Getting to Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, is fairly easily achieved. The city is located at the coordinates of 17°21’58”, 78°28’34E, a metropolis sprawled over a huge expanse of land that plays host to well over 7 million residents. This 500-year-old city is very well connected and can be entered through any of several ports, although its land-locked status does prohibit entry to it by boat or ship.
This means that there are typically two ways of getting to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh: by air or by land. Either way, you are not going to find much trouble there, for Hyderabad’s transport services are quite well-developed.
When getting to Hyderabad by air, you usually want to go through the Hyderabad International Airport (which is alternatively known as the Rajiv Gandhi Int’l Airport). This is a very new airport, erected and opened only at the start of the twenty-first century, and this means that tourists and travellers both can expect it to be in fine shape indeed, as compared to many of the other relatively worn, older airports in the country. In fact, it is so well-known for its quality and high service capabilities that it has been named one of the best airports in the globe (usually ranking in the top 10 and sometimes even making top 5 in its categories) by various airport service assessment bodies. This is especially impressive when you consider how many flights it serves each year, as it is also ranked among the busiest of all airports in India. All of this indicates that most travellers can safely expect their countries to have direct flights to the city.
Now if you are thinking about getting to Hyderabad by land because you are already in the country, albeit in another part of it, you have two options available to you. These would be the rail and the road. Going by rail shall require the traveller to go through any of the stations in the city (there are at least four of them, with perhaps the Hyderabad and Secunderabad ones being the most frequently used). The company handling the rails is Indian Railways, a nationalised transport body.
The other option, that of getting to Hyderabad via the roads, is similarly comfortable and easy. Hyderabad being among the biggest cities in the country, it has long received high numbers of domestic traffic heading both in and out of its borders. As a result, several of the National Highways of India actually come through it. The National Highways are important parts of the public infrastructure, it being that they regularly carry just under half of the country’s traffic per annum. It is your choice which of these you desire to use for your entry, but keep in mind, when looking at the map and going by others’ advice, that some of the highways have different official names (having been changed). The three major highways through Hyderabad are NH-44 (often referred to as NH-7), NH-202, and NH-65 (also called NH-9).