|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$23.33|
|Milk (1 liter)||$0.58|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$1.52|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$2.79|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.04|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$60.85|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.15|
A lot of people may get confused about this city in Pakistan because there is also one in India. Although the Hyderabad in India is more of a tourist spot, the Hyderabad of Pakistan is also noteworthy. This is the second largest town in the province of Sindh, founded only in the latter part of the 1700s. This is the birthplace of a lot of world-renowned poets and dervishes and the home to popular medical and educational institutions like the University of Sindh. This city has an airport, too, so cheap flights to Hyderabad will be easy to find.
It really is quite unfortunate that due to political struggles and unending battles, great architectural and engineering structures from the past lie in ruins today. However, these are extremely important to both local and international archaeologists. The Pre-Harappan Amri is a fort which dates back to 3600 BC is an architectural excavation site. Other structures like that are the Agham Kot, the Paco Qillo and the Ranikot Fort, one of the largest all over the world. The Tombs of Talpur Mirs where Sindh rulers in the past were buried after the Battle of Miani versus the British troops is a great place to visit too.
Those who are not into dust and ruins can go to Rani Bagh, a zoo housing zebras, lions and even horses. Rani in the local dialect means ‘queen’. This was once named after Victoria, Queen of England. Other notable parks are Mustafa and Hussainbad. Try out the New Hyderabad City where the Lake View Park is. This man-made recreational spot is a favorite among families during holidays and other local festivals.
As mentioned earlier, this is a famous spot for archaeological digs so there are several hotels in Hyderabad for both scientists and mere sight seeing tourists. For those who are not too adventurous when it comes to food, some of these hotels serve really good fare. And for a safer option, they also have McDonald’s and KFC here.
Because Sindh is a very important town in terms of economics, it is directly linked to other cities in Pakistan. Transportation is not a problem, whether it is on land, water, rail and of course, air. Again, with its own domestic airport, scrounging for discount, cheap flights to Hyderabad will be easy.