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- CharminarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Nov 18, 2013
I lived in Hyderabad for more than 8 years. It depends on what kinds of places (historical, eating, shopping...) you want to visit. The best places to visit are as below:
Charminar: Without going to this place, your trip is incomplete. This is a great historical place and you can see the rich culture of Hyderabad here. This place has lots of shops and laad bazaar is right next to this monument. This place is the best place in the world to buy beautiful bangles. Also, there are some jewellery shops where you can get the famous Hyderabadi pearls.
Golconda Fort: This is a great historical place. If you go here you can visit Qutubshahi tombs as well.
Salarjung Museum; Hussain Sagar lake;
Eating: You SHOULD eat Hyderabadi biryani. The best place for this is Paradise hotel in Secunderabad. Also, try this sweet called "khubani ka meetha"
Shopping: It depends on what types of things you want to buy. For western wear: Inorbit mall; For ethnic/traditional: visit Shilparamam near Hitech City.
- CharminarJul 04, 2012
What the Arc De Triumph is for Paris, The Statue of Liberty is for New York, and the Big Ben for London, Charminar is the same for Hyderabad. A visit to Hyderabad is considered incomplete without checking out the Charminar. Built as an offering to thank god for helping Hyderabad survive a plague, it now functions as a traffic circle. The Laad Bazaar, to the west and the nearby Mecca Masjid are major attractions.