Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, has joined in the queue of
the most ecumenical cities of the country. In fact, it's way ahead of others
in terms of Information Technology. The 400 years old city has a past which
too is no less captivating. This city of Nizams offers to visit numerous
elegant buildings, marbled temples and monuments which speak of its royal
past. The beauty of language and the mannerisms would surely delight you,
whichever corner of Hyderabad you choose to spend time at.
Climate & Best Time
The city of Hyderabad remains fairly warm throughout the year. March to
June is the summer time with temperature touching a high of 42 degrees
centigrade. Winters extend from November till February. Minimum temperature
during this period records 12 degrees centigrade. The ideal time for you to
visit here is between October and February.
Places to Visit
Hyderabad is a rich amalgamation of the old and the new. You will find
monuments, palaces, museums, parks, temples and lakes to visit. Some famous
sights to visit are as follows.
The iconic structure of the city, Charminar commemorates the Qutub Shahi
era. The imposing edifice was erected by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591
AD. It epitomises the brilliance of the Indo-Islamic architecture.
» Golconda Fort
of the biggest draws for visitors to Hyderabad is the ancient Golconda Fort.
The fort occupies a position on the western outskirts of the Hyderbad city.
» Falaknuma Palace
Positioned on a 20-feet-high hillock, the palace was built by
Vikar-ul-Ulmara, the prime minister of Hyderabad. It has a fascinating
collection of paintings, statues and manuscripts belonging to Nizams.
» Hussain Sagar Lake
A huge man-made lake, it serves to associate Hyderabad with its twin city
Secunderabad. A life size statue of Lord Buddha can be seen in the middle of
the lake. Boats ply regularly to reach the statue.
To attend to the needs of a variety of travellers, flocking to the city
regularly, Hyderabad has come up with a number of hotels, ranging from the
most luxurious to the very economic. Most famous luxury hotels of the city
include Hotel Taj Krishna (5 Star Deluxe), Kakatiya Sheraton & Towers (5
Star Deluxe), Hotel Taj Banjara (5 Star), The Green Park (4 Star), the
Golconda Hotel (3 Star) etc.
The Begumpeet Airport of Hyderabad operates both local and international
flights. Regular flights of Indian Airlines and Jet Airways are available to
reach different parts of the country. Both Hyderabad and Secunderabad are
linked with major destinations of India through a good rail network.
National Highway no 7 and 9 provide good road connectivity to the city.