After breakfast, explore Hyderabad.
Considered one of the finest forts in India, Golconda was originally a mud citadel of the Kakatiya kings. It was reinforced with gates and ramparts in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Qutub Shahi kings who built palaces, mosques, gardens, and tombs here.
The Mecca Masjid was built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah. He began work on it in 1617 and employed some 8,000 masons to build it. In 1694, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb added two elegant minarets to the mosque which features a rectangular hall and a high roof supported by 15 arches.
The stunning Charminar is located in the Old City. Built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591, the majestic structure is embellished with stucco decoration and comprises four minarets (hence, the name), each 177 feet high, with spiral staircases leading to the floors below. Atmospheric old bazaars surround the Charminar.
The amazing Salar Jung Museum houses the vast private collection of Yousuf Ali Khan or Salar Jung III (1889-1949) who served as Prime Minister to Nizam Osman Ali Khan for 14 years. Exhibits include paintings, miniatures, furniture, and sculptures from all over the world.
The H.E.H Nizam's Museum is in Purani Haveli, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams. The Museum showcases the opulent gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, received at his silver jubilee celebrations in 1936.
Overnight in Hyderabad.