Culture Corner

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What's Hyderabad Like?

Hyderabad, known as the City of Pearls, is the urban epitome of India's syncretic culture. Hyderabad has centuries-old architecture and long-held regional traditions alongside 'Cyberabad', the new information technology center of India, which has brought a wealth of jobs and technology-focused culture with it. With almost even populations of Hindus and Muslims living alongside each other, Hyderabad could perhaps be a worldwide model for religious tolerance. There are several languages spoken widely throughout the city including Telugu, the official language of Andhra Pradesh, Hindi, Urdu and English. Hyderabad is also home to India's 'Tollywood' or Telugu film industry and the largest film studio on Earth.

Region and Population

Hyderabad is located in the center of India, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city has recently grown into India's fourth, with almost seven million people, and is the center of economic activity for the region.

Weather

Current Conditions for HyderabadForecast for Hyderabad
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 5:10 am IST
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Haze
55 F
Wed 26 Nov 2014
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Mostly Sunny
Low: 59 F
High: 86 F
Thu 27 Nov 2014
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Partly Cloudy
Low: 59 F
High: 86 F
Fri 28 Nov 2014
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Partly Cloudy
Low: 60 F
High: 86 F
Sat 29 Nov 2014
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Partly Cloudy
Low: 62 F
High: 88 F
Sun 30 Nov 2014
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Partly Cloudy
Low: 62 F
High: 83 F

Climate

Hyderabad has a rather predictable, warm climate year-round. For most of the year it is hot and dry, but in the monsoon months from June to October, it rains regularly. The winter months are most enjoyable, with summer being hot and humid.
TypeJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulAugSeptOctNovDec
Highs83.589.295.499.7101.893.986.985.386.286.783.882
Lows58.563.668.575.478.87572.571.671.16861.557.4
Avg. Rainfall.126.205.472.8271.4693.7836.4536.7367.3033.579.638.24

Helpful Links

  • India Ministry of Tourism Website
  • UNESCO India World Heritage Center