Useful information about the flight from Bangalore to Hyderabad
Culture and technology in Hyderabad
Hyderabad has a host of attractions and iconic landmarks like the Charminar that appeal to leisure tourists and culture lovers. The city is also a major IT centre and has become increasingly popular with business travellers.
Choosing the best time to visit Hyderabad
Hyderabad is very hot during the summer months of March till June and the monsoon season from July to October is wet and humid. The best time to visit is from October to March when days are warm and sunny and temperatures range from 15 to 29C. Hindu and Muslim festivals attract visitors from around the globe. Visitors might take part in Hindu festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi in August to September, Diwali, the famous festival of lights in October or Bonalu dedicated to the Goddess Mahakali in July to August. Travellers should check beforehand as exact dates can vary. Other popular events include the Eid al-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of Ramadan and the Sacrifice Feast or Eid al-Adha.
Handy hints for before you get there
The official language in Hyderabad is Telugu although Urdu and Hindi are also spoken, often in local dialect form. The cost of living in Hyderabad is much lower than New Delhi and visitors might pay about Rs 120 for a cheap Thali or around Rs 250 for a meal in a local restaurant.
Local information and useful advice
Travellers arriving at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport can take the regular air-conditioned Pushpak shuttle bus to the centre of Hyderabad for between Rs 100 - 250 for a one way trip. Radio Taxis are available from the front of the arrivals terminal and passengers should expect to pay about Rs. 40 per km. A 25% surcharge is payable for night time journeys between 23.00 and 05.00. There is accommodation in Hyderabad to suit any budget. Expect to pay about Rs 1,000 for a cheap room or hostel, Rs 2,000 for an average hotel room and upwards of Rs 3,500 for luxury hotel accommodation. Getting around is easy and visitors have the choice of public transport, taxi or auto. Fares should be agreed on in advance - for taxis and autos and the minimum is about Rs 20 for 2 km and then about Rs 10 for each additional km. Local buses are operated by APSRTC and are often very busy. Fares start at around Rs 20.