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Golconda Fort, Stories of Nizams, Palaces and More on the Guided Tour of Hyderabad

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Trip Overview

Known as the 'City of Pearls', Hyderabad has equally beautiful monuments like the might Golconda Fort, the famous Charminar and equally extravagant stories of Nizams and their lifestyle. 

Highlights

  • Explore the famous Golconda Fort which was once the home to Bahmani Sultans and the Qutub Shahi dynasty.
  • Visit the majestic home of the family which was once the richest in the world, the Choumahalla.
  • And also take a tour of the Salarjung Museum and the Charminar.
  • Company of a knowledgeable local guide.

 

Detailed Overview

There is really no end to what Hyderabad has to offer. The capital of Telengana state in southern India is the centre for art, literature, architecture and cuisine. One of the main centres of the Indian Silicon valley trinity, Hyderabad is Shangrila for travellers with a heart to explore. Lying on the banks of Musi River, Hyderabad is a city buzzing with activities. This place has history, it has culture and it has style, it has charm and it has a beating heart.

 

Itinerary

  • Your host cum guide for the tour will meet you at your hotel or residence address in Hyderabad city limits at 08:00 AM.
  • After a short introduction session with the guide, start the city tour. The guide will travel will you in the same vehicle to explain more even during the road journey. 
  • First place of visit is the great Golconda Fort, about 11 KM from the main city of Hyderabad, it may take up to 30 minutes to reach the fort.
  • The Golconda fort is arguably the greatest hill fortress of India. Built in AD 1143 as a mud fort, it was fortified between the 14th and 17th centuries and served as the principle Palace of the Bahmani Sultans and the Qutb Shahi dynasty.
  • Your guide will bring alive the history of this fort and how it shaped the future of Hyderabad and its people.
  • Spend an ample amount of time in the fort and in the noon head out to the Qutub Shahi Tombs, these tombs were erected in the memory of the old kings of Golconda. The arch, columns, dome minarets, and galleries look exquisite and are surrounded by gardens called Ibrahim Bagh. 
  • As per legend, these tombs were revered during the rule of the Qutub Shahi Kings and even criminals taking refuge here were pardoned.
  • After the lunch break, proceed to Choumahalla, the palace of the Nizams, Hyderabad Nizams were said to be amongst the richest in the world.
  • Some of the noteworthy sections in this Palace include a water fountain, vintage cars, intricate carvings, glass chandeliers and the grand durbar hall.
  • During the heydays of the Nizams, as many as 7000 attendants used to man this Palace. Your guide will give you an insight into the personal and political life of Nizams of Hyderabad.
  • Next halt in this tour would be the Salarjung Museum, this museum has the world’s largest one-man Art collection. Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949) who was the Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a fortune over thirty-five years to build this collection.
  • The collection ranges from 2nd century B.C to early 20th century A.D of different cultures such as Greek, Roman, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Christian and Islamic.
  • The last leg of the tour will take you to the iconic Charminar, the most famous of all structures in the city. It was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shahi, the fifth sultan of the Qutub Shahi dynasty to commemorate the end of a deadly plague attack of the city.
  • You will be fascinated as your guide explains you the legends like the presence of a secret tunnel underneath Charminar which connected to Golconda Fort,  created as a means of escape for the royal family at times of distress.
  • By around 6:00 PM, you will be dropped back to your hotel or residence address in Hyderabad city limits.

Basic Details

Start Point
Hyderabad Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Hyderabad Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O844A2806

Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned cab for the duration of the tour.
  • Pick-up and drop to the address in Hyderabad city limits.
  • Tour as per the itinerary.
  • Services of a knowledgable tour guide for the tour.
  • Entry charges to places of visit.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Toll and parking charges for the cab.

Exclusions

  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking. 
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Kids below 2 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Children of 2 years to below 12 years of age will be charged at 50% of the adult pricing.
  • Member of 12 years or above will be charged at adult pricing.
  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence in Hyderabad city limits.
  • The local contact person details and phone number will be sent to you in the booking voucher, sent to you via email after booking.
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