The beauty of the city of Hyderabad is that it has something for all. The alluring power of the aroma of the city’s out-of-the-world delicacies, compels people to travel miles and then explore its narrow lanes to satiate their taste buds. And food is just one yummiest part of the grand city of Hyderabad, which lures tourists for multiple other reasons too.
So, here is the catch… if you are a cricket maniac, who happens to be in the ‘City of Nawabs’ to catch some live IPL action, however, at the same time, don’t want to miss out on anything that the magical city has to offer, here is what all you can hog, explore, enjoy and make the most of your stay in the city. So, here we go…
‘Khane mein kya hai…’
As we started the story with food, all the foodies out there must be ready to make a list of food joints they must explore, once in the city. However, the city has so many options that it’s almost impossible to not miss out on something or the other.
Still, here is our attempt to make a good if not the best ‘what to eat from where’ list in Hyderabad.
One, two, three, and here we start… Biryani from Alhamdulillah, Pani Puri from Radheshyaam chat bhandar; Nalli Barrah, Raan Afghani Biryani from Silver Salt; Kebab platter, Khabsa, Bakhlava from Spice 6; Murgh Malai, Fish Tikka, Saute Prawns from Noha by 4 Seasons; Hyderabadi Marag from Zaiqa-E-Hyderabad, Kebabs from Tolichowki, Dum Pukht from Aish – The Park, Mirchi ka Salan from Bawarchi, and Patthar Ka Gosht, Talawa Gosht, Bheja Masala from Chicha’s… phew… Wait… Did we forget anything… Oh yes… sweets!
Okay! So here we go again… Kubani ka Meetha from Palace Heights, Double ka Meetha from Flechazo, Falooda from Matwale Doodh Ghar, Sheer Korma from Amma Vanta and anything sweet from G Pulla Reddy Sweets.
If you are an art lover, this city is your Mecca. There is so much happening here when it comes to art, that just like food, you’ll get confused about what to see and what to miss. Though we leave that on you to choose, here are some phenomenal art centers in the city one can visit.
Lamakaan: The open cultural center hosts workshops, screenings, theatre plays and has an awesome cafe where all creative heads open their pandora of creativity over a cup of tea.
Nirvana Bistro: Abuzz with activities such as discussions, workshops, forums, open mics, jam sessions, Nirvana Bistro is one of the most happening spots of the city.
Phoenix Arena: The lush green environs of the place sets the mood just right for art and culture activities. This wonderful space hosts events, performances, workshops and quizzes.
Other happy art places that you can visit in Hyderabad are Apollo Foundation Open Air Theatre, Jxtapose, Kalaachakra, Nritya Forum, Paaka, Our Sacred Space and Gallery Cafe.
Must visit places
There are other touristy places in the city that are simply awesome, popular and one must visit if they want to enjoy a romantic date with history. Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Hussain Sagar, Chowmahalla Palace, Hussain Sagar Lake and Taj Falaknuma Palace, among many others are the jewels of Hyderabad tourists love to visit.
So binge on cricket and everything else that this beautiful city has to offer to you.