Hyderabad is a city that is steeped in a rich history and strong culture and definitely worth a trip to. Though the ‘City of Nizams’ has turned into a fast growing cosmopolitan centre, it still exudes old-world charm. Old bazaars and palaces coexist with new malls and office buildings in perfect harmony. Undoubtedly, the glimpse of a grand past with promise of a successful future makes the 'City of Pearls' worth visiting. Moreover, delicious Hyderabadi Biriyani is always there to spice up your trip.
But, before embarking on a journey to the city, please have a look at these 7 essential things you should know beforehand.
1) Prepaid Auto counter at Secunderabad railway stationPrepaid Auto stand is available just outside the Secunderabad railway station. So, if you are arriving the city by train, you can avail this nice facility built to avoid auto drivers from charging unreasonable fares from passengers in general and outsiders in particular. They have a fixed rate chart for local destination. You will be provided with 2 journey slips on giving a token amount (Rs 5/-) at the booth. Hand over one slip to the next available auto driver and board the vehicle. You have to clear your bill and hand over the second slip on reaching your destination. It does provide a welcome relief from raging auto menace. Isn't it?
What is more, you can also use the fare chart as a reference point to burgain with auto drivers if you have to hire an auto later as part of your trip.