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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

There's some interesting local temples, forts, historical sites. The malls are large, modern, with US and EU stores.Travel within India and in the region is very easy as well. - Nov 18, 2017
No hidden gems. Spending the night at the Taj Falaknuma Palace, a 6 star hotel converted from a palace is the highlight of Hyderabad, at US$300 per night. Social gatherings at people's houses, Sunday brunches and massages at 5-star hotels seem to be common pastimes. There are a couple of golf courses that people use whenever it is not unbearably hot. - Sep 20, 2016
There's the standard tourist fare in Hyderabad which are good: Chowmallah Palace, Taj Falaknuma, Charminar, etc. Some good Western-style eateries, which is nice. KBR Park is a good stroll in the evening or weekend. Definitely go to Taj Falaknuma. There are also some good weekend trips to Warangal and Bidar. - Mar 16, 2015
Spending the night at the Taj Falaknuma, a 6 star hotel, is pretty special. Having the Sunday brunch or a massage at the Park Hyatt is something a lot of people do. Given its history as a very wealthy kingdom, there are certainly lots of regal palaces to visit. Wandering around the old town near Charminar is fun. - Jan 18, 2015
Travel, travel, and travel some more. There are two hidden gems in the region - Hampi and Aurangabad. Visit them both. - Nov 20, 2014
Lots of travel in India. The airport here is new and modern. Fly to any number of great tourist spots in India. Hampi is about 8 hours away by train. Flights are fairly cheap. Not a whole lot that we've found in the area. - Jul 18, 2014
Hyderabad has some interesting cultural sites that you can spend about three days on. Other than that, shopping is great here, and the theaters show Bollywood and Hollywood movies. - Mar 2, 2012
The zoo is nice. There's the Charminar, palaces and temples. Shopping markets. Some parks for walking. For escaping the summer heat there are large, air-conditioned malls and many of the large hotels allow you to sit at the pool if you order a small amount of food. - Feb 27, 2012
Galconda fort, the beautiful new Taj Hotel (a restored palace), interesting temples. There are two Western-style malls and some chain restaurants to get a much-needed beef burger. - Jan 11, 2011