Hyderabad - City and Culture
The capital and largest city of the state of Telangana, Hyderabad is a city spread in 650 sq. Km along the banks of Musi River and is located on the Deccan Plateau in South India. Major part of the city is located in the hilly area around artificial lakes like the Hussain Sagar Lake which predates the city and is one of the most famous attractions in the city. Hyderabad’s population is more than 7 million and the city was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in the year 1591. The city has been ruled by Mughal rulers for a long time and one can still find structures like Charminar and other architectures depicting the reminiscences of the Mughal Era.
Today Hyderabad is known as an IT Hub, courtesy the special economic zones and HITECH City dedicated to IT sector which has attracted leading multinationals to Hyderabad. In the nineteenth century, Hyderabad was known as ‘City of Pearls’, but today it is known for the skyscrapers, metro train, descent infrastructure and the Head Offices of various MNC’s. The city is known worldwide for Charminar, Hyderabadi Biryani and Telugu Film Industry. Telugu and Urdu are the most spoken languages, but with the inflow of people from other states; Hindi and English are also widely known by many. Hyderabad is truly a city which is a blend of old traditions, culture, architecture and modern urban living.
Places to Visit in Hyderabad
A 400-year-old city which has now turned into a metropolitan city, Hyderabad has many places worth visiting for people of every age group and interests. The historical monuments and architectures as Charminar, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Purani Haveli and Taramati Baradari are famous attractions for visitors interested in history and culture. Then there are religious places like Birla Mandir, Chilkur Balaji Temple, Paigah Tombs, Sanghi Temple, Mecca Masjid, Maula Ali Dargah to modern marvels like Ramoji Film City, Hussain Sagar Lake, Mount Opera, Snow World, Jala Vihar, Lumbini Park, Birla Planetarium and nature parks such as Nehru Zoo Park, NTR Gardens, Durgam Cheruvu, Necklace Road, Gandipet Lake, KBR National Park and Botanical Gardens.
The best time to visit Hyderabad is between November to February when the temperature is moderate and you can enjoy the outdoor activities (except the water park). Evenings during these months are a bit cold and you may need a light jacket or pullover.
Best Resorts in Hyderabad
Among the many resorts in Hyderabad, we have researched and tried to pick the ten most popular and luxury resorts in this article. So, let’s check the best resorts in Hyderabad which can be booked for a comfortable and memorable stay during your visit to this lovely city.
Opened in the year 2006 and spread in an area of 35 acres, Lahari Resort is located amid the lush green beauty of nature which features beautiful lawns, flower beds, artistic sculptures, water bodies and fountains. A great place to spend time with family and an ideal destination for corporate meetings and outings, Lahari Resort provides quality hospitality services round the clock. There are various indoor and outdoor recreational activities organized by the resort for every age group, these activities are conducted in a big cricket stadium, conference hall, restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and discotheque and games and fun activities like a bowling alley, water slides, rain dance, table tennis, snooker, go-Karting, beach volleyball can be enjoyed.
There are 59 fully AC comfortable rooms and suites to accommodate guests. Every room is Wi-Fi enabled, and apart from rooms, there are three different categories of the suite, which are – Deluxe rooms (Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 7,200 per day), Queen Suite (separate sitting and dining area along with a luxurious bathroom and spa are also provided at Rs. 6,000 – Rs. 8,500 per day) and King Suite (Rs. 6,500 – Rs. 9,000).
Golconda Resort & Spa
One of the best resorts in Hyderabad, Golconda Resort and Spa provides world-class hospitality and luxury to their guests. The state of the art, architecture, interior and the lush greenery, serene pools and swaying palms is truly relaxing and mesmerizing at the same time. They have 24 premium rooms and 44 luxury villas designed for optimum comfort and calmness. Each villa has its private garden in the front and the huge windows provide a spectacular view of the landscape.
You can choose the culinary magic and get food nirvana from the four splendid restaurants and bars where you will be served with Indian and Global cuisines and also relax and rejuvenate at the Ixora Spa. The in-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, Mini Bar, Safe Deposit Box, Coffee machine etc. And the per day rent of studio room starts from Rs. 8,000. You can visit their official website golkondaresorts.com for more details.
Celebrity Holiday Retreat
Located at a distance of 50 km from Hyderabad, the Celebrity Holiday Retreat is a renowned resort situated at Shamirpet in R.R. District. Sited at a very calm location, with enchanting landscapes and architecture based on the Victorian era, this resort is a favourite destination for the well known and elite people. Considering its beautiful location amidst the serenity of nature, it’s a peaceful getaway to relax and rejuvenate in fresh air, away from the busy urban life.
The resort has 70 fully A.C rooms and cottages which include executive rooms, single bedroom cottages, double bedroom cottages, three-bedroom cottages, four-bedroom cottages and CHR cottages. The resort also houses a bar, a lounge and a restaurant serving delicious local and intercontinental cuisines. Amenities like doctor on call, travel desk, swimming pool, fitness centre and valet parking etc are provided and they provide world-class standard of service to the guests. The standard room per day rental starts from Rs. 4,000 and the highest rent is Rs. 25,000 for a luxury villa, you can check more about them at - Celebrityhospitality.com.
Located in the posh location of Banjara Hills, Radisson Blu is a 5-star hotel in Hyderabad. The hotel has 158 AC luxury rooms and suites, which provide a convenient and lavish stay. The hotel also has a swimming pool, lounge, bar; three restaurants, a spa, café and children’s play area. The rooms have private minibars, laptop-compatible safes and desks. Other amenities include fitness centre, dry cleaning service, meeting facilities, running trails, and coffee and tea maker in the rooms. The various stay options available are one-bedroom suite, junior suite, suite, superior room, deluxe room, business room and presidential suite.
The lowest rate starts from Rs. 4,480 onwards and more details can be checked on their website Radissonhotels.com.
Vivanta by Taj Begumpet
Taj Hotels are known for their grandeur and quality of service across the globe and Vivanta by Taj is no exception, it is one of the best five-star resorts in Begumpet, Hyderabad and one can expect the international standard of service and hospitality at this place. First-time visitors get mesmerized by the wooden exterior and the eye-catching interiors of this resort furnished with polished granite, marble, shining glass panels and sparkling Murano crystal chandeliers.
The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves scrumptious local foods like mouth-watering kebabs and Biryani and intercontinental dishes as well. Other amenities include mini bar, safety box, electronic doors, swimming pool, fitness centre, lounge, coffee shop and bar etc. The rent of room’s start from Rs. 4,500 per night, more options can be explored on their website vivantahotels.com.
Leonia Holistic Destination
Leonia Holistic Destination is a beautiful resort spread amid sprawling greenery and natural rock formations which provide an experience of staying in the lap of nature. The warm hospitality and world-class infrastructure and architecture draw guests from all over the world to this resort. Leonia houses, 4 hotels, 462 villas, a 3 lakh sq. ft International standard convention and sporting facility which can more easily sit over 6000 guests, more than 50 banquet venues (indoor and outdoor) and an award-winning 1 lakh sq. Ft. Wellness Spa and Medi Center.
The resort also has 3 international standard theatres for movie and conventions, bars, night clubs and 10 restaurants. Leonia Holistic Destination is about 80 kilometres from the Hyderabad International Airport, which is about an hour-long comfortable drive on the state highway, pick and drop can be arranged with prior booking. Other amenities include babysitting, bicycle rental, free parking and free Wi-Fi etc. The room rent starts from Rs. 3,100 per night and the various other options can be checked on their website leonia.in.
Button Eyes Resort
Button Eyes Resort provides luxury amid greenery and scenic beauty of nature and will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul by providing the much-required break from the hustle-bustle of city life in a luxurious and stress-free environment. The carefully designed landscaping of this resort is done with small gardens, swimming pools, well-spread lawns and lush green surroundings to offer a refreshing environment while enjoying the serenity of nature. The resort offers A.C. and non A.C rooms with amenities like breakfast in the room, fridge, indoor and outdoor games, children's activities, bar, lounge and coffee shop etc.
This 3-star resort is a nice place for a getaway with your family and there are various options to stay which include cottages with Pvt. Swimming pool, cottage villa, poolside rooms, suite rooms and pets are also allowed at this resort. The rent starts from Rs. 3,500 per night and other options can be explored at their official website Button Eyes.
Mrugavani Resort & Spa
A 3-star facility, Mrugavani Resort and Spa is located in the Mrugavani National Park which is spread in more than 1006 acres and is a fine example of a blend of nature with modernity. The property is 15 minutes drive from the International Airport and just 18 km from the city. Apart from the usual facilities as an outdoor pool, free internet, valet parking, breakfast buffet, laundry service, coffee shop and restaurant, the in-house spa offer manicure, pedicure, head massage and full body massage etc, to relax your senses. The adventure enthusiasts can try horse riding or a jungle safari in the Mrugavani National Park.
The rent of the rooms starts from Rs. 3,499 per night and the resort has 45 suites, tree houses and nature-themed cottages with separate swimming pool, more info can be checked at Mrugavani Resort.
An eco-friendly resort, Pragati Resort is spread in an area of 85 acres and has ample greenery, flora and fauna create a lush green and pleasing ambience. Pragati Resorts have converted a barren 2500 acres land into a green belt which is a man-made eco-village, where a natural and eco-friendly habitat has been created. This place houses more than 2.5 million, 5000 varieties of plants and trees, which create a pollution-free environment and is a retreat for nature lovers. There is a cow shall, herbal and medicinal plants and the resort area is mosquito-free.
The resort is just 40 minutes from the city and houses, swimming pool, a stage for big shows and events, banquet hall, conference hall, water slides, indoor and outdoor games, Children Park and boating. The amenities include a sauna, babysitting, children's activities, spa, bicycle rental and free parking etc. Room tariffs start at Rs. 5,000 and you can check the rentals and packages at Pragati Resorts.
Summer Green Resort
One of the most economic, yet tranquil and comfortable resort; Summer Green Resort has beautiful spacious lawns, lush greenery and many banquet halls which make it ideal for hosting a reception, parties and weddings etc. It is also a nice place for a family outing with lavish villa suite rooms to deluxe rooms and cottages with all modern amenities, round the clock service and nice hospitality.
The resort has an open pool, coffee shops, restaurants and indoor games as chess, billiards, punching bags, video games and table tennis etc. Adventure junkies can enjoy outdoor games including rope and knot climbs, double rope and the human knot etc. For reservations and stay related information, please visit their website Summer Greenr Resorts.
All of these resorts are fitted with state-of-the-art amenities to meet all your needs with outstanding services and warm hospitality. Whichever you pick from these best resorts in Hyderabad for family, couples, be assured to have a great time with your loved one on your visit to the City of Pearls. If you are looking for a getaway, be sure to check out these resorts in Hyderabad with your friends or relatives.