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.
Nirmal, a village in the newly formed Telangana’s Adilabad district, is renowned for its unique wooden toys. It got its name from Nimma Naidu, one of the rulers of this place. He was also the patron who had motivated the villagers in making toys, which is a flourishing business in the town today. Nirmal has 14 lakes surrounding the town, which make it scenic and alluring.
Places to Stay
In terms of accommodation facilities, Nirmal does not have much to offer its tourists. However, Nizamabad, which is 75 km away, has a numbers of options. Some of them are Mayuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), Vamshee International Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900) and Kapila Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900).
Telugu and Urdu are the most spoken languages of Nirmal.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Mayapur (11 km), Pushkar Ghat (12 km), Sriramsagar Reservoir (17 km) and Sonegarh Fort (24 km) are some of the major attractions in and around the village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is the Nanded Airport, which is 121 km from here.
Nanded Junction Railway Station (127 km away) is the major railhead connecting the village to other cities. However, the nearest railway station from here is in Dhanora, which is 75 km away.
There are buses from Medipally, Nizamabad and Hyderabad. Besides the state-run buses, Orange Tours and Travels cater to passengers travelling on this route. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.