The New Year’s Eve is around the corner and we are ready with the results of all the hard
work to find you some of the most happening places in Hyderabad for bringing in 2018 with
The city is unique in its sense of old world charm and this is what makes it stand out among
the other A1 cities in India. With n number of destinations to visit, it is the perfect mix of
modernity and culture.
This guide walks you through the places enlisted without the fear of wondering who is
1. History’s Mysteries Unraveled before Your Very Eyes
When it comes to Hyderabad, tuning out the Nawabi culture and legacy can never be on the
‘To Do List.’ Take a few steps back to the medieval times and witness the remains of the past
through the eyes of a traveler.
The Charminar, the Golkonda Fort and the Falaknuma Palace are among the destinations that
can send thrills down your spine.
The most visited place in Hyderabad, the Charminar is what tourists from all over the world
acquaint the city with. Standing on the east bank of the River Musi, it is a mosque and as per
popular belief had been constructed to pray for warding off an outbreak of plague.
On the west of Hyderabad, is the Golconda Fort, with its regal past, magnificent and
imposing, yet in ruins. Nassak Diamond and Hope Diamond, the 2 most popular diamonds
were mined here in Golconda.
The princely history of Hyderabad shines through the glamorous walls of its palaces, one of
them being the Falaknuma Palace, built in the place from where it gets its name. What once
represented the glitz and glam of the Nawab’s era, is today a grand hotel emanating luxury
and heritage from all its corners. If you are not spending your New Year within the walls of
the palace, just watching its architectural intricacy from outside will carve the beginning of a
new journey for you.
Charminar – Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002
Golconda Fort – Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008
Falaknuma Palace – Engine Bowli, Fatima Nagar, Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Telangana 500053
Charminar – 9:30AM–5:30PM; On New Year, hours may vary
Golconda Fort – 9AM–5:30PM; On New Year, hours may vary
Charminar – ₹ 5 for Indian visitors; ₹ 100 for foreign tourists
Golconda Fort – ₹ 5 for Indian visitors; ₹ 100 for foreign tourists
2. Discover Consciousness in the Oblivion at Dialogue in the Dark
For a one-off experience, book a dining room at Dialogue in the Dark. Dark rooms up your
emotions in a manner that your senses gradually take over and you seem to lose yourself in a
whirlpool of wonderment, as you admire the visually impaired staff at the cafe who guided
you to the table. You may also opt for the globally appreciated exhibition tour in which you
get to see the world through all senses, but the eyes, as the guides take you on a memorable
Location – Inorbit, 5th Floor, Inorbit Mall, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
Timings – 12:30–3:30 PM, 7:30–9:30PM
Average cost for 2 – ₹1,300 for two people (approx.)
3. Signal the Arrival of the New Year at Hard Rock Cafe
If rocking the new year amid a marvelous setting is your plan, head to the Hard Rock Cafe in
Hyderabad. The spirit lifting music in the cafe on the eve of New Year is reason enough to
spend the extra time in there. Besides, the decor and the signature dishes make it a hideout for
party lovers waiting eagerly for their friends to turn up. Keep an eye on their page to know
what special is about to come up.
Location – GVK One, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Timings – 12–11:30PM
Average cost for 2 – ₹2,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
4. Lazer Ops – Where You can Play Your Heart Out
What was formerly known as LaserMaxx India, is now Lazer Ops – a laser shooting game
area for the game lovers who want to skip the revel and the parties and dissolve themselves in
the immersing game setting. Here, you can shoot to your heart’s content and make sure that
any one who disagrees with you, dies, albeit within the game.
Location – 5th floor, ZONAH Neptune(SVM Mall), Road No.36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad,
Timings – 11AM–11PM
Minimum price – Jubilee Hills – ₹199/- (10 minute game)
City Centre – ₹149/- (10 minute game)
Online booking link if any – Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Snow World Beckons with its Arctic-like Ambiance
The New Year may be cold in many parts of the country, but it is definitely not snowing in
Hyderabad, and therefore, cherish the last moments of 2017 in the middle of snow and throw
balls of powder snow at each other just for the fun of it. Try building a snowman and check
how you fare or steep yourself in the merriment brought on by snow slides. Take your little
ones with you to this joyous destination and feel the fairy dust of Lapland pouring all over
Location – Survey No. 57, Lower Tank Bund Road, Bharath Seva Ashram Marg, Near
Expotel Hotel, Hyderabad, Telangana-500080.
Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 500 for adults, ₹ 300 for children
6. Ella Hotel – Get Unlimited Fun under One Roof
One of the very few places in Hyderabad to host themed parties, Ella Hotel dresses up to the
occasion for offering you a wonderful time in the lap of elite setting and luxury. The
combination of soothing music, qualified and well-mannered staff and mouth-watering fare
hums a tune of warm hospitality. Be on your toes and get ready to make some spinning
moves to the rhythm of hip-hop, trance, Bollywood and techno as the DJ is in full form on the
Eve of the New Year.
And, don’t keep your kids home, with a nanny, to be bored. There is a special kid’s zone to
entertain your munchkin, so that you can party late into the night while staying assured that
your little one is safe and is enjoying to the brim!
Location – H.No.2-55/H/H, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Telangana-500008
7. Park Hyatt – where Hospitality Meets Class
If lavish is the word you wish to adhere to for welcoming the New Year, Park Hyatt is the go-
to destination for you. A non-pareil service and a splendid design to lure you, the hotel is a
haven for people with a high taste. Whether enjoying a dinner or staying overnight, the sole
word that speaks a tonne, as far as hospitableness and catering is concerned, is Hyatt. Party
hard and enjoy with your friends and family within a suite or have a cozy time at the
restaurant with your beloved; the place is a classy getaway from the noise and mayhem of the
Location – Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034
8. Smaaash is where You Need to Be for a Full-on Party
Wanna club the entire night? And that too with savoir faire? What other place than Smaaash?
Make a cracking start to the New Year at this elegantly decorated clubbing zone and say
cheers to 2018, as the count comes down to ‘0’. The fancy lights, the DJ’s and the Neon
Carnival, all come together to offer a one-of- a-kind experience to stags and kids alike. Fancy
cocktails, chilled beer and nummy meals that can take your taste buds on a ride have already
been decided. So, hit the carnival and dance to the beats of insistent rhythm.
Location: 20, Inorbit Mall Rd, Mindspace, Vittal Rao Nagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad,
Timings: 12PM–12AM (on New Year’s Day hours might change)
9. Ramoji Film City – the Refuge for All
It’s time to ring in the New Year and Ramoji Film City, with its engaging ambiance, mind-
blowing amenities and a list of captivating activities is the go-to location for many of you
who love to have the best in place to show the way to 2018. A film studio with an enchanting
setup, it has all that can mesmerize you and your guests. With or without accommodation, the
shooting spot is a sanctuary for people looking ahead to a grand start. Right from the
breathtaking scenes to the enthralling dishes, the film cty is the heart of entertainment, energy
and delight. Regardless of what your plans are, the ambiance at Ramoji Film City engulfs you
into its world of merry-making, junketing and awesome beauty of sight. Be it the Eco Cone,
Bird Park, Restaurant or Fundustan, your entire family will find something or the other to
occupy their time and attention.
So, this New Year’s eve, do not waste a moment and get ready for a tour of the largest film
studio in the world and Telengana’s biggest integrated film city.
Location: Ramoji Film City Main Road, Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal, Hyderabad,
BOOK TICKETS – https://goo.gl/DLxneL
10. Come and Soak in the Joy at the NTR Gardens
Built in the memory of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N.T. Rama Rao, NTR
Gardens, one of the most dearly priced gardens in India, attracts the elite chunk and is
counted among the premium entertainment, as well as, leisure grounds of the state. Adjacent
to the Hussain Sagar Lake, it is a blend of nature and man-made attractions. Whether you
visit alone, with a couple of friends or family, the area is bound to appease your quest for fun
and peace at the same time. Comprising a Car Cafe, a Machan Tree, a Japanese Park and a
whole range of other recreational activities, the NTR Gardens is perfect for everyone, be it a
septuagenarian couple, the youth or kinders. Besides, you may explore other attractions like,
a cascading waterfall, mono rail and a boating venture right into the Hussain Sagar Lake.
While speaking about the gardens, one cannot set aside the many eat-outs offering an
assortment of delectable recipes prepared to smother your taste buds with flavorsome aroma
Location – NTR Memorial Garden, NTR Marg, Central Secretariat, Khairatabad, Hyderabad,
Timings – 2.30 pm -10 pm; Open on all days
Entry Fees – ₹20 per Adult
₹10 per Child | ₹30 for Still Camera | ₹65 for Camcorder
All set to steer 2018 with a gust? Hyderabad, one of the metropolitan cities in the country
celebrates the coming year with a flurry of activities, events and fervor.