Useful information about the flight from Mumbai to Hyderabad
A Southern Indian city full of character and energy
Hyderabad is a large, bustling city that reflects both the traditional and modern sides of India. A centre for cutting edge IT and biotech industries, with excellent restaurants, shopping districts and sporting venues, it is also home to a wealth of picturesque forts, palaces, temples, mosques and centuries-old bazaars.
When to travel and what to see
For the best weather, head to Hyderabad during the mild, sunny months of October to March, avoiding the soaring summer temperatures and the monsoon season that runs from July to October. But to experience the city's vibrant Muslim and Hindu culture, visitors might like to be in town for one of its many religious festivals such as Bonalu - dedicated to the goddess Mahakali - in July/August; Ganesh Chaturthi in August/September; Diwali in October; the feast of Eid al-Adha; and Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.
A few things to note prior to leaving
Telugu is the official language of Hyderabad, but Hindi and Urdu dialects are also widely employed in everyday conversation. The cost of living is cheaper than in India's capital New Delhi, with traditional thali lunches priced at around Rs. 120 and restaurant meals starting at around Rs. 250.
The city's transport and accommodation
An air-conditioned bus called the Pushpak-Airport Liner is available to shuttle visitors from the airport to central Hyderabad. One way tickets cost ca. Rs. 100 - 250. Alternatively, travellers will find a taxi rank near the entranceway to the arrivals terminal. Taxis charge approximately Rs. 40 per km, with an extra 25 per cent surcharge between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Hyderabad offers a range of accommodation for different budgets. Visitors should expect to pay roughly Rs.1000 per night for a basic hotel room, up to Rs. 2,000 for mid-level comfort and Rs. 3,500 for a more high-end place to stay. It's possible to get around the city by bus, taxi and auto. When hiring a taxi or auto, travellers are recommended to settle on a flat price in advance. As a rough guide, the minimum is around Rs. 20 for the first 2 km, plus an addition Rs. 10 for any further mileage. For travellers able to cope with the crowded conditions, bus tickets start from ca. Rs. 20.