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Travel Guide for Hyderabad

Hyderabad is an important city of trade, attraction and culture of southern India. It is the capital of Telengana region. Located on the Deccan Plateau, this place is rich with historic beauty and cultural elements.

The central zone of Hyderabad is famous for nightlife, luxury entertainment, shopping and other attractions. The southern zone is famous for luxury hotels, natural attractions, shopping experience and others.

The northern zone is famous for historic buildings and architectural beauty. The western zone is filled with commercial areas and corporate headquarters while, the eastern zone is filled with educational institutes and commercial buildings.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Hyderabad Vacation

On the fifth day of Jewels of Deccan itineary offered by Deccan Odyssey Train, the train halts at Hyderabad station. After breakfast, the tourists will be taken on a heritage sightseeing to Golconda fort.

After lunch in the train, the city sightseeing tour continues. Shopping tours are also arranged. Hyderabadi Biriyani is also served for tourists to enjoy the cuisine of the land. Later, tourists will be taken to Falaknuma Palace and other attractions before reaching the train by late evening.

How to Reach Hyderabad ?

Hyderabad has an international airport, which acts as the entrance point for many international destinations. The airport connects the city with almost all the important cities of the country. From the airport, you can find government and private buses and cabs to reach different regions of the city. You can also find pre-paid taxi counters which can be hired from the airport.

The city has three railway stations and a small railway station in Begumpet. The city receives trains from different parts of the country, every day. From the airport, you can find autos, cabs and buses to reach different regions. Hyderabad is connected with different cities and states via road system. You can find government and private buses and cabs from different regions of the country to Hyderabad.

What to see and do in Hyderabad ?

In the Old City, you ought to visit

  • Charminar
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Chow Mahalla Palace
  • Golconda Fort
  • Falaknuma palace
  • Qutub Shahi tombs and museums
  • Nizam Museum
  • Moula Ali Dargah
  • Hussain Shah Wali Dargah
  • Raymond Tomb
  • Salar Jung Musuem

In the New City, you can find

  • Archival Museum
  • Birla Mandir
  • State Museum
  • Planetarium and science museum
  • Nehru Zoo
  • Shilparamam
  • State Art Gallery

Top water bodies to spot in Hyderabad are

  • Osman Sagar
  • Hussain Sagar
  • Saroornagar
  • Shamirpet
  • Durgam Cheruvu

Top parks to enjoy are

  • Public Garden
  • Krishna Kanth Park
  • Lotus Pond
  • Mahaveer Vanasthali Wildlife Park
  • NTR garden
  • Chilkur Wildlife Park
  • Madapur Botanical Garden

Top activities to enjoy in Hyderabad are

  • Heritage sightseeing and monument visits throughout the city.
  • Adventure activities in numerous parks
  • Trekking and adventure climbing in wildlife parks.
  • Shopping visit to markets for souvenir shopping and photography
  • Food tour to enjoy the street foods near the market region
  • Bicycle ride throughout the city
  • Golfing at any courses in and around Hyderabad

Best time to visit Hyderabad

Hyderabad has an extremely hot summer. Summer starts in March and ends in June. Dehydration is very common during summer. If you were planning to visit the region in summer, you can enjoy mangoes, watermelons and other produces.

July to October is quite pleasing with moderate to heavy rains, which can cause hindrance to the sightseeing. The best time to visit the city is during winter season.

Winter starts in November and ends in February. The climate becomes very mild and pleasing. Thunderstorms and rainfalls are very rare during this season. The place becomes lush with greenery and rich in tourist activities during this season.

Festivals and traditions of Hyderabad

Almost all religious festivals are celebrated in Hyderabad. Top festivals to enjoy in Hinduism genre are Holi, Dusherra, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Ram Navami and others. Top Islamic festivals to enjoy are Shab-e-Meak, Id-ul-Fitr and others. Christmas, New Years, Good Friday, Easter and other Christianity celebrations are also enjoyed here.

Top local festivals to enjoy for experiencing culture of the land are

  • Ugadi – Telugu New Year
  • Sankranthi – Harvest festival
  • Bonalu – famous for procession, rituals, elephant rides and others
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