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Top Old City Attractions

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The old-timers say that these would all be among the wonders of the world if the judges had any class. Well, the rest of us are glad that Hyderabad's most famous ancestors still live in the city.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THE OLD CITY
  • Purani Haveli is a symbol of the old world living in a nook of the city. The regal ambience of the place makes it a definite stopover on any tourist's itinerary.

    Where: HEH The Nizam's Museum, Afzalgunj (3.6 km)
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  • Where a shepherd boy once found a magic idol now stands a crumbling fort. Its mystery is coming apart now, but the Fort remains compelling.

    Where: Opposite Army Quarters, Golconda (7.3 km)
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  • One of the largest mosques in the world, this took 8,000 masons and labourers, 77 years and 1,400 bullocks (!) to be completed. So do visit. And remember to sit on the stone seat.

    Where: Near the Charminar, Charminar (4.1 km)
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  • What can you say about this 4-century-old mosque that has not been said before?

    Where: Charminar (3.5 km)
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  • The undisputed cock of the walk of not just Hyderabad but the entire continent, Salar Jung Museum is dwarfed only the reams of copy that have been written about it. Welcome to the long and short of history.

    Where: Door No. 22-8-299/320, Salar Jung Road, Darul Shifa, Nayapul (2.7 km)
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  • It's a seemingly innocent lane, devoted entirely to all that is oh-so-essential to the process of dolling up. But then things have never been what they seem, and here, too, a drama plays itself out.

    Where: To The Left Of Charminar, Charminar (3.4 km)
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  • The mausolea of the 'Sultans of Golconda', and one of the most important tourist spots in the city. If you didn't come here on a school excursion, you probably didn't go to school.

    Where: Golconda (7.3 km)
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  • If it hasn't been in your itinerary till now, forget the traffic bit and show some dogged zeal now. The doors are open, so come and partake of the Shahi experience of being a Hyderabadi royal.

    Where: Ask for Khilwat, Motigalli, and Himmatpura, Himmatpura
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  • Because there is beauty even in pain, these haunts of sadness have been built with enormous love and care.

    Where: Darul Shifa (3.1 km)
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