Hyderabad - Essential Information

Passport / Visa

The Indian government offers a traditional visa (stamped inside of the passport), or an eVisa, obtained online. All nationals of the European Union and multiple countries across the world are eligible for an eVisa, which should be applied for at least 4 days prior to travel date and is accepted at 24 airports and 3 seaports countrywide. Special conditions apply to Pakistani passport holders or individuals with familial ties to Pakistan. Citizens of Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives are exempt from visa requirements (if not entering via mainland China).
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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is located approximately 24 kilometres away from the city centre. By car, it will take around 1 hour to get from the city centre to the airport. Bus The Pushpak is a shuttle from the airport to the most important destinations in the city. A few of those destinations are: Secunderabad, Jubilee Bus Station, and Chandanagar. Most busses depart every 20 minutes, yet it is wise to check the bus schedules that are displayed at the stations. Taxi Another option is the taxi; Radio Taxi Service at the airport is provided by Meru and Sky cabs. There is a Radio Taxi pick up point at car park level and counters available at the arrivals. There's an extra charge of 25% during 11pm and 5am.
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Best Time to Visit

If you like temperatures to be lower than those of the hot summers, October to February is the best time to visit. The average temperature ranges between 14 and 29 degrees Celsius, and it can get quite cloudy. This time of year is perfect for city and walking tours. March and May are the summer season, the hottest months of the year. Temperatures soar up to 45 degrees. June through September is the monsoon season, which means heavy rains and strong winds. The temperature ranges from 24 to 27 degrees.
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Public Transport

Hyderabad has several public transport options, the most common one being the bus. Busses are run by the TSRTC and have a lot of stops throughout the city; the major bus stations are the Jubilee, Dilsukhnagar and Mehdipatnam bus station, from where all the busses depart. There are several kinds of services that TSRTC offers which differ in comfort, price and the amount of stops; these include: Metro Luxury, City Sheetal, Metro Delux and Metro Express. Timetables are located at bus stations.
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