We Asked Non Locals What They Love About Hyderabad & Here's What They Say

Shreya posted on 17 July

Moving to a new city can be a daunting experience. Finding the right locality to live in, new friends and adjusting to the atmosphere isn't all easy, but Hyderabad welcomes newbies with open arms. So when we asked a few non locals about their time in Hyderabad, this is what we got. 

Akanksha Jain

Akanksha Jain loves the fact that she can blend in with the locals and feel safe here. Having moved here from the city of lakes, we were elated when she expressed her adoration for our very own Durgam Cheruvu. She swears that looking at this fresh water lake from Olive Bistro or Inorbit Mall instantly makes her days brighter and makes her forget how the city can get fast sometimes. Apart from this, meals at Babai Hotel in Jubilee Hills after parties, a movie every Monday where the prices are fixed are some of her favourite things to do.

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Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad

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    Sitara Menon

    A brand strategist and marketeer, Sitara Menon states that Hyderabad is so fiercely its own city that one can get caught up in discovering where they are. However, it seems Hyderabad is growing on her as she tells us that she admires the wide, tarred roads here (Just not the traffic), and how going for a run alongside peacocks in KBR park is a refreshing experience. People breaking barriers with talks of Biryani and being ever so cool is another thing she likes. Cafes and restaurants being spacious and beautiful rather than just holes in the wall, and the ease of commute make her like Hyderabad a little more.

    Sophia Ranjani

    A professional food taster, Sophia Ranjani moved here from Chennai two years ago. She is not exaggerating when she tells us how Hyderabad is a foodie's paradise (Especially if you're a non-vegetarian). Tasting haleem for the first time here, it was love at first bite for her. Some of her other regional favourites are Irani Chai, Osmania Biscuits, Mandi, Mirchi Ka Salan and falooda around Charminar, and Qubbani Ka Meetha and Double Ka Meetha for desserts, of course! Hyderabad, she says, is a melting pot of all cultures and diverse backgrounds so it is rare to feel like a fish out of the pond, and the cost of living is affordable making it a city well loved.


    Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad

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      Arshina Singh Chauhan

      Arshina, who moved here from Jammu has grown to love this city as her own. Thanks to the Maggi at DLF, coffee at Westin, the ever famous Ram Ki Bandi and a secret spot for kebabs in Masab Tank that caters to her midnight hunger pangs. Long drives along ORR with its mesmerising lights in the rainy season is something she cherishes, but its the art and culture of Hyderabad that truly makes her fall in love. From the majestic Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs to Salar Jung Museum and her favourite Chowmahalla Palace, this city is rich with history that can be engrossing. Last but not the least, it's the ease of finding like-minded people and the party life here that make her Hyderabad experience so exciting.

      DLF Building, APHB Colony, Indira Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

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      Manas Vikalp

      Coming from a city where finding houses can be a humongous task, Manas expresses his relief at the fact that houses in Hyderabad and the cost of living is incredible, Apart from that, he says that the diverse languages here lend our city a unique flavour. Be it Telugu, Hindi, Urdu or our beloved Dakhani language, there's a warmth in the way people speak it that can make a new comer feel comfortable and accepted here.

      Are you new to Hyderabad too? Tell us what you love in the comments below.