Entertainment in Hyderabad

Entertainment in Hyderabad has been a part of the lifestyle since the time when it was ruled by the Nawabs! The available resources provide multiple options for leisure and entertainment in Hyderabad.

Talking about entertainment in Hyderabad, one can talk about the resorts, amusement parks, art galleries, theme parks, cultural centers, sports club, museums, wild life sanctuaries, golf course, pubs, discotheques, and what not.

Some of the major art galleries in Hyderabad that form of a considerable part of entertainment in Hyderabad are:

  • A P State Archaeology Museum
  • Jagdish and Kamala Mittal Museum
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Sudharma, etc.

Some of the auditoriums which gives scope for entertainment in Hyderabad are:
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Dhola-Ri-Dhani
  • Hari Hara Kala Bhavan
  • Ravindra Bharathi
  • Shilparamam
  • Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha
  • Bansilal Pitti Auditorium
  • Durgam Cheruvu
  • Exhibition Grounds
  • Gandhi Gyan Mandir
  • Hastakala Bhavan
  • Indira Priyadarshini Hall
  • Public Gardens
Some famous cinema halls in Hyderabad also forms a major part of the entertainment in Hyderabad.These cinema halls are:
  • Amba
  • Bhujanga
  • Deepak
  • Galaxy
  • Glory
  • Hitech
  • Jyoti
  • Konark
We also come across many other locations meant for entertainment in Hyderabad, such as :

  • Anveshi Library
  • Azad Reading Room
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Library
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Library
  • Indo-American Center For International Studies
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology library
  • The British Library, etc.

Discotheques and Pubs:
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Bottles 'n' Chimney
  • Escape
  • Liquids Et Cetera
  • T2
  • Underdeck, etc.

  • A P State Archeology Museum
  • BM Birla Science Center
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Golconda Fort Archaeological Museum
  • Hyderabad Museum
  • Qutb Shahi Tombs Site Museum>

This shows that Hyderabad has a large scope for entertainment!

Stadiums in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan sports loving city. The stadiums of Hyderabad has seen many a historic sport match. A sporting spectacle in any of the many Hyderabad stadiums is an unforgettable spectacle!

The stadiums in Hyderabad is a venue for outdoor sports, partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to permit spectators to sit or stand in order to view the event.

The list of major stadiums in Hyderabad are:

  • The GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium: The GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 spectators. It is an ultra modern stadium with 8 line competition synthetic athletic track and 4 line synthetic practice track.

    The GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium is equipped with the latest high mast lighting for day-night events. It provides obstruction free viewing to all spectators irrespective of their seats.

  • Gachibowli Indoor Stadium: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium has a seating capacity of 4,000 persons. It is a fully air conditioned stadium. Gachibowli Indoor Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium.

    The infrastructure of Gachibowli Indoor Stadium equals DIN standards. The wooden flooring of Gachibowli Indoor Stadium is approved by the International Federation.

  • Aquatics Complex: The aquatics complex is situated within the precincts of GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium. The aquatic complex is approved for swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized events.

    The aquatics complex has a 2000 spectator capacity. The pools have temperature control. The lighting of aquatics complex is of international standard.

  • Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium: The stadium has a seating capacity of 2000 spectators. The wooden floor is of international standard with temperature control.

Auditoriums in Hyderabad

The city of Hyderabad has a rich cultural heritage. The auditoriums of Hyderabad reflect Hyderabad's vibrant and throbbing contemporary culture. The auditoriums of Hyderabad comprise of a performance space where the audience comes to watch and hear the performance.The seats in Hyderabad auditoriums are of excellent quality and are geared towards the comfort of the audience. The price of the seats in the Hyderabad auditoriums vary according to the quality of view from the occupant of a particular class of seats of the stage.

The auditoriums in Hyderabad include the following seating arrangements:

  • Stalls: Stalls are the lower flat area in front of the stage.

  • Balconies or Galleries: These are raised seating platforms towards the rear of the auditoriums. In larger auditoriums, multiple levels of balconies are common.
  • Boxes: The most prestigious viewing area of the auditoriums. Boxes are placed immediately to the front, side and above the level of the stage.
A non-comprehensive list of auditoriums in Hyderabad are:

  • Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan
    King Koti Road
    Bashir Bagh
    Hyderabad 500001

  • Indra Priyadarshini
    Department. of Cultural Affairs
    Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
    Public Garden, Hyderabad

  • Lalitha Kala Thoranam
    Director,Department of Cultural Affairs
    Government. of Andhra Pradesh
    Public Garden, Hyderabad
    Improvised Stage
    Open Air Auditorium

  • Ravindra Bharathi
    Director, Dept. of Cultural Affairs
    Saifabad, Hyderabad 500004

  • Sri Sathya Sai Nigamagamam
    8-3-987/2, Srinagar Colony
    Hyderabad 500873
    Semi-circular wooden Stage

  • Thyagaraja Gana Sabha
    Viviek Nagar, Chikkadpalli
    Hyderabad 500020

  • Maheshwari Bhavan
    14-5-12, Begum Bazaar

  • Shilparamam Auditorium

Libraries in Hyderabad

Libraries form a major part of entertainment in Hyderabad. Throughout the length and breadth of Hyderabad, we come across a number of libraries that specializes in some field or the other. In some instances, this form of entertainment in Hyderabad serve the dual role of a museum where we can come across many books of olden times. In these libraries of Hyderabad, we can get a glimpse of the old manuscripts and books that are the witnesses of the genesis of our civilization.

Some of the major libraries in Hyderabad are:
  • Archaeological Museum Library
    Gunfoundary Basheer Bagh
    Hyderabad - 500001

  • Jawahar Bal Bhavan Library
    Public Gardens Nampally Road
    Hyderabad - 500001

  • Laxmi Library
    B Rakesh 2-2-1105/9/10, Tilaknagar
    Hyderabad - 500044

  • National Institute of Nutrition Library
    Jamia Osmania,
    Hyderabad - 500007

  • State Central Library
    Hyderabad Begum Bazar
    Hyderabad - 500012

  • Crazy Collections
    Road No 12, Banjara Hills
    Hyderabad - 500034

  • The British Library
    5-9-22 Secretariat Road
    Khairatabad H O
    Hyderabad - 500004

  • Knowledgeport Library
    7-1-19/3/A, 3rd Floor
    Begumpet Railway Station Road
    Hyderabad - 500016

Besides these libraries, one can also find a wide range of libraries housed in many schools and colleges. Some of the colleges in Hyderabad have central libraries that are as big as these independent libraries.

These libraries show the keen interest of the Hyderabad government in raising the standard of Education in Hyderabad.

Last Updated on 08/17/2013