Tourists will never feel bore here as there are various places of interest in the city, such as Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Nizam Museum, Andhra Pradesh State Archaeology Museum. Those who are shopaholic can visit years-old bazaars, such as Madina Circle, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar. Besides sightseeing and shopping, tourists can enjoy the culinary delights of this city, especially the delicious Hyderabadi biriyani. If you wish to have a luxurious holiday in the city, then choose to stay at 3 star hotels in Hyderabad that offer elegantly-designed rooms with excellent facilities.
Salar Jung Museum
The city of lights, as it is also called, offers a peek into its past in its several museums. The most famous of them is the Salar Jung Museum located on the bank of Musi River at Darushifa. One of the three most popular national museums of India, this museum was established in December 1951. The major collection of this museum was acquired by King Salar Jung III that includes manuscripts, ceramics, glass, stone sculptures, paintings, carvings, metal ware, carpets, furniture and arms. The different items in the museum showcase the best of Indian, Greek and Roman cultures, starting from the 2nd century BC to early 20th century AD. Out of the many galleries in the museum, one gallery is exclusively devoted to the famous Salar Jung family. Visitors can also see a rich collection of artefacts from Persia, Syria, Egypt, Nepal, China, Burma, Japan, Europe and North America in the museum.
Visitors who wish to read about the history of the city can do so in the library of the museum. The museum and its library was declared as an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in 1961. If you have still not decided a vacation destination for the upcoming holiday season, then plan a tour to this historical city. Even if you have a budget constraint, there are many cheap hotels in Hyderabad where you can stay.