Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.
Bhainsa is a town located in the Adilabad district of the newly-formed South Indian state – Telangana. The district headquarters, Adilabad, is 127 km away from the village. The town is famous for its crops such as maize, cotton, paddy and other vegetables. The biggest urban agglomeration, Nizamabad, is at a distance of 72 km.
Places to Stay
Being a town, there are no options of good lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in Nizamabad. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Vamshee International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kapila Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Annapurna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of Bhainsa is Telugu. Hindi and Urdu are also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ram Navami in March, Ugadi in March-April, Bonalu in July-August, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The town does not have any place which is worth visiting as far as tourist interests are concerned. Ali Sagar, at a distance of 57 km, is known for its forests, deer park boating and a place in the midst of the jungle.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at a distance of 288 km.
The Nizamabad Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 63 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.