Safety and Warnings - Hyderabad
Although the city is a bit conservative in its outlook, one can wear western outfits as long as they are not revealing so it best to avoid mini skirts and shorts unless you want to attract unwanted attention.
The local shopkeepers hike up the prices the minute they know that you are new to the town, so make sure that you bargain and also decide on the auto rickshaw fares in advance to avoid problems.
The Hyderabadi Biryani is a popular dish so one may be tempted to try this, however do remember that most of the dishes are extremely spicy and oily in this part of the city (well tasty as well), so make sure to remind the cook to make the dish less spicy especially if you cannot tolerate strong spices.
Be careful while drinking mineral water as it could be tap water filled in bottles, so buy from well known shops.