The State Capital of Andhra Pradesh is a 400-year-old city with rich cultural heritage. Hyderabad, the land of Nawabs, is the fifth largest city in India with an ancient civilization and culture. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, food and its multi-lingual culture, both geographically and culturally. Like many historic cities, Hyderabad is rich in the architecture of its monuments such as Charminar, Elgandal Fort, Warangal Fort and Birla Mandir.
Shopping in Hyderabad is a memorable and adventurous experience, especially when it comes to street shopping. Each bazaar has its own unique and specialty. Moazzam Jahi Market for food products, Laad Bazaar for bangles, the perfume market in the Old City for traditional ittar, and Sultan Bazar for clothes and accessories. Most markets are clustered around the Charminar, an area renowned for its heritage buildings, rich culture, excellent food and old-world charm. From local crafts, jewelry and textiles, to clothes and books, these markets in Hyderabad have something for everyone.
Every year, Hyderabad comes alive with a wide spectrum of festivals that people from different communities celebrate together. The Deccan Festival is one of the most popular festivals organized by the Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh. Celebrated around February or March, this five day festival echoes authentic Hyderabadi culture and also prominent projects Nawabi cuisine. Sankranti is the harvest festival and last for 3 days. In the festival People fly kites and decorate their houses with Rangoli to mark the beginning of the harvest festival. Lumbini Festival is celebrated to honor the Buddhist legacy of Andhra Pradesh. It lasts for 3 days in December every year. It is celebrated to honor the Buddhist legacy of Andhra Pradesh.
The temperature in Hyderabad in October is between 22°C degree and 30°C whereas it drops to a minimum of 20°C and stays within 25°C in November. During the months of December and January the temperature in Hyderabad cuddles in between 15°C and 20°C and it is this time when you can enchant the city tour and its ambiance. The temperature in Hyderabad in February and March slightly rises to a maximum of 27°C and In April the temperature rises to a high of 35°C. In the months from June to September the city receives medium to heavy rains and may be associated with heavy winds.
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English is widely spoken and understood in all cities and tourist areas. Hindi is the official language.
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