Top Historical Places in Hyderabad

Are you looking to explore the history of Hyderabad through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Hyderabad including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Hyderabad. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Hyderabad ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Hyderabad, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Hyderabad for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Hyderabad with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Qutub Shahi Tombs

    Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Tomb

    These graceful domed tombs sit serenely in landscaped gardens about 1.5km northwest of the Golconda Fort entrance. Seven of the nine Qutb Shahi rulers were buried here, as well as members of the royal family and respected citizens, from entertainers to doctors. You could easily spend half a day here taking photos and wandering in and out of the tombs. The upper level of Mohammed Quli’s to...Read more
  2. Charminar

    Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    This landmark of Hyderabad is the jewel in the crown of this city of pearls. This milestone was built by Mohammed Quli qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. Built in the 16th century, this glorious tower has four graceful minarets and has 45 prayer spaces and an alluring mosque inside. The beautiful building is illuminated in the evenings and this historical structure is always surrounded by hu...Read more
  3. Golconda Fort

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Fort

    This grand fortress dates back to the early reigns of the Yadavas and the Kakatiyas, but it gained its acclaim and fame from the time of Qutub Shah Kings. The word literally means shepherd’s hill in local language. The original mud fort was rebuilt by the Qutub Shahi Kings in a psna of 62 years and is one of the most popular forts of India. The unbelievable acoustics, palaces, ingenious w...Read more
  4. Chowmahalla Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    A classic blend of Persian, Rajasthani, Indo-Saracen and European style of architecture is reflected in this dazzling palace made up of four distinguishable palaces incorporated together. The southern courtyard has one mahal with period rooms containing the Nizams’ over-the-top furniture; another mahal with an exhibit on life in the Zenana (women’s quarters) that includes bejewelled...Read more
  5. Falaknuma Palace

    Tags: Palace, Heritage Building

    Built in the late 19th century by the Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the Taj Falaknuma Palace holds a number of royal memories of Hyderabad. The luxe palace once belonged to the Paigah family and also to the Nizam of Hyderabad. Today the stunning palace made completely from Italian Marble and gorgeous stained-glass windows, is  a rare historic treat for architecture lovers and to those who are smitt...Read more
  6. Paigah Tombs

    Tags: Tomb

    The Paigah Tombs date back to the 18th century and are one of the most iconic places to see Indo-Islam architecture with a touch of Rajasthani style added to its gorgeous design. The Paigah nobles were actually believed to be wealthier than most of the Indian Maharajas. The Paigah Nobility was established by Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung with the intention to protect the state. They had their own ...Read more
  7. Telangana State Archaeology Museum

    Tags: Museum, Park, Archaeological Site

    A delight for art lovers, this museum homes one of the richest repositories of antiques and art objects. Built in the early 20th century by the 7th Nizam, the building of the museum is a fine example of art in itself and so is the alluring garden surrounding the building. Originally built tobe the doll house for the daughters of Nizam, the structure now consists a wide range of collectible from...Read more
  8. St. Josephs Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    St. Joseph’s Cathedral was built during 1869 by Fr. Antonio Tagliabue PIME and was declared a diocese in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII. The bell towers were completed in 1891 and the bells were added in the following year. The whole church is built in true Italian design and is embellished by timeless pieces of art. The spectacular 6-foot granite wainscot, the stunning art work including the carv...Read more
  9. British Residency

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    The Biritish Residency dates back to the late 18th century and was originally built as a residence for James Achilles Kirkpatrick who married an Indian woman Khair un Nissa. Kirkpatrick was smitten by the Indo-Persian culture and soon gave up his British lifestyle to accept the Indian way of living. The residency was known to be part of his fascination of the regal life of the Nizams and he eve...Read more
  10. Rachakonda Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Located around 60 kilometres away for Hyderabad, Rachakonda Fort dates back to the 14th century and was built by Recherla Singama Nayak who belonged to the Padma Nayaka dynasty. The fort marks the shift of the rulers from the capital of Anumagallu to Rachakonda. The Padmanayakas served the Kakatiyas from the 12th century- starting from Rudra Deva until the demise of Pratapa Rudra. In 1430, the ...Read more
  11. Toli Masjid

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Located close to the Golconda Fort, Toji Masjid is one of the rare historic building built by famous architect Qutb Shahi. The masjid is also known as ‘Damdi masjid’ since the architect was paid 1 Damdi (coin) for every rupee spent on building the masjid. The place was built by Mir Musa Khan Mahalda in 1671 and is one of the most elaborate structures in Hyderabad. The arches with th...Read more
  12. Taramati Bardari

    Tags: River, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    This hill top monument is believed to belong to Taramati, a courtesan of Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah. Constructed in an elegant way on the banks of Musi River, there are number of tales that surround this mystic place. The pavilion has 12 doorways and has an open air auditorium with a capacity of 1600 people. The Sultan is believed to be mesmerised by the singing and dancing of sisters Taramati ...Read more
  13. The Golconda Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Golconda fort is located in Hyderabad district. This is a fort with an exquisite architecture. If you enjoy trekking then you can also have a great trek by going all the way up the fort. This place has a rich history and will be of great interest for you if you are a history buff. There is also a light and sound show which is also worth watching while you are at this fort. This is a must visit ...Read more