Quick Facts for the Traveler:
Visas : Six month multiple-entry visas are now issued to most nationals regardless of whether you intend staying that long or re-entering the country. Only six-month tourist visas are extendable. Be careful to check whether your visa is valid from the date of entry or the date of issue. [Check with your local Indian embassy before
Health Risks : Cholera, dengue fever, dysentery, hepatitis, malaria, meningitis (trekking areas only) and typhoid. Many of India's larger cities are highly polluted and travellers with respiratory ailments may wish to take precautionary measures.
Time : GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes
Electricity : 230-240V, 50 HZ
Weights & Measures : Metric
Area 217sq km
Currency : You are not allowed to bring Indian currency into the country, or take it with you when you leave.
Changing Money : You can change most major foreign currencies and brands of travellers' cheques - but you'll widen your options and save yourself hassles if you stick to US dollars or pounds Sterling and either Thomas Cook or American Express travellers
ATMs : Available at most major banks.
Credit Cards : Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa.
Travel Insurance : Highly Recommended. UK based travellers should try for one of the most competitive online travel insurance deals.
How to Get There
By Air : Hyderabad is an important centre in the air transport network of south India. There are flights in either direction between Hyderabad and Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, and Vishakhapatnam. Hyderabad has an international airport too.
Local/International Airport : Shamshabad Airport (click here for a
Domestic : Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and more
International : Air India, Emirates, Singapore Airlines
By Rail :The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderbad are connected to all the major cities of India.
By Road : On the crossroads of National highways 7 and 9, Hyderabad is well connected. Buses of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and Private buses operate to all centres in the region.