Historical Places in Hyderabad

Historical Places in Hyderabad

Historical places in Hyderabad aren’t like the ones in every other city. They’re not leftovers of the past, frequented by tourists. Historical monuments in Hyderabad are very much part of the city. Just visit the Charminar in the evening to see what we mean. But the city is also modern in so many ways. While it caters to the old soul, it’s also perfect for your new age taste. So it quickly becomes your second home.

And that’s why we, at Stanza Living, saw the city as a perfect match. We’re all about making you feel at home at our residences – making you homely meals, providing comfy rooms, taking care of all your chores like laundry and room cleaning. So while you’re out feeding your old soul with the famous monuments in Hyderabad, we make sure you come back to a convenient home with all the new-age amenities. We’ve even compiled a list of 15 historical places in Hyderabad for you to visit. See, we really got your back. 

Top Historical Places in Hyderabad in 2021

These are the 15 best historical places in Hyderabad:

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Golconda Fort

When it comes to historical places in Hyderabad, it doesn’t get more historical than the Golconda Fort. It once housed the famous Koh-i-noor diamond too. But given the royalty and heritage this place has got, the entry fee is quite cheap. Just 15 bucks.


This is where Qutub Shah (first ruler of Qutb Shahi dynasty) saw his future queen Rani Bagmati for the first time. So yeah, a romantic place calls for a romantic date, doesn’t it? It’s gonna be charming for sure (coz ‘charm’ inar?).

Qutub Shahi Tombs

Qutb Shahi Tombs are one of the oldest places in Hyderabad. Moreover, it’s one of the most quiet and serene places to sit down and relax. Probably coz it’s a tomb. Metaphorically speaking, one can ‘rest in peace’ here.

Mecca Masjid

The Mecca Masjid is one of the most historical monuments in Hyderabad. And guess what? It took 8000 masons and 77 years to complete its construction. Even our city municipalities don’t take that long to repair our roads. 

Chowmahalla Palace

This used to be the royal residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad. It features a lavish darbar hall, several ornate fountains and gorgeous chandeliers. That’s quite a lot of decor shopping done by the Nizams. Especially in an era without a Pepperfry or Amazon lol.

Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum is one of the largest museums of India. And it’s got an art gallery that features a rare and profound collection of paintings. You know it’s the kind of stuff that they steal in heist movies. So no wonder the place has got more security checks than an airport.

Taramati Baradari

Taramati Baradari has got really good acoustics. Probably because it was built in honour of the king’s favourite courtesan – Taramati, a Kuchipudi dancer. Like if this place wasn’t a heritage site, it’d probably be the mecca of music festivals in Hyderabad.

Toli Masjid

Toli Masjid is one of the most aesthetic heritage places in Hyderabad. And given the four minarets and similar architecture, it looks like the less talented cousin of the Charminar. But jokes apart, it’s still a must visit place for sure.

Paigah Tombs

The Paigah Tombs is another one of the historical places near Hyderabad you can’t skip. It features beautiful marble carvings and intricate mosaic tile work. You can probably spend all day admiring the craftsmanship and artistry. If it wasn’t a tomb, it’d probably be crowded by those rich uncles throwing a fat Indian wedding for their children.

Spanish Mosque

This grand mosque is called such because it was inspired by the cathedral of Cordoba in Spain. This is why you’d see spires on top instead of domes. It’s a must visit if your only exposure to anything Spanish is Despacito.

Falaknuma Palace

The Falaknuma Palace is the most lavish palace you’ll ever see. It’s got 220 rooms and 22 halls. Moreover, the palace tour will cost you around 3000 INR. And nope, you’re not even allowed to sleep over at that price.

Purani Haveli

Purani Haveli was the official residence of the Nizams. And unlike every other ‘purani haveli’ you come across, this place isn’t haunted. So yeah, you’re good to go without getting spooked.

Malwala Palace

Malwala Palace features Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture. Moreover, it has got a library with rare books and manuscripts. But though it’s a “library”, you don’t get to read any of the texts. Great place to visit if you appreciate irony.

Thousand Pillar Temple

The Thousand Pillar temples is a pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. And we’d like to save you the trouble – there are actually 1000 pillars here. So don’t waste time counting. You should rather spend your time chatting with your bestie here or whoever you decide to bring along.

Hussain Sagar Lake

Believe it or not, the Hussain Sagar Lake is actually human-made. So the next time your roomie is shedding a river of tears thinking about their ex, dig up some land and maybe you can create a lake of your own. Yup, we’re the kings (or Nizams) of exaggeration.

FAQs on Historical Places in Hyderabad

Q. Which are the Top Historical Places in Hyderabad?

  • Here are the top 3 historical places in the city (by popular opinion):
    • Golconda Fort
    • Charminar
    • Mecca Masjid

    Q. Which is the Oldest Monument in Hyderabad?

  • Charminar is the oldest monument in Hyderabad.
  • Q. Which Food is Famous in Hyderabad?

  • When it comes to famous food in Hyderabad, biryani is easily the leader. Obviously. But the haleem and kebabs are not that far behind.
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