BY BETTY SALDANHA Another bonus: Hyderabad doesn’t have the crushing traffic of Bangalore. It’s also situated right in the centre of the country, which means it has a dry climate and the weather never becomes extremely cold like in Delhi! HYDERABAD Charm in FACT FILE Getting there: SilkAir and Trivia time: Hyderabad is India’s fourth- biggest city. Long renowned for its pearl industry, in more recent years Hyderabad has developed a With its old tombs and minarets from the Nizam era still intact, Hyderabad is one of the most charming and historically interesting cities in India to visit. The people are hospitable and generous. The food is delicious; the biryani of Hyderabad is reputed all over the country. The bakeries have very fresh bread. The old city has a wonderful cultural ambience thanks to the Lad Bazaar and the Salar Jung art museum, and the Taj Falaknuma Palace boasts beautiful architecture – it echoes the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in its elegance. Tigerair fly direct to Hyderabad (4 hours 30 minutes) or you can connect through Kuala Lumpur on Singapore Airlines.

reputation as a centre for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Like Singapore, Hyderabad’s name translates as “lion city”


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