Hyderabad, the capital of India’s youngest state, Telangana, is a city of contrasts. Once the capital of the Nizams, a glorious city famed for its pearls and diamonds, fine food and architectural gems, today it is one of the biggest software hubs in the country today.
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad, 30km away, services flights to Indian metros as well as major international centres including all hubs in Gulf countries, Hong Kong, London, Kuala Lumpur and Chicago.
Hyderabad has three major railway stations – Hyderabad Decccan Railway Station, which is popularly referred to as Nampally Station, Secundarabad Junction Railway Station and Begumpet Railway Station. As Hyderabad is a major South Indian rail hub, trains from all parts of the country stop at one of these stations. Be sure to check which station your train is from prior to departure.
Both the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), and Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) run intercity and interstate buses that connect to the rest of the state of Telangana as well as nearby states. Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, located in the south of the city, is the main bus terminal.
Hyderabad is well-connected to the rest of the country via an extensive network of state and national highways that link this city to Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata, among others. National Highways 9 and 7 both pass through Hyderabad.