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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Sunday brunches at the hotels, house parties, volunteering, charity events, etc. - Nov 18, 2017
People sometimes host parties in their homes, or game nights, or go to happy hours, get together for brunches, or hang out at the Park Hyatt and the Westin. There are several decent movie theaters, which show U.S. movies for the first 2 weeks of the release. There are several malls if you are into shopping. There are 2-3 golf courses and one horseback riding club - which we never tried, it is too far away. Some get together to play soccer once a week. That's pretty much it. Most travel for real fun. - Sep 20, 2016
Honestly, most people either hang out at the hotels (Park Hyatt, Westin) or entertain in their homes. Not a big club/bar scene in Hyderabad, though there are a few. There are some good restaurants open fairly late that have open-patios that are nice. Most people entertain at their homes, which is really nice and easy clean-up when you have a housekeeper! - Mar 16, 2015
Many people have parties in their homes. Folks get together for brunch. There are several decent movie theaters, which show first-run U.S. movies. For about US$4.00, you can sit in a Lazy-Boy type chair in the back row. It's easy and cheap to travel around India for a long weekends. - Jan 18, 2015
Hyderabad isn't known for its cultural highlights. Social life is rather limited in comparison to Delhi or Mumbai. Travel as much as you can and get a Netflix account. - Nov 20, 2014
Although there are a handful of good local restaurants, there is no local bar or pub scene, per se. Weekend parties at homes. Social life is fairly limited, but it's as good as you make it. Consulate is relatively small, so it's a fishbowl. But we manage to have fun; the different cliques even manage to overlap sometimes. - Jul 18, 2014
There are very few bars and clubs, and the ones that do exist are usually full of Indian men. Very few women go out. There are some nice restaurants for Indian and Western food. Most entertaining is done at home. The malls and movies theaters are the main entertainment here. - Mar 2, 2012
Easy. Many expats have large apartments our houses for at-home entertaining. Even if you don't have a housekeeper or a cook, most restaurants will cater a meal for reasonable prices. Outside of the home, there are many bars and restaurants. There are also movie theaters and a bowling alley. - Feb 27, 2012
Most is done at home. However, Indian companies love to have an expat at their events, so you often end up at their promotions. - Jan 11, 2011