Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh in India, which is the eighth largest state in the southern region of India. The princely state Hyderabad having being established in the year 1591 remained so, for over 150 years as the city capital. Hyderabad literally means “Lion city” which was once named as Bhagyanar (the city of Gardens) is also called the “City of Pearls” and the “City of Nawabs”. This Twin city is most spectacularly structured with the rich culture of its heritage. Hyderabad lies on the bank of Musi River occupying 625 square kilometres and is divided into the historic old city and new city which are connected by the oldest bridge called “Purana pul”. It stands as the fourth most populous metropolitan city in India. This city is a repertoire for educational centres in varied technologies including Engineering, Information, and Bio-Technology, Medical, Bio-medical and Pharmaceutical sciences, Media, Business, Insurance and Risk Management studies, and Fashion designing etc. This sovereign city has diversified language speakers out of which Telugu is declared as official language and Urdu the second language. The 1990’s created a new era to the city of Hyderabad by forming another new dynasty called Cyberabad with the major IT Hub bringing in an array of Westside culture in both food and classy living.
Hyderabad the city of most tourist attractions is like an elderly princess admirably dressed with really pallid and ornate jewellery. The twin city divides its gleam to new and old city which showcases centuries of Islamic heirloom and charms of old monuments like the Purani Haveli, the Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Lad Bazaar, King Kotti, Bella Vista Palace, Quli Qutb Shaho Tombs, Chowmahalla Palace, Ashurkhanas of Hyderabad. The city is glazed with lights and smiles across the constructural masterpieces: opulent tombs, mosques, glamorous palaces from the past some veteran and fascinating others re-established and bright scattered across the town.
The grandeur of historic structures extend to showcase more places: Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, Birla Museum, AP State Archaeological Museum, Nehru Zoological park having thousands of animals, NTR Gardens, Shilparamam, Hitec City, Hussainsagar lake, The Nizam’s Silver Jubilee Museum, Durgam cheruvu, Chilkur Balaji Temple, KBR park, Lumbini Park, Mrugavani National Park, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, Hyderbad Botanical Gardens with colourful and glamorous plants, Osmansagar Lake, and Shamirpet. The beauty and splendour of movie magic happening in Ramoji Film City is another remarkable place to visit. The Ocean Park (water world) and snow-world has a wide range of outdoor recreational activities and is a great option to must visit place if travelling with kids. In the 19th century the European style clubbed with the Mugalai style (Indo-Islamic) has predominantly brought few more civic structures like the Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad High Court, the state Central Library, City College, State Legislature, Osmania Hospital, State Archaeology Museum, Osmania University, Hyderabad and the Karachiguda Railway stations and the Jubilee Hall.
Afzal Gunj: Helps cater hardware needs, 35kms from airport, Begum Bazaar: wholesale market for general products like cloth, plastic house hold items, stationery, dry fruits, crockery,tobacco and Chinese materials, Chatta Bazaar: This market is famous for specially scripting and printing invitation cards in Urdu, Jambagh flower market and Monda market: Vendors sell vegetables, fresh fruits and colourful flowers, Laad Bazaar: The Nizam style jewellery and the Mughulai stlye embroidered fabrics and muslim perfumes are the attractive pieces in this shopping zone, Madina Market: Famous shopping spot for Bridal and Ethnic wear and the busiest area during festive season. It also exports products to many countries namely USA, Europe, Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Shahran Market: Famous for clothing related to Burqa and Hijab within India, Sultan Bazaar: Famous for fashion textile and silverware for women, Chudi Bazaar: The most famous bangle and pearls market where we get wide variety of choices. Apart from these bazaars the city includes some of the famous shopping malls like the Inorbit Mall, Forum Mall, and Central etc making it ease of shopping everything at one stretch.
As Hyderabad is the city of varied cultures one can also find sub continental food from essentially all corners of the world making it more a gluttonous dining. Hyderabadi Biryani is considered the most famous mouth watering dish to relish on which is a mixed blend of the great mughlai and royal telugu cusine in the Nizam kitchens. One cannot leave Hyderabad without having it.
This largest metropolitan city also has outstanding nightlife from the Hyderabad cafes to the western discos which entertains all who visit this Golden city.
Hyderabad is the city where the diversified culture and traditions exist which makes the people celebrates remarkable events and amazingly rich festivals with some being only to the city and others across the country. The year starts fresh with the New year celebrations, followed by the festival of kites “Sankranthi”, Annual Music & Dance festival of Hyderabad, Deccan festival of Hyderabad, Sivratri, Telugu New Year called “Ugadi”, Holi the festival of colors, Ramzan, Easter, Moharam, Buddha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dhasera, Diwali the festival of lights, Lumbini Festival, and Christmass
One can have several transportation facilities after the landing of the flight to Hyderabad. Public transport like light railways and busses as well as privately operated auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available all over the place, serving the best purpose due to the heavy traffic zone in the city making it short distance also to be long duration travels. Alternative to buses and trains, Car rentals (cab facilities) are quite easy to process, and are the best options if you want more control over your travelling schedule.
The major sport in Hyderabad is cricket; it has got much space even in the areas of Tennis, Badminton and kabaddi. It hosts both domestic as well as international matches.
Hyderabadi’s experience very normal moderate climatic conditions which vary from 11 degrees to 40 degrees C. Summers are very hot, spotting the month of May to be the hottest month of the year, winters are cool and December is the coldest month of the year. Mornings and evenings are normally cool as the city sits on a hilly terrain. The months of June and September record heavy rainfall as the winds blow from south-west monsoon.
For any criminal offense tourists can inform the police at a toll free number 100
Hyderabad is the state’s fourth largest city following Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. The two Airports in this large city include Hyderabad International Airport called Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal has replaced the former international airport at Begumpet which serves both domestic and international purpose. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport-RGIA (IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHS) is located at Shamshabad for about 22km south of Hyderabad which is a hub for the Blue Dart Aviation, Lufthansa Cargo and Spice Jet with an elevation of AMSL 2,024ft/617m with coordinates 17 degrees 14’24’N078 degrees 25’41E. Many major low-cost airlines help connecting the city within and outside the state of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh.
Most popular Airlines that fly into the airport that serve Hyderabad, includes
|IndiGo||Jet Airways||Air India||Jet Konnect|
|Spice Jet||Air Costa||Vistara||Thai Airways|
|Air Asia||Icelandair||British Airways||Cathay Pacific|
|Emirates||Ethihad Airways||Flydubai||Gulf Air|
RGIA Airport has presently one integrated terminal for domestic and international arrivals and departures and one Special Handling Hajj Terminal.
There is a bus facility called “Pushpak” from airport connecting all major parts of the city. Public transport like busses as well as privately operated auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available to commute from the airport to all over the places. Alternative to buses and car rentals (cab facilities) are quite easy to process, and are the best options if you want more control over your travelling schedule.
There are many facilities at the terminals of the airport including the check-in counters, immigration counters, in-line baggage handling systems, transfer desks, along with the general facilities like the help desk, GHIAL help desk, Wi-Fi internet, prayer room, smoking zone, transit hotel, medi-care, lost & found stores, baggage wrap, porter services, buggy services, special assistance and equipment for the physically challenged persons, airport lodge, baggage storage, locker facility, ticketing counters, shop and eat centres for shopping and dining.
There are many hotels within the radius of 3 km from the Hyderabad international hotel namely Novatel, Jasmine stay inn, VJR residency.
Save the contact for any airport related information 040 6654 6370. The primary hub to find the schedule of all the low-cost airlines for ticketing to and from Hyderabad is Rehlat.com. Rehlat ensures at maintaining highest safety by prioritising the security of all the customers though traffic of travellers is very high.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Address
Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500409
Ph: 040 6654 6370