Here are our top 5 things you have to see and do in Hyderabad when travelling by Motorbike.
Hyderabad is a charming city that is definitely one of the best places to go to in Southern India, especially if you’re an avid fan of motorbikes. Now, what is this special connection between Hyderabad and a motorbike fan you may ask.
You see, it’s a well known fact that Hyderabad introduces you to the recurring growth of modernity and technology in the country and at the same time lets you see the magnificent culture that it has preserved for long. However, what many are unaware of is the fact that it is also home to the most religious bike collectors and enthusiasts in the world.
So, that made it all the more important for me to plan a trip to Hyderabad, and being the biker that I am, I only wanted to make it on a bike. That’s the start of my Delhi to Hyderabad journey. My family though found this idea of mine crazy, since Hyderabad is only about 2 hours from Delhi on a plane.
To make it easy for them, I worked out a route that will allow me to cover the 1500 Km distance between Delhi and Hyderabad in just about 3 days, including the night stays. On top of that, a couple of my friends also decided to join in, and that made all the difference.
For those of you who want to know the route we took, here are the names of the cities we covered – Badarpur > Palwal > Mathura > Agra > Dholpur > Morena > Gwalior > Jhansi > Babina > Lalitpur > Sagar > Narsinghpur > Seoni > Mansar > Nagpur > Daroda > Jamb > Hinganghat > Kelapur > Mandhara > Hyderabad.
Enough about my trip already, let me share with you the places you must see and things you must do if you too are looking forward for a fair share of biking adventure while visiting Hyderabad in the near future.
1. Visit the Old City
The Old City is located in the south of Hyderabad and can be ventured through many forms of transportation. I and my friends had our bikes but if you end up taking a plane or a train to Hyderabad, fret not, you can easily find bike rental places close to your hotel in most cases.
Most of the historical sites are found in the Old City especially the famous icon of Hyderabad – the Charminar. It is also home to tombs, museums, palaces and forts, so if you are a history buff, you will definitely love dropping by this place!
2. Visit the New City
If you are looking to see the best view of the city, this is the place to go. The marble temple of Birla Mandir, which is located in this part of Hyderabad, has stunning views of the city that I am sure anyone would be awed to experience.
Historical museums are also found here with arrays of artifacts. Try and spend some lone time away from the streets , you can head on to the Nehru Zoological Park where you can watch lions and tigers, among other animals and nature-related things for a little nature trip.
3. Go on City Tours
I had heard about this one tour from a friend of mine and decided to book it since it sounded so much fun. And it was indeed! The best part for me was the boat ride along the Husain Sagar Lake and the laser show at the Lumbini Park. I met some pretty interesting people, too.
4. Go to Motorbike Events
Motorbike events are a gathering of like-minded people. Popular motorcycle brands such as Triumph and Harley Davidson hold their exhibits during Hyderabad’s Bike Week. Anniversary celebrations of these brands would probably be the best to go to as they also hold motorbike competitions and invite bike fans around the world during these events.
5. Meet Vintage Bike Collectors
This is a personal favorite of mine. There are a number of places in Hyderabad where you can see stunning collections of vintage bikes from around the world. Most of these are personal collections though, so you first have to ask around motorbike clubs or bike rental shops for a number or an address to go to. Fortunately, most of these bike collectors are actually quite hospitable and charming like the city itself.
So, what do you think of this list? Did I miss out on any of the best things to do in the city? Let me know in the comment section below and I will definitely make it a point to cover that part of the city as well when I tour Hyderabad the next time.
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