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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 14 May 2007 and 20 May 2007.


Disambiguation[edit]

[Moved from Talk:India by Hypatia 01:54, 3 Apr 2005 (EST)]

Can someone who knows the subcontinent comment on whether Hyderabad (India) is so much more famous than Hyderabad (Pakistan) that it shouldn't be disambiguated? (Remember, it can't be just that it is more famous, it has to be lots more famous to almost all travelers, as in Paris vs Paris (Texas)). If none can explain that Hyderabad is incredibly famous relative to Hyderabad (Pakistan) I'll move it to Hyderabad (India) and make a disambiguation page. -- Hypatia 07:33, 11 Nov 2004 (EST)

  • Hyderabad, India is definitely more famous than its namesake in Pakistan, though certainly not to the degree of the two Paris' that you used as a relative comparison. In recent times, Hyderabad, India is mostly known for its IT industry, and is often referred to as the second Bangalore.
  • I'd say the India Hyderabad is famous enough... I didn't even know there was one in Pakistan, but you can't get to far in any book about Asia-- history or travel-- without knowing a lot about Hyderabad, India. I can't say it's as famous as Paris, cause, we'll I don't think there are a lot of people in the world who haven't heard of Paris, France, but I bet you could dig up a few who hadn't heard of either Hyderabad. Let me put it this way: if they've heard of a Hyderabad, they've heard of the on in India. Majnoona 10:31, 11 Nov 2004 (EST)

So, no real conclusion here: I'll leave it for anyone who feels passionate about Hyderabad (Pakistan). Hypatia 01:54, 3 Apr 2005 (EST)

Hyderabad is famous for its Charminar, Salarajung Museum, Golconda fort, Ramoji Film city, Biryani, Haleem, IT infra structure, Cosmopolitan culture, Film industry, Beautiful girls, etc etc

Hyderabad ( pakistan ) doesn't even come near to any comparision --Kpvishnu 23:37, 18 October 2006 (EDT)

Hyderabad ( India ) is famous[edit]

Hyderabad is famous for its Charminar, Salarajung Museum, Golconda fort, Ramoji Film city, Biryani, Haleem, IT Infrastructure, Cosmopolitan Culture, Film Industry, Beautiful Girls, etc etc

Note: There is another Hyderabad in Pakistan

Famous it may not be, but the other Hyderabad has a population of over 1.3 million, so I don't think we can pretend it doesn't exist. Jpatokal 23:56, 18 October 2006 (EDT)
The India Hyderabad is much more famous than the Pakistani one. Do a survey if you like. However, I agree that it shouldn't be disambiguated, there should be a link to the Pakistani one that's all. Upamanyuwikitravel 11:33, 14 January 2007 (EST)

Hyderabad MMTS map[edit]

There is a map of Hyderabad's local metro system on its official site [1]. Anyone wants to take a stab at converting it into an SVG? — Ravikiran 05:07, 21 June 2007 (EDT)

Taxi services[edit]

It seems that Taxi services are very widespread in Hyderabad and not at all difficult to find. Therefore, listing large numbers of individual taxi services is against WT guidelines. I have cut the table out of the article of parked it here. Unless arguments to reinstate it are forthcoming in the next 30 days I will delete completely. --Burmesedays 05:00, 23 June 2011 (EDT)

Like a festering gangrenous limb sometimes things just have to go. Good work Burmesedays. -- felix 12:19, 23 June 2011 (EDT)
  • Yellow Cabs, ☎ +91 40 6690-6690. 96 6690 6690 Minimum 20 km, Rs 250 later Rs 10/km for Indica A/c, you can book online also www.yellowcabshyd.com.
  • Apple Cabs, ☎ +91 40 6599-2225/2226 minimum 4 km, Rs 90 later Rs 10/km
  • Call Taxi, ☎ +91 40 2790-1111/1122
  • Cel Cabs, ☎ +91 40 2324-2526 1 hour 10 km Rs 150 package for non-A/C car.
  • City Cab, ☎ +91 40 2776-0000/6631-6000/6631-6001. 1 hr 15 km Rs 200, others have much better cars
  • Delta Cab, ☎ +91 40 66048468. Minimum 1 hr package Rs 200 package later Rs 10/km and Rs 12/km in night for A/C Indica 4 seater car
  • Fast Track, ☎ +91 40 2888-9999/2760-2760. Minimum 15 km, Rs 150 later Rs 10/km
  • Green Cab, ☎ +91 40 2460-6060. Minimum 12 km, Rs 140 later Rs 10/km. Maruti 800 cars
  • Hyderabad Cabs [2],☎ +91 40 2000-5000/2330-3324 Minimum 1 hr 20 km, Rs 250/- 2 hr 25 km,350/- later Rs 10/km. E-hr 60/-


You may need to book at least 4 hr prior to ensure a booking at your required time.

Operators offering air conditioned metered taxis at Rs 15 per km:

  • YELLOW CABS, ☎ +91 40 6690-6690, +91-96-669-06690. Toyota Innova cars
  • Dot Cabs, ☎ +91 40 2424-2424, +91-98-481-42424. Toyota Innova cars
  • Easy Cabs, ☎ +91 40 4343-4343. Mahindra Renault Logan cars
  • Meru Cabs, ☎ +91 40 4422-4422. Mahindra Renault Logan cars and have GPS
  • Orange Radio Cabs, ☎ +91 40 4445-4647. Toyota Innova and Tata Indigo Marina cars


The third variety of cabs are a chartered type, example hired for maximum of 8 hr or 80 km which ever is higher.

  • Air Travels, ☎ +91 40 2335-5008/2335-3099/6509-7077
  • Car Club Rentals [3]
  • Hertz [4]
  • MM Travels [5] Reliable in service with vehicles in good condition. However 65 % of their drivers can communicate only in Telugu - insist on a multilingual driver if booking with them.
  • Njoydrive.com, ☎ +91 40 3062-6666
  • Orix [6]
  • Premier Travels, [7]

Eat listings with no name-moved from article[edit]

I have moved these here in the hope the contributor would like to provide the names of the establishments. -- felix 07:40, 6 October 2011 (EDT)


  • 3-6-199/1, Ground Floor, Himayathnagar, +91 40 2322-0448. 8AM-10PM.
  • *22-8-290/291, Ahmed PlazA 1st Floor (Near Salarjung Museum, Nayapul), +91 40 2450 3838, +91 40 2440 0988. 11AM-11PM.
  • *Door Number 6-3-1110, 1st Floor, Amrutha Mall, Somajiguda, +91 40 2340-4635, +91 40 2341-5910. 7AM-11PM.
  • *Plot No. 3, Mithri Vihar, Ameerpet Lane Besides Huda Maitrivanam, Ameerpet, +91 40 2375 7525. 7AM-11PM.
  • *Road no. 36, Banjara Hills, +91 40 2335 0569, +91 40 2335 8484, +91 40 5557 8651. Rs 150.
  • *Nagarjuna Circle, Near Punjagutta flyover, +91 40 2335 0569, +91 40 2335 8484, +91 40 5557 8651. Rs 150.
  • Road No. 1 Banjara Hills, Opposite City Centre Mall, +91 40 6550-6662‎.
  • Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet (Lifestyle Building), +91 40 6677 7727.
  • Life style building 1st floor, Begumpet, +91 40 6663 2277, +91 40 66632272.
  • Lumbini Mall, 4th floor, Banjara Road no. 2, +91 40 6452 2195.
  • 1-99/64/30 , Rohini Layout Madhapur (Below HDFC Bank, Opp Cyber Tower).
  • 6-3-456/C/1/2, MGR Estates, Dwarakapuri Colony, Punjagutta, +91 40 6678-8000, +91-402335-2303.

Districts - better names?[edit]

Good start, but can we have more informative names for Hyderabad districts? These names like North Zone, South Zone, etc. make no sense to a traveller or even for a long term resident like me. I'd prefer we go with things like old city, Secunderabad, etc. Ravikiran 02:44, 3 July 2012 (EDT)

Well, the zones are actually the official GHMC names, South Zone could be Old City, North Could be Secunderabad and Cantonment. East, West and Central could be further broken down. The zones are way too big to have a proper name or content. Any suggestions on what the zones could be broken down to? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HarshaDevulapalli (talkcontribs)
That would be better. We have an explicit policy of not deferring to official names if the official names make no sense to a traveller. My own mental division of Hyderabad - and note that this is not authoritative - is:
  • Old City
  • New City (Abids, Koti, Lakdi ka pul, everything that came up immediately after independence when the new capital came up)
  • Secunderabad
  • Hi tech city and the posh areas - Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills, and maybe Panjagutta (the "New New city", so to speak - of interest to mostly software engineers. )
  • Kukatpally, Ameerpet and all those areas to the west..
  • East, which I have never visited :)

Once again, this is *my* mental division, which is instructive only to understand how a long term outsider thinks of Hyderabad. Perhaps I am wrong about Ameerpet and Punjagutta and they should be included in New city.. I can't help much with East Hyderabad, because I've never been there - but all I will say is that just because the size of the area is huge, it doesn't necessarily have to be split up. Once again, think from the traveller's point of view.. Is there a lot to see and do there? Restaurants? Shopping? If the content is likely to get overloaded, then by all means split it up. If not, we can keep it as it is and wait for the content to accumulate and then split it later. — Ravikiran 22:12, 6 July 2012 (EDT)

Get in By Plane Section- Revision to reflect current status[edit]

I've tried to edit the section to make it more up to date, as I felt it was quite dated.

By plane[edit]

Hyderabad's new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (IATA: HYD) [8] is located 22 km (14 mi) from the city. Note that the old airport at Begumpet is now closed, except for use by VIPs. The sleek and well-organized airport is one of the best aviation facilities in India. The elevated expressway [9] to the airport is now open and takes 20 minutes. Direct international connectivity from Hyderabad is available for many countries. International carriers operating from Hyderabad are Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Silk Air, Etihad Airways and Thai Airways.

Domestic connectivity is excellent with Indian airlines operating from here including Air India, Air India Express, Indian Airlines, Indigo Airlines, Jet Airways, JetLite, Trujet and SpiceJet. (Kingfisher is now defunct, and Trujet is new)

Once you arrive at Hyderabad airport, one option is to take the air-conditioned buses run by the airport (Pushpak) [10] to various designated points in the city such as (1) Begumpet (Paryatak Bhavan) (2) Secunderabad (Keyes High School) (3) Hi-Tec City (Opposite Shilparamam) at prices varying between Rs 150 and Rs. 250 based on the distance of travel, and two designated points in the city (4) Charminar (City College) (5) Mehdipatnam (Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital). The buses have a frequency of a bus every 30 min from 3:30AM-11PM and every hour at midnight, 1AM, 2AM and 3AM and travel time varies from 45 mins to 2 hrs depending on time of the day and traffic conditions. You can reach the designated points and then take an auto or metered cab from there. (updated fares and travel time)

Alternatively, you can hire metered air-conditioned radio cabs starting from Rs 40 for the first 2 km (see Get around section) Skycabs and Meru are approved by the airport @ 21 Rs/km and are available just after exiting the terminal building. For the rest, you need to call and book with a lead time of 15 minutes to 1 hour. These cabs charge 25% surcharge in the night (ie, Rs 26.25 per km between 2300 hours and 0500 hours). Hyderabad traffic police counter is on the ground floor with prepaid taxis. Beware of taxi soliciting tours at the airport greeting area; they might try to scam you into exorbitant rates (especially so in case of non- locals) The Hyderabad Traffic Police has partnered with the Airport authorities to run a counter for prepaid taxis. This is a safe option with all taxis being registered with the police. The police also runs a SHE cab service now, especially for women travellers, with female drivers and safety equipment such as a GPS connected to the Police Control Room.One can also hire a cab from many app- based services such as Uber or Ola, whose fares are available in the apps and their websites (Please keep in mind that while these services are substantially cheaper than the radio cabs, they will charge Rs. 200 in addition to the fare as parking charges levied on them by the airport). This option is the best while travelling to the airport, as the parking charges do not apply for departures. (added new initiatives)

Hired cars are also available from a booth just before walking outside of the airport. This gives you the advantage of paying in advance, thereby avoiding any disagreements over price.The airport can be contacted on their (toll free for BSNL/MTNL subscribers) number 1 800 419-2008 for all services and enquiries including arrivals / departure information, facilities, transport availability, etc. I have removed the cheaper option of taking a cab from the departures, as it is not allowed by the Airport authorities and is unsafe, as such rides are not registered. Cabs stopping at the start of the expressway too, is banned due to traffic issues). —The preceding comment was added by Sireesh (talkcontribs)

Hi Sireesh, thank you for your contribution! I've updated the article with your contribution. You can edit the article directly (but thank you for being thoughtful). And also, we sign our posts on discussion pages by putting ~~~~ at the end of our edits. I will be looking forward to more of your valuable contributions. Cheers! --Binbin (talk) 08:15, 13 April 2016 (EDT)

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