At first sight, Hyderabad, with its noisy markets, jam-packed streets swelling with a mass of vehicles and humans alike, blaring radios tuned in to the latest Bollywood or Tollywood chartbuster, dazzling new high-rises and the looming shadow of its stately heritage, is enough to overwhelm any traveler. But take a closer look and you will realize that amidst this whirl of bright colors and deafening noise lies the true essence of Hyderabad. A timeless city, it is here that the old Hyderabad meets the emerging ‘Cyberabad’ and the diverse cultures of North and South merge to form a vibrant yet endearing blend.
Named after the rulers of the Ashaf Jahi dynasty, this ‘City of Nizams’ will enthrall you with its splendor and transport you back to the fascinating Golconda Sultanate era with its numerous historical monuments that are also fine specimens of rich architecture. Keeping pace with the fervent modernization across the nation, Hyderabad has emerged as the hub of a budding IT industry.
While its teeming commercial spaces will fascinate you, the grandeur and truly regal lifestyle of Hyderabad will charm you. From the stately manners and the politesse to the vivid and vibrant film culture, both the people and the place will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
The spirit of royal indulgence is embedded in the very essence of Hyderabad. So while you’re here, the teeming markets selling exquisite pearl jewelry and strands of pearls are not something you want to miss out on.
With the historic significance, cultural depth and multi-faceted choices for leisure it offers, Hyderabad is your ideal destination for a family vacation. You will be hard pressed to find time for all the superb historic structures scattered around the city. From the central Charminar and Mecca Masjid, to the sprawling Golconda Fort; the 21 impressive domed Qutub Shahi tombs to the opulent Chowmahalla Palace and the classic Raj-era British Residency—enjoy the beautiful patina of time that washes these grand monuments. Wander the streets around Charminar for a true taste of the Deccan with its world famous biryani and other delicious fare as you people-watch to your heart’s content.
With its emerging status as a corporate hub, Hyderabad also offers a plethora of leisure activities and a budding nightlife. Though most pubs and lounges have an early closing time of 11 pm, some are alive and abuzz till the wee hours of the morning. You can explore the city in its nocturnal grace with the tourist night bus service.
Navigating within the city is easy due to the abundant public and private transport services available. Boasting of the third-largest bus station in Asia, the bus network is an affordable and convenient means to get around. Taxis provide a more comfortable, if slightly expensive, transport option.
Though traveling here is fun, there are a few measures you ought to consider while in Hyderabad.
On a daily basis there are approximately 0 flights that operate at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. IndiGo, SpiceJet and Jet Airways are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Hyderabad through train. Malkajgiri, Lingampalli, Medchal are some of the most popular train stations in Hyderabad. On an average about 100+ trains pass through Hyderabad on a daily basis. Hyderabad to Hyderabad, Kamareddy to Hyderabad, Nizamabad to Hyderabad are some of the most popular routes to Hyderabad with 105, 50, 50 trains weekly respectively.
By road Hyderabad is surrounded by Sangareddy, Bhongir, Andole which are 24.35 km, 30.56 km, 31.97 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Hyderabad has a total of 407 hotels.
There are 407 hotels in Hyderabad with the popular ones being The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Red Fox Hotel, Lemon Tree Premier HITEC City, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Taj Krishna, Novotel Hyderabad Airport etc.
Looking for hotels around Hyderabad airport? Currently, there are 9 hotels near the airport with popular ones being Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Hotel Swagath Grand - Shamshabad, Oyster Airport Hotel, Rainbow International - Shamshabad etc.