“Find joy in the ordinary,” which Ruth Reich is rightly quoted, works just right for the situation we’re going through. With 2020 almost on the finish line amid this pandemic. Somewhere, we all learnt to enjoy simple things. This pandemic must’ve eaten up all your savings, and now all that money be burning a hole in your pocket. After months of lockdown, If you’re currently looking forward to friends reunion and family get-togethers but in a budget-friendly way. Don’t worry; I got you! Here’s a list of some best and cheap hangout places in Hyderabad to visit.
1) Hussain Sagar
2) Niloufer cafe
3) Gokul chat
4) Durgam Cheruvu
5) Qutub Shahi Tombs
6) Ram ki Bandi
7) Jalvihar water park
8) Svm bowling and gaming
9) Mecca masjid
Hussain Sagar is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hyderabad. You can go on a long drive with your friends, family and enjoy the snacks across the road. Or the visitors can take up a boat ride and sail on the lake for aesthetic pleasure. The large monotheistic statue you see in the picture is of Gautama Buddha, isn’t it beautiful? See it yourself.
Location: Road No 12, Banjara hills
Boating price: ₹25-₹35
“Fursat hi mehengi hai warna sukoon toh itna sasta hai ki chai ki pyali mei mil jata hai”
Hands down the best chai and famous Osmania biscuits in town, Niloufer cafe is a cool place to hang out with friends over a teacup and spill the tea. People from distant areas of Hyderabad come here to treat their taste buds.
Location: Hills Rd, Lakdikapul
Cost: ₹150 for two
Months in lockdown were tough for all the chat lovers out there. Gokul chat is here to douse down all your cravings. The best and budget-friendly place for chat lovers. I have been visiting this place for over a decade! And trust me, it’s worth it.
Location: Koti Main Road, opp Koti Women’s college.
Cost: ₹150 for two.
Durgam Cheruvu, the lake, and the bridge are not just excited; it is truly magical. The opening of the cable bridge happened on 19th September. One of the popular sightseeing places in Hyderabad. Just take some time for yourself and visit the location of soothing experience.
Location: Road No 46, Masthan Nagar, Jubilee hills.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
QUTUB SHAHI TOMBS
The famous Qutub Shahi Tombs is a very affordable and reliable place to visit. You can still feel the aura of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. The Tombs are structured with intricately carved stonework and are surrounded by landscaped gardens. Trust me; the place is always clean and serene.
Location: Fort Rd, Tolichowki,Hyd
Entry fee: ₹10 per adult
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
RAM KI BANDI
Are you looking for a late-night hangout place? Then Ram ki Bandi is the spot. You’ll be served with one of the best dosas and all the other stuff on the menu. It’s a stall with wholesale flavors. Must try for all the foodies out there. Way too affordable and hygienic.
Location: Feel khana Begum Bazar Rd, Next to Karachi Bakery
Cost: ₹150 for two
Timings: 3:30 AM onwards
JAL VIHAR WATER PARK
Jalvihar water park is all that you need to cool down the summer. The fantastic water rides and clean blue water makes your heart flutter. From wave pool, rain dance to crazy rides, there’s something for the whole family. Not only this, but Jalvihar also has a separate section for ladies and kids. So make sure you go along with family and friends!
Location: Necklace Road, Hyderabad
Cost: ₹400 per person, including the water rides.
SVM BOWLING AND GAMING
“It’s not how you bowl it’s how you roll.”
The best and budget-friendly place to take your squad for bowling and gaming, the ambiance of the place makes you competitive so, roll up sleeves and bowl: excellent food, music, and arcade. Make sure to go before the rush hours because the place gets crowded in no time.
Location: Aramghar, Near P.v Narsimha Rao flyover.
Cost: ₹1000 for three
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Mecca masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque’s bricks are made with the soil of the holiest city of MAKKAH itself hence the name of the masjid. The infrastructure of the masjid is worth applause! The peace and solitude you get despite the mosque located in the marketplace is fantastic. The place is also a clean and separate area to feed the pigeons—only good vibes.
Location: Charminar rd, Charminar, Ghansi Bazar
Cost: No entry fee
The list doesn’t end without mentioning Charminar. “Kahaniya jo bataye hazar,wo mein diwar hua, Charon dishaon se jo nihare is sher ko, wo mein Charminar hua” -Rubina Bhati.
The Charminar (lit: four minarets) is the most iconic symbol of Hyderabad. It is always crowded with tourists from different countries and places. Also, it is surrounded by market and food stalls—a budget-friendly package of fun. The list goes on; witness it know it.
Location: Charminar rd, Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazar
Cost: ₹5 per person
“Zindagi ek safar hai suhana, yahan kal kya ho kisne jana”
Take a break from your work and make every moment memorable with friends and family. Visit the places and make sure to review them. Cheers!