Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium Entry Fee

Entry Fee: Rs.100/-
Combo (Planetarium + Science Museum): Rs.160/-

 Birla Planetarium Phone

040 2324 1067

Birla Planetarium Address: Near Birla Temple, Ambedkar Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India

 Birla Planetarium Timings

Monday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wedesday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Birla Planetarium Hyderabad Show Timings: (11:30 AM – English) | (12:15 PM – Telugu) | (03:00 PM – Telugu) | (04:00 PM – English) | (05:00 PM – Telugu) | (06:00 PM – English) | (06:45 PM – Telugu) | (07:30 PM – Hindi)

Also B M Birla Planetarium is closed on the last Thursday of every month and will be open only from 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd & last Friday of every month for maintenance purpose.

Birla Planetarium Hyderabad: Located at Naubat Pahad in the heart of Hyderabad city, Birla Planetarium is one of the most modern planetariums of the country. Not just children, this is one of the popular Hyderabad sightseeing places that attracts everyone. It was inaugurated in the year of 1985 by the late Sri N.T.Rama Rao. This planetarium is the first phase of the Birla Science centre in Hyderabad, which was nothing less than a landmark in bridging the gap between science and the common masses. This dome shaped structure was developed with the technological help from Japan. This place present its visitors with latest information about Universe and about various invention and theories related to it.

It not only educates but also entertains its visitors in different ways. Birla Planetarium in Hyderabad presents international standards of presentation, which has been rated among the best and highly visited planetarium of the world. Its cosmic presentation can be easily considered at par with those in Europe, Japan and US. It is a place for everyone and can be afforded by everyone too as the Birla Planetarium entry fee is also minimal. However, kids below the age of 4 years are not allowed for the sky show.

The Sky show is the most attractive feature of the Planetarium. The sky show at Birla Planetarium Hyderabad has a unique feature with which very less number of people are familiar. Each year, it presents its visitors with a different sky show, based on different scientific approach/theory. This has been the tradition for last 29 years. Every year there is a different show with a different name. The first show was on based on theme of universe and was named as ASTOUNDING UNIVERSE in 1985 which was followed by the Comet of the Century is here!, in the year of 1986. This year the sky show is Mangalyaan to Mars 2014 – 2015, while previous year in 2014 it was The Time Machine 2013 – 2014.

Birla Planetariums timings are from between 11:30 am to 8:00 pm. On 2nd and last Friday of every month it opens only from 3 pm. The duration of this sky show is 35 minutes.

If you planning to visit Birla Planetarium then you need to put aside any special weekend for it as you can go on any day in the week. It is open on all the seven days, except on last Thursday of every month, when it is closed. Also on Last and second Friday of every month it is closed till afternoon for maintenance and opens only by evening at 3 pm. There are shows in three languages, English, Hindi and Telugu. Birla Planetarium Hyderabad show timings are- for English- 11.30 am, 4 pm and 6 pm, while Telugu sky show timings are at 12.15 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and 6.45 pm and 8.15 pm which is optional. There is also show in Hindi at 7.30 pm.

Nehru Zoo Park

 Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad Entry Fee

Weekday Charges
 50 per Adult
 30 per Child (3 to 10 yrs)
 100 for Still Camera
 500 for Video Camera

Weekend & Holidays Charges
 60 per Adult
 40 per Child (3 to 10 yrs)
 100 for Still Camera
 500 for Video Camera

Toy Train Charges
 20 per Adult
 10 per Child (below 10 yrs)

Lion & Tiger Safari Fee
 50 per Adult
 30 per Child (below 10 yrs)

Buggy / Batter Operated Vehicle Fee
 60 per Adult
 40 per Child (below 10 yrs)

Fish Aquarium
 10 Adult or Child)

Nocturnal Animal House Fee
 20 per Adult
 10 per Child (below 10 yrs)

Film Shooting Fee
 8500 per Day Entry Fee for film shootings
 1500 for Generator trucks for film shooting
 1000 for Car / Jeep

Zoo Guest House Accomodation Fee
 500 for a family of 10 members
Occupancy from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

 Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad Timings

MondayClosed / Holiday
Tuesday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wedesday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad Phone

040 2447 7355

Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad Address: Zoo Park Main Rd, Kishan Bagh, Bahadurpura West, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500064.

About Nehru Zoological Park

Located at a distance of 16 km from Hyderabad, Nehru Zoological Park was opened to the public in the year of 1963. It is situated near the historically important Mir Alam Tank, which is 200 year old and is the first multi-arch masonry dam in the world. Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos of India and one of the top sightseeing places to visit in Hyderabad. Run by the Forest department, Government of Telangana, the zoo has been named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the country.

Spread over an area of approximately 380 acres, the Nehru Zoo Park boasts of almost 1,500 species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Adding to the extensive varieties of wildlife, this zoo park is considered to be the first one where animals have been kept in zoological order.

What makes Hyderabad zoo an amiable place for both visitors and inhabitants are the open enclosures in which animals are kept. These open enclosures have been created to resemble the natural habitats. A wide variety of exotic animals have been successfully bred in this zoo park as well.

Adding to the overall experience are the extensive range of activities to do in Hyderabad Zoo Park. Various Safaris, such as lion safari, bear safari and bison safari, along with toy train makes the visit all the more exciting. Butterfly Park, Jurassic Park, aquariums, etc., also let you explore the wildlife in a fun yet educational manner.

History of Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park was established in the year 1959 while it was opened to the public on 6th October 1963. There has been many changes and additions since the conceptualization of the zoo park. For instance, in the year 1974, Lion Safari Park was started and the Nocturnal Animal House was established in 1982.

Nehru zoological park Hyderabad was established with the objective of conserving and breeding of endangered species, specially the wild life of Deccan Plateau as well as rehabilitating them.

Other objectives of establishing the Hyderabad zoo was to educate the public about wildlife and generate awareness and to facilitate researches on animal behaviour, their rehabilitation and breeding patterns.

Rich Fauna at Nehru Zoo

Nehru zoological park Hyderabad boasts of a rich variety of wildlife. There are more than 140 species of animals, birds and mammals in the zoo park. Mir Alam tank attracts migratory birds from all over the world also wild life enthusiasts. Following are some of the fauna species that can be found at the zoo.

Avian Fauna– owls, pelicans, herons, vultures, storks, parrots, egrets, macaws, cranes, hornbills, eagles, cocktails, parakeets, ducks, love birds, pheasants, geese, lories.

Reptiles– Crocodiles such as marsh Crocodile, gharial, and salt water Crocodile, chaimen. Snakes such as king cobra, python, cobra, Russell’s viper, sand boa, rat snake, green vine snake. Lizards such as monitor lizards, chameleon, green Laguna. Tortoise such as start tortoise, turtles, Indian softshell turtle, melanochelys turtle, red ear turtle.

Mammals– primates, herbivores, carnivores, omnivore and rodents. All kinds of species here. Indian rhinoceros, Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, panther, gaur, Indian elephant, sambar deer, fishing cat, leopard cat, hyena, wolf, wild dog, fox, cheetah, jaguar, sloth bear, black bear, sun bear, wild boar, civets, swamp deer, hog deer, nilgai/ blue bull, blackbuck, giraffe, hippopotamus, chousingha, mouse deer, thamin deer, spotted deer, barking deer, hog deer, rodents like porcupines and giant squirrel; sacred baboon, red patas monkey, chimpanzee, lion tail macaque, bonnet macaque, rhesus macaque, olive baboon, common langur, nilgiri langur.

Facilities at the Hyderabad Zoo Park

Zoo Park provides various facilities for the convenience of the visitors, making the visit even more pleasurable. Some of the facilities that are offered include safe drinking water, first aid facility, toilets and washrooms, battery operated vehicles, separate parking area, along with benches and other shelters for rest that have been strategically placed throughout the park.

For those who would like to spend entire day at the zoo, there is accommodation facility as well. The Zoo Guest house is available for rent from 9 AM to 5.50 PM. The charges are Rs.500 for a group of 10 people.

There is a food court with multi-cuisine choices at the park along with two canteens namely, Rhino canteen which is near the Rhino enclosure and Maharaja Canteen which is located near the parrot World, offering snacks, beverages, bakery items, etc. Vijaya dairy, exclusively selling dairy product is also located inside the Nehru zoological park.

Things to Do at Nehru Zoo Park

At Nehru Zoo Park, visitors will find umpteen numbers of things to do. A popular picnic spot for the twin cities, Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the zoo park offers a wide variety of entertaining choices.

Tiger & Lion Safari– Safaris are the main attraction amongst visitors at Zoo Park. One can choose from Bison Safari, Lion Safari, Tiger Safari and Bear Safari. The ticket price for safaris is Rs.50 for adults and Rs.30 for children 3 to 10 years of age.

The safaris run at regular intervals throughout the day, presenting a perfect way to get a view of the various wild animals such as lions, sloth bears, deer, tigers, etc. The charges for safari rides are Rs.30 for kids and Rs.50 per person for adults.

Please be aware that sometimes almost an hour goes into waiting for your turn in the Queue. If you are travelling with kids, it’s suggested to carry refreshments along.

Toy Train– The toy train is Zoo park’s another significant part of a visit to the Hyderabad zoo. It is especially popular among kids. The fee for train ride is Rs.10 for children 3 to 10 years of age. For adults the fee is Rs.20 per person. Also during non-peak time the train would not move until it is full. It might take 30 mins or even more.

Unlike Buggy ride, where they will stop at popular spots and let you spend some time, toy train doesn’t stop anywhere.

Bicycle Rides– Another fun activity to do at the Zoo Park in Hyderabad is to go for a ride on bicycle. Bicycles are available at the park for a minimal rent of Rs.20 per hour.

Buggy / Battery Operated Vehicles– Battery operated vehicles, which are environment friendly and noiseless are also available, offering a hassle-free tour of Zoo Park. Tourists can enjoy a comfortable ride of the park with Buggy / Pram while exploring its rich flora and fauna. The charges for buggy ride is Rs.60 for adults and Rs.40 for kids.

The buggy ride goes on for about 30 mins to 1 hr. A concession in the ticket price is also offered for school kids. Buggy ride is the best option for people who cannot walk for long, yet wish to cover important places of the zoo.

Boating– Boating at the Mir Alam Lake is another attraction of the Nehru zoological park. The boating is organized by the TSTDC. In Addition to passenger boats, speed boats are also available at the lake.

Children’s Park– There is a separate children’s park at the Hyderabad zoo with multiple choices to enjoyably engage kids.

Jurassic Park– Another attraction for kids is the Jurassic Park, which boasts of life-size figures of various dinosaurs species such as Brontosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus. Information on each of the species is also provided at the park.

Butterfly Park– Established in 1988, Butterfly Park presents an innumerable varieties of butterflies that can be spotted throughout the year. Nehru zoological park Hyderabad is the first zoo in the country to start a park solely dedicated to butterflies.

Weekly educational events– The authorities are also putting efforts in creating awareness about the wild life among masses. Weekly educational classes and awareness events are being conducted frequently. Some of the programs that are conducted at the park are Tiger talk (Tuesday), elephant talk (Wednesday), canine classes (Thursday), bird school (Friday), crocodile coaching (Saturday) and snake awareness shows (Sunday).

Aquarium– A number of aquatic species, freshwater as well as marine water species, can be seen in the huge Aquarium at the park. Exotic fish and their colorful features attract every visitor.

Museum– Museum is another section that must be visited while on your tour of the zoo park in Hyderabad. It consists of various exhibitions on biodiversity conservation, panel boards with interactive calls of different animals, evidences of animals such as their pug mark, feathers, etc. along with Taxidermy models of various animals.

The nocturnal house– At this part of Nehru zoological park, the night and day cycle have been artificially reversed so as to create an environment for nocturnal animals such as bats, loris, civets, owls, cats, etc., to be active during the visiting hours. The entry fee at the nocturnal house is Rs.10 for children bel3 to 10 years and Rs.20 for adults.

Feature of Nehru Zoological Park

Zoological Park Hyderabad offers various facilities so to ensure a hassle free visit as well as maintenance of suitable environment for wildlife.

Plastic free zone– Hyderabad zoo is a plastic free zone. Hence, the visitors are not allowed to take any plastic bag or any other related items inside the zoo premises. If in case a visitor is carrying any plastic covers or packets, he or she is required to submit them to the security personnel at the entrance gate.

Security Maintenance– Nehru Zoo Park prides in up-to-date security system. To safeguard the protected area and the endangered species, trained security personnel have been stationed all over the park. More than 35 security guards protect the vicinity of the park.

There is also facility of fire-safety which is ensured by the trained zoo staff.

Lost and Found– The security personnel at the park also assist in finding out any item that have been lost by the visitor within the zoo premises.

Parking Facility-There is a designated parking stand for the visitor’s vehicles which can be used by obtaining parking tickets from the security personnel. Parking is available for both two wheelers and four wheelers

Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad timings and entry fee

Nehru zoological park Hyderabad timings are from 8 AM to 5.30 PM during the months of April to June while from the month of July to March, the zoo park timings are from 8.30 AM to 5 PM. The booking of tickets closes at 4.30 PM.

Hyderabad Zoo Park is open on all days of the week, except on Mondays.

Nehru zoological park entry fee is Rs.30 for children 3 to 10 years of age while for adults it is Rs.50 during Weekdays. During Weekends the entry ticket fee is Rs.40 for children while for adults it’s Rs.60. The trucks for shooting are allowed inside at the charge of Rs.1500. The Still Camera fee at Zoo Park Hyderabad is Rs.100 for still camera. While for professional video camera, the fee is Rs.500.

Along with this, for a film shooting, the charges are Rs.8500 per day, in addition to Rs.1500 for generator.

Reaching Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park is located on the Zoo Main road. It lies near the Kishan Bagh in Bahadurpura. The park is near the Mir Alam Tank, which is well known to the local residents, hence reaching the park is not a difficult task.

If travelling by public transport, the best way is to travel by Hyderabad City Bus directly to Zoo or MMTS to the Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station, which is also known as Nampally railway station. It is around 5 km away from the zoo park.How to reach Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad by city bus / public transport?

The best way to reach the zoo park is through City Bus or MMTS. Tourists can take the train to the nearest MMTS station which is Nampally railway station, from where they can either take a taxi or hire an auto rickshaw.

Nehru Zoo Park can also be reached by city bus. There are regular buses from Secunderabad Junction to Zoo Park such as 1Z, 7Z and 8Z. If you are travelling from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, which is also known as Hyderabad main Bus station and central bus station, then you can board any of the following buses: 1Z, 2Z 7Z, 94, 94K, 94R, 94U, 95A, 95L, 95M, 95P and 95R, to reach Zoo park.

For those travelling from Nampally railway station or Jubilee Bus Station to zoo park, they are required to get down at Afzalgunj, which is only 2.2 km from the park. There are regular buses from Afzalgunj to the park such as 1Z, 7Z, 8Z, 94K, 94R, 94U, 95A and many more.

How to reach Nehru Zoo Park from Banjara Hills?Banjara Hills is located around 20 km away from Nehru Zoological Park. One can reach the zoo park within 40 minutes of time via road, either by bus or taxi or a private car. However, there are no direct bus route from Banjara hills to Zoo Park. You can take a bus from Banjara Hills to Nampally and then take a bus from Nampally to Zoo Park.

Which is the nearest MMTS station?The nearest MMTS station to Nehru Zoological Park is Nampally railway station which is around 4.5 km away.

Are there any A/c Buses available for Nehru Zoological Park HyderabadCurrently there are no A/C city buses plying to Nehru Zoo Park from any place in Hyderabad. Check here for complete list / routes of AC City buses plying in Hyderabad.

How to reach Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad from Dilsukhnagar?Dilsukhnagar is located around 11 km away from Nehru Zoo Park. One can reach the zoo park within 35 minutes by road. Tourists can use either buses or private vehicles like cars to reach Zoo Park. There are a few buses that run from Dilsukhnagar Bus station and go via Zoo Park such as 252D, 94, etc. One can also catch bus to MG Bus stand and from there to Zoo Park.

How to reach Zoo Park from Afzalgunj Bus Station?Afzalgunj Bus Stop To Zoo Park Bus routes: (74, 251A, 251K, 251L, 251N, 252D, 3Z, 95A, 95L, 95P, 251, 1H, 2/95A, 251, 1Y, 95K, 95M, 95R, 251J, 251K, 251M, 251S, 252N & 65Z)

How to reach Zoo Park from Koti Bus Station?Koti Bus Stop To Zoo Park Bus routes: (74, 1H, 1Y, 3Z, 65Z, 95A, 95K, 95M, 95P, 95R)

How to reach Zoo Park from Nampally Hyderabad Railway Station?

One could take a direct bus from Nampally to Zoo Park, Route no: 8R/Z or Nampally to Zoo Park Via Afzalgunj Bus Stop.

Nampally to Afzalgunj Bus routes: (48, 139, 293, 11M, 11N, 143A, 230X, 283D, 49/86, 65/85, 72R/8A, 8A, 8A, 8C, 8C/229, 8D/B, 8R, 8R, 8U, 8V, 9C, 9D, 9E, 9F, 9F, 9G, 9K, 9K, 9K/227, 9M, 9M, 9M/L, 9N, 9Q, 9R, 9Y, 9Y/F, 9Y/G)

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How to reach Zoo Park from Kachiguda Railway Station?

One could take a direct bus from Kachiguda Railway Station to Zoo Park, Route no: 3Z or Kacheguda to Zoo Park Via Afzalgunj Bus Stop.

Kacheguda to Afzalgunj Bus routes: (2, 252, 2C, 2D, 2J, 2U, 2V, 2Z, 3Z)

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How to reach Zoo Park from Secunderabad Railway Station?

To reach from Secunderabad railway station to Zoo Park, catch the following direct Hyderabad city buses with route no: 1Z, 7Z or 8Z or Secunderabad to Zoo Park Via Afzalgunj Bus Stop.

Secunderabad to Afzalgunj Bus routes: (1, 2, 139, 1/94R, 1B, 1E, 1H, 1P, 1Y, 2/95A, 2C, 2D, 2J, 2U, 2V, 2Z, 49/86, 57S, 72R/8A, 7C, 85B, 86C, 86J, 8A, 8A, 8C, 8D/B, 8M, 8M, 8U, 8V)

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How to reach Zoo Park from Mehdipatnam?

One could take a direct bus from Mehdipatnam to Zoo Park, Route no: 65Z or Mehdipatnam to Zoo Park Via Afzalgunj Bus Stop.

Mehdipatnam to Afzalgunj Bus routes: (65, 139, 63B, 63K, 63M, 65/85, 65C, 65G, 65G/P, 65M, 65P, 65S, 65T, 65V, 66G, 66P, 70/65, 70A)

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How to reach Zoo Park from Ameerpet?

One could take a direct bus from Ameerpet to Zoo Park, Route no: 251A or Ameerpet to Zoo Park Via Afzalgunj Bus Stop.

Ameerpet to Afzalgunj Bus routes: (9, 230X, 283D, 9B, 9D, 9E, 9G, 9K, 9K, 9K/227, 9K/B, 9M, 9M, 9M/L, 9N, 9Q, 9R, 9Y, 9Y/F, 9Y/G)

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Animal / Bird adoption scheme at Nehru Zoological Park
Name of the Enclosure/AnimalAnnual MaintenanceHalf Yearly MaintenanceQuarterly Maintenance
Lion and Tigers1,00,00050,00025,000
Nocturnal Animals (Owl, Cats, Lodes, Etc..)10,0005,0002,500
Jaguars or Panthers50,00025,00012,500
Hyaena, Jackals, Wolves and Wild Dogs30,00015,0007,500
Birds (Pecock, Parrots, etc) 5 Nos10,0005,0002,500
Benefits of Animal / Bird Adoption Scheme:
  • I.T exemption under Section 80 G (2) & (5) of IT Act 1961.
  • Preferential allotment for Guest house reservation.
  • In case the students of a school adopt an animal by paying the adoption cheques, (100) student below (12) years of age from the school will be allowed free of charges along with (10) staff members in a year
  • Most important thing is that you can have the great feeling that you are practically participating in the conservation of our rich heritage.
  • You & Your Company can also reach out to Lakhs of visitors of the zoo. through the plaque kept near the enclosure displaying your company Logo and Name.
  • You will be allowed to view the animals from the close quarters of the animal enclosure / animals / birds you have adopted.
FAQs & Information about Nehru Zoological Park

Are there any special facilities for senior citizens or physically challenged at Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad?The battery operated vehicles for getting around the park along with benches and shelters to take rest, make it convenient for senior citizens to visit the zoo park.

How to travel inside the Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad? Own / private cars allowed inside?For commuting inside the Hyderabad Zoo park, there are battery operated vehicles as well as bicycles. Hyderabad Zoo has allowed private vehicles inside for some time for a separate entry fee, but then they stopped it. Kindly check with the Zoo management to check current status.

What is there to see in Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad?There are many things to see at Zoo park in Hyderabad such as spotting wildlife on Safari tour, museum, aquarium, Butterfly Park, Jurassic Park, Children’s Park, Nocturnal animal house , etc.

When is the best time / season to visit Nehru Zoological Park?One can visit zoo park Hyderabad at any time of the year. However when the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities such as during winter, is best time to plan your visit.

Is outside food allowed inside Nehru Zoological Park HyderabadOutside food is allowed within the premises if wrapped in paper or in paper bags. Plastic bottles and plastic bags or polyethene covers are not allowed inside the zoo.

Is baby food allowed inside Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad?Yes, visitors are allowed to take baby food inside, provided it is not packed in any of the plastic item.

Is it good to travel with infants or kids below 2 yrs to Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad?Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad presents a rich environment for learning and spotting wildlife. The activities offered at the park are also for adults and children who can understand the importance of conserving the nature and its fauna. Hence, it is not an ideal place to take infants or kids below 2 year of age.

Is there a parking facility at Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad and what are the parking charges?Yes, parking facility for two and four wheelers is available at the zoo park.

Is there any cloak room facility at Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad?Yes, there is facility for cloak room at Zoo Park. But you may only be allowed to store small baggages like backpack. Large size luggage items may not be allowed.

Is one day enough to cover Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad?Yes one entire day is enough for exploring the Nehru Park. However, if you wish to explore everything at ease, especially if you are travelling with kids then plan a two day trip to the Park, so that you have enough time at hand for various activities such as boating, safari and bicycling. Kids can also spend more time at the various entertaining options which have been created for them.

Are there any budget hotels or lodges around Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad at affordable cost?Yes there are few budget hotels and lodges available around Nehru Zoo park, but it’s recommend to choose a hotel near nampally which is in city center and 5 kms away from Zoo park. You will find more hotels here at decent price..

Is it recommended to hire a guide to visit Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad?If its school tour or even if it’s with family,a tour guide will help you understand the importance of conserving the nature and its fauna and understand various species of animals & birds.

What are the Lion & Tiger Safari timings?Nehru Zoo Park Tiger & Lion safari timings are from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Bus frequency is good, there will be a safari bus leaving every 10 mins.

How much walking is required at Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad? Any alternate options?A lot. Be prepared to walk for long distances. You might be required to walk around 4 to 8 kms. However there are battery operated vehicles as well as bicycles available at the Hyderabad zoo park for those who prefer not to walk that long.

What not to miss during Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad visit?On your visit to zoo park Hyderabad, do not miss a ride for Lion & Tiger safaris. Boating is also an experience worth trying. If travelling with kids, ensure a ride on the toy train.

What are the food options available at Nehru Zoo Park Hyderabad?Ample of food choices are offered at the zoological park such as multi-cuisine food court; Rhino canteen and Maharaja canteens for snacks and beverages and a separate Vijaya dairy for all kinds of dairy products.

What is inside Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad?Inside the Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad, an extensive variety of wildlife (avian fauna, Mammals, reptiles) can be see through various safaris. Along with this, there is a museum, nocturnal house and aquarium. For kids, there is a children’s park, Jurassic Park, Butterfly Park. Toy train rides and boating is also an interesting part of zoo park visit.

What is the area of Hyderabad Zoo Park?Hyderabad Zoo Park is spread across 380 acres of land.

Where is Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad?Nehru Zoological Park is located in Bahadurpura, on the Zoo Park Main Road. It is situated near the Kishan Bagh. There are multiple public transportation options to reach Hyderabad Zoo.

What is Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad timings on Saturday and Sunday?Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad timings on Saturday and Sunday are from 8 AM to 5.30 PM during the months of April to June. From July to March, the Nehru zoological park timing is from 8.30 AM to 5 PM.

What is the Camera fee at Hyderabad Zoo Park?The Hyderabad zoo park fee for still camera is Rs.20 while for professional still cameras it is Rs.500 per day. The camera fee for basic video camera is Rs.100, while for professional camera it is Rs.500.

Is Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad open on all public holidays?Yes, Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad remains open on public holidays, unless it’s Monday which is a holiday.

Does Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad accept credit cards at the booking counter?Only cash is accepted for booking tickets at the Hyderabad Zoo Park as of date.

When is Hyderabad Zoo closed?Hyderabad Zoo is closed on Monday. Zoo park timings are from 8.30 AM to 5 PM every day in July to March and from 8 AM to 5.30 PM in the months of April to June.

Is there any Online booking facility?There are no facility for booking Nehru zoological park online tickets at the moment. One can purchase the entry tickets from the Zoo booking counter at the entrance.

When is the weekly off for Hyderabad Zoo?Hyderabad Zoo is closed on every Monday of the week.

Jala Vihar

Jalavihar, Hyderabad Tourist Attraction

 Jalavihar Entry Fee

3 Feet or Above 3 Feet Height Rs.350/- Per Person
Kids Below 3 Feet Height Rs.250/- Per Person

Includes: Magic Show / Comedy show, Inflatable Bouncy Castle, Target shooting, Blind football, Rope climbing, Many Kids adventure games. Also Wave pool, SPL DJ Rain Dance with bollywood dance trainer, Body Slide, Twister Slide, Mat ride, Single Tube ride, Double Tube ride, Pendulum, Ladies & Kids pool (with Slides and activity). Dry rides as per rates fixed for each ride.

Dry Rides Cost @ Jalvihar
Bungee Jump: Rs.50/-
Scary House: Rs.30/-
Cricket: Rs.30/-
Bouncy Castle: Rs.30/-
Water garbing: Rs.50/-
Bull Ride: Rs.50/-
Bumper Car: Rs.50/-

 Jalavihar Phone

General Enquiries: 040-29883366
040 29883399

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Jalavihar Address: 22/9, Necklace Rd, Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500063, India

 Jalavihar Timings

Monday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wedesday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Jalavihar Hyderabad: A popular amusement park, Jalavihar Hyderabad is situated on the Necklace Road which is in the heart of twin cities-Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is quite close to the IMAX multiplex and Sanjeevaiah Park which is also on the Necklace Road. It is a family entertainment park with various interesting options for both adults and children. Summer Carnival at Jalavihar starts from Apr 6th 2019 and ends at June 9th 2019. The entry fees of Jalavihar water park is Rs.400 per person Above 3 Feet Height, Rs.300 per person Below 3 Feet Height during summer carnival.

An entertaining place to be with family, Jalavihar Water Park in Hyderabad, presents innumerable number of rides to its guests. There are wide range of water games as well as dry rides which are offered here, catering to both adults and kids. Games such as family slide, Mini aqua trailers, Tilt bucket, Mushroom Umbrella, Float slide and Pendulum are just a few of the choices that will keep you happy throughout your day at Jalavihar.

If in a mood to just relax, you can spend your time at the wave pool. Rain Dance is another place to be if you want to try something different from the slides. Dancing to the chartbusters while water is sprayed on you from all the sides is liked by kids and adults alike. This is an apt place to visit with children. There are many rides, which are specially designed for kids.

Not only water slides, Jalavihar has a variety of dry rides as well. Although visitors have to pay extra fee for each of the dry rides, trying one or two of the rides is worth the money. Some more exciting options that will find here are Mini Coarsely, Mini train, Super-Jet, Battery cars, Mini rainbow wheel, Mini joker, Battery bikes, Air hockey, Water shooter, Basketball, Bungee Trampoline and many more. For video game’s lovers there is facility of that as well.

For safety, park has trained safeguards as well. For lunch and light snacks visitors can go to the food court and enjoy various delicacies served at the restaurants. Jalavihar also offers the facility of Party Zone which is perfect for hosting all kinds of function varying from family gathering to birthday parties to corporate parties. There is an amphitheatre with open lawns which has the capacity to accommodate almost 2000 people while the Aesthetic Vedhika can accommodate close to 300 people.

Located right in the middle of the city, it enjoys a good location which is easily accessible by autos and buses – one of the key reasons why it is a perfect weekend choice for not just families but also for group of friends. Visitors can not only enjoy the games and rides here at Jalvihar but at the same time relax at the famous Hussain Sagar Lake or marvel at the captivating sunset by the lake side. Jalavihar timings are also quite convenient; adding to it is the Jalavihar entry fee which is quite affordable for everyone. Hence, without worrying about going out of the budget you can plan your day for a fun and entertaining outing at the water park.

 Jalvihar FAQs

What are Jalavihar Water park hours?Park timings are 11:00am to 7:00pm.

What are Jalavihar Ticket Counter Timings?11:00AM to 06:00PM

Can Costumes, lockers be rented?Costumes and Lockers can be Rented. Costumes Rent: INR 30, Deposit: INR 100. Locker Rent: INR 20 for every two Hours Deposit: INR 100.

Can I bring food or drinks into the water park?No food or drinks can be brought inside the park premise.

Are wheel chairs allowed in the park?Yes

Is there any dress code for the park? What’s the clothing requirement?

  • Clothing for Men (Beach shorts / Tights / Shorts allowed (in Nylon only. Water park wear also available for Rental)
  • Clothing for Women (SalwarKameez & Sarees strictly not allowed. Swim wear/ Leggings, Tights & Tees are allowed In Nylon based fabrics only. Water park wear also available for Rental)
  • Clothing for Kids (Swim wear/ Beach wear in Nylon only allowed. Water park wear also available for Rental)

Will any rides be closed during my visit to the park?The Management makes all efforts to keep the rides live, there may be a ride non-operational due to maintenance.

Can I exit the park and re-enter throughout the day?No

What are the hours I should call if I want to speak with someone directly?Jalavihar operate from 9am to 9pm, You can call them during those hours and they will be happy to help you.

Do I still have to pay if I’m not going to get in the water?Yes

Do Jalavihar allow smoking or alcoholic beverages?Smoking and alcohol is not permitted in the water park

What if I need medical care?Jalavihar do have first aid at the park

Does Jalavihar have changing facilities?Yes, they do..

What about my valuables?Lockers are available on Rent (Rent: INR 20 for every 2 hours, Deposit INR 100). Valuables will be user’s responsibility, guests are advised to travel valuable free or with minimum valuables

Tank Bund

Tank Bund Hyderabad Entry Fee

No entry fee

 Tank Bund Hyderabad Phone


Tank Bund Hyderabad Address: Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India

 Tank Bund Hyderabad Timings

Monday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wedesday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tank Bund also makes for an interesting place to visit in Hyderabad. Tank Bund road connects the two parts of the city Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It also dams one of the most popular sightseeing places of Hyderabad, Hussain Sagar Lake, which has the famous monolith of Gautam Buddha in the middle. This statue is said to be one of the largest monolith in the world. Breathtaking view of Hussain Sagar Lake from Tank Bund is breathtaking which also attracts many to the place. It is spectacular especially in night, when the lights around the statue are switched on.

The place is popular for 33 bronze statues of famous people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the area around. Some of these sculpture are of Sri Krishnadevaraya, Nannaya, Tikkana, Yerrapragada,Annamayya, Alluri Seetharama Raju, Raghupathi Venkataratnam Naidu, Molla, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chowdary etc. These statues were created in the memory of a few prominent personalities of the state including many renowned poets from Telugu literature, great writers, rulers, social workers and freedom fighters.

These sculptures immortalize the incomparable efforts of these personalities in the development of not only their specific field but of entire human kind. Tank Bund even now reminds us of their great achievements, while humbling us at the same time. These sculptures are on both the sides of Tank Bund.

These statues were erected by the former chief minister N.T. Rama Rao during 1987-88. Earlier the tank bund road used to be quite narrow and was widened in 1946. Later the place was beautified with the addition of many captivating statues and lush green gardens.

Since its beautification, Tank Bund has become a popular site not only among the residents of Hyderabad but also among the tourists. People visit this place for a relaxed outing. Whether you are visiting with your family and kids, with a group of friends or partner, you will find it suitable for all the purposes.

Nearby parks are perfect for family get together with varied playing options for kids. Tank Bund offers a suitable relaxed venue for couples to spend some quiet time with each other by the side of lake, away from the concrete jungle. Apart from that it acts as a common point for many popular sightseeing places.

Tank Bund enjoys a good location. On the southern side of Tank Bund there are Secretariat buildings, the Lumbini Park, the NTR memorial, the Hyderabad boat club. While on its northern side, you have Hazrat Saidani Ma Saheba tomb, the Sanjeevaiah Park and the Secunderabad Sailing Club. Indira Gandhi Park is also located quite close to it. Secretariat and the state assembly are also located nearby. You can also plan a trip to Birla Mandir Hyderabad on the same day as your visit to Necklace Road.

Snow World

orld Hyderabad Entry Fee

  •  500 for Adult (4ft 6inch & above)
  •  300 for Child (2ft to 4ft 6inch)
  •  350 for College Students (above 10th Class)
  •  300 for School Students (upto 10th Class)

Snow World Blue Package (includes Snow world + Rain Forest + Living Dead + Kalledo):

  •  600 for Adult (4ft 6inch & above)
  •  400 for Child (2ft to 4ft 6inch)
  •  480 for College Students (above 10th Class)
  •  430 for School Students (upto 10th Class)

Snow World Double Offer Package (includes Ocean Park + Snow world):

  •  800 for Adult (4ft 6inch & above
  •  500 for Child (2ft to 4ft 6inch)
  •  600 for College Students (above 10th Class)
  •  500 for School Students (upto 10th Class)

 Snow World Hyderabad Phone

040 6599 0167
040 6599 0168
040 6599 0170
040 6599 0169

Snow World Hyderabad Address: Snow World Address: Survey No. 57, Lower Tank Bund Road, Bharath Seva Ashram Marg, Near Expotel Hotel, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500080, India

 Snow World Hyderabad Timings

Monday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wedesday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Session Timings of Snow World Hyderabad:
1st Session (11:00 a.m to 12:00 noon)
2nd Session (12:30 p.m to 01:30 p.m)
3rd Session (02:00 p.m to 03:00 p.m)
4th Session (03:30 p.m to 04:30 p.m)
5th Session (05:00 p.m to 06:00 p.m)
6th Session (06:30 p.m to 07:30 p.m)
7th Session (08:00 p.m to 09:00 p.m)

Note: For School and college students, authorization letter is required from respective institution, also minimum 30 students are required to avail the discount entry fee for school and college students.

Developed and conceptualized by Ocean Park Multi Tech Limited (OPML), Snow World has been recognized as the first snow-themed park of the country. OPML has also developed the Ocean Park Theme Resort of Hyderabad. Spread across an area of 17,000 square feet, Snow World is apparently the biggest snow themed park in the world. Situated at the Lower Tank Bund Road, behind the Indira Park, Snow World is one of the interesting tourist spots of Hyderabad. It is quite close to Hussain Sagar Lake as well.

A perfect spot to beat the scorching heat of summer, Snow world has entertainment for each and everyone. There are various interesting options at the theme park to try on. Imagine throwing snow at each other without having to travel to any hill station. Snow world makes all this possible.

The temperature inside the Snow World varies from 0 to 5 degree Celsius. Its offer visitors with an experience of snow clad hill station with snow falling from above and amazing landscapes. Adventurous sports like trekking up the slope with many other people make your visit all the more exciting. Along with this, other activities that one can do in Snow World are ice skating, ice boarding, snow slides with bumping-car, toboggan rides, etc.

Games like Snow volley Ball, Snow Merry-Go-Round, snow basket ball, Snow Dancing are quite popular. You will also find Snow sculptures and Snow Mountain here. There is also a Cryo Zone which showcases a natural snowscape consisted of igloos, alpine trees along with simulated polar bears and penguins. In the cryo zone, there is a special snow play area for children. There are many interesting rides which have the potential to turn any kid here into the happiest kid in the world!

While enjoying at the Snow world Hyderabad, it is advisable to keep some safety measure in mind. For instance, as the some of the snow covered area inside might be slippery, it is better to walk slowly. Choose your rides by knowing about them completely and keep your health in mind. One snow session at snow world lasts for one hour. You are required to reach the venue half an hour before the session starting time.

Snow world is open throughout the week. Its timings are from 11 am to 9 pm. Snow world ticket price is Rs. 450 for adults and Rs. 250 for Children. For college students above 10th class its is Rs. 300 while for school students of 10th class and below, the entry fee of snow world Hyderabad is Rs. 250. There are many packages as well such as Snow world Blue package and Snow world Double offer packages which also include both snow world and Ocean Park Hyderabad.

Visitors are not allowed to take camera or mobiles inside so one cannot click any photos inside the snow world. Warm clothes, gloves and other necessary things to keep you warm are provided at the venue itself. All the snow produced at the Snow world is made up of mineral water. The snow is created using state-of-the-art technology which has been supplied by Woomera Snow Guns Ltd.

Laad Bazaar

 Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Laad Bazar Hyderabad (Entry Fee, Timings, Entry Ticket Cost, Price)

Laad Bazar Address: Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500002, India

 Laad Bazar Timings

Monday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wedesday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Laad Bazaar is located quite close to the Charminar which is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots of Hyderabad. Adjacent to the monument, the Laad Bazaar is stretched on four roads starting from Charminar and is spread across an area of one kilometre.

Charminar has been popular for bangles and various other traditional items since many decades. The Laad Bazaar still presents a glimpse of the bygone eras. It is said that the market has been there since the Qutub Shahis and the Nizams era and thus presents a living heritage of the city.

The name “Laad Bazaar” has apparently derived from the word “laad” which means lacquer. Lacquer is one of the important materials used to make bangles; these vibrant lac bangles are very popular among visitors.

There are many legends associated with this historical market. According to a legend, the origin of Laad Bazaar goes back to Ladli Begum who was the wife of the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Mehboob Ali Khan. There is another story which traces its origin to Abdur Razzaq Laary, Golconda army general on whose name the ‘Laary Bazaar’ was named which became Laad bazaar or to Lord Rippon for whom the name ‘Lord Bazaar’ was coined, which eventually became Laad Bazaar. The reason can be any of these, but the charm of Laad bazaar is beyond all.

The market, not just offers wide range of colour bangles to customers but also zari and embroidery works, sarees to other traditional clothing stuff along semi-precious stones. Laad bazaar pearls are equally famous too. Although a wide range of attractive items are being sold here, to buy the same you need to a master of bargaining! Bargaining for each and every item you decide to buy is a must. The prices are also enhanced extensively owing to the bargaining tradition of the place. Once bargained, you will be surprised by how cheap things are in Laad bazaar! It is not only the Laad Bazaar bangles, that people visit this place for; this ages old market is like a never ending fair. From mouth-watering eating choices to jewellery shops; shops for bridal wear to sequinned skirts and bags; Hyderabadi pearls to junk jewellery; this place has almost everything that a woman can have is her shopping list.

The shops here at Laad Bazaar don’t open early in morning. It is only after mid-morning that you see shopkeepers opening and arranging the items in and around their shop. Although the laad bazaar Hyderabad timings are from 11 in morning till 10.30 in night, the best time to go is by evening. You can visit Charminar and enjoy the view from its top in evening and then begin your shopping affair with the glittering Chudi bazaar.

Its location which is in between Charminar and Chowmahalla Palace also adds on to its popularity. The bazaar sees an approximate of 500-600 foreign tourists every day. It is a popular tourist spot for both national and international tourists. Once at the bazaar, you are supposed to walk on foot as the vehicles are not permitted inside the bazaar.


Shilparamam Hyderabad Entry Fee

 40 per person for Adults
 20 per person for Children
 30 per person Boating charges
 15 per person for Battery operated car

 Shilparamam Hyderabad Phone

040 6451 8164

Shilparamam Hyderabad Address: Jubilee Enclave, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500081, India

 Shilparamam Hyderabad Timings

Monday10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Tuesday10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Wedesday10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday10:30 am – 8:30 pm

Shilparamam Hyderabad: Located at a distance of 14 km from the heart of Hyderabad city, Shilparamam is a craft village which presents various traditional arts and crafts by artisans from all over the country. A perfect place for art lovers, Shilparamam is one of the popular tourist spots in Hyderabad.

Spread across an area of 50 acres, Shilparamam not just showcases various artefacts and traditionally made handicrafts but is also a home for various performing artists. In its complete form, the complex of Shilparamam is supposed to have Crafts Museum, Cultural Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Multi-purpose Auditorium, Common Facility Workshops and Research & Design Centre along with accommodation facilities for artists and visitors. This is an ideal place for long walks too; its natural greenery dotted with carefully laid out sculptures and intricately designed buildings. There is also the facility of battery operated car which takes you for an enchanting tour of Shilparamam with a minimal charge.

Shilparamam shopping is the famous not just residents of Hyderabad but also among tourists. Craftsmen from all over India, display their works here, varying from traditional jewellery, hand-woven saris, shawls, dresses, bed sheets, etc; and hand-crafted wooden and metal wares. If you are looking for some street shopping, you have option for that too. There are many shops selling clothing of every kind in cheaper rates. All you require is some flair for bargaining.

However, along with shopping in Shilparamam, visitors can also relish some spicy chaats and mouth watering snacks. For art lovers, there are always dance performances and activities conducted on the open theatre with ample of seating facility which you can see free of cost. There is also the facility for boating. Ticket price for boating is Rs.30 per person.

There is also an educational centre at Shilparamam which conducts various kinds of workshops, training camps and short term training classes. An annual festival of arts and crafts is also conducted mostly during the first two weeks of March. This was started in the year 1995 and since artists from all over the country participates in this festival.

During Sankranti Sandadi festival of harvest in the month of January and ten days of Dussehra in the month of October, various cultural activities are organised. Along with these, Kite Festival, Navarathri, South India Festival, Ugadi, Annual Crafts Festival are also celebrated in traditional ways at Shilparamam. One can visit Shilparamam at any time of the year, but visiting during festivals will definitely add more colours to your visit.

Although open throughout the week, Shilparamam timings are from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm so plan your visit accordingly. Entry fee for shilparamam Hyderabad is also minimal. It is Rs.40 per person for adults and Rs. 20 per child.

Shilparamam is like a beatified village amid the hustle bustle of the city, offering a refreshing break from the concrete jungle. If you want to spend some quiet time, or some spent time admiring arts and culture, visit Shilparamam. This place offers a perfect shopping experience too.

Necklace Road

Necklace Road Hyderabad Entry Fee

 0 No-Entry Fee


Necklace Road Hyderabad Address: Raj Nagar, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500040, India

 Necklace Road Hyderabad Timings

Monday08:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tuesday08:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wedesday08:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday08:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday08:00 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday08:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday08:00 am – 10:30 pm

One of the prominent tourist spots of Hyderabad, Necklace Road presents a fun filled yet calm environment to spend some relaxed moments. Built in the same way as the Queen’s Necklace of Mumbai, the Necklace Road of Hyderabad also resembles a necklace.

Stretched across a length of three-kilometre, Necklace Road connects three major parks of the city, namely NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park and Sanjeevaiah Park. The road runs from NTR Gardens and Lumbini Park in Hyderabad to Sanjeevaiah Park in Secunderabad. And from Sanjeevaiah Park it runs to the Tank Bund Road which is later connected to the NTR Gardens. This gives it a shape of a necklace.

Although popular as Lover Park, Sanjeevaiah Park presents a perfect hangout not only for couples but also for families. Its lush green surrounding offers a perfect break from the hustle bustle of the city. Its rose garden along with amazing rock sculptures captivates everyone. Lumbini Park, is another popular hangout spot for hyderabadis. There are some rides for kids as well as shop by the lake side for a quick shopping. The view of the lake from the park is just mesmerising, making it an ideal place to sit and enjoy the natural scenic beauty.

This necklace road is bejewelled with a wide array of recreational activities along with umpteen numbers of restaurants and eat-outs. You will also find many stalls of ice cream, tea and other snacks. There are stalls of balloons and toys to for kids. The stretch of lush green lawns acts as perfect area where people can be seen sitting out with kids and families.

This place offers its visitors with various interesting options. One of the most popular of all is boating at the lake. There are two boarding points – one at Necklace road and another at Lumbini Park. The lighting show at the standing statue of Buddha in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake can be enjoyed while boating. The lighted Buddha statue and the view of lake, especially in night and early morning makes for an awesome photography venue too.

Apart from boating, another attraction here at the Necklace road is the water park. Jalvihar, located right next to the eat street is a family amusement park, solely offering water games and slides. This place can be clubbed with a visit to the necklace road. One can spend time here playing games which can be followed with a refreshing boating experience at the lake and relaxation at the park around the necklace around.

The Eat Street at the road offers you not just delicious snacks to munch on but also a range of different cuisine to taste. If you are looking for a place for a fine dining experience, then there is a waterfront restaurant at the necklace road as well.

The view of the lake from Necklace road, especially in the evening, is worth capturing. Visit Necklace road for some relaxed moments with your loved ones.

Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple Entry Fee

Entry Fee: Free

 Chilkur Balaji Temple Phone

08417 235933

Chilkur Balaji Temple Address: Chanda Nagar Village, Hyderabad, Telangana, 501504, India

 Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings

Monday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wedesday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday05:00 am – 8:00 pm

Located almost 30 kilometres from Hyderabad, Chilkur is a small picturesque village which is also a popular pilgrimage. It is in this sacred village where the famous Chilkur Balaji temple is built. On the banks of Osman Sagar Lake, close to the Vikarabad road, this temple attracts hordes of devotees from all over the country.

Chilkur Balaji temple has a pleasing architecture too, boasting of being one of the oldest temples in Telangana. It is said that this temple was built more than half a millennium ago. Built almost five hundred years ago, the temple is being considered as an alternative of Tirumala temple. The main deity of the temple is Lord Balaji Venkateswara along with Sridevi and Bhoodevi accompanying him.

There is a legend behind the construction of this temple. According to the tales, the temple was built by a devotee who after having health issues couldn’t visit the Tirupati temple which he used to do earlier.

Having moved by his devotion, Lord Venkateshwara appeared to him and instructed him to find the idol of the lord, together with Sridevi and Bhoodevi and build a temple. Since then, the devotees are known to seek e the blessings of the Lord Shri Balaji Venkateshwara. Many people, who cannot go to Tirupati temple, often come here.

This temple is also popularly known as “Visa Balaji temple”. Apparently the temple is known for fulfilling devotees’ wishes to get a visa for going overseas. Chilkur balaji is also known for being one of the very few temples in India without any hundi or donation box, preaching only the devoutness in one’s nature.

Usually the devotees follow a common pattern. They offer 11 “pradakshinas” and their prayers to the deity. Once the wish is granted, they take 108 pradakshinas of the temple to show their gratitude and thank the God.

The rounds are done amid the chanting of mantras and religious yet lively talks of the highly educated priests, who speak and motivate devotees in English and Telugu.This temple is known for its positive and peaceful atmosphere, away from the commercialized touch.

It is approximated that about 75,000 to 1 lakh devotees visit Chilkur balaji temple of Hyderabad every week. Although it is visited by hordes of devotees throughout the year, the number of visitors increases by many folds during the occasion of Anakota, Brahmotsavams and Poolangi.

Chilkur Balaji temple is also visited by many great spiritual and religious gurus also. To name a few, Chilkur balaji temple is often visited by Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt, Tilakayaths of Shri Vallabhacharya Sampradaya, . Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri Mutt and many others.

Chilkur Balaji temple darshan timings are from 5 in morning to 8 in night. It is open throughout the week. Devotees can be seen doing pradakshina since morning till late in night. Outside the temple there are many small hotels as well. For accommodation you can go to the Haritha Hotel by Telangana Tourism which is located very near to the chilkur balaji temple.

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Taj Falaknuma Palace Tours

Telangana Tourism Nizam Palace Tour

Palace Tour with High Tea

 Taj Falaknuma Palace Phone

040 6629 8585

Taj Falaknuma Palace Address: Engine Bowli, Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500053, India

 Falaknuma Palace Timings

MondayNo Tour
TuesdayNo Tour
WednesdayNo Tour
ThursdayNo Tour
FridayNo Tour
Saturday4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – entry only through Telangana Tourism – NIZAM PALACES TOUR
Sunday4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – entry only through Telangana Tourism – NIZAM PALACES TOUR

Please Note: Telangana Tourism Nizam Palace Tour Start time is 1:00 pm from begumpet, however the bus will reach Falaknuma Palace at 4:00 pm after covering other places, that are part of the tour

Located at a distance of 5 km from Charminar, at engine Bowli in Falaknuma, Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad stands majestically on a 2000-foot-high hill. This palace is sure to take you back to Nizam Era, to its glamour and luxurious living.

Falaknuma Palace was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. With the construction laid out in 1884, it took almost 9 years to complete the construction of the palace. One of the popular tourist spots of Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace was later purchased by Nizam VI in 1897. The palace served as a royal guest house to him.

Constructed over an area of 32 acres and approximately 2,000 feet above Hyderabad, the Falaknuma Palace has been constructed with Italian marble. Built by an Italian architect, the palace is one of the architectural wonders of 19th century and is often referred as “mirror of the sky”.

With interiors decorated lavishly, the palace has close to 220 rooms and 22 halls, each designed beautifully. One of the most captivating features of this palace is its innumerable Venetian chandeliers; their exquisite beauty and large size alluring every visitor. The palace represents the glamour of Nizam era and its carefully designed architectural beauty.

It is said that Nizam was an ardent traveller who used to love collecting souvenirs from places around the world. This is one of reasons why Falaknuma Palace houses such a rich collection. Not only chandeliers Taj Falaknuma Palace boasts of marble staircase, carved balustrades, huge library and unique collection of the Holy Quran. Along with this, the rosewood dining table of the palace with a capacity of hosting 100 guests at a time is also worth noticing. The Nizam also treasured massive collections of rare paintings, statues, furniture, manuscripts and books. The Jade collection of the Falaknuma Palace is famous all over the world. Gardens, Mughal, Japanese and Rajasthani here at the palace are also exceptional.

Although Taj Falaknuma Palace is one of the most important places to visit in Hyderabad, it is not open for general public. If interested in visiting you can book a day tour, Nizam Palaces Tour by Telangana Tourism. Visitors are taken to Falaknuma for tea in evening where they can also see this captivating palace. The tour also includes lighting at Golconda Fort and Chowmahalla Palace.

You need not worry about Falaknuma Palace timings and entry fee as these are taken care in the tour itself. It is usually organised on Saturday and Sunday. If interested, travellers can also stay at the palace and explore its exotic and intricate beauty at leisure, while enjoying the lavish comfort of their stay.

This Palace was taken over by Taj Group and has been opened as 5-star hotel in the year of 2010. Now it is popularly known as the Taj Falaknuma Palace. The hotel is consisted of 60 spacious guestrooms offering all the visitors with a royal experience. The hotel not just offers grand staying opportunities but also has a tea room, hookah lounge and two restaurants for everyone.

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