evening ends here, with the lights of the city in full flow.
Get to know the dazzling city of Hyderabad through a four hour food tour that allows you to experience the array of flavors that make local food great. After meeting your guide at the meet up point, your tour begins, departing from around the Charminar area. From here, you'll walk through the streets and alleys of Hyderabad, seeking out delicious local foods such as boti kebab, phirini, biryani, and more. There's a reason that Indian food is craved around the world, and you'll discover the many spices and flavors that color this cuisine first hand in the most authentic way . You'll also walk the streets of the older parts of town, learning about the local culture and its people as you taste their cuisine. It's a great way to get to know the city, the people living in it, and the local foods they consume every day.
Definitely enjoyed this live tour, entirely different from the online experiences that are offered to us during this pandemic because your guide will literally bring you around the sights! Enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Old City of Hyderabad with John and love hearing the stories and history related to the city! You should definitely experience this too! :)
We had a wonderful time with Rahul on the street food tour. He was helpful, timely, and a local with extensive knowledge of the local cuisine, culture and history. We started with three food stalls around Charminar, enjoying street foods we would have otherwise never have tried. We then finished at a local biriyani place to try Hyderabad's world famous dish. Would highly recommend for a unique taste of Hyderabad!