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Heritage Tour of Hyderabad

Itinerary: 08 Nights/09 days 

Please Note: – We have mentioned few places which you may pick and choose. As per your liking we will take you these places depending upon the time available.

DAY 01:  HYDERABAD ARRIVAL                                                                                      

On arrive at Hyderabad our representative will receive you at Secunderabad/Nampally/Hyderabad Rly station & Transfer to Hotel.

After check in to the hotel and freshen up we will visit the SalarJung Museum.

Salarjung Museum- Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is the third largest museum in India. It was declared open in the year of 1951 by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In the year of 1968, the entire collection was shifted to the present building.

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Salar Jung Museum

Spread across an area of 10 acres and built in 2 floors, the Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artefacts which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who is also known as Salar Jung III along with Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants. Mir Yousuf Ali Khan dedicated his entire life collecting antiques and artefacts and spent considerable amount of his wealth collecting the same from all over the world. (Opening Hours – 10.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.) (Close on Every Friday)

After this visit we will proceed for Shilparamam – Opening Hours – 10.30 A.M. to 08.00 P.M.

SHILPARAMAM, the arts, crafts & cultural village at Hyderabad, established in the year 1992 is spread over 65 acres of prime land in Madhapur, Hi-tech City. Shilparamam is Hyderabad’s tribute to India’s natural beauty, richly diverse cultural heritage and vibrant ethos. It is a place where artisans from across India showcase their individual skills in a variety of arts, crafts and culture. From Indian pottery to a plethora of weaves, woodwork, jewelry, clothes and local crafts of each region of the country, Shilparamam is a kaleidoscope of India’s colour, diversity and talent.


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Shilpramam, Hyderabad

Shilparamam is conceived as an endless, year-round festival of arts and crafts showcasing ethnic art, crafts and skills of the rural folk from all parts of the country.

The village museum, nestling amidst the trees, is the archetype of a typical Indian village. Over 15 life-sized huts, authentically constructed out of baked clay and thatch, depict rural and tribal lifestyles and the life of various artisans. It provides a window to rural life for city dwellers and those who have never visited a village before. The museum houses sculptures and life size models depicting the day-to-day activities of the rural artisans is very well captured in the museum. And the life size models give an experience very close to reality. The village Museum is one of the major attractions of the Shilparamam.

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After an early breakfast we will give Students time till lunch to prepare their Assessment of the earlier day and evaluate their Project work.

After Lunch we will visit the following places –

H.E.H. Museum – Located in the Purani Haveli, Nizam’s Museum is a place worth visiting. Boasting of a rich collection of memoirs, gifts, souvenirs from all over the world, it was created on the wish of last and the seventh Nizam, Asaf Jah VII, the museum showcases a glimpse into the lives of Nizams, who have ruled the city from 19th to 20th century, initiating a high rate of development.

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H.E.H Museum, Hyderabad

Charminar – An amazing blend of Indo-Islamic architecture, Charminar represents the glorious history of the city. Built in 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, Charminar is a square-shaped structure which is 56 meters high and 30 meters wide. Popularly known as ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’, Charminar was constructed in the honour of Bhagmati, wife of Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah; immediately after he had shifted his capital to Hyderabad, which was earlier in Golconda. The name Charminar, which means “four (chaar)” “pillars (minars)” came from its structure which consists of four intricately carved pillars, one on each side.

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Charminar, Hyderabad

The inspiration of this design is said to have come from Shia “tazias” which have been built in the honour of son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, Hussain. This square shaped architecture has towers in each of the four corners with all the sides of 20 metres in length. It has been built of granite and lime mortar. Each side opens into a plaza through giant arches, overlooking four major thoroughfares. Each arch has a width of 11 metres and height of 20 metres. The minarets cover a length of 48.7 metres from the ground to the apex. Each minaret of the building has four storeys. One can see the motif of Qutub Shahi buildings in the way each minaret has been constructed over base which looks like lotus leaf.

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After breakfast we will visit the following places –

Qutub Shahi Tombs – Located at a distance of approximately 850 metres away from the Banjara Darwaza of Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs consist of tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers. Considered to be few of the oldest monuments of Hyderabad, these tombs captivate their visitors with the architectural excellence presenting a beautiful blend of Persian and Indian architectural styles. You can see the influences of Hindu, Pathan, Deccan as well as Persian styles in the structure of tombs.

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Qutub Shahi Tomb, Hyderabad

After having lunch we will drive towards Golconda Fort (20 kms – 45 mins drive)

Golconda Fort Hyderabad is an outstanding example of brilliant engineering and magical architecture. Located at a distance of 11km from the city, it is the most famous of all Hyderabad sightseeing places. The name of the fort has been derived from the Telugu words “Golla” and “Konda” which together means ‘Shepherd’s Hill’. Founded in the approximately 12th Century by the Kakatiya Kings, this massive Golconda Fort with eight gates and 87 bastions was later built by Qutub Shahi Kings.

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Golconda, Hyderabad

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After Breakfast we leave for the Ramoji Film City visit (45 kms –   1 hrs 30 mins drive).

This will be a full Day Ramoji Film City Tour.

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Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

One of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world, Ramoji Film City has also place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Spread across an area of almost 2500 acres, it is one of the major film making facility of the country offering everything related to pre and post film production. The architecture of the studio and the wide range of settings makes it one of the favourite spot for many film makers.

With a capacity to accommodate close to 50 film units at the same time, Ramoji Film City offers umpteen numbers of film sets such as London Street, Hollywood sign, Japanese gardens, airport, hospital, etc. , landscapes and buildings as well as laboratories.

Late evening we will return back to Hyderabad.

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After breakfast leave from the hotel at 08.00 hrs.

We will drive straight towards Srirangapuram (3hrs 30 mins drive)

  • Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple located at Srirangapuram village of Mahabubnagar District of Telangana State. This temple was built during the 18 th century A.D. The temple was built by the Rajas of Wanaparthy Samsthanam on the bank of Ranga Samudram Lake. The temples is surrounded by lush greens and beautiful sacred water flow behind the temple.
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Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple, Srirangapuram

Here we will also see Thanjavur painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur (anglicised as Tanjore) and spread across the adjoining and geographically contiguous Tamil country.

Tanjore Painting is one of the most popular forms of classical South Indian painting. It is the native art form of Thanjavur (also known as Tanjore) city of Tamil Nadu. The dense composition, surface richness and vibrant colors of Indian Thanjavur Paintings distinguish them from the other types of paintings. Then, there are embellishments of semi-precious stones, pearls and glass pieces that further add to their appeal. The relief work gives them a three dimensional effect. Tanjore Painting of India originated during the 16th century, under the reign of the Cholas.

Maratha princes, Nayakas, Rajus communities of Tanjore and Trichi and Naidus of Madurai also patronized Indian Thanjavur Paintings from 16th to 18th century. Most of these paintings revolve around the theme of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, along with saints. The main figure is always painted at the center of the painting. Since Tanjore paintings are mainly done on solid wood planks, they are locally known as ‘Palagai Padam’ (palagai meaning wooden plank and padam meaning picture). 

After Lunch we will visit drive back to Hyderabad. Enroute we will visit the following place-

Jadcherla (also spelled Jadcharlais a town in Mahbubnagar district, India. It is the main commercial centre for the surrounding villages and towns. Recently it turned into Municipality Jadcherla is a mix of two towns, Jadcherla and Badepally.)

Pre-Historic habitation traces were found in and around Jadcherla town while the explorations and excavations conducted by the Archaeological department. There is a small rocky hill at one end of the village called Jadcherla Gutta or simply “Gutta”. “Gutta” has a temple on top of the hill and a small pond, probably a cistern. There are 3 Dargahs also there, Haleem Kaleem Shah Dargah, Hazrat Abdullah Bin Siddique (Yaba Ki Dargah), and Hazrath

Mohabbat Ali Shah Dargah. The famous archaeological site of Gollathagudiis located near Jadcharla. The excavations conducted at this site yielded some Jain Remnants along with a Hindu temple remnants of early medieval period. A large Ruined and Rare Brick Temple is present here at the site and the excavated sculptures were moved to a Museum at Pillalamarri near Mahbubnagar. Gollathagudi is 6.5 KM from Jadcharla and located on Jadcharla-Kalwakurthy road near Awnapally Village.

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After breakfast full day excursion of Koyyalagudem and Pochampally (65 kms – 2hrs drive) (These places are famous for Sarees Manufacturing which takes within these areas).

Pochampally Saree or Pochampalli Ikat is a saree made in Bhoodan Pochampally, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana State, India. They have traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dyeing. The intricate geometric designs find their way into sarees and dress materials. The Indian government’s official air carrier, Air India, has its cabin crew wear specially designed pochampally silk sarees.

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Pochampally Saree making
Heritage Tour of Hyderabad
Pochampally Saree making

Pochampally Handloom Park – Pochampally Handloom Park Ltd is an integrated textile park that houses designing, dyeing and weaving facility for textiles under a single roof. It was inaugurated on 16th November, 2008 and has been operation for the last three years. It is located in Kanumukkala Village, Pochampally Mandal, 40 km from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and is spread over 24 acres of area. The Pochampally Park is first of its kind facility that has Grey yarn to unique tie & dye designing, warp beam preparation, weaving on framed mechanically sturdier handlooms, unlike the age old pit looms, all in one location. It is also the first handloom/handicraft registered under Geographical Indication Act of Intellectual Property Rights of India. (Prior Permission to be taken along with Applicable Fees.)

Afterwards we will drive back to Hyderabad.

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Heritage and food trail walk of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, the City of Pearls, has a history that dates back almost 500 years. In these five centuries, the Qutab Shahi rulers, the Mughals, the Asaf Jahi Nizams, and the British have created an abundance of tangible history, dotting the city with numerous palaces, buildings, monuments, tombs, minarets, and fortresses. To introduce the local residents and tourists to these historical sites, the Tourism Department of Telangana regularly conducts Heritage Walks.

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Hyderabadi Food

After lunch visit the following different religious places and interact with the head of place and understand their religion.

Mecca Masjid – The historic Mecca Masjid is located adjacent to Charminar in a south-west direction. The construction of this mosque started in the year 1614 by Sultan Muhammad Qutab Shah and was Aurangzeb completed in 1693. Built with local granite, it finds place among largest mosques in India and is the most important and largest one in the city. The arched gallery displays the tombs of all the Nizam’s from the year 1803.

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Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

The mosque has a length of 225 feet and is 180 feet wide with a height of 75 feet. The name is derived from the Grand Mosque in Mecca on which it is modeled. The hall has a dimension of 67 metres x 54 metres x 23 metres. The roof is rested on 15 arches.

There is a high blocking wall on the western side for Mehrab. It has two huge octagonal columns, which are created from a single piece of granite. This is inturn topped by an arched gallery crowned by a dome. This mosque can accommodate 10,000 worshipers at any time. It is located two hundred yards from Charminar. The mosque was believed to have used bricks during its construction where brought from Mecca. A room in the courtyard is believed to house a sacred relic of the prophet. According to history, Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah invited the entire devout religious elders in the city to lay the foundation stone but as no one had come forward, Sultan Muhammad himself volunteered to lay foundation and it is said that he never missed his midnight prayer in life right from the age of 12. Visitors coming to Charminar also visit the holy mosque, which lends a divine aura to the Muslim worshippers in the old city of Hyderabad.

St.Josheph’s Cathedral – It is said to be one of the oldest churches in India. This church is so old but well maintained though it is not a famous tourist destination. A must visit to this place to know the ancient religion and cultural background.

Gurudwara Saheb,Ameerpet – This 100 year old Ameerpet Gurudwara Saheb is one of the best that was built with modern architecture. It has many devotees visiting this place from all over the world. This gurudwara has special rooms for pilgrimages where they can stay over on a visit to the gurudwara. Prior to the new gurudwara that was rebuilt with Sadh Sangat ji support, the old gurudwara was built some 100 years ago and is one of the biggest gurudwaras in the state with more than 2000 devotees.

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Industrial visit of Pearl Manufacturing Unit (Chandanpet – 75 kms – 02 hrs drive)

At Chandampet Village some of the local people will show case the Traditional way of Pearl Making. (On chargeable basis)

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Hyderabad Pearls

In the village of Chandanpet just outside Hyderabad, almost the entire population is engaged in the delicate art of drilling pearls, a skill they have practiced for generations, making Hyderabad one of the largest drilling centres in India.

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Hyderabad Pearls

Once the pearls are drilled, they are boiled for about four days to bleach them and rid them of their dark color. They are placed in glass bottles containing hydrogen peroxide, water and ether. Then they are sunned for four or five days in glass sun boxes with a mirror base. Finally they are washed and separated through series of different shapes and sizes.

Pearls are also graded according to colour. While pink pearls and black pearls are also considered to be of good quality, white pearls have traditionally been most popular. A good quality white pearl reflects a lovely sky blue colour under ultraviolet light while a poor quality one has a green or mustard-colour sheen. Black pearls that have a green sheen and baroque (irregular shaped) pearls that reflect a rainbow of colours are also amongst the more valuable varieties. While black and pink pearls are also rare and beautiful, most traditional Hyderabad jewellery is made with white pearls.

Recently, several pearl makers are exporting processed pearls to markets in Europe and the US. With the capital that they gain from this marketing, they are able to purchase machinery for advanced refinement. In particular, equipment that uses enzymes present in thermophiles is able to substantially improve the process of refining pearls.

However in recent times the Chinese Manufactures have flooded the market with China made pearls.

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After breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drop you at Secunderabad/Hyderabad Railway station to board your train for your hometown.

Tours End With Sweet Memories…