Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana, located on the banks of the Musi River. The Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a blend of history, unique culture and modernity. From historical monuments, natural getaways to world famous cuisine such as Hyderabad biriyani, shopping malls and thrilling entertainment parks, this city has it all. Be sure to visit the Old City that is a maze of alleyways that expand from the Charminar, the Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City Laad Bazaar and the Hussain Saggar Lake. Everyone will find something of interest in Hyderabad.
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Visiting from Melbourne to Hyderabad
Fly Melbourne to Hyderabad (MEL to HYD)
The approximate flight time for a flight from Melbourne to Hyderabad is 14 hours and 35 minutes.
When to visit
Hyderabad has a tropical wet and dry climate with an average temperature of 26°C. The best time to visit is during winter (December to February) with lower temperatures and less rain. Summers (March–June) are hot and humid, with average highs in the mid-to-high 30s. Maximum temperatures often exceed 40°C between April and June. Heavy rain from the south-west summer monsoon falls between June and October, which makes it tricky to see the sights.
What is the main airport called?
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD).Opens in a new tab or window It is an international airport that serves Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad, about 24 kilometres south of Hyderabad.
Arriving in Hyderabad
The staff at Hyderabad Airport will greet you when you land and from there, getting into the city is easy.
Getting into Hyderabad from Hyderabad Airport
There are a number of taxi, shuttles, ride share and car rental options available at the airport to take you to your destination. Booking a pre-paid taxi is a seamless way to get into the city or you can book a ride with Meru at the airport or through the app. Skycabs operate throughout the city and from the airport. You can book a car at the airport, ride-share options Ola and Uber are available from the terminal. Pushpak is a luxury airport bus that operates from the airport to various parts of the city. You can organise a private chauffeur or coach to take you to your accommodation.
Getting around Hyderabad
Hyderabad is well connected and it's easy to get around the city. Light railways, buses, taxis and auto rickshaws are convent ways to see the landmarks. A bus services operates from the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station to explore the city. It is possible to hire a car and ride share options Ola and Uber operate throughout the city. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the many tours or organise a private transfer.
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What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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