Hyderabad Travel Guide

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Hyderabad Things to Do

  • Parks and Gardens

    Ramoji film city is a kind of a massive park of various film sets...Its just awesome (but only when u go there for the first time)...If you are a bollywood fan u'll notice here the sets that u see in many movies...There isnt much to do but the sets are beautifull...and so are some of the parks... Also they have a theatre in there...it is a train...

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  • Husain Sagar Lake

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Huge statue that can be seen in different photos and pitures of Hyderabad is a Buddhe Statue in the centre of the Lank called as Hussein Sagar or Locally Known as Tank Bund. This is approachable with a short boat ride from Lumbini Park and takes about 510 mins o the centre.

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  • Ramoji Film City

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ramoji Film City is the largest film studio complex in the world in terms of size - 2,000 acres. Only about 60-70% of it is actually developed while work is progress for expansion. It is said that you can walk in with a script and make a complete movie here - all pre and post production work as well. There are many sets - London Street, Hollywood...

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Hyderabad Restaurants

  • World famous Hyderabadi Biryani

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pakwaan has both A/C and Non-A/C dining halls, very ambient atmosphere for a family or friends group. i had a small gathering in the A/C Dining, had a very good time with the service and food there. i would recomment it to anybody visiting hydebarad to check out this new place very close to the Tadbund X roads behind the begumpet Airport. The...

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  • Irani Hotels

    4 out of 5 stars

    There are many Irani cafes all over the twin cities.They are simple,"no frills" places usually with marble top tables.However if you are a first time visitor to the city you simply must taste the tea here.it is sweet and milky and thick.they use condensed milk to make it,I am told! Triangular samosas and tea.These are an all time favourite of...

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  • Ethnic gateway

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Indus is the multicuisine restaurant of Ellaa Suites, which is a four star hotel in Hyderabad. The decor of the restaurant is not anything to write home about, but they serve up a scrumptious, delicious and extensive buffet every night and that is why they deserve to be recommended to my fellow travellers! They have a ala-carte menu as well, but I...

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Hyderabad Nightlife

  • Hyderabad by night

    In spite of its growing industry and ever growing professionals, the nightlife in Hyderabad is not like Mumbai or Bangalore. You will not come across very many college going people as part of the Nightlife in Hyderabad . Most of the crowds you will come across is that of professionals. Pubs and Lounges are in-things in Hyderabad. However most of...

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  • some of our pubs

    *Ten downing street(Begumpet,Lifestyle building)*Bottles and Chimneys(Begumpet,opp old airport)*ON bar(Banjara Hills, opp KBR Park,superb ambience,simple and elegant,serve good food too besides great cocktails and mocktails)*Firangi Paani(Banjara Hills at city centre mall)*Under deck/Ahala(at Taj Krishna,Banjara hills)*Touch(above Walden book...

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  • partaaay in hyderabad

    In spite of its growing industry and ever growing professionals, the nightlife in Hyderabad is not like Mumbai or Bangalore. You will not come across very many college going people as part of the Nightlife in Hyderabad . Most of the crowds you will come across is that of professionals. Pubs and Lounges are in-things in Hyderabad. However most of...

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Hyderabad Transportation

  • Gettin there n around

    Because of the weather and the average temperature, I suggest you move around on a cloudy day or in the evenings. Nonetheless, travelling is not difficult. if you have your own conveyance, nothing like it. Otherwise, there are three options: Cab services, autorickshaw and bus. However, A.P. Tourism conducts day trips to many locations around...

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  • The Affordable ride

    It is very easy to get around by either taxi or rickshaw. If a meter is not being used, you must agree to a price before the ride. Try to have an idea of where you are going or how long it should take to get there so you don't get taken for a "ride", which never happened to us. You may also hire a taxi to drive you around sightseeing for the day....

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  • Travelling Around Hyderabad

    Because of the weather and the average temperature, I suggest you move around on a cloudy day or in the evenings. Nonetheless, travelling is not difficult. if you have your own conveyance, nothing like it. Otherwise, there are three options: Cab services, autorickshaw and bus.However, A.P. Tourism conducts day trips to many locations around...

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Hyderabad Shopping

  • Traditional wear

    There are hundreds of shops in Laad Bazaar and other places, such as Sultan Bazaar in Hyderabad, that sell bangles. It's so difficult not to buy all of them...there are so many really remarkable pieces You can negotiate price, but the price itself is often really low, so don't worry and shop!!

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  • Contemporary Arts n Crafts in Hyderabad

    There was a time when people usually came to Hyderabad to buy Pearls. They still do. But, today, there is more to the city than just Pearls. Shopping malls become increasingly popular, while food store chains and departmental stores slowly edge out the small time kirana merchants. The main shopping areas in Hyderabad are Abids, Basheerbagh,...

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  • The Great Mall of Hyderabad

    Hyderabad Central - Located on punjagutta Road. Well this is one of the biggest shopping Mall in Hyderabad. It also has a cinema theatre.PVR located on the top floor of the mall. You would get the best things for a resonable prices. You can shop for your entire family. Over all it would be a great weekend spot with lots of things to do in one...

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Hyderabad Local Customs

  • The People, the flavour

    Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. These lamps, which are traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in rows in windows, doors and outside buildings to decorate them. The lamps are lit to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way into...

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  • While travelling in Hyderabad...

    Most travellers dont realize that Hyderabad is a very conservative city due to the presence of Islam. I knew that it had deep roots with Islam but I had no idea that certain parts of the city were as conservative as they are. Most women dress in abayas and a majority of the them wear hijabs and veils. India is a place where travellers wear less...

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  • Diwali !!

    Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. These lamps, which are traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in rows in windows, doors and outside buildings to decorate them.The lamps are lit to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way into...

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Hyderabad Warnings and Dangers

  • Different attitudes n cultures

    Just make sure you are decently dressed. specially if you're a woman. Strangers might come up to you to sell stuff or also to help you. For locals here, in certain parts of the city, the way you dress sends a message on what type of person you might be. In general, you can wear t-shirts, jeans, and all that, but avoid miniskirts and shorts. Avoid...

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  • This is for the girls

    Just make sure you are decently dressed. specially if you're a woman. Strangers might come up to you to sell stuff or also to help you. For locals here, in certain parts of the city, the way you dress sends a message on what type of person you might be.In general, you can wear t-shirts, jeans, and all that, but avoid miniskirts and shorts. Avoid...

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  • Travelling with Infants/Toddlers...

    Indians adore children and you will see (and hear) children all over - at all times - of the day and night. So your children will be welcomed warmly. But if your infant/toddler is new to travelling or is not a good traveller, India may not be the best place to visit. As difficult as India may be for some first time visitors, it will be much more so...

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Hyderabad Tourist Traps

  • bargaining in charminar

    If you dont bargain you might end up paying far too much. best is to take a friend along.if you dont have anyone,just ask at the place you are staying on reasonable prices.while buying things like bangles(however not glass bangles,they have a fixed price for those)check out the prices with a local person.if you find a localite at the shop,it is...

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  • beware of auto drivers

    If you are not aware of the city topography, you may be taken for a ride, literally and otherwise!!check out the route(at least know the rough time it would take you)so that you would not be taking a longer route,just so that your driver makes extra bucks at your cost! learn the rough route,time expected to take to reach the place etc..

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Hyderabad What to Pack

  • What you need to pack in

    Well - You would get all the things in hyderabad. But for the sight viewing - I would suggest to carry water bottles & tissues rest in your hotel :) Cotton Clothes, comfort shoe or slippers & a hat....

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  • Mineral water bottles

    Well - You would get all the things in hyderabad. But for the sight viewing - I would suggest to carry water bottles & tissues rest in your hotel :) Cotton Clothes, comfort shoe or slippers & a hat....

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  • Packing List

    As much as you can carry, but a backpack will be ideal. Summers can be quite nasty, especially in the month of April-May. The best time to visit Hyderabad would be anytime after the summer is over, that is after May. With the start of the rainy season you'll be required to carry your boots and all the required accessories. You should also carry a...

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Hyderabad Off The Beaten Path

  • Places around Hyderabad

    Odyssey Wonder conducts adventure trips to places like kondamadugu near hyderabad. camping at srisailam, adventure trekking, rappelling and adventure sports for corporates, colleges and individuals near hyderabad. Paintball gaming zorb ball etc. For summer camping it has snow skiing sites at Manali. You can get details on adventure sports by...

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  • Everyday a Sunday

    Cricket is the unofficial national game of this country, so Hyderabad is not an exception to the rule. U will find most of the bylanes n grounds filled with kids n elders alike having a ball on the field playing cricket. People here love cricket, it defintely comes next to religion. And once a shy young gentleman from Hyderabad ruled over the...

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  • Adventure travel, rappelling, trekking...

    Odyssey Wonder conducts adventure trips to places like kondamadugu near hyderabad. camping at srisailam, adventure trekking, rappelling and adventure sports for corporates, colleges and individuals near hyderabad. Paintball gaming zorb ball etc. For summer camping it has snow skiing sites at Manali. You can get details on adventure sports by...

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Hyderabad Sports & Outdoors

  • Adventure sports

    Hyderabad is mostly flat and rocky land with some rocky hills like the maulali, gunrock, ammuguda, that offer 2-3 hours of hiking or trekking opportunities, Bhongir Fort is another huge Rock Hill about 50 Kms from Hyderabad Great Hyderabad Adventure Club conducts 2 such hiking events every month in and around Hyderabad hiking shoes, full sleeves...

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  • Sports in Hyderabad

    Sports in Hyderabad was always the vestige of Royalty. The truly global sport that came to India was Cricket, through the British. Patronised later by the ruling Nawbas and Princes of various states all over India. It gained prominence to its current state now where Cricket is next only to religion. Hyderabad has been home to the most laziest set...

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  • Hiking and trekking in Hyderabad India

    Hyderabad is mostly flat and rocky land with some rocky hills like the maulali, gunrock, ammuguda, that offer 2-3 hours of hiking or trekking opportunities, Bhongir Fort is another huge Rock Hill about 50 Kms from Hyderabad Great Hyderabad Adventure Club conducts 2 such hiking events every month in and around Hyderabad hiking shoes, full sleeves T...

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Hyderabad Favorites

  • The people and their food

    When I first came to Hyderabad I was very said seeing that so many people doesn't even have decent place to sleep and I was surprised how poor they are. The only thing they have is today and they live it like it will be their last day on earth. They are friendly and have always smile to give and I admire them for that.

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  • Legacy Of A Dynasty

    To live in Hyderabad is to live in an age gone by . Hyderabad is much more than a picture post card setting. A city of subtle contrasts everyway you look at it. It is here that old n the new meet, the pre-modern and the modern mingle, palatial buildings and slums co-exists. Hyderabad is an important center for Islamic culture and is a still...

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  • The New Face Of Hyderabad

    The Hyderabad US consulate is being set up in Hyderabad and will start operations from December 2008. This temporary consulate office will be located at the Paigah Palace, Begumpet, a heritage building of the Nizam period, which presently houses Hyderabad Urban Development Authority Office. The State government has allotted land at Madhapur, the...

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