The distinct cultural traditions of North India and South India meet in Hyderabad, resulting in a mixture of ancient Hindu traditions with strong Islamic influences. Book discount holiday packages to Hyderabad, which combine cheap flights from Australia to Hyderabad, accommodation, car hire options and destination activities.
Situated on the top of the Deccan Plateau in southern India, Hyderabad is the booming, burgeoning capital of India's Andhra Pradesh State. Rich with regal history, the "old city" of Hyderabad was once the home of incredibly wealthy Indian rajahs (Nawabs and Nizams) and the capital of Hyderabad State, the largest and most opulent princely state in all of British India. Hyderabad is now a modern cosmopolitan city that features a heavy dose of the youth that comes with the information technology industry centre that's located there. But Hyderabad also retains its classic culture and old traditions, successfully blending new and old in a stunning, unique fashion. The city is growing to be one of India's tourism hotspots, and Direct Flights can get you there with cheap flights from Australia to Hyderabad as well as discount accommodation and car hire options once there.
The distinct cultural traditions of North India and South India meet in Hyderabad, resulting in a mixture of ancient Hindu traditions with strong Islamic influences. The city is known for its natural beauty, mosques and minarets, and a rich heritage in the arts, crafts and dance. The courtly influence of being the capital of the Nizams is obvious in the old city, while the new city features shopping malls and ultra-modern office buildings. The combination makes Hyderabad a wonderful place to spend a holiday, an enchanting place with something for everyone to see and do. Book discount holiday packages to Hyderabad, which combine cheap flights from Australia to Hyderabad, accommodation, car hire options and destination activities.
Hyderabad is home to the Tollywood film industry and the world's largest film studio. And a huge number of people are flocking to the city's new information technology centres. These burgeoning industries make cheap flights to Hyderabad readily available, so you can easily book discount travel to Hyderabad by using the Direct Flights web site.
The Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos in Asia and the home of more than 3,000 different species of birds and animals. Large parks and gardens make the zoo an ideal spot for a picnic during cheap holidays to Hyderabad. But there is much more to see in Hyderabad than this lovely zoo.
The Muslim Nizams, who ruled Hyderabad until India's independence, were among the wealthiest people in the world. Their buildings were opulent, to say the least. The architecture of old Hyderabad - especially the wealth of palaces - reflects the Nizams' preference for a unique fusion of European, Hindu and Islamic forms and motifs. Two of the city's most notable palaces are the Falaknuma and the Chowmahalla. Falaknuma Palace is the most sumptuous of the Nizams' palaces. The interior is particularly impressive and features the works of Florentine sculptors. Chowmahalla Palace, used by the Nizams to entertain official guests and royal visitors, was once regarded as the cultural centre of Hyderabad. Book discount holiday packages to Hyderabad with Direct Flights and take advantage of including cheap destination tours and activities.
In addition to its beautiful palaces, old Hyderabad offers a variety of mosques, monuments, museums and street markets. The Charminar is an iconic mosque with four tall fluted minarets, particularly spectacular when illuminated at night. Visitors can climb the steps inside the minarets and receive a panoramic view of the city as their reward. The Charminar overlooks another grand mosque called Makkah Masjid, which is believed to contain sacred relics that include the hair of the Prophet Muhammad. The interior of the mosque is adorned with beautiful Belgian crystal chandeliers.
A thriving market (Laad Market) is within very easy walking distance of the Charminar and Makkah Masjid. The market features merchandise of every description, including pearls, jewellery, attars and perfumes, but is best known for its many shops that sell exquisite glass bangles in rainbow colours.
Other holiday attractions in Hyderabad include Golconda Fort, at one time the centre of a flourishing diamond trade. Near Golconda are the magnificent mausoleums of its princely rulers. The mausoleums are domed structures that feature a distinctive and graceful mixture of Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles. And for shop-aholics, Numaish is Hyderabad's ultra-modern annual 45-day exhibition and shopping venue. Numaish features clothing, carpets, art, furniture, glassware, electronics and new gadget from throughout India as well as many of India's Asian neighbours. One of the best ways to get around Hyderabad and see all it has to offer is by car - take advantage of Direct Flights' discount car hire options in Hyderabad!
Hyderabad's new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport offers flights to and from Hyderabad for travellers from many countries, including the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and many Asian countries, including Singapore, China, Japan and Thailand. Flight connections to other cities within India are also excellent. Get from Hyderabad to Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Goa, and Mumbai cheaply and easily with Direct Flights. Cheap holidays to Hyderabad - and beyond - are just a fingertip away with Direct Flights.
As you can see, a wide variety of activities and sights that mix old and new, east and west, and north and south, await visitors who are on travel packages to Hyderabad. Direct Flights provides an easy, safe and secure way to book cheap flights to Hyderabad as well as your accommodation in Hyderabad.