The capital city of the South Indian state of Telangana, Hyderabad, is visited by many tourists for various reasons all year round. Becoming immensely popular in the last decade, Hyderabad’s bustling market, mouth-watering biryani, colourful bangles and historical insights are reasons enough for you to plan a One Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab.

From palaces and forts to museums, this city has so much to offer to every kind of traveller. And for those who love nature, they can cherish leisurely moments by the lake and unwind during their Hyderabad city tour.

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Trip Itinerary

Door-step pickup from your Home / Hotel in Hyderabad at 9:00 AM

Tourist PlaceDurationDetails
Birla Mandir50 minsmore..
Birla Science Museum30 minsmore..
Charminar40 minsmore..
Chowmallah Palace1 hourmore..
Laad Bazar30 minsmore..
Salar Jung Museum1 hourmore..
Golconda Fort1 hourmore..
Hussain Sagar Lake / Buddha Statue1 hourmore..

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Hyderabad by 6:00 PM

What to Expect

We will begin our One Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip by first paying a visit to the Birla Mandir where we will pray to Lord Venkateshwara.

The stunning architecture of the temple made using white marble is noteworthy. From here, we will depart for the Birla Museum, which is an optional place to see, in case somebody is interested in science and astronomy.

Next in our Hyderabad city tour, we will visit the Charminar, a famous mosque cum moment, and a symbol that most people associate Hyderabad with. Further, we will drive to the Chowmallah Palace which will help you dive better into the grandeur style of living of the Nizams.

For those of you who love to shop and collect souvenirs, be delighted as the bustling Laad Bazaar market is next in our 1 day Hyderabad city tour. From bangles to antique items, we can find various interesting artefacts here.

Then we will head to one of the largest art museums of the world, the Salar Jung Museum which displays artwork from all across the globe. As the harsh sun starts to mellow down, we will hike our way to the top of the Golconda Fort which dominates the skyline of Hyderabad.

After a rather busy sightseeing day, we will then relax at the heart-shaped Hussain Sagar Lake. This will bring our one day trip to an end and the cab will drop you to your place of origin.

Package Cost of 1 Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.2,399/-
Indigo
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.2,699/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.2,999/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.5,499/-

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Places to Visit During Your One Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

1. Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir with Hyderabad City Tour

Our 1 Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip will commence by first paying a visit to the famous Hindu temple, Birla Mandir. It is nestled on a small hill at a height of 280 feet. It is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, also known as Lord Balaji or Lord Tirupati.

Apart from the presiding deity, one can also find various shrines dedicated to other Hindu Gods and Goddesses such as Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, Goddess Parvathi, Goddess, Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi, etc.

The interesting part about the temple is that its construction uses features from multiple styles of architecture including the South Indian Dravidian style, North India’s Rajasthani style and Utkala style. Its completion roughly took about 10 years until it opened to the public in 1976.

  • Must See / Things To Do: One must pray to the 11 feet idol of Lord Venkateswara made using granite.
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes 
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Birla Science Museum (Optional)

Birla Science Center with Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip

If you are a Science enthusiast, we will highly recommend visiting the Birla Science Museum post your visit to the Birla Mandir during your Hyderabad city tour.

The museum has various sections, each of them made interesting in a unique fashion. This includes a planetarium, museum, science centre, art gallery, Archaeology & Dolls Museum as well as a dinosaurian. Both their exhibits and shows will entice you to learn more about what science has to offer.

  • Must See / Things To Do: One must experience a thrilling science cosmic space show.
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
  • Timings: 11.30 am to 8 pm
  • Entry Fee: Starting Rs.50/adult

3. Charminar

Charminar with Hyderabad Darshan

Next in our Hyderabad local sightseeing tour is Charminar, which is rightfully Hyderabad’ pride. It’s flooded with tourists who come here to experience its stunning and impressive architecture.

As the name suggests, there are Char Minar, Four Towers which form the corners of the building. Each of these towers is embedded into the building and is not a separate structure as compared to the various other popular monuments.

Each side of the monument has various open arches which allow a view of the city. One arch on each of these sides has a clock installed which adds to its glorious theme.

The second floor of Charminar has a mosque where most people from the neighbourhood come to pray their Namaz.

  • Must See / Things To Do: One must get a panoramic view of the city of Hyderabad from Charminar’s top floor. 
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes 
  • Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 5 per person for Indians | Rs. 100 per person 

4. Chowmallah Palace

Chowmallah Palace with Hyderabad Sightseeing

When in the city of Nizams, it only makes sense that you get to catch a glimpse of their grandeur style of living. Hence, next in our Hyderabad city tour is the Chowmallah Palace, which until date remains as the Palace of the heir of the Nizams.

The Chowmallah Palace is a must-visit because it’s an epitome of true elegance and regality. The Palace is divided into the Northern and the Southern Block.

There are various rooms and halls inside the Palace, some of them being the Bara Imam, the Khilwat Mubarak, the Clock Tower, the Roshan Bangla etc. Each of these rooms served a purpose back in the days when it was the official residence of the Nizams. 

  • Must See / Things To Do: One of the key striking features of the Chowallah Palace is the spectacular display of vintage cars.
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed on: Friday
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person for Indians | Rs. 200 per person for Foreign Tourists.

5. Laad Bazar

Laad Bazar with 1 Day Hyderabad Tour

Travelling to any city is incomplete without shopping handicraft items, accessories and souvenirs from the local artisans. This stands true even during your local sightseeing visit to Hyderabad.

We will head to Laad Bazar, which is a favourite amongst tourists and locals. The colourful and vibrant nature of the Bazaar will instantly uplift your mood. Its proximity to Charminar also makes it a hotspot for many.

Here you can shop for beautiful glass bangles, semi-precious stones,  jewellery, handicraft, sarees and the famous Hyderabadi pearls.

You can even shop for home decor items such as Kalamkari paintings and vintage items.  You can also find various street food vendors selling appetising snacks such as Samosa, Pakoda etc.

Pro Tip: Bargaining here is the key. You may find the products priced high but once you haggle with the shopkeepers, you will be delighted by how low the prices truly are.

  • Must See / Things To Do: Shop for junk jewellery or sarees from here. 
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
  • Timings: 11 am to 10.30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Salar Jung Museum

Salarjung Museum with Hyderabad City Tour

Formerly famous for being a private art collection gallery of the Salar Jung family, Salar Jung Museum is now owned by the Government of India. It is one of three Art Museums of India.

Owing to its uniqueness, most travellers often add a visit to the Salar Jung Museum as a must during their 1 Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip by Private Car. It is also one of the largest museums in the world and has collections from all across the world.

This doubled storied museum has 38 galleries and has items ranging from famous sculptures like that of Veiled Rebecca to Indian miniature Rajasthani and Mughal paintings.

Also modern Indian artworks of famous authors and poets to other household items like ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks etc are on display here. A visit to this museum is going to be a delightful experience.

  • Must See / Things To Do: After you are done paying a visit to the different galleries, you can also head to the library, where you can enjoy some soulful reading.
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
  • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed On: Friday
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person for Indians | Rs. 500 per person for Foreign Tourists.

7. Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort with Full Day Hyderabad City Tour

A day trip to Hyderabad is incomplete without adding a visit to the magnanimous Golconda Fort to your list of must-see sightseeing places in Hyderabad. Built by the Qutb Shahi dynasty in the 1600s, this fort is the city’s pride, and rightfully so.

The fort is spread over a distance of 10 km and is segmented into four forts. The fort comprised of various rooms, hallways, courtyards, temples, mosques, drawbridges, stables etc. An evening hike when the sun isn’t harsh will be a perfect time to explore it.

Fun Fact: Golconda Fort, which is a hill fort, was one of largest diamond markets during that era. Many famous diamonds like the Daria-i-Noor Diamond, Hope Diamond, Koh-i-Noor Diamond, Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond etc were traded right here. 

  • Must See / Things To Do: One must definitely hike their way up to the top to the Baradari to see the stunning view of the entire fort.
  • Recommended Duration: 1 hour
  • Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 15 per person for Indians | Rs. 200 per person for Foreign Tourists.

8. Hussain Sagar Lake / Buddha Statue

Hussain Sagar & Buddha Statue with Hyderabad Darshan

The last spot during your Hyderabad city tour would be a visit to the Hussain Sagar Lake. Popular for its heart shape, both locals and tourists visit the lake for a leisurely walk. It is also the world’s largest heart-shaped landmark, also making it a great photography opportunity.

Somewhere in the middle of the lake is the statue of Gautam Buddha standing tall which is another striking feature. And surrounding the lake are various small statues of other prominent personalities of India.

A boating experience here will be the perfect way to unwind and call it a day. One can even go for a cruise and dinner kind of experience at the Hussain Sagar Lake.

  • Must See / Things To Do: Get your adrenaline spiked up by enjoying parasailing at the Hussain Lake.
  • Recommended Duration: 20-30 Minutes
  • Timings: Open on all days from 8 am to 10 pm
  • Entry Fee: NA

What to Eat During Your One Day Hyderabad Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

When in Hyderabad, eat like a true local Hyderabadi. Your one day Hyderabad day trip must include gorging on all the must-haves in Hyderabad which starts with your typical Biryani but the list surely seems endless.

However, for a start, one must definitely try Hyderabadi Haleem, Dum Pukht, Mirchi Ka Salan, Keema Samosa and Boti Kebab. Not to forget, you must try their Irani chai that’s been sold at every nook and corner of Hyderabad.

What to Shop During Your 1 Day Hyderabad City Tour

Bangles, Bangles and more Bangles. Glass bangles are Hyderabad’s specialities and are available in different sizes, colours, designs, texture and whatnot.

However, that’s not all you can also shop for. If you love adding new jewellery items to your collection, you can consider shopping for Hyderabadi Pearl necklace or earrings. You can also shop for Pochampally Sarees, typical traditionally handwoven sarees famous in Telangana.

Biscuits and other bakery items from Karachi Bakery and Pulla Reddy Paper Sweet are also popular eatables to shop for during your city tour.

Good to know

What’s included

  • Hotel / Home pick-up / drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation in private air-conditioned car
  • Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges

What’s not included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry ticket fee for tourist attractions
  • Breakfast / lunch / dinner

A day trip to Hyderabad where you can hop from one sightseeing place to another seems fantastic and to make it better, we have the option for you to choose from various cab options that can help you drive around the city.

Whether you are a couple, a family of 4 or a big friend group, You can opt for cars ranging from hatchbacks, sedans to SUV to meet your needs. The cabs are clean, comfortable and come equipped with all the necessary amenities.

Chauffeurs are professionals and can converse with the locals easily. Do not wait any further and plan your 1 day Hyderabad sightseeing tour. The City of Nizams is calling. Hurry book your trip right away!

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