Hyderabad is one of subcontinent’s grandest cities and home to an unrivalled array of palaces, tombs, mosques and forts – the quality of which is exceptional. Established in 1589 by the fifth Sultan of Golconda, Hyderabad was ultimately ruled by a succession of Muslim Nizams from the early 1700s when Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf Jah seized power from the Mughal Empire. The Nizams who ruled Hyderabad were some of the richest men in the world. They were great patrons of literature, art and architecture and used their wealth to champion the city’s development and finance nearly all of the city’s impressive monuments. Hyderabad’s architectural gems include the Char Minar, Mecca Masjid Mosque which can accommodate 10,000 at prayer, British Residency and Chowmahalla Palace which was used by the Nizams to entertain royal visitors and official guests. The cavernous Lad Bazaar and 800 year old Golconda Fort are fascinating diversions.

Suggested Journeys for Hyderabad

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Hidden Treasures of the Deccan Plateau

16 days starting from £3340 per person

Standing separate from the regular tourist-trail, the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are at the centre of a staggeringly diverse region few visit. A heady mix of culture and history, this novel itinerary represents a journey of rediscovery with visits to Mysore, spectacular Hampi and the...