Fly direct to Hyderabad – from Urdu, the ‘lion’s abode’ – from London and discover a city that trades on its historic past as well as a forward-looking future.
Now the pharmaceutical and high-tech centre of India, its IT-savvy financial centre towers over the gems of its past, its buzzing bazaars and many Islamic and Hindu monuments. Many of the city’s antiquities can be seen in the Salar Jung Museum, while a dose of modern culture can be found in itsTollywood film studios (home to the Telugu language equivalent of Mumbai’s Bollywood).Capital of AndhraPradesh, the city is also home to the spectacular Golkonda fort with its 10km of battlements and unusual acoustics – the sound of a person clapping at the entry gate can be heard at its highest point a kilometre away.
Flights to Hyderabad (HYD) from London take nine hours and 55 minutes. The near daily British Airways service means that that a city break or extended holiday in Hyderabad – the gateway to Andhra Pradesh – is easier than ever.
British Airways flights to Hyderabad (HYD) leave from London Heathrow's (LHR) award-winning Terminal 5. British Airways offers complimentary food and drinks and a generous 23kg checked luggage allowance.
Fly non-stop from London Heathrow to (LHR) to Hyderabad for an unforgettable break in this burgeoning Indian city. Flying with British Airways you will be able to check-in on your mobile or online and choose your seat 24 hours before departure.
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which opened in 2008 and was voted best airport in India in 2013, is 14 miles south of downtown Hyderabad. It offers taxis operated by Meru and Sky Cabs for air-conditioned transfers to the city. Additionally, Pushpak Airport Liners, low-floor, air-conditioned buses that stop at various pick-up points in the city, offer a comfortable transfer experience every 30 minutes.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants, mostly behind customs and security. The airport has luxury and high street shops either side of the airside boundary and food options ranging from fast to local. There’s even an O2 Spa on hand by gate 25 for any last minute pampering.