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profile member asked on Jul 19, 2013


Are somebody was on Hyderabad, I want to know yours experiences. How is life in Hyderabad for European people. I will be in Hyderabad one month between 29. September and 27 October.
I don't have experience with India and Hyderabad


6 Answers

answered on 7/19/13 by
a VT member from Sydney


You could contact our member vpas who has made some great information about Hyderabad. Read her pages and if you need to, send her a VT messsage. She will be happy to advise. Just click on this link:

[original VT link]

answered on 7/19/13 by
a VT member from Florida

almost 400 year old city of Hydrabad is famous for Pearls and Diamond trading centers.
It is also very famous for delectable cuisine.

Waterfront's phad kea mou (noodles with tasty bok choy), Hydrabadi Biryani(rice well cooked with choice of meat) & Paya (Lamb trotters broth) at Madina Hotel or Hyderabad House are must haves.

Charminar is a famous landmark that attracts tourist from all around for rickshaw rides & ruins of golkonda fort is also in list of tourist attractions.

It is a very relaxed sort of city, friendly people. Shopping is tricky as in all parts of India, one must know how to bargain.

It is the city of Nawabs(Prince) with their rich culture and heritage.

answered on 7/19/13 by
a VT member from Shillong

1. Most of the people will stare occasionally at you if you are fair-skinned. Otherwise, it's a relaxed sort of city (Old Hyderabad) with plenty of old world charm like that in Old Lucknow, both enjoying old Nawabi culture and cuisine.

2. Sep-Oct will still be warm, so be prepared to become a bit sun-burnt.

3. Lots of wonderful places to visit, esp. Salar Jung Museum.

4. You may want to read this:

[original VT link]

answered on 7/19/13 by
a VT member from New Jersey

Hi - I am assuming you are going there for business/work. I'd recommend contacting an expat group in Hyderabad. Just google "Hyderabad Expats" and you should find a lot of information. is full of information of people living in/traveling-moving to India/Hyderabad. You'll find some good info there as well.

Hyderabad is a great city - check my VT page for info on what to see/do - ttp://[original VT link]. Enjoy!

answered on 7/19/13 by
a VT member from Hyderabad

Hello [VT member 13f587],
Welcome to Hyderabad and India! Hyderabad is a very friendly city. We have a beautiful blend of the old and new. Are you going to be here on work or are you here for a holiday? If you want any specific details do message me. I would be happy to help you. You could also read my pages which I have tried to update from time to time.
And thank you [VT member 13f587] for your recommendations.
Hope you enjoy your time in the city of pearls,

answered on 7/19/13 by
a VT member from Rockville

You've got some wonderful responses here Acirin. I would like to add to those, make sure you have a ride, hire a cab from a reputable agency. Traffic might be a problem if you are a pedestrian in busy shopping areas.

If you are adventurous with food, try out the delectable Hyderabadi cuisine. Also, be careful with your belongings, not that it isn't safe, but its always better to be safe than sorry!


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