Situated on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is India’s fourth largest city treasuring a history of hundreds or years. The city was founded by Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah in the year 1591 and is famous for its historical monuments and royal palaces such as the Chowmahala Palace, Charminar, Falaknuma Palace and Makkah Masjid. In this blog, we have shared a brief guide about how to get around in Hyderabad.
How to reach Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport serves Hyderabad city. Situated at a distance of 20 kilometers from the city, the airport connects the city to both Indian and international cities like Sydney, Los Angeles, etc. You need not worry about booking flight tickets as these days one can even book last minute flights to Hyderabad for cheap prices from any of these international destinations.
Hyderabad is served by two main railway stations – Nampally Railway Station and Kacheguda Railway Station. Trains leaving from these stations can also be boarded from the rail head in Secunderabad.
If you want to travel by road to the City of Nizams, take the national highways from any Indian city that links to Hyderabad. The city is well-connected to several cities in the country.
How to get around in Hyderabad
There are plenty of easy ways to commute in and around Hyderabad – auto rickshaws, buses, metro, local trains, cabs, etc.
Buses are the one of the cheapest mode of transport in Hyderabad. You can get TSRTC buses connecting to almost every part of the city. Just make sure to get the schedule online before going to the bus stop. You won’t like to get stranded, after all. There are five types of buses running across Hyderabad – Metro Deluxe, Ordinary, Metro Express, AC and Volvo AC. The price starts from the minimal amount of INR 10.
By auto rickshaw
For short distances, you can always rely on the share auto rickshaws in the city. You can also reserve an auto if you are in group. However, make sure t bargain as the drivers might charge you more considering an outsider.
By local trains and metro
The travel experience in Hyderabad gets exciting on traveling by the local trains. It particularly connects the areas of the old city and the trains are often crowded. The newly inaugurated Hyderabad Metro Rail service has three lines connecting several areas of the city.
By cabs and taxi
It can be expensive but taxis are a hassle free option to travel around the city of Hyderabad. You can use the popular app based cab service like Uber and Ola. They have got different options, both cheap and expensive.