Things to do in Hyderabad when you’re travelling with kids
Ramoji Film City
Going behind the movie scenes can be one of the most thrilling experiences—especially for kids—and a visit to Ramoji Film City exceeds all expectations. Located about half an hour from the city centre, it will transport them to a world of make-believe and give them a peek into the world of films.
Take your little ones on an easy trek to the rocky outskirts of the city—it’s a great way to engage them with their natural surroundings—and they’ll even learn a thing or two about the history of the Deccan plateau and the origins of Hyderabad while they’re at it.
Paradise Food Court
Paradise continues to engage Hyderabad’s passion for biryani, and has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1953. It’s the best place to take the kids for an authentic Hyderabadi meal—the atmosphere is informal, the food’s delicious, and the prices are more than reasonable.
Shilparamam Crafts Village
Part museum and part arts village, Shilparamam recreates the setting of an Indian village, with 15 life-sized huts exhibiting the life of artisans. Kids will enjoy the make-believe world that’s been created, and there are even a few food stalls on the premises to cater to their munchies.
This imposing gateway lies in the heart of Hyderabad’s Old City, and is now the city’s best-known symbol. Regardless of age, this iconic structure is a must-see for all, so make a trip with the tots in tow.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Situated between Hyderabad and Secunderabad, this large lake is one of the city’s most picturesque sights. To make it interesting for the little ones, hire a speed boat and circle around to get a closer look at the giant Buddha statue at the centre.
Considered to be the first theme park in the country, this vast amusement park has plenty of entertainment for kids. Start with a ride on the merry-go-round, go through the ice sculptures and end with a make-believe snowfall.
Sudha Car Museum
This quirky museum displays fully-functional cars in unimaginable shapes and forms. From one shaped like a burger, to another like a stiletto, and everything in between—the kids will absolutely love a trip here.