Naga Subrahmanyam (Subbu) Private tour guide in Hyderabad, Bīdar, Hospet - India

Naga Subrahmanyam (Subbu)

Guide profile:

Namaskaram (Hello) from your South Indian Tour Guide!

A Warm Welcome to Hyderabad, India.

"National Geographic Traveler magazine has published its annual list of the top 20 destinations that holidaymakers must visit in 2015 as part of its 'Best of the World - 20 Places one should see in 2015' feature Hyderabad, India at 2nd position on the list. Hyderabad, India - A DIAMOND IS FOREVER".

I am a professional English-speaking licensed tour guide working from Hyderabad and live here. I was trained and licensed by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Tourism is my lifetime passion; I studied my graduation and post graduation in tourism management and well versed in different kinds of tours like walking tours in heritage / historical / natural / rural locations, religious (temple / faith) tours, River Cruise Tours, Forest / Nature Tours, Buddhist tours, textile tours, tribal tours and Off Beat Coastal Andhra Tours.

I have been working for over 12 years from Hyderabad for the tourists from different countries of the world as a tour guide / tour leader / tour manager. I am frequently hired as the local tour guide / tour leader for foreign tourist groups and FITs by many reputed travel companies. I also have very good experience in tourism consulting sector and worked for some of my guests as an interpreter / business assistant for their trips in Hyderabad and so on. I was honored with “Best Tourist Guide” award by Ministry of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh (state government) in 2010.

On a personal level, your time spent with me will be informative, interesting and enjoyable. I’ll tell you the stories, myths and legends that you never read in the guide books. My key words are inform, interest and entertain. My experience as a tour guide makes it easy to understand the needs and expectations of tourists. I would show you the way how local people live and different cultures here. I prepare customized and private itineraries / tours based on your area of interest and ideas. So, join me for an unforgettable tour, be it one day or ten days tour. My commitment and passion as a guide makes your trip a memorable experience.

So far I worked for the guests of reputed IT companies in the world like Microsoft, Google, Dell, Infosys and travel companies like Audley, A&K, Thomas Cook, Cox & Kings, Peirce & Leslie, SITA, Transindus and Greaves Travels etc to name a few. If you want your private tour to be customized, just send me an email so that I will make it suitable for you based on your availability of time, interests and preferences. Any questions about Hyderabad and South India, welcome to contact me. Please confirm my availability by mail. Thank you for sparing time to view my profile.

Have a wonderful trip.


Private Tour Guide, Hyderabad, India

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Edmund L.

I engaged Naga (Subbu) for 3 days from 19 to 21 Feb 2015. I found him knowledgeable, professional, responsive, reliable and accommodating. I would recommend his services without any hesitation.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

1) Hyderabad Sightseeing Tours: Half Day (4 Hrs) Tours (OR) Full Day (8 Hrs) Tours (OR) 2 Days Tours

NOTE: SJ Museum, CM Palace, Nizam's Museum and State Museum will be closed on Fridays

2) Hyderabad Heritage Walks – Each 2-4 Hrs

3) Textiles Tour – 4 / 8 Hrs

4) Half Day Golkonda Fort and Tombs – 4 Hrs

5) Full Day Downtown Hyderabad - 8 Hrs

6) Ramoji Film City Tour - 9 Hrs

7) Tribal Tour - 4 Hrs

8) Colonial Tour - 4 Hrs

9) Exclusive Necropolis Tour - 5 Hrs

10) Culinary Tour - 4 Hrs*

Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad and same day return to the city:

11) Forest Safari in Tiger Reserve and Water Falls - 10 Hrs

12) Bidar Fort Excursion - 12 Hrs

13) Nagarjuna Sagar Tour - 13 Hrs

14) Warangal and Palampet - 14 Hrs

Outstation Tours:

15) Forest Safari, Tiger Reserve, Water Falls, Pilgrimage, River Cruise & Caves - 2 Days*

16) Offbeat Coastal Andhra Tour - 8-10 Days*

17) Deccan Tour of Islamic and Hindu Cultural Heritage - 8-10 Days*

* special interest tours

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, Transportation can be arranged upon request with extra charge.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Customized Textiles Tour to Pochampally Price Per Group 85.00 USD
Full Day Buddhist Heritage Tour Price Per Group 215.00 USD
Full Day Forest Safari and Water Falls Tour Price Per Group 225.00 USD
Full Day tour of Hyderabad General Price Per Group 135.00 USD
Full Day Tour of Old Hyderabad Price Per Group 135.00 USD
Full Day Tour to Bidar Fort Price Per Group 210.00 USD
Half Day Tour 1 by Walk Golkonda Fort and Tombs Price Per Group 56.00 USD
Half Day tour 1 of Golkonda Fort and Tombs Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Half Day tour 2 by Walk Charminar and C M Palace Price Per Group 56.00 USD
Half Day Tour 2 of Charminar & Chowmahalla Palace Price Per Group 118.00 USD
Half Day Tour 3 of Museums and Mausoleum Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Hyderabad Heritage Walk Tour Price Per Group 65.00 USD
Kakathiya Tour Price Per Group 235.00 USD
Ramoji Film City Tour Price Per Group 165.00 USD
Textiles Tour to Pochampally Price Per Group 165.00 USD
Two days tour of Hyderabad Price Per Group 242.00 USD
Two Days Tour to Srisailam Price Per Group 462.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Tours of Art, Architecture and History of different kingdoms / empires of South India.

Walking Tours / Heritage Walks in Downtown Hyderabad.

Religious (temple / faith) tours, Buddhist Tours and tours to cover the local bazaars (markets) of various types such as vegetables, textiles, arts, crafts, jewellery & pearls.

Day tours by covering the forest and wildlife areas.

Special interest tours to rural areas to see the real India and also to interact with the local folk..

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Edmund L. 25 Feb 2015

I engaged Naga (Subbu) for 3 days from 19 to 21 Feb 2015. I found him knowledgeable, professional, responsive, reliable and accommodating. I would recommend his services without any hesitation.

5 stars Perumal R. 14 Feb 2015

Subbu was very knowledgeable about all the attractions we visited. And able to also keep us informed about the history and other interesting facts when moving between attractions.

He was flexible when we need to amend the tour program for personal reasons.

I would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for a English-speaking tour guide in the Hyderabad area.

5 stars Anne C. 20 Dec 2014

Subbu had a very good knowledge of sites visited, of the history of Charminar, temple, palace, helped us plan the days and was very flexible about changes when we grew tired. His service around the fort and tombs was exceptional and highly recommended him for this. Narrow spice streets, vegetable market, introduced us to Hyderabad biriani and pearls, FabIndia, very good retail knowledge and advice on how to shop. Flexible with program when we grew tired. Lovely manner and watched out for us.

5 stars Allen H. 13 Nov 2014

We have now completed a number of tours with Subbu and once again he entertained and educated us, with an exhaustive knowledge of the buddhist era in India without doubt. If you are visiting India, Hyderabad Subbu's services in particular tours would be an excellent choice.

5 stars Allen H. 12 Nov 2014

This is our fourth tour with Subbu and once again his versatility and enthusiasm for the subject matter shone through.

Great tour, we were delivered safely to our accommodation thanks to the skills of our driver.

5 stars Allen H. 10 Nov 2014

We left Hyderabad early en route to the Nallamalai Forest and Srisailam although we didn't see tigers we were able to view other wildlife and were enthralled by this wilderness area. Subbu had selected good accommodation in Srisailam and we were surprised to see the population had swelled to over 50,000 for the Karthika Marsa Festival, in the Mallikharjuna swarmy Temple. Our participation in which was a eclectic assault on our senses. Would highly recommend this tour, great guild and driver.

5 stars Allen H. 09 Nov 2014

Hyderabad is an area of great contrasts of religion, politics and history. The old and the new expertly highlighted by Subbu's tour.

5 stars Allen H. 08 Nov 2014

This was our first trip to India & Hyderabad in particular we were very fortunate to make contact with Subbu & when we realised he was available we booked all our tours with him. His love for his city, state & country was evident immediately this tour was a great intro to Hyderabad. We spent hours roaming the Fort & its surrounds, accompanied by Subbu's very informative narrative, Highly reconmend

5 stars Matthew M. 23 Sep 2014

Excellent tour. Subbu has encyclopaedic knowledge, and found ways for us to see all that I wanted to, giving me clear choices for what we could do next at each stage. highest recommendation.

5 stars Alok B. 17 Aug 2014

We recently did 2 walking tours with Subbu in Hyderabad - 1. Old City and Charminar, 2. Golconda Fort and Tombs. We thoroughly enjoyed the tours with Subbu and we very glad to have had him show us around. Subbu had an excellent grasp of history and tirelessly kept telling us fantastic historical stories. The structure of the tour was very well thought through and he was able to customize for us being with little kids. We would very highly recommend him. A Bhatia

5 stars Lynda O. 06 Apr 2014

Subbu is an excellent guide. He has deep knowledge of and appreciation for the rich history and extraordinary architecture of the city, and shares his information enthusiastically and clearly. He was also very flexible and tailored the tour to my expressed interest in historical sites. He took me to places I never would have known to visit on my own (the Paigah Tombs were amazing).

The car was excellent -- new Toyota minivan with good A/C and a skillful driver.

I will book with Subbu again!

5 stars Lynda O. 05 Apr 2014

Subbu's walking tour of the Old City will give you a view of Hyderabad that a tourist would never find on his or her own. One highlight was going into an abandoned palace and seeing how the squatters had taken over and were using the space. Subbu is a wonderful guide -- clear explanations, enthusiastic about the city, and patient with questions!

5 stars Irene P. 13 Mar 2014

Subbu was an excellent guide. Our walking tour of the Old City was both interesting and informative. I would highly recommend him, and it was a pleasure spending the day with him.

5 stars susie P. 23 Mar 2013

Subbu provided a wonderful experience for my husband and me. He has a great deal of knowledge of Hyderabad. He took us to places that we could never know to visit. The most important, he made it stress free for us. A true professional tour guide. If you visit Hyderabad, you should contact him as your tour guide.

5 stars mike O. 11 Jan 2013

My wife and I spent two days in Hyderabad recently, in the excellent care of Mr.Naga Subrahmanyam(Subbu).

Mr. Subrahmanyam has a comprehensive understanding of the history and cultural features of his city and imparts his knowledge with enthusiasm, his reflections and explications are engaging and delivered with great clarity.

Subbu is not only exact with historical detail regarding dates, personages and incidents, he also involves his clients in a real appreciation of the romance and human el

Tour Guide Comment: It was a great pleasure to work for you. Many thanks for your appreciations.

5 stars Bob K. 29 Jan 2012

If I could give a 100 as a score, I would. Naga Subrahmanyam, or Subu, as he likes to be called, gave me one of the very best days of my entire life. It was truly a memorable day as we walked the old city of Hyderabad. He helped me in communicating with locals and with local customs. I can't say enough good things about him.

I highly recommend him without hesitation.

3 stars Sara K. 22 Sep 2014

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