Friends and Hangout!!! 

These words in itself are full of fun and promise. When with friends, even the simplest of outings turns into memories that are to be cherished forever. Right from chilling at home and watching cricket matches to saving up your pocket money to visit the newly opened fancy restaurant, we all have come a long way. 

In today’s times, with so many more options available than before, hanging out with friends has acquired a totally new meaning. Budget, accessibility, mood and occasion, all of these together help to decide in choosing the best places to ‘chill’.

Compiled below are my The Top Ten Places To Hang Out With Friends In Hyderabad, hope you find them helpful too.

1. Lock N Escape

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Imagine this, your gang of friends and you get to play detective, just like you’ve always dreamt of, stuck in a room for 80 minutes, trying to save the world by deciphering clues.

Doesn’t this sound interesting???

It’s exactly what’s offered at my favourite hangout place, Lock N Escape. Solving the mysteries and trying to escape the 6 escape rooms, this place has it all to get the adrenaline pumping for your group of friends. Along with the escape rooms, customizable options are available along with a number of packages as per your requirement or occasion, the place also caters to board games and the in-house cafe serves some lip smacking delicacies to tingle your taste buds. All in all a win-win situation for sure.

Location: Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Fri & Sun 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Phone: 091210 30033

Website : Lock N Escape

2. Golconda Fort

If history and architecture marvel you and your groupies, then head out straight to this marvellous structure. The Golconda Fort is privy to many centuries and still stands tall in its splendor just like the everlasting friendship you might share with your friends. The Sound & Light Show at the fort should not be missed.

Hanging with your friends at the top of the fort and enjoying the breathtaking sunset, is straight out of a movie set.

PS: The ticket counter for the Sound & Light Show opens from 5:30 PM 

Location: 11 kms from Hyderabad city

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

3. Osman Sagar Lake

Picture this, you and your friends sitting on the banks of a calm and serene lake, throwing stones and watching the ripples of water and gazing out towards the distant horizon discussing life and about your future plans and dreams.

If this is what you imagined as well, head out towards the Osman Sagar Lake. The lake is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to Elless World and Ocean Park resorts. There are two parks adjoining the lake having minimal entry fee and also some food stalls for a quick round of snacks.

Location: Gandipet, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

4. The Fishermans Wharf

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Does the name ring a bell???

If you are a frequent visitor to Goa, then you surely have visited the famous Fishermans Wharf. A franchisee of the same has opened in Hyderabad, giving us the Goa vibes.

The menu has a global appeal and the dishes are created in an open kitchen right in front of you by their master chefs. You and your friends can chill out and enjoy the food and ambience or sway to the upbeat live music.

Famous for its seafood, the place also serves the taste buds of non seafood eaters with Indian, Asian and Continental options.

Location: Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Contact info: +91 9100332244 / +91 9100666616

5. Aqua

Pumping music or a lazy afternoon brunch, whatever the plan with your friends, you can always count on Aqua. 

The pool side view overlooking the Hussain Sagar Lake, Aqua Resto and Pub, has a fabulous mix of drinks in their bar and the live music gets your feet tapping.

A little extravagant for sure, but in the company of great friends and food, it surely doesn’t hurt.

Location: The Park Hotel, Somajiguda, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Contact info: 18001027275

6. Necklace Road

The place, just like its name, is like a necklace around the Hussain Sagar Lake. A beautiful drive and a walkway alongside the iconic lake, the Necklace Road is often compared to Marine Drive in Mumbai.

Walking with your friends around its stretch, boating in the middle of the beautiful lake whilst enjoying the Light and Sound Show at the Buddha Statue or simply sitting on the banks enjoying the local food from a wide array of hawkers and stalls, this place overlooking the giant Gautam Buddha Statue is a visual treat as well as economical on the pockets too.

Location: Khairatabad, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 08:00 AM to 10:30 PM

7. Olive Bistro

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To experience a Mediterranean feel, head out to the Olive Bar and Bistro with your friends. A white walled bungalow serves as its exterior with cobbled stone paths against the scenic backdrop of a lake.

The place to just let your hair down and relax amongst the company of good food and wine along with your friends. 

The outdoor seating amongst the lush green with the view of the lake makes for the perfect hangout with your friends.

Location: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun Lunch 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM, Dinner 07.30PM to 11.30PM

Contact info: 9248912347

Website: OliveBistro

8. Jala Vihar

Situated on the popular Necklace Road, this resort has a load of water activities along with dry rides for people of all ages. 

Not so heavy on the pocket, a host of activities like Rope climbing, Magic Show, Target shooting, Blind football, Wave pool, Rain Dance, Body Slide, Twister Slide, Mat ride, Single Tube ride, Double Tube ride, Pendulum etc are included with the entry fees and separate charges are for the dry rides like Cricket, Scary house, Bouncy Castle, Bumper Car etc.

All in all be assured of a fun filled day with your friends here.

Location: Necklace Road, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Contact info: 040-29883366 040 29883399

9. Lumbini Park

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A famous tourist attraction in Hyderabad, named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha, this park is near the Hussain Sagar Lake.

An ideal relaxation place to hangout with your friends, the park is beautifully kept preserving a wide variety of flora and fauna. The musical fountain creates a water screen. There is also a laser show which depicts the history of Hyderabad in 3D.

There are boating options from the park as well to the standing Buddha statue in the Hussain Sagar Lake. 

This place guarantees a day full of relaxation and peace in the midst of greenery and soothing water.

Location: Necklace Road, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mon-Sun 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Musical Fountain: 06.30 PM and 08.00 PM

Laser Show: 07.15 PM and 08.30 PM

10. Inorbit Mall

You can never go wrong with the combination of a mall and friends.

Inorbit brand of malls is a name to reckon with all over the country. Housing plush brands all from fashion to retail the mall even has its own multiplex and food court along with numerous restaurants as well.

This is the perfect place to window shop or to do some serious trial room shopping albeit with the approval of all your friends. You can go grocery shopping, enjoy a movie, grab a meal or simply hang out with your gang of friends in the comforts of Air Conditioning and escape the sweltering heat.

Location: Mindspace, Madhapur, Hyderabad

Day-out Timings: Mall Timings Mon-Sun :10.30 AM to 09:30 PM

Hope you and your friends enjoy an outing at all the above mentioned places and have a fabulous experience just like I did.

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