LOCAL TOURS - HALF DAY

Golconda Fort & Qutab Shahi Tombs - Half Day Morning Tour

Strength, heritage and royalty are synonyms to what we all call Golconda Fort. An inseparable part of Hyderabad history since 13th century, Golconda Fort was considered to be the best example of military architecture among Indian forts and has been the abode of many mighty rulers. Golconda Fort is your window to the glories of yesteryears.

Golconda Fort - Evening Tour with Sound & Light Show

Strength, heritage and royalty are synonyms to what we all call Golconda Fort. An inseparable part of Hyderabad history since 13th century, Golconda Fort was considered to be the best example of military architecture among Indian forts and has been the abode of many mighty rulers. Golconda Fort is your window to the glories of yesteryears.

Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum & Charminar - Half Day

Originally started by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutab Shah, the Mecca Masjid was completed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb in the 17th century. It is the largest mosque in the twin cities and can accommodate upto 10,000 worshippers at prayer..

Pearl & Jewelry Shopping Spree - Half Day

One of the largest and wealthiest of India's former princely states, the city built its fortune on the trade of pearls, gold, steel, fabric and, above all, diamonds, which some believe remain hidden beneath the foundations of Golconda Fort, precursor to the city some 10km away.

Charminar Heritage Walk - Half Day

This tour gives you the entire range of experience from the Qutub Shahi times to today. It begins at the old Municipal office which is soon to be renovated at the Interpretation / Orientation centre and leads you through Azha-Khana-E-Zehra, Dar-Ush-Shifa and the Purani Haveli palace, all set along the Itebar Chowk road.

Khilwat Walk - Half Day

The Khilwat is situated at the southwest quadrant of Hyderabad, where the Asaf Jahi dynasty ruled for almost two centuries until the last Nizam shifted to king Kothi. Today, it is characterized by vast tracts of desolate area that have been partially encroached upon. This walk tries to rediscover the spirit & form of the khilwat..

LOCAL TOURS - FULL DAY

Ramoji Film City Tour - Full Day.

A tour to the Ramoji Film Studio will tell you why it is acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the largest film studios in the world. The studio lives upto its name of a "city" as it is spread over a vast area of around 2500 acres.

Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum & Charminar - Full Day with Laad Bazaar Shopping.

The Ramoji Film City is located about 35 kilometers from the Hyderabad city. A tour to the Ramoji Film Studio will tell you why it is acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the largest film studios in the world. The studio lives upto its name of a "city" as it is spread over a vast area of around 2500 acres.

Pochampalli Tour - the Allure of Looms - Full Day.

In Pochampalli of Nalgonda District adjoining Hyderabad, a unique method of tie and dye is used known as 'ikat'. Weavers in Andhra Pradesh have mastered the art of using cotton and silk alternately for warp (length) and weft (across). In the scenic weavers' village of Pochampalli, the act of weaving seems to be ritual for a weaver's family.

City Centre Tour - Full Day.

The various Birla mandirs constructed across the country were built by the industrialists Birlas. Sri Venkateswara, or Lord Lakshminarayana, is the deity of these temples. Strangely, however, these temples are known by the family that undertook the noble cause. The Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is built on the 280-foot-high hillock of Kalapahad.

 

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Local Sight-Seeing Tours for InCAP 2018 Participants

Dreamz Travel is offering sight-seeing tours within the city for the delegates during InCAP 2018. Several exciting tours are being offered to the conference delegates and accompanying persons to give a chance to experience the history, culture and environments of Hyderabad and India. The details of the tours which have been specially designed keeping the Conference schedule in mind, are listed here and the booking for the same can be done online in advance by sending mail to Dreamz Travel.

Dreamz Travel was started in 2001 and offers tours in and around Hyderabad. Apart from the small group specialized tours, Dreamz Travel also helps conference delegates coming to Hyderabad discover the history, heritage and craft of the city in larger groups. These tours are led by authorised English-speaking tour guides. Dreamz Travel will have a counter operating during the conference in the registration area. During the conference, if there are spaces still available for certain tours, the booking can be done on site as well. You can contact info@dreamztravel.net if you would like any other information. We can also organise customized tours on written requests.

Tour Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Price
16-Dec 17-Dec 18-Dec 19-Sep
1. The Golkonda Fort & Qutb Shahi Tombs 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Free Day 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM INR 2,000
2. Charminar Area Tour 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM INR 2,800
3. Shoppers' Delight 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM INR 2,500
4. Hussain Sagar Lake & Birla Temple Tour 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM INR 4,000

Schedule of tours at a glance

1. The Golkonda Fort & Qutb Shahi Tombs Tour

Price including taxes – INR 2000/- per person
Transport in Coaches
Minimum – 10 persons, Maximum – 30 persons

The Golkonda Fort

The Golkonda Fort is one of the most impressive forts in the country. The architecture includes some amazingly advanced acoustics systems that were used for signalling approaching enemy as well as for detecting conspiracies being hatched in palace corners. The climb up the Fort would be a sometimes steep, sometimes easy climb of about 360 steps and has excellent views of the Qutb Shahi tombs just outside the Fort area, the Charminar in the distance and the rest of the city’s landscape.

The Qutb Shahi Tombs

The rulers of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty had a tradition of constructing their tombs during their lifetime. The Emperors tried to outdo their predecessor and the magnificence of the architecture advanced over time. The tombs tower over the landscape majestically. This architecture is a fascinating mix of Persian and the local styles. Remnants of the blue tile work on some of these elegant structures give us a peek into the richness of that was a trademark of this dynasty.
Note: While the lower areas of the Fort have wheelchair access, the upper portions of the Fort and certain areas of the Qutb Shahi Tombs cannot be accessed. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry a umbrella.

2. The Charminar Area Tour

Price including taxes – INR 2800/- per person
Transport in Coaches
Minimum – 10 persons, Maximum – 30 persons

Chowmahalla Palace

The Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the dynasty of the Nizams of Hyderabad who were well known for the grandeur and wealth. This palace, built in the eighteenth century has been painstakingly restored and has been open to public only since 2006.The imposing Durbar Hall with its collection of glittering chandeliers and several rooms within the Palace display artefacts from the past that reflect the opulence with which this dynasty lived and ruled. The most famous symbol of the city, the Charminar was planned as the centre of the city when the capital shifted from Golkonda to Hyderabad in 1591 AD. The four minarets structure towers over bustling bazaars selling colourful and glittering lacquered bangles, pearls, shiny fabric, traditional perfumes (ittar), antiques and other knick-knacks. The climb up the Charminar is about fifty steps through a spiral staircase from where you can get magnificent views of the Mecca Masjid, the Unani Hospital, the Osmania Hospital, High Court, the Purani Haveli as well as the Falaknuma Palace in the distance. For the true flavour of old Hyderabadi culture, this area of the city is a must visit.

Note: While some areas of the Palace can be accessed in a wheelchair, the busy streets in the Old City will not be easy for the disabled. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry an umbrella. For entering into Mecca Masjid, shorts are not permitted. In addition to that, women will have to wear a long top that covers their arms as well and carry a scarf to cover their heads.

3. The Shopper’s Delight

Price including taxes – INR 2500/- per person
Travel in AC Toyota Innovas (6-seater)
Minimum – 4 persons, Maximum – 9 persons

The Shopper’s Delight

This tour is meant for those whose passion is shopping – serious shopping as well as window shopping. This tour will take you to the lesser known, non-touristy stores where the locals find the best fabric, the most authentic spices, exquisite crafts of the region and jewellery. Here’s where you will get a chance to try out the latest trendy outfits and sample some unique products that this city has to offer. So go ahead, try on a local saree, bling yourself up with colourful gemstones and pearls and check things off your shopping list at one go! Accompanied by a local expert, you can have all your shopping questions answered!

4.Hussain Sagar Lake Birla Temple Tour

Price including taxes – INR 4000/- per person (includes dinner at Paradise Biryani)
Transport in Coaches
Minimum – 10 persons, Maximum – 30 persons

Hussain Sagar Lake Birla Temple Tour

Built on an 85 metre hillock, the Birla Temple stands in its pristine marble glory looking down on the Hussain Sagar Lake. The tour will start at the temple where you will witness one of the evening rituals. You will then move on to Lumbini Park, one of the green spaces in the city next to the lake. The lake, built in 1562 is in the centre of the city and was the main source of water supply till the beginning of the last century. Take a boat ride to the middle of the lake and get a close up view of the magnificent Buddha statue which stands testimony to this region’s contribution to Buddhism. The tour will end at Paradise restaurant where you will enjoy the world’s most popular Hyderabadi Biryani.

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