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Hyderabad At a Glance
  • Average Climate:13º C - 28º C
  • Best Time to Visit:October-February
  • STD Code:040

Hyderabad Travel Guide

Set on the southern banks of the river Musi, Hyderabad is one of the most sought after holiday destinations of the country. The city is not only known for its lip smacking Biryanis but also for its pearls and gemstones which are famous all around the world. Also, the city is home to a number of IT firms and pharmaceutical companies which makes it a hub for commercial business processes.

Hyderabad is popularly known as the The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls. It has a rich historical culture and tradition and is a unique point for North and South India. The city is home to plenty of religious and cultural sites.


The history of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh dates back to the ancient days. Hyderabad enjoyed plenty of patronage during the Muslim era and was an important kingdom during the Mughal Empire. It was under the Nizams who were patrons during the British Raj. After independence it was annexed to Andhra Pradesh in the year 1948 and today it is the part of newly formed state Telangana.

Best Time to Visit Hyderabad

The best time for coming to Hyderabad is during the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant with little rainfall. Like most parts of the state, Hyderabad experiences a tropical climate. The summer months are hot and humid while the winter months are cool and pleasant.

Tourist Attractions in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad city is well known for its rich heritage and culture. There are a number of attractions in the city which make every visitor have a glimpse of the glorious culture and past of the city. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Hyderabad are:

  • Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Ravindra Bharati
  • Charminar
  • Falaknuma Palace
  • Golconda Fort
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Shilparaman
  • Birla Mandir
  • Birla Science Museum
  • Qutb Shahi Tombs
  • Purani Haveli
  • Lumbini Park

What to Eat in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a perfect destination for foodies, history buffs and nature lovers. In Hyderabad, you get to treat your taste buds with traditionally cooked food in Persian and Mughal style. And the delicious Biryanis promise to make you come back again and again.

Where to Stay in Hyderabad

There is a wide range of hotels and resorts in Hyderabad which offer pleasant lodging facilities. Well known hotel chains have their branches in the city. One can also shop for a wide range of handicrafts and local artifacts from the local markets and shops. The local dining spots serve a varied range of mouthwatering local and Mughlai delicacies. Some of the popular hotels in Hyderabad are:

  • Novotel Hyderabad Convention Center
  • Park Hyatt
  • Taj Falaknuma Palace
  • ITC Kakatiya
  • Lemon Tree Premier, HITEC City
  • Hotel Green Park
  • Courtyard By Marriott
  • Pearl Regency

How to Reach Hyderabad

By Air: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the primary airport that serves Hyderabad. There are regular flights from the major cities of the country that fly for Hyderabad airport. From here you can take an auto, taxi, or local bus to reach your destination.

By Rail: Hyderabad Railway Station is the prime railhead that connects the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Pune to Hyderabad.

By Road: The city has a good network of national and state highways that connects Hyderabad with the nearest towns and cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Tirupati, and Panaji.


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FAQs of Hyderabad Travel Guide

Q: Where the Hyderabad city is located?

Ans: Hyderabad located on the banks of river Musi, it is a capitalcity located in the central part of Telangana state & is a popular place to travel. The city is also known as "Haydar's city" or "lion city".

Q: For what Hyderabad is famous?

Ans: Hyderabad is home to many traditional/ancient markets. In food, it is famous especially for Hyderabadi biryani, which is a very popular dish.Hyderabad known as the city of Nizams, so it is an attractive tourist place.

Q: What is famous places for shopping in Hyderabad?
Ans: Best places to enjoy shopping in Hyderabad are:
  • Jummerat Bazaar (Chor Bazaar) – Is a flea market in Hyderabad.
  • Laad Bazaar – A popular market of Bangles.
  • Shahran Market – A famous cloth market.
  • Abids Street – Sunday local market.
  • Begum Bazaar – Retail and wholesale market for household commodities.
  • MoazzamJahi Market – A fruit market in Hyderabad
  • Nampally Market – This market stocks loads of bags, wallets, jewellery, bangles, clothes, footwear, purses etc.
Q: What language is spoken in Hyderabad India?

Ans: Telugu is the official language of Hyderabad & the other popular language spoken is Urdu. Whereas English is used for official and commercial purposes.

Q: Can you suggest some places to visit in Hyderabad?
Ans: Hyderabad is famous for Nizam's culture and architectural wonders which can give you the glimpses of the bygone era. The city is sprawling with the rich and glorious tourist attractions. Some of the popular places to visit in Hyderabad include:
  • Charminar – A famous monument and mosque on the top where there is a space for 45 persons to pray as well. It was built by Sultan Mohammed QuliQutb Shah in the honour of his wife Bhagmati.
  • Golconda Fort – Built by QutubShahi Kings, this fort is an impressive structure as it has majestic walls which are about 15 to 18 foot high and a parameter approx. 11 km.
  • Ramoji Film City – It is one of the largest film studios in the world (2500 acres) having almost 50 film units.
  • Hussain Sagar Lake – It is the largest artificial lake in Asia. The main attraction is 16 meter high statue of Lord Bhuddain the middle of the lake. One can take a ferry ride to the statue.
  • Birla Mandir – A beautiful Hindu temple made by a combination architectural designs from South Indian, Utkal temple and Rajasthani architecture.Inside there is also a separate temple of Lord Bhudda.
  • Mecca Masjid – One of the largest Mosques in the world, which is 100 m away from Charminar.
Q: What are famous non-veg. food option in Hyderabad?
Ans: Hyderabad is also known as the 'City of Nawabs' and the 'Land of Biryani'. The city is famous for its non-veg dishes and offers a palatial culinary experience. Here is the list of some famous non-veg. food of Hyderabad:
  • Hyderabadi Biryani
  • Kebabs or Grilled Meat
  • HyderabadiHaleem
  • Mutton Dalcha
  • HyderabadiMarag
  • Mutton Samosas
  • Dum Pukht
Q: What is the best time to visit Hyderabad?

Ans: In Hyderabad the best time to visit is from October to March asthe temperature remains cool & pleasant during these months.