Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Security in Hyderabad Over Holiday Weekend

Location: Hyderabad

Event: Local media in Hyderabad have reported a significant increase in police presence throughout the city.  This weekend will coincide with the Varalakshmi Vratam and Bakrid holidays.  Given the likelihood of large crowds, U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.  Expect heightened police presence, additional traffic checks, and road closures.

Actions to Take:

• Avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.

• Avoid areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances.

• Keep a low profile.

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Monitor local media for updates.

• Do not draw attention to yourself.

• Review your personal security plans.

• Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.

• Notify friends and family of your safety.

• Follow the instructions of local authorities.


  • U.S. Embassy New Delhi
    Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
    telephone: +91-11-2419-8000
  • U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)
    C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
    telephone: +91-22-2672-4000
  • U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)
    220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
    telephone: +91-44-2857-4000
  • U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)
    5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071
    telephone: +91-33-3984-2400.
  • U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
    Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003
    telephone: +91-40-4033-8300.
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • India Travel Advisory and Country Page
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