Peak Season is in the winters during October to February, when the temperatures go as low as 14 degrees celsius, making it perfect for touring the city.
Shoulder Season: June to September usher in the monsoons and strong winds to Hyderabad. And while the rainfall brings the temperatures down, the days become humid and the evenings pleasant.
Off-season: March to May are the summer months of Hyderabad, with April and May being the hottest time of the year. With temperatures reaching 45 degrees and almost no tourists in the city, this is the best time to explore Hyderabad if you can brave the heat.
Budget for Hyderabad
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day
Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 250-500
Food in local tiffin-houses and street eateries: INR 100-200
Public Transport in buses: INR 10 - 100
Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1500 to INR 3500 a day
Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 1000 - 1800
Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 350 - 800
Local transport in auto-rickshaws, and local taxis: INR 100 - 400
Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3500 and upwards
Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
A fascinating blend of the Hindu and Muslim cultures, every frame of Hyderabad - the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, pulsates with vivid heritage. The metropolitan section of the city comprises of the hilltop Golconda, the modern city of Secunderabad and the old city of Hyderabad which are separated by an artificial lake - Hussain Sagar. On the western end lies the Hi-Tech city or the cyber hub of the city.
One of the main attractions of the old Hyderabad city are its frantic bazaars swarming with chai and spice traders. This is a major contributing factor to Hyderabad’s tourism. Among the other places to visit in the city, the iconic Charminar built in 1591 to commemorate Hyderabad’s founding, the opulent Chowmahalla palace and one of the world’s largest mosques - the Mecca Masjid are the most popular. The art enthusiasts could head to the Kalakriti and Birla art galleries. As one of the must-dos in the city, plan a day trip to the Ramoji Film City (Telangana’s film industry - Tollywood). Also, no trip to Hyderabad city will ever be complete without the delectable trifecta of Irani chai, Osmania biscuits and the quintessential biryani.