Constantly staring at computer screens and being stuck in a cubicle from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all week can get boring and all one wants is a refreshment from the mundaneness of everyday life. Well, lucky for you, it’s the weekend that Hyderabad comes alive with a wide range of fun things to do and places to go.
Whether you’re looking to relax in nature, channel your inner daredevil or become an explorer, ‘The City of Pearls’ has it all.
So if you think this article will only have Biryani, Irani Chai and Charminar to offer, think again. With great cultural and historical diversity, Hyderabad is truly a jewel in India’s crown.
And in this article, we are going to explore this gem with a compilation of 8 unique and offbeat activities you can do in Hyderabad.
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1. Go glamping
When glamor meets camping, you get ‘Glamping’! Glamping is a type of luxury camping that includes facilities and accommodations that are considered much more comfortable than traditional camping.
While GrassWalk Jungle Camp in Vikarabad does not epitomize glamping, their spacious family tents are adorned with antique furniture, open tub options, and a machan tent as well, making them a perfect option for people looking to “Glamp” on weekends.
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel Area 44 near Shamshabad in Hyderabad is also another place if you are looking to glamp.
2. Rent a caravan
With the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC), family caravan travel is no longer a dream.
TSTDC recently launched its vehicle rental program which offers air-conditioned caravans equipped with modern toilets, a shower, two LED screens and a kitchenette with refrigerator. Plus, you can convert your seats into sofas or beds, making it the most comfortable choice for traveling across the city or taking a road trip outside of Hyderabad.
3. Take advantage of the Fly Zone trampoline park
Located in the Sarath City Capital Mall, Hyderabad, Fly Zone is the first ever trampoline park in the country and offers its visitors a plethora of exhilarating and adrenaline-filled activities. At the flying area, you can let go of all your worries and indulge in various fun activities like walking on a slackline, playing dodgeball in a unique style, freestyle jumping, climbing a sky ladder, and climbing a curved wall.
4. Boating at Durgam Cheruvu Lake
Also known as the Secret Lake, Durgam Cheruvu Lake is hidden between the localities of Madhapur and Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, making it the perfect place to relax peacefully. Spread over an area of sixty-three acres, it is surrounded by green pastures and scenic hills of the Deccan Plateau.
One of its most famous attractions is the different types of nautical installations such as mechanized boats, jet skis and pedal boats.
5. Have a paintball battle with friends
Located in the financial district, FlipSide Adventure Park offers several adventure activities like zorbing, archery, futsal, shooting, ziplining, and rock climbing. However, one of its most unique and famous attractions is the Paintball range which can be a fun activity to do with your friends.
6. Explore Hyderabad’s history with heritage walks
Hyderabad has a history dating back almost 500 years and over these five centuries several rulers have created an abundance of tangible history, dotting the city with numerous monuments, tombs, minarets, palaces and fortresses.
Well, to educate people about the vast history of Hyderabad, several scholars and history buffs have started organizing heritage walks all over the city on weekends. Some digital archivists who do these walks are Deccan Archive, Hyderabad Trails and That Hyderabadi Boy. In addition, the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) also regularly organizes historical walks.
7. Channel your inner daredevil with Go Karting
Located at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, near Parking Place, Kartainment is home to a professional and recreational go-kart track. Kartainment is comprised of a 600-meter recreational go-kart track, making it a perfect choice for thrill seekers.
8. Become a detective in mystery rooms
Set in three main locations of Hyderabad namely Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills and Gachibowli, Mystery Rooms is the real life version of Escape The Room, where you will be locked in with a party to find your way. Each challenge comes with a number of puzzles and clues that will depend on the difficulty level you have chosen.
So bring out your inner detective in Mystery Rooms.
So which of these activities are you going to do this weekend? Comment below.