Airport Address Information:
IATA Code: HYD
Address: Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500409
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport also known as Hyderabad International Airport or RGIA, is an international airport serving Hyderabad located at Shamshabad. The Airport was named after Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime
Minister of India. The airport is spread over 5,495 acres. Out of which 2000 acres have been developed towards airport needs which mainly constitutes 1,700 acres of land is airside and 300 acres of land is landside facilities.
The remaining 3,495 acres is the expansion of the airport. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is India's second public-
private partnership airport venture after Cochin International Airport. Its domestic terminal is named after former
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. T. Rama Rao. It is the sixth-busiest airport in India by international and overall passenger traffic. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport was the highest-ranked Indian airport by Skytrax in 2013. It serves as a hub for Spicejet, Lufthansa Cargo, TruJet, and Blue Dart Aviation and as a focus city for Air India, Jet Airways, and JetLite. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has one terminal for both international and domestic flights.
Currently, the Hyderabad Airport has an Integrated terminal that operates domestic and international flights:
RGIA has a single integrated passenger terminal, which covers 105,300 m2. The western side of the terminal handles international flights while the eastern side is for domestic operations. To facilitate passenger convenience, there are 96 check-in counters and 19 self-check-in Kiosks for passengers carrying only cabin baggage. RGIA is the first Indian airport to install four levels of the in-line baggage handling system. RGIA has a dedicated transfer desk, first-of-its-kind, to assist transfer passengers. Located at Arrivals, Belt No 2, the transfer desk assists passengers in Domestic to Domestic and Domestic to International transfers. A Lost and Found Counter has been set up. In case any passenger has misplaced/lost any of his or her belongings before their flights, and they are sure that it happened inside the airport terminal building. Passengers can utilize mobile phones, tablets, or laptops to browse the Internet via free Wi-Fi. The services are provided by TATA TeleServices Limited. The Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International
The airport provides two conveniently located prayer rooms within the passenger terminal building.
Particulars of Airport:
Airport Code: ATA: HYD / ICAO: VOHS
Airport Name: Rajiv Gandhi Int'l Airport
City Name: Hyderabad
Distance from city: 25 km from the city
# Medical Facilities-
1.Free medical assistance available
# Restaurants and cafes-
For travelers' convenience, there are some restaurants available at the airport and there are some recommendations.
1. Pizza Hut
2. Café Coffee Day
3. Costa Coffee
4. Tiffin Express
1. The Bombay Store
2. Chumbak – Home Décor & Fashion Store
3. Hyderabad Duty-Free
# ATMs and Cash Machines-
1. IndusInd Bank ATM
2. HDFC Bank ATM
3. Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM
# Information Desk-
The Airport provides the information desk for the travelers' convenience where they ask their can queries.
# Luggage services-
1. Provide safety to the customers' baggage by wrapping it.
2. Baggage providing counters provides passengers claim checked-in baggage.
3. One can take the trolley service to take luggage to the check-in counter.
Connectivity with the City:
Hyderabad Airport has located around 25 km from Hyderabad city. Built to the capacity of 40 million passengers per annum, the Airport is designed to handle New Large Aircraft (NLA), including the Airbus A380.
It is connected to all major Indian airports within two hours of flying time. Internationally too, Hyderabad makes an ideal transit point for flights. Pushpak buses are operated by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
/Telangana State Road Transport Corporation ("TSRTC”). These are air-conditioned low-floor buses offering safe,
secure, and comfortable travel between airport and city. Radio Taxi service at the Rajiv Gandhi International
The airport is provided by leading service providers Meru and Sky cabs for the convenience of our customers. This is an air-conditioned cab service with charges payable based on meter reading at the end of the journey. Radio taxi can’t be pre-booked from Airport.
Hyderabad is located on the Musi River in the heart of the Telangana Plateau, a major upland region of the Deccan peninsular India. Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of
Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is one of the biggest Metropolitan cities in southern India. Apart from being a commercial and technological center, it has also been one of the popular tourist destinations in the region. Hyderabad boats of a rich and varied cultural and historical background and is also home to several historical monuments. With its delicious cuisine, exquisite artifacts, and majestic historical sites, Hyderabad certainly promises an unforgettable experience to its visitors. Hyderabad is also known for its Telegu film industry Tollywood and in recent times has evolved as one of the major technological and commercial centers of India. The city is also known for its research centers, academic institutions, and software industries. The people of Hyderabad are known as Hyderabadis, which consists mainly of Telugu, Marathi, and Urdu-speaking communities.
Other communities consist of Kannada, Punjabi, Marwari, Tamil, Bengali, and Gujarati population. As far as foreign communities are concerned,
the city is inhabited by Yemeni Arabs, Persian, African Arabs, Abyssinians, Iranians, Armenians, and Turkish people. The city of Hyderabad is popularly known as the "City of Pearls" as it was a major pearl trade center. There are several historical markets situated within the city,
which are famous for pearls, diamonds, and other traditional jewelry. Hyderabad is known for its Hyderabadi biryani and its fusion of Mughlai and Arab cuisine. Some of the most popular dishes from Hyderabad are nihari, baghara baingan chakna, Qurbani ka meetha, and kaddu ki kheer.
Places to Visit:
3. Hussain Sagar
4. Salar Jung Museum
5. Chowmahalla Palace
6. Snow World
7. Nehru Zoological Park
8. Lumbini Park
9. Mecca Masjid
10. Laad Bazaar
Summers in Hyderabad go on for a long time, starting from March and lasting until the last weeks of July.
The worst time to visit for the travelers who wish to explore the city.
Monsoon (August - October)-
During the monsoon months between August and October, Hyderabad receives moderate to heavy rainfall.
Winters (November - February)-
From November and lasting till February, the winter months draw in people in large numbers. This time is
also ideal for sightseeing.