Hyderabad City

About Hyderabad

Occupying 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) along the banks of the Musi River, Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591. It is one of the well-known cities in India with a great deal of history to its credit. With a population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, it is the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India.

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Hyderabad is well-connected to all parts of the country by air, rail, and road.

By Air

Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), located in Shamshabad is approximately 22 km from from the city center. RGIA is well connected to most cities domestically as well as internationally. Once you arrive at the Hyderabad airport, you can take the buses that run from the airport to various designated points in the city — Hitec City, Begumpet, Secunderabad for a fare of Rs. 150 to Rs. 250 based on the distance. The frequency of the buses is once every 30 minutes from 3:30 AM -11:00 PM and every hour from 11:00 PM - 3:30 AM. Other options for airport-city-airport include taxis and app-based cab services.

Distance : Airport to HICC – 34 km.

By Rail

There are three major railway stations serving the twin cities: Secunderabad, Hyderabad Central (popularly referred to as Nampally Station), and Kachiguda.

Distance : Secunderabad Station to HICC – 19 km. | Hyderabad to HICC – 16 km. | Kachiguda to HICC – 18 km.

By Road

There are two main bus stations serving the twin cities: Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) in Secunderabad, and MGBS (or Imliban), which is considered to be the largest bus station in the world.

Distance : JBS to HICC – 18 km. | MGBS to HICC – 20 km.

Charminar

A monument and mosque. A tour to Hyderabad is considered to be incomplete without a visit to Charminar.

Golconda Fort

This place is really worth visiting. We recommend that you visit the fort in the evening to enjoy the spectacular “Light & Sound” show.

Salarjung Museum

Salarjung Museum has a number of valuable clocks. The most important clock that attracts the greatest number of visitors each day is a British Bracket clock, which has a mechanical device where a miniature toy man opens a door and comes out of an enclosure and strikes the bell and then returns to its original position.

BM Birla Planetarium

Considered to be one of the best attended Planetaria in the world, it has also been acclaimed to be amongst the very best with a better rating than those in Europe, the US, Far East, Soviet Republics and elsewhere. The cosmic presentations here have highlighted various mysteries of the Universe as they have unfolded-from Halley's comet through space explorations of the solar system to the riddles of Black Holes and the newly discovered dark energy.

Nehru Zoological Park

Considered to be one of largest zoos in Asia with safaris, pre-historical animal museums, and train rides, this park is certainly worth visiting.

Ramoji Film City

The world’s largest integrated film city and India’s only thematic holiday destination with a whole lot of cinematic magic.

Shilparamam

It is a melting pot of various traditions and cultures. It hosts a multitude of ethnic art, crafts, and culture from various parts of the country.

Some Famous Temples in Hyderabad

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir with a whopping quantity of white marble brought from Rajasthan, is located on the top of a hill at a height of 280 feet.

Chilkur Balaji

Chilkur Balaji, popularly referred to as Visa Balaji because of its popularity with devotees who throng to the temple in the hope of getting an overseas visa.

Yadagirigutta

Yadagirigutta, situated at a height of about 300 feet on a hillock in the Nalgonda district in Telangana.

Many More

Entertainment

Snow world, IMAX theatre, Wondarla, DohlariDhani, NTR Garden, Necklace Road, Inorbit Mall, and so on

Street side Markets

Laad Bazzar, Perfume Market, Sultan Bazaar, Pot Market, Begam Bazaar, Muzzam Jahi Market, and so on.

To know more about Hyderabad, visit
http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/places_visit.php/