They say some relationships were meant to be. We like to think the Park Hyatt brand – with its focus on personal luxury – was always destined to find its way to the City of Pearls, with its royal legacy of Nizami hospitality. A match made in the palaces of yore.
Park Hyatt Hyderabad offers a luxurious Spa and Fitness Centre for relaxing and unwinding after a hard day of work and meetings.
This national park is adjacent to the hotel and is a favorite destination for thousands in the city who love to walk, jog, run, or simply enjoy a fresh breath of air. The park has over 600 species of plant life, 140 species of birds, and 30 different varieties of butterflies and reptiles.
The Salar Jung Museum is the third-largest museum in India, housing the biggest one-man collection of antiques in the world, in excess of a million objects. The museum has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from around the world.
The Nizam Museum showcases the birth and development of Hyderabad city. It presents glimpses of the historical, commercial, cultural, and social fabric of the city from its foundation up to the present times.
Birla Science Museum is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city, captivating not just younger ones, but also adults. It encompasses a planetarium and a dinosaurium. Nothing less than a heaven for those with a special interest in science, this museum makes learning a fun-filled and interactive process.
The Birla Mandir is an enchanting temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan, the temple overlooks the placid waters of Hussain Sagar Lake and offers a fantastic panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The Birla Mandir presents a colorful, spectacular sight when illuminated at night.
This beautiful monastery is a comprehensive Buddhist center in the heart of Hyderabad. The Vihara teaches the humanist form of Buddhism to revive the Buddha dhamma and to promote Buddhist values such as karuna (compassion), maitri (loving-kindness), mudita (abjuring jealousy), and upekkha (equanimity).
The structure of the Mecca Masjid was completed in 1694 by Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. The Masjid took as long as 77 years to become the outstanding construction that it is. About 10,000 people can fit in the mosque at a time.
St. Mary’s Church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city. Formerly the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad, it is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is a typical example of the Indian Gothic style, with curved arches and pointed buttresses.
The Charminar (in Urdu, “char” means “four” and “minar” means “tower”) is one of the most recognized monuments in India. It stands regally tall amidst the colorful bangle shops in the labyrinthine Laad Bazaar and presents a beautiful glittering sight after nightfall.
Chowmahalla Palace was a palace belonging to the Nizams of Hyderabad state. Building of the palace began in the late 18th century, and over the decades, a synthesis of many architectural styles and influences emerged. The sprawling courtyard, with a giant fountain and an ornate Durbar Hall, forms a breathtaking backdrop for cultural activities.
Golconda Fort in Hyderabad is a majestic monument built by Qutub Shahi kings, who reigned during the 16th century. In olden days, Golconda was famous for its diamond mines; the world-renowned Koh-i-noor diamond is believed to have come from here. Golconda offers a sound and light show in Hindi, English, and Telugu.
The Qutub Shahi Tombs are a perfect blend of Indian and Persian architectural forms, constructed in gray granite decorated with exquisite ornamentation. The numerous tombs of the members of the royal family, laid beautifully on the sprawling gardens, are worth the visit.