Hyderabad is one of the most loved cities of India which exhibits both the ancient as well as contemporary India. The walled city has its own attractions that leave travelers spellbound. If you’re planning a journey to Hyderabad or if your layover is a little above 6-7 hour, make sure you make the best of your time. Do not sit idle or fiddle with your phone, as it’s only going to add to the travel fatigue. Instead, try some of these and take back with you some beautiful memories of the city of Nizams.
- Things to do at the Hyderabad Airport: The Hyderabad Airport is one of the best places to Shop-Eat-Relax. It has a big range of restaurants that offer various cuisines. Once you’re full, the next big thing is shopping. Hyderabad Airport makes sure that you stay surrounded by your favorite brands. Cosmetics, clothing, accessories, herbals, medicines – name it and you have it. Once you enter this zone, you are like a free bird hopping and flying from one to the other. Those of you who have visited it before must have already made a list of the things you’ll be buying here.
The Hyderabad Airport lies on the outskirts of the main city. If you have a connecting flight and your layover is between 3-5 hours; we would recommend you to stay at the airport. You’re missing on a lot- make sure that you do visit Hyderabad soon to freshup yourself.
The airport also has a prayer room to keep your spiritual-self active.
- Places you MUST visit: Visiting the Birla Mandir and Charminar is an obligation. These places must top your list; leaving Hyderabad without visiting them is like touring Paris without witnessing the Eiffel Tower. This city of Nizams has many structures such as the Chowmalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Qutub Shahi Tomb, Monsieur Raymond’s Tomb, The Spanish Mosque, Golconda Fort etc. Ramoji Film City is also one such attraction; you never know who you might bump into!
Make sure you visit as many as you can. Enlist the places of your choice and plan them such that they fall en route.
- Things you MUST buy/try:This city known for its heritage has many things to offer that can make the best of gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones. From glass bangles to paintings and textile you have them all here. One thing you mustn’t forget is a gift for your gut. The local Hyderabadi cuisine is a delight to your taste buds. Have it as much as you can over the course of your journey.
Do not forget to buy local spices, though you may not succeed in getting the actual local flavors, but you might end up achieving a bit of it back home.
Hyderabad is a city that must certainly be explored in entirety. Opt for poshtels instead of hotels. Spend your entire day unravelling the city and be back only to sip on the best of coffee and snuggle into the most comfortable chaise lounge or bunker beds.