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  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 542 m
  • Pincode: 500001
  • District: Rangareddi
  • Language: Telugu,Urdu
  • STD code: 040
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 39°C, Winter 14 to 20°C
Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh of South India. Located on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is the fifth largest city of India.  The 400 year old city is located on the banks of the River Musi.

Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah, the fifth sovereign of the Qutab Shahi dynasty, in the year 1591. Initially, Golconda was the capital of the Qutab Shahi dynasty, who ruled over Deccan during the period 1512 – 1687.

The name Hyderabad literally means ‘city of Hyder’ since it was named after Queen Hyder Mahal, wife of King Qutab Shah. With the help of Iranian architects, Hyderabad was erected in a grid format. The city was modeled on the city of Isfahan of Iran. With the construction of Hyderabad city, it became the capital city of Qutb Shahi rulers.

The cultural facet of Hyderabad is distinctly different from the Telugu culture of the rest of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad has a rich Hyderabadi culture of its own, a blend of Persian and Telugu cultures, which flourished under the reign of the Qutab Shahis.

Hyderabad is also known as the ‘City of Nizams’ since it was ruled for a long time by the Nizams. The Nizams of Hyderabad were famous as the wealthiest royals in the history of India.  

Today, Hyderabad is one of the leading centres of information technology. The emerging Biotech and IT industries have given the city a global platform. The thriving tourism and IT industries have brought Marriott, Novotel and Taj, the giants in the hospitality industry, to this metropolis.

Tourists who visit Hyderabad can witness the blend of ancestral heritage and modern technology. The deep rooted cultural history of Hyderabad is evident from its monuments, mosques, temples, varied art forms and crafts. The monuments, minarets and mosques of Hyderabad with its impressive architectural style attract visitors.   

Charminar, Jama Masjid, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Osmania University, Paigah Tombs, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Raymond Tomb, Birla Mandir, Hussain Sagar, Ramoji Film City, etc. are some of the popular attractions of the city of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad also celebrates the Deccan Festival is organised by the Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh, every year on 25th February. This five-day long festival reflects the culture and highlights Hyderabad's arts, crafts, culture and the famous Nawabi cuisine.

The pulsating nightlife of Hyderabad is also a major tourist attraction. The bylanes of the Charminar and the authentic Hyderabadi and Andhra cuisine has made Hyderabad a haven for shopaholics and foodies. The best time to visit Hyderabad is October to March.

Hyderabad can be reached from destinations around the country by air, rail and road. There are two International Airports in Hyderabad, Hyderabad International Airport; Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal and a domestic terminal; N T Rama Rao Domestic Terminal, connected with almost all major cities of India and the world. 

Secunderabad and Nampalli Railway stations are well connected to all major cities. 

The city is also well connected by buses run by the state government and other private operators to regions within the state as well as neighbouring states.

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Sri

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  • Sri
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 reader

"Amazing City but lack of cleanliness" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Today
I'm a Doctor from the United States and periodically come to India for teaching and surgical work. I love being in Hyderabad for my work especially to catch up with one of those late night biryanis apart from visiting the 400+yr charminar and roaming around the old city by walk watching the tourists buying bangles and pearls. Spending time at Salar Jung Museum is fascinating especially to look at Turner's marvellous sculpture.

After operating at various hospitals, depending on the place I am, feel like hanging around the Tank Bund Lake and Durgam Cheruvu, being my favourite hideout. Love travelling around Cyberabad watching beautiful Buildings of Software companies and roaming in the campus of Indian Business School and visit the Filmnagar temple on the way back to Secunderabad to have my favourite Irani chai and Osmania Biscuits.

Exciting to walk around the Sultan Bazar to watch scores of people shopping for safety pin to airbags, especially female stuff and head to Birla Temple in the evening to visit Lord Venkateswara and watch Hyderabad city in the lights.

Don't really miss the Light and Sound show at the magnanimous Golkonda Fort. Never miss my evening dinner pick up from Sri Kanya in Panjagutta and Sri Krishna Sweets from RP Road. Of Course love to watch movies at Inox at GVK One.

Very unfair on my part not to mention the world famous Ramoji Film City and love to tour around if time permits.

But of late, missing the cleanliness and beauty of Hyderabad and also afraid of the ever increasing traffic and with that pollution. EVEN THEN, LOVE TO BE IN Hyderabad.
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  • Pullasani Vamshi reddy
  • Lives in Warangal
  • 1 Review
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"Taj krishna" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's so good it's nice we are so comfortable and relaxed in the room that provided by the management of taj krishna. So visit the taj krishna for holidays and Tours to Hyderabad at any time. This is an excellent management system in the hotel and restaurant
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Swagat lenka

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  • Swagat lenka
  • 2 Reviews
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"Mr" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Beautiful place. People speak Hindi so no language issue with locals. Ramoji experience was great with VIP tickets. Visiting Charminar on a Sunday was good due to less crowded streets. Sudha car world is a good short span visit. Overall great experience with less money spent.
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Kumar bharwada

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  • Kumar bharwada
  • 2 Reviews
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"Very good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hyderabad city is neat and clean. I like people over there. The most beautiful place in Hyderabad is Ramoji film studio. Worth seeing. If anyone goes to Hyderabad and if he /she comes Without seeing Ramoji studio his/her tour is not complete. Other than Ramoji favourite of Hyderabad is Biryani. You must taste Biryani it's different.
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Tejaskakad

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  • Tejaskakad
  • 5 Reviews
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"Traditional and Best city but more crowded"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hyderabad is the best ever city to spend your holiday ... You have to place for more than 5 days to enjoy your Hyderabad trip. There is some places like charminar, Chaomulla palace, shrishailyam, and. T. Ramrao garden, Lumbini park where you can enjoy and spend your time it's best place to enjoy yourself and family also.
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Ajith G a

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  • Ajith G a
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 52 photos
  • 60 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  46911 readers

"Good place for 4 day Trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hyderabad is big city and it has lot of tourist attractions too.
These are the some of the places I visited on my visit to Hyderabad.
1. Birla temple
2. Ramoji Film City
3. Char Minar
4. Nehru Zoo
5. Lumbini Park
6. Prasads Imax
7. Necklace road
There are a lot of other popular places which can be visited too.
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Ramakrishna Ashrama

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  • Ramakrishna Ashrama
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 1 Review
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"Comfortable"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
As a regular traveler I have very good experience in all my travel. My visits to Hyderabad and other destinations are purely religious and it's approach in the POSITIVENESS. Thank you for your punctuality and coordination. I hope in future you and all good selves cooperate with all travelers. Thanks once again.
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Kashinath sonawane

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  • Kashinath sonawane
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  • 3 Reviews
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"Mr Kashinath Sonawane"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hyderabad city is very good city with memorable place like Charminar, Hussainsagar lake, salarjung musium, Lumbini park, Golkonda Fort, chomohalla place, kutubshahi Tomb & many other place. Food at Hyderabad is also good. We also visited Srisailam 220 km from Hyderabad, a very beautiful hilly area & dam and a famous Jyotirlinga one out of 12 in India-.
We enjoyed the city & also Ramoji film city which is Excellent & exclusve spread over 3600 acted.
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Permesh nair

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  • Permesh nair
  • Lives in Kochi
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"Reliving our associations"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hyderabad is the city where we spent about 3 decades of the prime of our lives. My husband and I worked there. Those years were very enriching, quite naturally so, with close interactions with colleagues in my workplace and with neighbours and acquaintances we could cultivate. People from different cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds gave us warm company. Thus got an excellent exposure to a slice of national citizenship and the required perspective to look at events from the national angle rather than the narrow perspective of one who belongs to a particular state, linguistic group or religion. Got enchanted with the ambience of different parts of the city of Hyderabad and the food habits of people from different parts of the country who live in harmony in the city. Our children spent their childhood and adolescence in this city and had their entire school education as well as their professional education partially in this city. So they also developed roots here. My husband and I could visit the offices we served and could meet old acquaintances. The ambience has changed from the time over a decade before when we last visited. On the whole this visit was so enjoyable with the intense nostalgia of associations we left behind a decade ago.
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Jish Mith

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  • Jish Mith
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  • 9 Reviews
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"Hyderabad"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Historical city with many monuments.
Golconda fort, charminar, salarjung museum.
Nice Biriyani, roasted chicken and other non veg items. Stone bangles and pearls near charminar, koti etc.
I came with family to attend my daughter's sports event. Not much visited only few places.
Divide your time between sightseeing and other activity.
For shopping local old Hyderabad is best.
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