It’s already time for Eid and you’re telling us that you haven’t yet started making biryani? A day full of happiness, joy and food, Eid-ul-Fitr is also called the sevaiyaan wali Eid. The vermicelli noodles are dipped in loads of milk and sugar to prepare this iconic festive dessert. However, no Eid celebration is complete without a plateful of rich and meaty biryani. For those untouched by the phenomenon, biryani is a one-pot rice dish that originates from the Middle-East. Dervied from the Persian word, birian, this dish is a must-have during festive occasions like Eid. 

Now, where would you find the best biryani if not in the hub of Hyderabad? While there may be plenty of kebabs, haleem and curries to smother oneself with, it would be a sin to miss out on biryani from the feast. Hyderabad is home to grand architectures like the magnificent Golconda fort or Charminar. The tech hub of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is also the twin capital of Andhra and Telangana. Carrying a legacy of a rich Nizami tradition, the City of Pearls boast of Hyderabadi dum biryani as its best kept secret. 

Best Biryani Places In Hyderabad 

This Eid, indulge in the most authentic biryani at these places in Hyderabad. 

1.  Paradise Biryani 

When in Hyderabad, this popular biryani joint cannot be skipped. With its outlets spread across the country, you would be spoilt for choice with their elaborate menu. However, the authentic Hyderabadi biryani of this canteen to restaurant place has never compromised on its quality and taste. Try golden fried prawns too if you’ve got some appetite after biryani. 

Where: Door 1-7-191 To 193, SD Road, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad

Timings: 11 am-2 am 

Cost For Two: ₹900 

Cuisines Offered: Biryani, Kebabs 

The best biryani for Eid,

2.  Adaa 

Located inside the luxurious Taj property, Adaa is the place to indulge in an exquisite royal experience. While they’ve got plenty of Hyderabadi specialties on the menu, their Hyderabadi Kachhi biryani is as good as it can get. The slow-cooked dish is flavoured with rose and saffron-scented water. 

Where: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Falaknuma, Hyderabad

Timings: 12:30 pm-3 pm and 7:30 pm-11 pm

Cost For Two: ₹13,000 

Cuisines Offered: Hyderabadi 

Relish biryani inside Taj Falaknuma Palace,

 3.  Hotel Rumaan 

Before heading out for biryani, decide if you want a royal dining or the real flavour because Hotel Rumaan excels in the latter. With simple interiors and wooden seating, the aroma of freshly-made Hyderabadi chicken biryani fills the room instantly. We bet you’ll be drawn to the kitchen even before it is made. 

Where: Moti Gali, Khilwat, Charminar, Hyderabad

Timings: 5 am-2 am 

Cost For Two: ₹400 

Cuisines Offered: Chinese and Hyderabadi 

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4.  Tulips 

The best part about this place is that they offer a midnight biryani buffet so that you never have to suppress your cravings. The robust and juicy chicken in the Hyderabadi biryani has a delectable taste which will leave you wanting for more. Do try their dahi ki chutney along with it. 

Where: Hotel Green Park, Begumpet, Hyderabad

Timings: 7 am-1 am

Cost For Two: ₹1,400 

Cuisines Offered: Mughlai, Chinese, South Indian 

5.  Hotel Shadab 

If you manage to make way from the crowded lanes of Ghansi Bazaar, you will be in for a surprise. While a lot of people like mutton biryani for Eid, their brown-coloured chicken biryani with a boiled egg is delicious too here. 

Where: Plot 21, High Court Road, Near Madina Circle, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad

Timings: 5 am-2 am 

Cost For Two: ₹800 

Cuisines Offered: Kebabs, North Indian 

This place is always brimming during Eid,

6.  Chicha’s 

This happening restaurant in Ladkikapul area is home to lots of traditional Urdu literature that you can savour along with authentic delicacies like Hyderabadi mutton biryani, shaadi ka white chicken and more. The simple ambience and evergreen menu is what makes you want to go here every now and then. 

Where: 6-2-39, AC Guards Road, Opposite Kun Hyundai, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad

Timings: 12:30 pm-1 am 

Cost For Two: ₹900

Cuisines Offered: Hyderabadi, Mughlai, North Indian

Quirky interiors and tasty food,