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PM Relocations can assist you to plan your complete move to Hyderabad or anywhere in India and make it a memorable experience. You can request for a free quote online as per your requirement.

General Information :

Hyderabad is the capital City of Andhra Pradesh State of India and the second largest city (in terms of Area) in the country. Also known as The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of the most developed cities in the country and a modern hub of information technology, ITES and Bio Technology.

Hyderabad is the cultural melting pot of India and known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and its multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally.

Hyderabadi Biryani, the famous dish brought to the city by the Nizams, attracts people from all over the world. It has a mixed set of people forming a base from all regions of India. Living here is opening the door to a whole new experience, if you have never lived in India before. The culture in Hyderabad is a mixed Hindu and Muslim which gives the city its very unusual character from other Indian cities. Secunderabad has got a more contemporary look with a good concentration of Anglo-Indians.

Hyderabad and Secunderabad are twin cities, separated by the Hussain Sagar Lake, a manmade lake built during the time of Ibrahim Qutub Shah in 1562

Telugu is the official language. However English is widely spoken and understood well by most of the white collar workers here, so you shouldn't have any problems communicating when you first move to Hyderabad.

Culture :

The city of pearl traders has morphed into a tech-savvy town where you can find a young crowd that is very cosmopolitan, and at the same time it still retains lot of the old world aura about it. Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city and home to people practicing many religions. Hyderabadis, as residents of the city are known, have developed a distinctive culture which is a mixture of ancient Hindu traditions of Telugu people and Islamic Culture.

Climate and Whether :

Like many Indian cities Hyderabad has a tropical climate and is fairly warm all throughout the year except for the winter season which is pleasant. Apr, May, June are extremely hot with temperature above 30°C and as soaring as high as 45°C and this makes it uncomfortable and difficult to travel. Monsoon starts from June and last until September with medium to heavy rains and may be associated with heavy wind. Then, November to February is pleasant with temperature running between 32°C to 14°C.

International Schools & Pre Schools :

Hyderabad has lots of international schools and pre-schools with excellent facilities and groomed teachers. Most International Schools have the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), which is the most widely used program among international schools. School Sessions begin in April in India. Only thing is that you have to pay total fee since April if you seek admission in between the session.

Some of the well known international schools in Hyderabad are: Mosaica International School, The Creek Planet School, ABODE Kids International School, International School of Hyderabad, Orchid International School, Hiilside Academy, Rockwell International School a few and various others that offer CBSE and ICSE curriculum...

PM Relocations can assist you finding a suitable school for your kids. For more details, you may write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

Immigration :

You will need a visa to enter and stay in India and the nature of that visa must suit your pursuits here. There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. If you are coming to India to stay on a long terms (for more than six months), it is compulsory for every expat to register with the FRRO office within 14 days of your arrival. If registration not done within 14 days of arrival, it may attract penalty. For Immigration assistance feel free to write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

Look See & City orientation :

Hussain Sagar Lake, Saroornagar Lake, Shamirpet Lake and the most popular Ramoji Film City is another remarkable place worth visiting. Ramoji Film City is recorded as the world's largest film studio.

The city is noted for its monuments which include the masterpiece of Charminar and the fort of Golconda. The city houses famous historical sites including Charminar, UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage site of the Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum (among the world largest private collection museum) as well as art galleries, libraries, sports complexes, museums and theatres.

People visit Hyderabad must explore Qutb Shahi Tomb, Moula Ali Dargah, Purani Haveli, Birla Mandir, Nehru Zoological Park in Old City, Dhola-Ri-Dhani, (Ethnic Rajasthani theme resort) at Kompally, Secunderabad. In the evening, the whole village is lit up with 2,000 lanterns and a village fair is staged.

Shopping and Dining Out in Hyderabad :

Hyderabad is known for its pearl and diamond markets and many people come from all over to purchase jewelry in the street bazaars. Where and what to shop should be the least of your concerns since Hyderabad is a shopper's delight. What's even better is that if you're hunting for the local stuff. You can buy lots of good stuff with slight bargaining. What you think is cheap can even be bought cheaper, if you're a good enough haggler. The city has many different shopping districts or commercial districts for different commercial activities.

One portion of the city is separated for the outdoor bazaars and the other parts contain shopping malls and commercial centers. You can go to for shopping depending on your requirement.

Hyderabad Central located on the Punjagutta Circle is one of the most famous shopping malls in Hyderabad and it is also the second large-scale mall in India.

If you're into the more traditional and local goods, however, then you need to go to several places to get the best deals and selections. The main shopping areas of Hyderabad include Old City, Madina Market Bazaar, Gulzar House, Lad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar, Abids and Nampally.

Abids is another Hyderabad's premier commercial Hub. On the other side at Lad Bazar, shoppers can take their pick of the popular lacquer bangles, saris, traditional Khara Dupattas and pearls for which Hyderabad is famous. Begum Bazaar is known to shopping for Indian household commodities. As a rule of thumb, the Old City in Hyderabad is where you should go, if you want to get local and indigenous stuff.

Dining Out in Hyderabad :

Dinning out is one of the best things to experience in Hyderabad. The Cuisine in Hyderabad is influenced by Mughal, French, Turkish and Iranian mixed with spices, wheat, rice and meat. If you love exotic spicy foods then it may be hard not to put on a few pounds in your first few months living in Hyderabad.

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    Tips for living in Hyderabad :

  • Local Transportation - Hyderabad internal transport system is excellent and the transportation options are quite cheap. However the traffic is very congested and one needs lot of patience at the peak hours to get around the city. At business hours it is a bit risky to attempt to drive with your own. Therefore, the use of taxis is advisable.
  • Negotiate first - If you do not need to travel long distances try the Auto Rickshaws or Cabs available all over Hyderabad. Tell the driver your destination and negotiate your price upfront or ask to see their tariff card first. People who don't do this often get scammed or have to pay absorbent fee for transportation.
  • Get registered with a Doctor – Malaria, yellow fever and Hepatitis may occur from time to time. We advice you to get a health insurance through private health insurance. Almost all reputed health insurance companies have tie up with good hospitals. Get registered with a doctor in your neighbourhood.
  • Dealing with cultural changes - Day to day life is different in the East, small things and things that don't work as well as they did back home will get to you. Find a good network of people you can talk to often you will also find good solutions that get you back on your feet.
  • Know where to shop - Bazaars are often where you can do a little bargaining for the right price, but there are other places that can save you a lot of money ask around where the locals shop. Get to know what locals pay for daily household needs, clothing or furniture. The prices can be different for locals vs. expats. Know what things cost and ask to the 'Local Pricing' for things.