Naga Subrahmanyam (Subbu) Private tour guide in Hyderabad, Vijayawāda, Visakhapatnam - India

Naga Subrahmanyam (Subbu)

Guide profile:

Hello travelers..!!!


It's my pleasure to share with you about myself.

I started my guiding career in 2001 and still feel as if I started it recently. I love this profession which gives me an immense pleasure, knowledge, enthusiasm, energy and meeting new people every time. I was born and brought up in an agricultural family and chose to become a tourism professional after completing my Bachelor of Tourism Studies and Masters in Tourism Management. Tourism is my lifetime passion. My primary language of explanation is English and I speak fluent French also. As I have been working for over 17 years in South India for the tourists from different countries of the world as a tour leader / tour guide / Interpreter, I can speak different South Indian languages also. I am frequently hired as the local tour guide / tour leader / Interpreter for foreign tourist groups and FITs by many reputed travel companies. My experience as a tour guide makes it easy to understand the needs and expectations of tourists. 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. I was honored with “Best Tourist Guide” award by Ministry of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2010.

I offer customized and personalized tours for families, individuals and groups in and around Hyderabad. My tours are private tours with different themes based on individual needs and expectations. So, if you are in the city of Hyderabad on vacation or business trip, I am here to help you to explore the city which has got its secrets unexplored. I have walking tours which last in few hours to the couple of days in the city. My city Hyderabad has been declared as one of the 20 must visit places in the world in 2015 by National Geographic Traveller’s Magazine.

So far I worked for the tourists of reputed travel companies in the world. I have given some sample tours below for your understanding but the list is not exhaustive. All my tours will be executed by me as an experienced tour leader and guide with professional tour guide license from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Please confirm my availability by mail before booking my tour guide services. Thank you for sparing time to view my profile.

Please note: Since, I do not own any transportation vehicles, I can procure / suggest it from best tourist transport operators from my city who have got experienced chauffeurs with best market price. I have not included entry tickets of the monuments also which I can suggest when we discuss about the program based on your interests. By choosing a licensed guide with private transport could enhance your experience of visits a much more in less time and you will still have a relaxing time. Please discuss with me before booking of my services in order to prepare a best suitable program for you.

Have a wonderful trip.


Tour Leader, Tour Guide and Interpreter (English & French), Hyderabad, India.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Andrew M.

I booked Naga for the full day Hyderabad tour and I was very impressed by his knowledge of his city and the surrounding areas. I decided to book him for a second day in which we visited Salar Jung Museum and Paigah Tombs. Very interesting and on both days Naga also took me to a Hindu Tenple where I was given holy water, an experience I’ll never forget.

If you are visiting Hyderabad and need a guide, Naga is the one! Cheers Naga - all the best.

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 – 3-4 Hrs

3) Textiles Tour – 6 to 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) Colonial Tour - 4 Hrs

8) Exclusive Necropolis Tour - 5 Hrs

9) 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) Coastal Andhra Tour (Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Warangal and Hyderabad) - 8-10 Days*

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

18) Tamilnadu and Kerala Tours from Chennai to Cochin / Bengaluru

* special interest tours

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes. I can arrange. But, I do not own any fleet. If tourists require transportation, I can arrange it from best tourist transport operators of the city with experienced chauffeurs with best market price. They have got small cars, big cars, tempo travelers and big coaches etc.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Full Day Tour of Hyderabad General Price Per Group 65.00 USD
Full Day Tour of Old Hyderabad Price Per Group 65.00 USD
Full Day Tour to Bidar Fort Price Per Group 68.00 USD
Hyderabad Heritage Walk Tour Price Per Group 65.00 USD
Special Textiles Tour to Pochampally Price Per Group 65.00 USD
Two Days Tour to Srisailam Price Per Group 128.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Travelling in off-beat travel sectors, witnessing signature life styles and cultures of each and every region or state of India, travelling to the off beat areas where I could show the indigenous art forms, life style of the artists and their cultures, artshowcasing agriculture and tourism of different regions of the country along with heritage, culture, history etc.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Andrew M. 14 Apr 2018

I booked Naga for the full day Hyderabad tour and I was very impressed by his knowledge of his city and the surrounding areas. I decided to book him for a second day in which we visited Salar Jung Museum and Paigah Tombs. Very interesting and on both days Naga also took me to a Hindu Tenple where I was given holy water, an experience I’ll never forget.

If you are visiting Hyderabad and need a guide, Naga is the one! Cheers Naga - all the best.

5 stars Emiko O. 05 Nov 2017

Mr. Naga is a passionate and professional tour guide who tried hard to make the tour safe, comfortable and enjoyable. We get to know that Hyderabad is a very attractive city thanks to Mr. Naga, making us to visit there again in the future.

5 stars Christy C. 29 Jul 2017

Subbu was fantastic. Very professional, very knowledgeable and personable. He suggested some fascinating places to go in Hyderabad, not all on the beaten path. I highly recommend him!

5 stars Alberto M. 11 Jun 2017

Naga Subrahmanyam (Subbu) should be your n.1 guide for your trip. He is an outstanding professional, extremely knowledgeable and able to share his passion for India. He suggested a great tour and walked me through the history and the day to day life of the places we visited like I was a local.

The depth and breath of his explanations and the careful choices of the venues to visit are a great plus.

The coffee and cookies that we got together at the Charminar were fantastic. Thanks

5 stars David C. 31 Oct 2016

Naga was a first class guide to Hyderabad. His knowledge of local, regional and Indian history was very comprehensive. I enjoyed a half day walking tour in the centre of Hyderabad and also a full day of visits to local landmarks (fort, tombs), palaces, temples and the museum. Naga was great company and we visited areas I would not have felt so confident exploring alone. A real highlight was the vegetable market and other Sunday markets close to the Charminar. I can highly recommend Naga.

5 stars Ian G. 08 Aug 2016

Naga is a professional and friendly guide. We contacted him to take a small corporate group for a full day tour around the sites of Hyderabad. He met us at our hotel as arranged and we discussed the schedule and itinerary for the day. We already had transport so just hiring a guide was ideal and cost effective for us. He speaks excellent English, is friendly and approachable. Would use again without hesitation.

5 stars Aaron M. 28 Dec 2015

Subbu was a great guide and took us to places we would have never found on our own. He is very professional and speaks clear English. I highly recommend his services. Well worth the asking fee!

5 stars Benedict C. 05 Nov 2015

Subbu was an excellent tour guide. Despite the limited time and tight schedule, he tailer-made a suitable and enjoyable tour for me. Though my mobile and email were not readily available abroad, Subbu made the effort and called me up at my hotel to contact me. He arranged everything perfectly. He made good use of the time to take me see great historical sites to my satisfaction. He was knowledgeable, patient, courteous and experienced. Highly recommended for everyone!!!

5 stars Anne O. 06 Oct 2015

What an amazing day - Subbu knows his history...I learned so much from the old architecture of the city to the ruling periods of the various kings and the wars that led to the beginning and end of dynastys. I highly recommend Subbu to take you around the city- I felt completely comfortable walking around with him, he was courteous and always had my safety in mind. Can't wait for my next adventure!

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. 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 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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