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The delicacies and dynasties of Hyderabad

Immerse yourself in a world of spice merchants, historic forts and bustling markets with flights to Hyderabad.

You’ll be transported to the thriving hub of southern India’s fascinating Telangana region. The Old City is home to some of India’s most precious ancient sites – including the spectacular Charminar, meaning ‘four minarets’.

view of hyderabad cityscape from golkonda fort walls

Above the Hussain Sagar lake, Buddha’s silhouette towers. The heart-shaped lake is surrounded by magnificent statues, temples and mosques.

Hyderabad is also home to the annual Bonalu Festival – a month-long celebration of peace, gratitude and the goddess Mahakali.

Pay a visit to Ramoji Film City – you may even see the next Bollywood blockbuster being filmed – and feast on dishes ranging from traditional biriyanis to popular festive dessert, phirni.

Experience it all when you book flight tickets to Hyderabad with Etihad Airways.

What’s the weather like in Hyderabad?

What’s the weather like in Hyderabad?

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32°C

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Feb

33°C

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Mar

34°C

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Apr

35°C

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May

35°C

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Jun

36°C

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Jul

30°C

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Aug

29°C

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Sep

30°C

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Oct

29°C

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29°C

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29°C

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Rainfall is at its lowest between November and February and temperatures hover at around 30°C, making it an ideal time to book a flight to Hyderabad.

Temperatures rise to about 35°C in April and May, while the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall and humidity from June to October.

Reasons to visit Hyderabad

a colourful street market in front of charminar mosque in hyderabad india

Mighty mosques

Flights to Hyderabad are a ticket to an enriching experience. Wander down bustling lanes and admire the beautiful places of worship across the city.

Charminar is the city’s iconic mosque, composed of four incredible minarets. Mecca Masjid is another impressive landmark – one of India’s oldest and largest mosques, it’s also one of the country’s great Islamic wonders.

The streets around these key locations are often buzzing with activity – walk through them to discover colourful markets bursting with life. Laad Bazaar is one of the best, with stalls boasting an array of bangles, fabrics and handmade embroidery items that make perfect souvenirs.

golconda fort in hyderabad india

Magical fortresses

As soon as you’ve booked your plane tickets to Hyderabad, you’ll want to start planning your itinerary. The Telangana capital glows with fascinating architecture and Golconda Fort is one of its most enchanting examples.

The citadel dates back to the 13th century and is actually composed of four separate forts. Take a guided tour to learn about the secrets of Golconda, including the mysterious tunnels said to be buried beneath. Many of Hyderabad’s popular festivals involve the fort, including the high-spirited Bonalu celebrations, which take place between June and August.

chicken biryani in a bowl on a plate india

Delicious Deccani cuisine

Hyderabad is home to incredible food – street markets, fine restaurants and local cafes are the places to sample the aromatic local cuisine. Kebabs are the most famous local delicacy in Hyderabad – expect smoky flavours with fresh chutneys.

Other Hyderabadi flavours include a range of traditional biryanis, dalcha curries and haleem – a slow cooked mutton or goat curry with spices and wheat. Tea-lovers must try Irani chai, served with delicious sweet biscuits.

Things to know before you fly to Hyderabad

plane Transfers from Rajiv Gandhi Airport (HYD) to Hyderabad

It takes less than an hour to reach Hyderabad city centre (Madhapur) by road from the airport. Book a direct transfer with Etihad to remove any stress and be whisked to your accommodation in style and comfort. Buses and taxis are also available from the airport.

charities Cultural considerations in Hyderabad

The local concept of mehman nawazi – or hospitality – means you will always receive a warm welcome. Modest dress, covering legs and shoulders, is advised at places of worship for both men and women. Hyderabad has a rich Islamic population and observes Ramadan. Celebrations around Charminar frequently take place during this holy month.

bus Getting around Hyderabad

The best choice for public transport in Hyderabad is bus – choose from the affordable and well-connected RTC buses or upscale Metro Liners. For shorter journeys, try autos – they are the local alternative to taxis. Always agree a price before you travel.

socket Plugs

Hyderabad uses type C, D and M plug sockets and the standard voltage is 230V.

Flying to Hyderabad: FAQs

When is Bonalu in Hyderabad?

Bonalu Festival lasts from late June to early July across the state of Telangana. The major rituals take place at temples including Sri Jagdamba, Balkampet Yellamma and Matheswari. The exact dates will change each year so check before you leave if you want to make the most of the celebrations.

What is Hyderabad famous for?

Hyderabad is famed for its riches – centuries of trade in fabric, gold, pearls and diamonds have funded the construction of many exquisite buildings. It also has a thriving business hub, with some even dubbing it the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ as it embraces start-ups and its infrastructure encourages growth.

Where should I stay in Hyderabad?

The best neighbourhoods to stay in Hyderabad include the quaint Vijay Nagar colony and the commercial district at Banjara Hills. The swift growth of the city has sparked a tourism boom and means hotels have sprung up all over Hyderabad, giving you plenty of options for where to stay.

How many days should I spend in Hyderabad?

Four days should be enough to see the key attractions in Hyderabad – including the main museums, Ramoji Film City and the incredible landmarks. A longer stay will allow you to explore the array of markets and soak up all this wonderfully diverse city has to offer.

Why we love Hyderabad

““Hyderabad is a cultural melting pot with so much to explore. Ramoji Film City allows you to step inside Bollywood and see the movie magic for yourself.”

Why fly to Hyderabad with Etihad?

Enjoy the options to shape your journey when you fly to Hyderabad with Etihad.

Find the perfect journey for you. Guests in Economy benefit from a range of options. Stretch out and enjoy more privacy when you bid for Economy Neighbour-Free. You can also opt for extra legroom by booking an Economy Space seat.

In Business, eat whenever you’re ready from our à la carte menu – you can order a three-course meal or something inspired by your Indian destination. The all-day menu on longer flights allows you to find something delicious at any time of the day or night.

Every guest can enjoy a complimentary meal and beverage, with dishes made using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy the whole journey with E-BOX, where you can access or stream entertainment from the comfort of your seat. If you’re flying on a smaller aircraft, download the E-BOX Stream app before you fly, so you can tune in on your own device, with your own headphones.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

The best of Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a place of discovery. Vibrant in its colourful markets and peaceful in its beautiful places of worship, it’s a diverse melting pot of cultures and traditions.

Discover the magic of Bollywood at Ramoji Film City or the beauty of Hussain Sagar lake. Soak in the atmosphere of food stalls, long-stretching markets, and street-side cafes, and get an authentic taste of southern India.

Food lovers will be spoilt for choice. A flight to Hyderabad whisks you away to a landscape of sumptuous cuisine. Explore lukhmi, mirchi ka salan, or satisfy your sweet tooth with sheer khurma.

Read more about India, where to go and what to see on Atlas.

Weather in Hyderabad

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