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Vegetarian breakfast spread

07:00

ENJOY A VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST

There is no better way to get acquainted with Hyderabad’s distinct culture than through its food. Kick start your day with a mouthwatering vegetarian breakfast at Chutneys. Tuck into pillowy Idlis (steamed savoury rice cake), crisp Pooris (deep-fried bread) and delicious Upma Pesarattu (moong dhal dosa stuffed with thick semolina). Another must-try is the giant family Dosa, perfect for sharing. All of them served with a tangy Sambar (vegetable stew) and up to eight different flavours of chutneys. Then work your hearty breakfast off at the Jagannath temple nearby, as you explore the beautiful interiors and marvel at its captivating architecture. Look out for the gate with carvings of Lord Vishnu’s nine incarnations on it
Charminar
Dome-shaped roof of the mosque
Left: Charminar Right: Dome-shaped roof of the mosque

10:30

VISIT A HISTORIC MONUMENT

For a spot of history, visit the Charminar, a monument and mosque built more than 400 years ago to commemorate the end of a devastating plague. The world-famous icon is also referred to as the ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’, after another global icon in Paris. Explore the arch and marvel at the dome-shaped roof of the mosque and its Indo-Islamic interior built from granite and lime mortar. Flanked by four minarets, the Charminar stands tall and proud in the heart of the Old City of Hyderabad, and houses a Hindu temple at its base and a mosque on the top floor. Its minarets offer sweeping views of the city, including another grand mosque, the Mecca Masjid, the largest in India.
Hyderabadi Biryani

12:30

ENJOY A BIRYANI LUNCH

Having worked out quite an appetite by now, you should head to Hotel Shadab for the best Hyderabadi Biryani in town, or some say, the world. Loyal customers flock here for the signature Mutton Dum Biryani; tender, juicy chunks of meat buried in perfectly-spiced rice. The servings here are large and the prices, reasonable. Pair your meal with some delectable Pakistani Chicken, guaranteed to impress with its rich and creamy gravy. Or try some 20 different types of kebabs including the Kashmiri Kebab, Garlic Kebab and Malai Kebab. Top off the meal with a refreshing Falooda, a cold dessert mix of ice cream, chia seeds and milk curd.
Henna artist
Terracota figure at the entrance of Shilparamam
Left: Henna artist Right: Terracota figure at the entrance of Shilparamam

14:30

PAY TRIBUTE TO INDIA’S RICHLY DIVERSE ARTS HERITAGE

Get a glimpse of India’s tribal lifestyle at Shilparamam Arts and Crafts Village, a cultural museum set within a rural village. Established in 1992, this exhibition hub is made up of 15 clay-and-thatch huts showcasing the best in Indian art. From pottery and woodwork to weaves, idols and exotic textiles, almost everything here is handmade by artisans and up for purchase. The Madhubani paintings at the art gallery (done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks) are not to be missed, nor are the remarkable natural rock formations at the rock museum. Before you leave, stroll through the lush green lawns as you admire terracotta sculptures and maybe even take a boat out into the lake. Shilparamam also hosts year-round arts festivals and dance performances.
Golconda Fort

16:00

EXPLORE AN ANCIENT FORT

Take a walk through time at the Golconda Fort, an impressive citadel built on a granite hill 120 metres high. The ancient fort, listed as an archeological treasure, was originally built from mud more than 500 years ago. It is made up of eight massive gateways, drawbridges, and four separate forts, some still sporting cannons. Take a peek into how royals lived in the 13th century as you wander the grounds. The Fort also has impressive acoustics, designed to facilitate communication. A hard clap made under the dome can be heard from the highest pavilion more than a kilometre away. There is certainly a lot to cover at the Golconda Fort so hire a guide who can show you the most significant parts of the structure. If time permits, stay for the evening light and sound show that recounts the history of Golconda with the illuminated ruins as a beautiful backdrop.
Buddha statue at the heart of Hussain Sagar Lake
Sunset boat ride on the lake
Left: Buddha statue at the heart of Hussain Sagar Lake

18:30

TAKE AN EVENING STROLL ALONG A MAN-MADE WONDER

Wind down with a walk along the Hussain Sagar Lake, Asia's largest artificial lake, built in 1563 as a tribute to Hussain Shah Wali. The 5.7 square kilometres, necklace-shaped lake connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Fed by the River Musi, the lake initially catered to the irrigation needs of the city, and is now a hot spot for water activities like fishing, parasailing, and water skiing. The main attraction, however, is the monolithic, free-standing Buddha stone statue situated right at the heart of the lake. Get a close up look at the statue by hiring a boat from Lumbini Park, an amusement park located on the banks of the lake.

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1AChutneys

Shilpa Arcade, Road 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

Daily 07:00 – 23:00

1B Shri Jagannath Temple

Plot No-1269, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500034

Daily 06:00 – 11:00; 17:00 – 21:00

2A Charminar

Pattergatti Road, Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082

Daily 09:30 – 17:30

2BMecca Masjid

Laad Bazaar Road, Khilwat, Charminar Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500002

Daily 04:00 – 21:30

3Hotel Shadab

Plot 21, Opposite Madina Building, Near High Court Road, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500012

Daily 06:00 – 23:00

4Golconda Fort

Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500008

Daily 09:00 – 17:30

5Shilparamam Arts & Crafts Village

Madhapur, Hi Tech City, Hyderabad. Telangana, 500081

Daily 10:30 – 20:00

6AHussain Sagar Lake

Tank Bund Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004

Daily 08:00 – 22:00

6B Buddha Stone Statue

NTR Marg, Hussain Sagar, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500029

Daily 08:00 – 22:00

6C Lumbini Park

Opposite Secretariat New Gate, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004

Daily 09:00 – 21:00

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