The best time to visit Hyderabad
is between the months of November and February which are the winter months and the weather is cool and pleasant. Temperatures usually hover between 14 degree Celsius to 29 degree Celsius during this time and the weather is cool and dry. It is a delightful season to indulge in activities such as shopping and sightseeing, without worrying about the heat and related problems. October and March, just pre and post the winter season, is also a good time as temperatures are bearable. Summers however the place is hot and monsoons are wet, making it difficult to enjoy the city.
A number of interesting festivals and events also take place in Hyderabad during December to January, making this period the peak season to visit Hyderabad
. One of the most exciting activities is the Winter Carnival at Ramoji Film City that takes place over December and January. There are carnival floats, carnival parades, and all kinds of street performances that take place at this time, making a visit to this largest film city of the world - even more fascinating.
The Hyderabad Kids’ Fair takes place in December, so if you are travelling with family, this is another reason to be here at this time of the year. A number of workshops and learning experiences, besides competitions and fun activities for kids take place during the fair.
Food and drink festivals/events including wine tasting events take place intermittently through the year, but these are most frequent at this time. So if you are here in winters, you are sure to have some event or festival taking place during your sojourn. And Hyderabad food festivities are certainly a specialty not to be missed. Besides nothing like cold weather to enjoy hot lip-smacking biryanis!
As winter is tourist season in Hyderabad
, the only problem you may face is getting a hotel booking. So make sure you do book about 4 to 6 weeks in advance so as to get the hotel of your choice. There is of course no dearth of accommodation in Hyderabad
, and you can get everything from a luxurious five star hotel to a budget hotel to homestays in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad has many gardens to explore as NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park and winters are the best time to enjoy these blooming gardens and take a stroll. Again a boat ride on the Hussainsagar Lake is most enjoyed with the cool breeze of winters blowing on your face, rather than a hot summer shining down on your head.
The key sightseeing options of the city as the Charminar and Golconda Fort are also worth exploring in the cool winters. There is the Taramati Baradari Culture Village where performing arts, music concerts, social events etc take place on a regular basis. There is much for the tourist to sightsee and it is best to book Hyderabad packages
in advance so you are ensured of covering all the key spots.
So if you have decided on Hyderabad as your next holiday destination, try and plan it around the winter season, which is the best time to visit Hyderabad