Life in Hyderabad

The city of Hyderabad is known as the "City of Pearls" which is located in state of Telangana. This is due to booming pearl processing and trading industry that has been supplying the finest pearl jewellery to India and the rest of the world for more than 400 years.

Hyderabad is a culturally rich city. The city is a mix of Historical and Modern cultures. If you are heading for Hyderabad, hold on tight: this is a city on the move, nicknamed "Cyberabad" the city has taken major strides since the early nineties in establishing itself as an Indian hub for the IT, Pharma and Biotech industries.

The city is also now a major center for higher education, with a staggering number of international schools, universities and business schools. You'll find the people here are very warm and friendly and, with the booming IT industry, Hyderabad is cosmopolitan.

Hyderabad also has tourist attractions like Golconda Fort, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Taramati Baradari, Jagannath Temple, Nehru Zoological Park, Durgam Cheruvu, Salarjung Museum, Birla Planetarium, Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens, Sanjeevaiah Park, Hussain Sagar Lake, Ramoji Film City and many more.

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India's 4th-largest city, choked with motorbikes, rickshaws and buses. The city's dynamic tapestry of local, mouth-watering cuisines, colourful cultures and its warm, welcoming residents are an attraction as well! Hyderabad is a forward-looking, dynamic city that is easy to regard as home.


Hyderabad is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 12 hours and 30 minutes ahead of United States Pacific Standard Time (PST), and 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of United States Eastern Standard Time (EST).


In Hyderabad people speak Hyderabadi Urdu and Telugu. It as a combination of Urdu, Hindi and Telugu spoken in Deccani slang. People also speak in Hindi and English.


Hyderabad is known for its mesmerizing charm, the world famous, lip-smacking Hyderabadi Biryani, Haleem & other local delicious dishes as well.


Hyderabad has a dominant position in Life Sciences and Technology and is also known as the Healthcare hub of the country. Within a few years of the State's formation, Hyderabad quickly emerged as the country's healthcare capital and has provided an alternative choice for medical tourism, which usually is a yardstick to measure the quality of healthcare services, when compared to metro cities like New Delhi and Mumbai.


The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR) is the official Currency of the Republic of India.


Hyderabad city is well-connected by buses, taxis (Ola, Uber and Rapido), metro rail & MMTS that take you to different parts of the city.