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Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana. With a population of about 6.7 million, it is the fourth most populous city in India.

Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre and many of the city's traditional bazaars remain open until today. The Old City of Hyderabad is one of India's most evocative ancient quarters and some of Islamic India's most impressive architecture looms over the Old City. The emergence of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the 1990s led to the area's naming as India's "Genome Valley". 


Hyderabad is well connected by air, rail and road.

Hyderabad airport

Hyderabad's new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (IATA: HYD) is located 22 km from the city. The sleek and well-organized airport is one of the best aviation facilities in India. The elevated expressway to the airport takes 20 minutes from the city.

Direct international connectivity from Hyderabad is available for many countries. International carriers operating from Hyderabad include Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Silk Air, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways.

Domestic connectivity is excellent with Indian airlines operating from here including Air India, Air India Express, Indian Airlines, Indigo Airlines, Jet Airways, JetLite, Trujet and SpiceJet.

Delegates are invited to book through our preferred travel agency ATPI, offering best rates and expertise. Use the convenient online booking form to get professional advice on the best itinerary and connection at competitive rates.

Getting from the airport to the city


Pushpak air-conditioned buses run by the airport connect to various designated points in the city at prices varying between Rs 150 and Rs. 250

The buses have a frequency of one bus every 30 min from 3:30am to 11pm and every hour from midnight to 3am. Travel time varies between 45 mins and 2 hrs, depending on time of the day and traffic conditions.

You can reach the designated points and then take an auto or metered cab from there.


Metered air-conditioned radio cabs are available for hire starting from Rs 40 for the first 2 km. Skycabs and Meru are approved by the airport @ 21 Rs/km and are available just after exiting the terminal building.

The Hyderabad Traffic Police has partnered with the Airport authorities to run a counter for prepaid taxis. This is a safe option with all taxis being registered with the police. The police also runs a SHE cab service now, especially for women travellers, with female drivers and safety equipment such as a GPS connected to the Police Control Room.

One can also hire a cab from many app- based services such as Uber or Ola.


All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

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All individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through the online portal for visa application to India

Citizens of over 113 countries are eligible for an e-visa (Electronic Travel Authorisation ETA). An e-Visa application must be made at least four calendar days in advance of the date of arrival and can be made as early as 120 days in advance. The visa is valid for 60 calendar days from the date of arrival, and can be obtained twice in a calendar year.

e-Visa fees are divided into four categories (zero, US$25, US$50 and US$75) depending on nationality plus a bank fee of 2.5% of the visa fee.

To learn if you are eligible for an e-visa, please visit

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