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|Hyderabad city centre|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD): 12 mi from city centre|
Planning a trip to India's Hyderabad? Capital of Andhra Pradesh, this is your gateway to southern India. Catch cheap flights to Hyderabad onboard British Airways, Air India, Oman Air and others to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD), rated one of the best airports in India for its modern facilities.
Hyderabad enjoys a tropical climate and the best time to plan your holiday in Hyderabad is from mid-November to mid-February when temperatures are warm and sunny but not stiflingly humid. Book your flights to Hyderabad at least 6 months in advance.
Flights to Hyderabad take around 13 hours with stopovers from London.
Hyderabad is a city rich in cultural heritage and is right up there with places like Bangalore and Chennai. The Old City is where most visitors spend their time but there's so much to explore outside the old city walls! From east, west, north and south, here's what to see and do in Hyderabad.
Old City: Most of the city's attractions are located here from the Charminar to the Mecca Masjid and several palaces, forts and tombs. The architecture here is splendid and a tour guides would be a good investment.
AP State Museum: Venture into the New City and head to this museum or a stunning array of artefacts, dating from the 1st century to the 20th. It's the best place to catch up on your Indian history!
Birla Mandir: This is one of the most spectacular Hundu temples, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. It is built entirely of white marble (2,000 tonnes of it!) and is stunning. It is free to visit.
Find more information on Visit Hyderabad.
Luckily for budget travellers, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit your needs. Hotels in Hyderabad aren't as expensive as in other cosmopolitan Indian cities. Just be careful to choose a hotel that is central as commutes in and out of the city can be crazy and endless.