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One day Hyderabad tourism packages

Discussion in 'South India' started by CharviH, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. CharviH

    CharviH New Member

    I am going to Hyderabad for a few days for some training, and before I come back home, I will spend one whole day free, which I would like to spend visiting some of the famous places of Hyderabad.

    I would like to know if there are any one day Hyderabad tourism packages which I can get, which would include the majority of the tourist places and things to do. I would also like to know what the average cost of the packages is as well.

    Thank you, members.
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Moderator Staff Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    Just a stroll around Hyderabad's Old City can take you back to the era of the Nizams. From the assortment of havelis, mosques, palaces and ancient monuments that line the older part of the city, history buffs would sure have a blast exploring its every nook and corner. That's not to say that the city has been stuck in time, because it also has an assortment of modernities like theatres and even an integrated film studio. The very best of Hyderabadi cuisine can be tasted in the local restaurants that line the streets of the city. Even its cuisine has a unique blend of Mughal, Arabic and local Telugu influences. This is what makes Hyderabad a unique destination, its attractions, its culture and its cuisine is only its own. There's nowhere else in the world that can mimic the unique aspects of Hyderabad.

    One-Day Hyderabad Tourism Packages

    Fortunately, there are many tour operators offering one-day tour packages for Hyderabad. Most of the tour packages are operated by private companies, but there is also a tour package operated by the Telangana Tourism. Rates usually differ, depending if you book an air-conditioned or non air-conditioned bus. Some companies also offer private tours via private vehicle.

    1. Hyderabad City Heritage Cum Museum Tour by Telangana Tourism - This is the tour package offered by the Telangana Tourism, the Hyderabad City Heritage Cum Museum Tour. The tour begins at around 7:30 am and the pickup point is just across the Birla Mandir. Other attractions covered in the tour package are the Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar (Drive Through), Mecca Masjid (Drive Through), Laad Bazaar, Salar Jung Museum, Nizam Jubilee Pavilion, Qutub Shahi Tombs and Lumbini Gardens. The tour ends at around 7:30 pm of the same day of course. If you're doing the tour on a Friday, since the museums are closed, you would be taken to the Nehru Zoo Park instead. Keep in mind that all rates posted below are exclusive of entrance fees and meals. You can opt to bring your own meals and beverages or dine in the nearby restaurants. You can book a ticket for this tour via the official website of Telangana Tourism.
    • Tour Timing - 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
    • Places Covered - Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar (Drive Through), Mecca Masjid (Drive Through), Laad Bazaar, Salar Jung Museum, Nizam Jubilee Pavilion, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Lumbini Gardens and Nehru Zoo Park (In Place of Museums on Fridays)
    • Rates - Rs. 200 for Child and Rs. 250 for Adult (Non AC Bus) & Rs. 280 for Child and Rs. 350 for Adult (AC Bus)
    2. Hyderabad City Tour by Konaseema Tourism - Konaseema Tourism also has a tour package for Hyderabad sightseeing. The good thing about this tour company is that they have pick-up and drop-off services, although it's non air-conditioned, at many points around Hyderabad. Their tour though begins from the Birla Mandir as well, at around 7:00 am. If you're coming from another point in the city, you can check out their website for the pick-up points near you. After being dropped off at the Birla Mandir, you would then be transferred to another bus, either air-conditioned or non air-conditioned, for the tour proper. Other attractions covered in the tour are the Nizam Museum, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar (Drive Through), Mecca Masjid (Drive Through), Sudha Car Museum, Golconda Fort, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park (Drive Through) and Hussain Sagar (Drive Through). The Nizam Museum, Chowmahalla Palace and Salar Jung Museum are closed on Fridays so you would be visiting the Nehru Zoo Park if you do the tour during this day. Included in the tour is a tour guide, who can speak English, Telugu and Hindi. Seats are not reserved though, so do come early if you want to be able to pick your seats.
    • Tour Timing - 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    • Places Covered - Nizam Museum, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar (Drive Through), Mecca Masjid (Drive Through), Sudha Car Museum, Golconda Fort, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park (Drive Through), Hussain Sagar (Drive Through) and Nehru Zoo Park (Friday)
    • Rates - Rs. 325 for Child and Adult (Non AC Bus) & Rs. 399 for Child and Adult (AC Bus)
    3. Hyderabad City Tour by Southern Travels - Southern Travels is tour company operating in cities in and out of India, including Hyderabad. Their Hyderabad City Tour is a daily tour package offered to tourists. It begins at around 9:00 am, starting at the Birla Mandir in Hyderabad. Other attractions covered in the tour are Ravindra Bharathi (Drive Through), Qutub Shahi Tombs (Drive Through), Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Nehru Zoo Park and NTR Gardens. The tour would end at around 5:30 pm so you can enjoy exploring Hyderabad on your own for a few hours after. You can reserve a slot for the tour through the website of Southern Travels. You need to bring proper photo identification for every member of the tour as well. Rates are different, depending if you book a seat in a non air-conditioned bus or an air-conditioned bus.
    • Tour Timing - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Places Covered - Ravindra Bharathi (Drive Through), Qutub Shahi Tombs (Drive Through), Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Nehru Zoo Park (Friday) and NTR Gardens
    • Rates - Rs. 300 for Child and Adult (Non AC Bus) & Rs. 350 for Child and Adult (AC Bus)
    4. One-Day Hyderabad City Tour by Holidays DNA - If you would like a more private tour, you can opt for the tour package offered by Holidays DNA. You can be picked up from your hotel at around 9:00 am. By 10:30 am, the tour begins as you reach the Qutub Shahi Tombs. Thereafter, other attractions included in the tour are Golconda Fort, Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum and Lumbini Park at Hussain Sagar. You can opt to skip any of these places but you are not allowed to include any other places or attractions not mentioned above. All meals, tour guide fees, entry fees and extras are not included in the fee. In a way, you're merely hiring the vehicle on a fixed route around Hyderabad. Package rates depend on what type of vehicle you hire. You can book this package from the official website of Holidays DNA.
    • Tour Timing - 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    • Places Covered - Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum and Lumbini Park at Hussain Sagar
    • Rates - Rs. 2,200 (Indica Non AC), Rs. 2,400 (Indica AC), Rs. 2,700 (Indigo AC), Rs. 2,950 (Innova AC), Rs. 4,800 (Tempo Non AC) and Rs. 5,500 (Tempo AC)
    5. Hyderabad City Tour by Royal Travels and Best Bus - The transport company Best Bus and the travel agency Royal Travels have a tour package for Hyderabad City too. Best Bus provides for the transportation with different pick-up points around Hyderabad, as you can see on their website. All tourists would be dropped off at Nampally, after being picked up at their designated points. From Nampally, the tourists would be transferred to either a non air-conditioned or air-conditioned bus and the tour begins. The tour includes a guide from the travel agency, Royal Travels. Places covered within the itinerary are the Birla Mandir, Nizam Museum, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar (Drive Through), Chowmahalla Palace, Nehru Zoo Park, Sudha Cars Museum, Golconda Fort, NTR Gardens, IMAX Theatre, Lumbini Park (Drive Through) and Hussain Sagar (Drive Through). After the tour, you would be dropped off at the same point you were picked up in, at around 7:00 pm.
    • Tour Timing - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Places Covered - Birla Mandir, Nizam Museum, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar (Drive Through), Chowmahalla Palace, Nehru Zoo Park (Friday), Sudha Cars Museum, Golconda Fort, NTR Gardens, IMAX Theatre, Lumbini Park (Drive Through) and Hussain Sagar (Drive Through)
    • Rates - Rs. 350 for Child and Adult (Non AC Bus) & Rs. 425 for Child and Adult (AC Bus)
    6. Hyderabad City Tour by Rao Travels - A government-approved tour agency, the Rao Travels also has a package for a one-day tour of Hyderabad. The tour begins at around 9:00 am, at the head office of Rao Travels in Hyderabad. The tour is semi-private since smaller vehicles are used and the rates are per person, instead of renting out the whole vehicle. The tour covers some of the main attractions of the city like the Birla Temple, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, NTR Gardens, Nehru Zoo Park and Lumbini Park with Hussain Sagar. The tour is very brief, ending at around 5:00 pm. You can reserve a slot via their website. All entrance fees and meals are excluded in the rates given below.
    • Tour Timing - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Places Covered - Birla Temple, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, NTR Gardens, Nehru Zoo Park (Friday) and Lumbini Park with Hussain Sagar
    • Rates - Rs. 750/Person (AC Car), Rs. 700/Person (Innova AC) and Rs. 600/Person (Tempo AC)
    7. Hyderabad Daily City Tour by Hyderabad Travels - Last on the list is the tour conducted by Hyderabad Travels. The one-day tour package covers the main attractions of Hyderabad, starting from 9:00 am and ending in 9:00 pm. The covered places are that of the Birla Mandir, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazaar, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hussain Sagar and Paradise Restaurant. The tour ends with a scrumptious dinner at Paradise Restaurant, where you can enjoy local Hyderabadi cuisine. The rates for this tour package are on the higher side because private vehicles are used instead of buses. To book this tour package, go to the official website of Hyderabad Travels and fill up the booking form. Make sure you book at least two days in advance, prior to your preferred schedule of the tour.
    • Tour Timing - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    • Places Covered - Birla Temple, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, NTR Gardens, Nehru Zoo Park (Friday) and Lumbini Park with Hussain Sagar
    • Rates - Rs. 2,999 (AC Logan), Rs. 3,999 (Innova AC), Rs. 3,999 (Tavera AC) and Rs. 4,999 (Tempo AC)
    Entrance Fees for Attractions in Hyderabad

    Since these tour packages do not include the entrance fees for the monuments around Hyderabad, you need to pay for them separately. And when computing for your budget, you need those rates so that you know just how much money to bring. The table below would highlight these rates for the ease of the tourist.

    AttractionScheduleEntry Fee (Adult)Entry Fee (Child)
    Birla MandirDailyFreeFree
    Nizam MuseumClosed on FridaysRs. 80Rs. 15
    Salar Jung MuseumClosed on FridaysRs. 20Rs. 20
    CharminarDailyRs. 5Rs. 5
    Chowmahalla PalaceClosed on FridaysRs. 80Rs. 10
    Sudha Cars MuseumDailyRs. 50Rs. 15
    Golconda FortDailyRs. 5Rs. 5
    NTR GardensDailyRs. 20Rs. 10
    Lumbini GardensDailyRs. 10Rs. 10
    Qutub Shahi TombsClosed on FridaysRs. 15Rs. 5
    Nehru Zoological ParkClosed on MondaysRs. 20Rs. 10
    Conclusion

    With these one-day tour packages, you can now easily find a tour operator that best fits you. You can opt for a tour package that is conducted via bus transport or a tour package that is conducted via private vehicle. These tour packages cover the main attractions around Hyderabad, but they also just drive through some attractions. These are the best tour packages to choose for those who don't have much time to explore Hyderabad. I hope this helps!

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