Hyderabad, the city of Nizams, is one of the famous tourist spots in India that keeps inviting huge footfalls each year. It’s known for its rich heritage, monuments, culture and luscious, Mughlai cuisines.
The city is home to some of the salient, historical attractions like Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid and Chowmahalla Palace that draws the attention of historians and leisure travellers to the city.
Nevertheless, it is also attaining the heights of globalization and is considered as the twin city of Secunderabad and the fastest growing hub for software development companies in the country. All-in-all the city is a conglomerate of surprises for its visitors and offers a lot more than one can find on the web.
Places to visit:
Besides architectural attractions, the city of Pearls also has something interesting for you, like-
- AP State Archaeology Museum
- Nizam Museum
- City Museum
- Birla Science Museum
- Shamirpet Lake
- Hussain Sagar Lake
- Mir Alam Tank
- Mrugavani National Park
- Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
- Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
- Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
To make your trip more interesting and memorable, you can gift yourself a pair of traditional Hyderabadi garb, Sherwani and Kurta Pyjama, characterizing the distinct, linguistic and cultural traditions of North and South India. Try bargaining and you might get some good discounts on exquisitely, hand-embroidered clothing.
Weather in December:
During the month of December, the temperature in Hyderabad cuddles between 15 degrees and 20 degrees Celsius, so make sure you carry enough pullovers and warmers along. This month makes the perfect time for city tours and exploring places around and trying sweet delicacies like Jauzi Halwa, Shahi Tukre, Gajar ka Halwa, Firni, Sheer Khurma and Mauz ka Meetha around the streets of the city.
How to Reach Hyderabad:
Hyderabad by Air
Hyderabad Airport is about 8 km away from the city centre and is accessible with various transportation facilities. You can get direct and in-direct flights to various destinations from this airport. International flights connect this city with Middle East countries. National and international airlines provide regular services.
Hyderabad by railways
This city consists of three main junctions. Hyderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad Railway Station and Kachiguda Railway Station are the three important points to board trains for different locations. You can get trains to different location including Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Thiruananthapuram and Pune. It is also considered as one of the convenient ways regarding how to reach Hyderabad.
Hyderabad by road
The roads in Hyderabad are good and are well-connected with national highways and flyovers. Nearby cities like Nagpur, Pune (via NH 9), Mumbai (via expressway), Warangal and Bangalore (via NH 7) can be easily accessed by road.
Distance from the Conference Venue:
The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Hyderabad is the ideal blend of business and pleasure. Located in the heart of the Hitech City, this hotel is well connected to the main business centres. The array of upscale restaurants and cafe provides the perfect treat for the food lovers.
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport: 37 km approx.
- Nampally Railway Station: 18 km approx.
- Secunderabad Railway Station: 18 km approx.
- Ramoji Film City (70.3 approx.)
- Charminar (19.5 km approx.)
- Salarjung Museum (20.1 km approx.),
- Chaumalla Palace (20.5 km approx.),
- Chilkur balaji Temple (27.1 km approx.),
- Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park (5.3 km approx.),
- KBR Park (5.3 km approx.),
- City Centre Mall (9.2 km approx.),
- Banjara Hills (9.2 km approx.),
- GVK One Mall (10.5 km approx.),
- Qutub Shahi Tombs (11.1 km approx.),
- Hussain Sagar (14 km approx.),
- Golkonda Fort (14.2 km approx.)