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What are the best things to do in Hyderabad?
This breathtaking landmark is a must-see for visitors with return flights to Hyderabad. Golconda Fort is a fortified citadel that was built in the 12th century on top of a granite hill. Over the decades, it has protected the Hyderabad region from invasions, and it was used as a capital city during the Qutb Shahi Dynasty. While holidaying on cheap flights to Hyderabad, take a step into this period in history by visiting and touring Golconda Fort. The Fort has a perimeter of 11 kilometres, so there’s a lot to see inside. Visitors with airfare to Hyderabad can admire eight commanding gates, temples, mosques, royal apartments, and gardens, in addition to an expansive view over the Hyderabad region.
Qutb Shahi Tombs
Just down the road from Golconda Fort is Qutb Shahi Tombs, another popular attraction to visit between return flights to Hyderabad. It houses the tombs of seven Qutb Shahi rulers. This dynasty ruled over the region from 1518 to 1687. Learn a bit more about this time in Indian history by visiting the Qutb Shahi Tombs while holidaying on cheap flights to Hyderabad. They feature a blend of Indian and Persian architectural styles, and are intricately decorated with columns, minarets, terraces, and domes that may remind you of Agra’s Taj Mahal.
If you only see a few places while holidaying on flights to Hyderabad, make sure the Chowmahalla Palace is one of them. The grand palace was built in the mid-18th century as a home to the Nizam of Hyderabad. Before Hyderabad was annexed as part of India in 1948, Nizams served as monarchs to the region. Although it’s usually viewed as one palace, Chowmahalla Palace is actually made up of four different palaces. The palaces converge on courtyards, and each features elaborate designs.
What are the dos and don’ts of visiting Hyderabad?
Do eat with your hands
When in India, do as locals do! Forget using cutlery for your meals while holidaying on flights to Hyderabad, and instead copy the locals by scooping up food with your hands or torn pieces of bread. Just be sure to use your right hand only – traditionally, the left hand is associated with hygiene purposes in India.
Don’t forget to apply for your visa
When you book plane tickets to Hyderabad, make sure to apply for your Indian tourist visa well ahead of your travel dates. Australians can apply for an eVisa online, which grants entry for 180 days. To make sure it gets processed in time, apply for the visa at least five business days before your flights to Hyderabad.
Do learn a few phrases in Telugu
English is not as commonly spoken in Hyderabad as it is in other parts of India. The main language spoken is Telugu. Study a few Telugu phrases after you book airfare to Hyderabad to help with the language barrier once you arrive.
What is the cost of visiting Hyderabad?
While booking your tickets to Hyderabad, save yourself a bit of cash and book your hotel with Webjet as well. Hotels are available across a wide range of price points, from budget to luxury stays. Plan to spend between $100 to $150 AUD per night if you’re looking to stay in a nicer, centrally-located hotel while holidaying on flights to Hyderabad.
Public buses are widely available across Hyderabad, including from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD). A bus from the airport to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station in the city centre costs 250 rupees ($5.20 AUD). Once you’re in the city, rickshaws and taxis are an easy and affordable way to get around. Rickshaws charge about 15 rupees (30 cents AUD) per kilometre travelled, while taxis charge a bit more at around 25 rupees (50 cents AUD) per kilometre.
There are many different landmarks and attractions to explore between your return flights to Hyderabad. Entrance to Chowmahalla Palace costs 200 rupees ($4.15 AUD), plus an extra fee of 50 rupees ($1.05 AUD) if you’d like to take photos there. Golconda Fort is similarly priced at 200 rupees ($4.15 AUD) for international visitors.
Food and drink are another aspect to budget for when you book cheap flights to Hyderabad. Ordering a meal from a local restaurant costs about 250 rupees ($5.20 AUD), or you could explore the street food offerings for lower prices.
How much time should I spend in Hyderabad?
After booking flights to Hyderabad, plan to spend about five days exploring the city and surrounding area. From there, continue your Indian adventure with cheap Webjet flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, or Goa.