There are several interesting places to see around Hyderabad too. Amongst the most popular excursions from Hyderabad is the Golconda. Famous for the Golconda Fort it was the power centre during the 16th and the 17th centuries. World-renowned diamonds like Kohinoor, Darya-I-Noor, the Orloff, the Pitt, and the great table of the Nizam all belong to Golconda. Warangal is another place near Hyderabad worth visiting for its thousand-pillar temple, which is a specimen of the Chalukya architecture. Then there is Bidar that has palaces mosques baths, schools and tombs within a strong fortified area as the main tourist attraction.
Nagarjunakonda, around Hyderabad is often visited for its Buddhist influence. Sculpture, monasteries, and amphitheatre feature amongst the remains here in Nagarjunakonda. Hyderabadi cuisine is a must check out while holidaying in Hyderabad. The Hyderabadi biryani is the most popular dish. The kabab, haleem and Nahari sheep trotters are the other must try delicacies of Hyderabad.
In terms of desserts sheer birinj and Shahi Tukre are the best options available. Hyderabad also happens to be a shopper's paradise. The pearls of Hyderabad are extremely popular. The love of Nizams for pearls and diamonds can still be seen in the tourist and connoisseur in Hyderabad alike. Bidriware, a type of encrusted metalwork is also a great souvenir option from Hyderabad. The kat saris of Hyderabad are irresistible buy for all the women holidaying in the city.