From the magnificent Charminar Mosque to Golconda Fort with its history of diamond trading, Hyderabad offers a wealth of cultural attractions to explore. Stroll through the Nehru zoological park or marvel at one of the fantastic palaces in this bustling city that mingles modern restaurants with astounding ancient architecture.
The mildest weather in Hyderabad can be enjoyed between October and March each year. Summer runs between March and June and summers in this region of the world are typically very hot, so make sure to stay indoors during the midday sun, wear plenty of sunscreen and cover up with long flowing clothing if you plan to visit during these months. It is also a good idea to avoid the monsoon season which runs between July and October. There are plenty of festivals to experience in Hyderabad. For instance, Diwali the Festival of Light occurs in October and Bonalu is in July or August.
Book an appointment with your doctor at least two months before you depart to ensure that you are up to date with all your vaccinations. It is recommended that you are have the following vaccinations before you set off: Hepatitis A; Tetanus and Typhoid. If you are travelling elsewhere in India, then it is a good idea to get vaccinated for Cholera; Diphtheria; Japanese Encephalitis; Hepatitis B and Rabies as well. You will need to get a visa before you travel if you are a British passport holder. In order to apply for this visa, you will need at least two blank pages on your passport and at least 180 days remaining before the passport expires. Telugu is the state language, and Hindi and Urdu are also widely spoken so why not learn a few words of greeting before you travel to Hyderabad?
Accommodation prices in Hyderabad range from Rs.1000 to Rs. 3500 depending on how luxurious you want your room to be. To get from the airport to your hotel, you can take the Pushpak Airport Liner shuttle bus which is air conditioned, or a taxi (the more expensive option). Buses in Hyderabad can be jam-packed, so people often prefer to take taxis. If you take a taxi, make sure to negotiate and agree on the fare before your driver departs.