Nampally is an area of the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Hyderabad. The area is famous for its major railway station as well as the Nampally Exhibition Grounds, playing host to some of the major events in the city. As it is close to the old city of Hyderabad, it is famous for its eateries. Those with a drive for artifacts and cuisine should visit this place.
Places to Stay
For budget hotels one has to go to Hyderabad. Some of the options which are worth exploring in the city are Tara International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Arihant Regency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official languages of the area are Urdu and Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The area as a whole does not have any particular place of tourist attraction. One can always take a trip and explore the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park, Birla Mandir and others.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad at a distance of 26 km.
One of Hyderabad’s major railway stations is in Nampally itself, called the Nampally Station.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. APSRTC-run buses are the most popular here. Buses to the area can be found in Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and others. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.