The city of Hyderabad has many entertainment options that will keep you busy throughout your holiday. Whether you choose to catch a movie at the nearest cinema complex, catch up on some shopping or you just want to visit an amusement park, there are a number of things to do while you are in this beautiful city. Known as the city of the ‘Nawabs’, Hyderabad is most famous for its Nawabi-Hyderabadi cuisine, historic monuments and shopping centers. If you are looking for exquisite items to shop for, try looking out for authentic Hyderabadi pearls or the scrumptious ‘Naancut’ biscuits that are commonly available in local confectionary stores. Visit an arts academy, Gandipet Lake, Ramoji Film City or the Charminar to soak in some old world charm. If you are tired of visiting historical places, you could go shopping in some of the most popular malls around the city. Hyderabad has plenty of options to keep you busy. All you need is lots of time! Scroll down to know more about the entertainment options in Hyderabad.
Things To Do in Hyderabad
There are a number of amusement parks that you can visit while in Hyderabad. Whether you choose to visit a water park or just a film city with an amusement park, Hyderabad is a paradise for all those seeking high-adrenaline adventure and a great time with friends and family. The amusement parks here actually live up to their titles and keep you energized and amused the whole day. Ocean Park-One is one of the best amusement parks for all water-lovers. Most amusement parks are located off-city limits, but if you are looking for a closer option, you could visit Jalavihar Water Park that attracts a large number of visitors on a daily basis. Here you can spend your day strolling around the premises, shopping at the various flea markets or just indulging in some fast food at the food courts. Modern amenities and international infrastructure are the USP’s of these amusement parks. A few options are Mount Opera, Ramoji Film City, Ocean Park and Jalavihar Water Park.
Shopping And Cinema
Most of you would have heard of the Babukhan Mall, City Center Mall and the Charminar Bangles market. If not, it is high time you paid a visit to some of these legendary shopping complexes! Usually, shopping in Hyderabad would require a full day and it is advisable to plan a day only for shopping and not combine it with any other activity. If you are looking for expensive couture and international brands, it would be best to head out to any one of the malls. However, if you are looking for local souvenirs or items to shop for, you could head straight to the colorful Bangles bazaar in Charminar or shop at Panjagutta for textiles. Basheerbagh and Banjara Hills are very famous for pearls shopping and is definitely worth a visit if you want to take a glimpse into the regal lifestyles of the Nawabs and Nizams.
If you just want to laze around and catch up on a movie that you have missed, you could head out to any one of the umpteen cinema multiplexes in the city. From the famous PVR complex to the legendary Satyam Theater, you will find a list of all your favorite shows playing at these cinema halls.
The monuments in Hyderabad provide an insight into the royal lineage of this beautiful city. Some of the famous monuments in the city are the Golconda Fort, Charminar, Purani Haveli, the Asman Garh Palace and the Legislative Assembly. These delightful places are bound to keep you entertained, especially if you find the history of Hyderabad intriguing. Look out for the Islamic-Hindu styles of architecture and the intricate, labyrinth lineaments of these monuments. Whether you choose to go to Charminar or decide to visit the more somber, Purani Haveli, don’t forget to appoint a local tourist guide, who can explain the history behind these colossal marvels.
It is said that Hyderabad comes to life at night and how true that is! The city is abuzz with innumerable discotheques, pubs, lounge bars and restaurants that can keep you amused till the next morning! If you want to go pub-hopping, there are quite a number of interesting joints you could visit such as 360 Degrees Club, Liquid Poison, Firangi Paani and much more! As one of the most modern cities in India, you will never fall short of nightlife entertainment options!
If you are looking for options on slightly the expensive side, visit T2 at the Taj Krishna or ‘Dublin’ at the Sheraton group of hotels. There is also a night bus service option, which will take you on a tour around the city at night!
Whatever you wish to do, Hyderabad has definitely got something to keep you entertained. So what are you waiting for? Come aboard and enjoy the various entertainment options that Hyderabad has in store for you!