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Hyderabad Tourism

Tourist Sites HyderabadHyderabad, the capital city of Telangana and is esteemed as one of the most prominent urban centres across the country. The city has rich history as the region was governed by the Nizams, the Qutub Shahis and the Mughals, which ultimately shaped up the city of Hyderabad.

The business of providing services to tourists plays a crucial role in the economy of Hyderabad as the city is far-famed for its Historical Monuments, Palaces, Religious Spots, Museums, Planetariums, Lakes, Parks and Gardens. Andhra Pradesh is regarded as the country's most popular domestic tourist destination, receiving up to 157 million visits, and accomplished 1.5 million international holiday makers, which ultimately generated US $23 million in revenue.

Hyderabad was historically acknowledged as an exclusive pearl and diamond merchandising base, and it remains to be recognized as the City of Pearls. Many of the city's historical and traditional bazaars, including Begum Bazaar, Laad Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, have continued wide-open for centuries. These bazaars generally sell pearls, jewellery and products such as silverware, Kalamkari paintings and artifacts, lacquer bangles dotted with stones, Nirmal Painting and wooden playthings, bidriware, saris and many more.

Travel in and around Hyderabad

Hyderabad, being an important city is well connected by road to other parts of the country. As a matter of fact, Hyderabad is located at the prime junction of several National Highways, which links it to various other states.
  • NH-7 extends for about 2,369 km from Uttar Pradesh to Tamil Nadu
  • NH-9, extends for about 841 km east-west between Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra
  • NH-202, extends for about 280 km and connects Hyderabad to Chhattisgarh
Apart from the National Highways, five state highways, SH-1, SH-2, SH-4, SH-5 and SH-6, either commences from, or passes across, Hyderabad.

Religious Spot HyderabadMedium distance transport in Hyderabad is controlled by the government-owned transportation services which include Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, light rail transportation system - Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS), Taxis and auto rickshaws serving lakhs of commuters on a daily basis. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus services run from the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) located in the southern part of Hyderabad services millions of passengers daily. Apart from the government transportation, many private players run domestic and intercity bus travels in Hyderabad.

Intercity railway transportation services are also operated from Hyderabad from Secunderabad Railway Station, Kachiguda Railway Station, Hyderabad Deccan Station and Begumpet Railway Station.

Regarding the air connectivity, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHS), also known as Hyderabad International Airport, situated near Shamshabad (suburb of Hyderabad, 22 km from the city centre) is operated in full swing connecting national and international destinations.

Hyderabad Metro is expected to be included with the existing transport facilities within the city by 2014.

Help lines and Important Contacts of Hyderabad Tourism

Tourism Information: 1800-42-545454 (Toll Free)
Email:  info@aptdc.gov.in

Andhra Pradesh Tourism - Corporate Office

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC)
3-5-891, Tourism House, Himayatnagar,
Hyderabad - 500 029
Phone: +91-40-23262151, +91-40-23262152, +91-40-23262153, +91-40-23262154, +91-40-23262157

Central Reservation Office

NSF Shakar Bhavan, Basheerbagh,
Phone: +91 40-66745986, +91 40-66746370
Cell: +91 9848540371

Information & Reservation Offices

Hyderabad Location

Yatrinivas, S.P. Road Phone: +91 40-64577598
Tourism Plaza, Green Lands Phone: +91 40-23414334 Cell: +91 9848540374
Tank Bund Road, Phone: +91 40-65581555, +91 40-23450165

Best Time to Visit Hyderabad

Hyderabad is passably warm throughout the year except for the wintertime.

Winter Season - November to February

Hyderabad is pleasant during wintertime as the approximate temperature ranging between 32°C to 14°C.

Summer - March to May

Typically hot conditions exist during April and May, with weather conditions ranging from 30°C to 45°C.

Monsoon - June to September

Medium to heavy showers and the season is not preferred for vacation.

Best Time to Visit Hyderabad: October to March.

Tourist Attractions in HyderabadToruist Spots in Hyderabad

The city adorably referred as the city of pearls, Hyderabad extends an assortment of tourist attractions, which include historical monuments, religious sites, palaces, museums, gardens, lakes and many other places of interest. Find below some of the popular tourist attractions of Hyderabad:

Historical Monuments in Hyderabad

Some of the popular historical monuments of Hyderabad include:
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Paigah Mosque (Spanish Mosque)
  • Charminar
  • Paigah Tombs
  • Qutb Shahi Tomb
  • Golconda Fort
Palaces in Hyderabad

The popular palaces of Hyderabad are as follows:
  • King Kothi Palace
  • Asman Garh Palace
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • Taramati Baradari
  • Purani Haveli
  • Falaknuma Palace
  • Bella Vista
Religious Sites

Most visited religious sites of Hyderabad include:
Hebron House of Worship
  • Wargal Saraswati Temple
  • Snaghi Temple
  • Shahi Masjid
  • Makkah Masjid
  • Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple
  • Chilkur Balaji Temple
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Ananda Buddha Vihara
  • Ratnalayam Temple
  • Birla Mandir
Museums and Planetarium

Find below the list of museums and planetarium in Hyderabad:
  • Birla Science Museum
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Surendrapuri
  • Birla Planetarium
  • AP State Archaeology Museum
  • City Museum, Hyderabad
Lakes in Hyderabad

The famous lakes of Hyderabad include:
  • Rukn ud Daula Lake
  • Osman Sagar
  • Saroornagar Lake
  • Shamirpet Lake
  • Hussain Sagar
  • Himayat Sagar
  • Mir Alam Tank
  • Durgam Cheruvu
Parks and Gardens

The important parks and gardens of Hyderabad are listed below:
  • Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
  • Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Gardens
  • Nehru Zoological Park
  • Lotus Pond
  • KBR National Park
  • Lumbini Park
  • NTR Gardens
  • Hyderabad Public Gardens
  • Indira Park
  • Mrugavani National Park
Other Places of Interest in Hyderabad

Some of the other places of interest in Hyderabad include:
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Shilparamam
  • Ravindra Bharati
  • Rachakonda
  • Necklace road
  • Pearl Shops
  • Laad Bazaar
  • Keesara
Apart from all the above tourist destinations, several other places like resorts and recreational spots brand Hyderabad as a perfect spot for tourists.

Hotels in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is frequently visited by tourists from all over the world, and the city is houses some of the finest hotels to cater the needs of the visitors. Some of the popular hotels of Hyderabad include:
  • Taj Banjara
  • Green Park
  • Fortune Select Manohar
  • ITC Kakatiya
  • Mount Opera
  • Marriott Hotel
  • Hotel Novotel
  • Taj Krishna
Tout ensemble, in a traveler’s viewpoint, Hyderabad provides a charming prospect of the region, with an extravagantly amalgamated ethnic and historical custom spanning over many decades.

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