Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) is a state government agency which promotes tourism in Telangana, a state in the Southern region of India. Retired Director General of Police Pervaram Ramulu appointed as First chairman of Telangana State Tourism. Tourist attractions in Telangana include historical places, monuments, forts, water falls, forests and temples.
Telangana, as a geographical and political entity was born on June 2, 2014 as the 29th and the youngest state in Union of India. However, as an economic, social, cultural and historical entity it has a glorious history of at least two thousand five hundred years or more. Megalithic stone structures like cairns, cists, dolmens and menhirs found in several districts of Telangana show that there were human habitations in this part of the country thousands of years ago. Remnants of iron ore smelting found at many places demonstrate the hoary roots of artisanship and tool making in Telangana for at least two thousand years. The reference to Asmaka Janapada, part of present Telangana, as one of the 16 Janapadas in ancient India proves that there existed an advanced stage of society.
Fairs & Festivals
Hyderabad festivals and events include both local as well as those festivals celebrated all over the country. January alone has the Annual Music & Dance Festival, Makara Sankranti and the Kite Festival of Hyderabad. Each and every festival is celebrated with same enthusiasm. One special feature of Hyderabad festivals is that there is a marked incensement in commercial activity and bazaars and markets are uniquely decorated for the festival purpose. Every festival of Hyderabad has some kind of message attached to it. Whether it is about one or more human emotions or relationships or bound to some ancient traditions, festivals of Hyderabad depicts every color and shade.
Best Time to Visit
Hyderabad is a princely state, where you can see a perfect blend of modern and erstwhile luxury. The city is known for its hotness. So, it is recommended to avoid May and June for that matter. But it would be perfect to visit the city between the months of October and March; specifically winter seasons.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the only international airport in Telangana. International carriers like Air India, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Silk Air, Sri Lankan Airlines and Thai Airways offer frequent connections with major international destinations. Domestic connections are excellent with Air India Deccan, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite and SpiceJet operating regularly to major cities of India from here.
BY RAIL - Telangana’s major rail network includes Secunderabad railway junction, also the headquarters of South Central Railways. The other important rail junctions are Kazipet and Warangal that connect the state to key cities and regions of India, along with numerous other local stations.
BY ROAD - Around 6 national highways form a large network of roads in the state. These highways interconnect every district, making journey easy and hassle free. The longest national highway that crosses Telangana is NH7, which enters the state from its North, before exiting the state on its South. NH9, NH 221 & NH 222 also network the entire state, providing with smooth road connectivity.