Taking up a job and moving to a completely different city is one of the toughest things that someone does. Its been a year since I did that when I packed my stuff and moved to the City of Nawabs- Hyderabad, for my new job. There are pros and cons about every city here and it takes a while, but Hyderabad does manages to live up to your expectations and makes you fall in love with it. So here are 7 factors that makes Hyderabad one of the best to live and work at:
According to the fifth edition of the Annual Buy vs. Rent Score report, Hyderabad is one of the most affordable cities in India. It’s safe to say that the cost of living here is comparatively more reasonable than other cities like Bangalore, Pune and Delhi.
Hyderabad is a price conscious metropolitan city and an attractive destination for real estate due to its developed infrastructure. Commuting and transportation around the city are decent with the Metro Rail project and affordable public transport fares.
Competition amongst companies to hire the best candidates to keep a healthy environment and mutual growth. In simple words: the city has attracted youth here by allowing the companies to set up in this city. Be it a start-up or a reputed Multi National Company, Hyderabad has it all.
The City has become a home to almost all the Companies including Google, Facebook, Delloite and Microsoft. The ones on which you want to argue are not in Hyderabad, are on its way. The average salary offered here is between Rs.3 to 4.3 Lakhs per annum and the employment growth rate is 10% and 30% of respondents in the AMRC study consider it the best city, so the credentials are legit.
Honestly, no city in the World is completely safe for women or men, still, Hyderabad remains way safer than most cities in India. In 2017, a survey conducted across major cities in India saw the City of Pearls emerge as the safest city for women. A majority of the respondents surveyed were from the outskirts areas like Madhapur, Gachibowli and Shamshabad. The primary reason behind this is the professional infrastructure here. Hundreds of Men and Women work in night/graveyard shifts and are seen either leaving for home or work accordingly after these late shifts.
The city is equipped with CCTV cameras, dedicated police patrolling (also known as Rakshaks) and presence of SHE teams 24/7 which especially ensures women’s safety day and nights.
4. No Political Drama:
In a global survey held recently by Mercer’s Quality of Living Ranking 2019, Hyderabad has been named the best city in India to live in and Ranked 143rd position in the World Ranking beating Bangalore, Mumbai And Delhi. This has not been the first but fifth time in a row Hyderabad has received the honor.
All the credit here goes to the Honourable Chief Minister of Hyderabad, K. Chandrashekar Rao who well manages to make sure that theres not much of a political drama around the city as we have in our country right now. You will not see any Gowrakshaks Rally or Mob Lynching happening in any part of the city. You might find a bit of a harmless Andhra/Telangana Cold War in some places which can be ignored. The only thing that the (past & present) politicians from all the parties here are bothered about is Developement and Security around the City.
5. Clean City:
This started somewhere back in the year 2000 when, Honourable Chief Minister then, Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu started this initiative of a Green City. Hyderabad has emerged as the cleanest of all Metro cities of the country as per surveys carried out under Swachh Survekshan in the year 2017. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) which is the civic body that oversees Hyderabad has worked its way to make Hyderabad the Most Livable City in India. Its all their work that Hyderabad is recognized as one of the cleanest cities in India.That makes the climate here bearable as well. You might experience heatwave around the city only for the month of June but most of the year, there will be rains and mild breeze. Besides, the city does not have serious flood or earthquake possibilities. The sloping terrains, low pollution levels and a winding Musi river truly makes this city a beautiful place to live in.
To be honest, when talking about the Hyderabadi Food, there’s actually no start nor an end to it. Due to its high amount of spices, not everyone would get used to it right away but that’s quite manageable. Also known as Deccani cuisine, Hyderabadi Food, especially the authentic Hyderabadi kachi Biryani is famous all over the world.
If you’re a vegan or a bit of a health conscious then they have the authentic South Indian Food here which is vastly different and are mostly steamed and coconut flavoured. Some authentic and popular South Indian dishes found in Hyderabad that are sure to delight your taste buds are Rava Dosa, Wada, Idly and Mysore Bonda (with a lot of coconut chutney and sambhar of course).
Apart from that you’ll find a lot of Arabic Cuisines like Shawarma and Mandi in every corner of the City.
Irani chai and Osmania Biscuit defines the cafe culture in Hyderabad, especially in the Old City. The smoky-flavored, Tandoori-styled Chai, typically served in clay glass, that made its entry into the city recently and is slowly gaining popularity among people around.
7. People Themselves:
Happiness is always high in the city. Apart from being extremely polite and disciplined, one thing that I have loved about the Hyderabadi People is that most of them are Respectful, Peace Loving and always welcoming towards people from every region. Caste System or Religionism does not dominate the city at all.I’ve stayed in multiple cities in India and I’ve seen people raising eyebrows or stop speaking or being resilient towards someone from a lower caste or a different religion. In fact, I have been pin-pointed on being a Muslim on numerous occasions in other cities but have not even come across one such individual in Hyderabad who will question anyone’s religious beliefs, caste or personal preferences. While most of the Hyderabadis mingle very well with one another, you might find some of them to be rude and arrogant, but they come under those 1% population of the city that can be ignored. Moreover, such people are seen everywhere and you cannot blame any city just because of one such individual.
So, if you’re someone looking for a job and thinking about relocating then Hyderabad, a highly livable modern city, is waiting to welcome you, with its old world charm still intact.