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Hyderabad Info

  • 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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Vsk Manekantta

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
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"A good place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Hyderabad is the place of pride having all the religious persons and all the members were very good, very innocent and very good people and hotels and infrastructure are there in Hyderabad. There is falaknuma palace and all other excellent and romantic areas are there. Golconda is there having good fort architecture and all.
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Varun Kumar

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  • Varun Kumar
  • Lives in Suryapet
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"A very good and lovable city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We have many things to see here birla temple, zoo, salar jung museum and Golconda temple. We have many chilling parks and world's biggest film city ramoji film city and here the movies are great too see, people are most lovable and caring. I would like to come again to see Hyderabad again.
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Sandeep Reddy

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"Amazing place of Heritage, Food and Pearls" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is one of the historic places in India with the many historic attractions.

The must visit places are Golconda, Charminar, Birla mandir, Necklace Road, Falaknuma Palace, Taramati Baradari, Ramoji Film City, Sanghi Temple, Planetarium, Salar Jung Museum, and the recent attraction is Wonderla.

Hyderabad is famous for its food, the Biryani that you get here has very typical flavour, which you would not find anywhere else. There are lot of shopping malls, among them are In-Orbit Mall, Forum Mall, Central Mall etc, and many resorts on the outskirts of the city.

Hyderabad is good place to buy pearls, you get various kinds of pearls based on the budget.

You can spend time in malls for movies and eating, a city that serves you food round the clock. This is not very expensive city too, which is a major advantage. You can get the very budget food/stay/entertainment to the luxurious of all the things. Overall it is a good place to visit, except a bit sunny.
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Chidambaram krishnan

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"A well-develpoed city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Hyderabad is a well developed city with pretty good infrastructure facilities. I did not encounter any serious traffic jams as one sees in Bangalore or even Chennai. Traffic is fairly chaotic as in all major Indian cities but vehicles tend to move. Plenty of good food outlets and shopping malls. In terms of sightseeing, the main places recommended are the Salar Jung museum, Zoo, Golconda fort and Birla Mandir.

Weather was hot and dry at this time with temperatures around 42 degrees C.
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Sushant More

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  • Sushant More
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"Must visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice place to visit. Should visit at least once in your lifetime. Ramoji Film City is very good. Hyderabad City Traffic is very bad should avoid entering city as much as possible. Golconda Fort is also maintained very good. Charges for guide in Golconda fort is very high. Must try Hyderabadi biryani of Paradise Hotel. Quantity of food in all hotes is very big.
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Rohini kumar sahu

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  • Rohini kumar sahu
  • 2 Reviews
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"Enjoyable journey"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Little harsher dry heat on the day. But lot of places to hop around in the evening. Go to Charminar, spend time around Masab tank area. Enjoy Andhra meals in local famous hotspots. See movies in the lavish and luxurious theaters (competing with Mall based cineplexes).
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Sai Mugula

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  • Sai Mugula
  • Lives in Warangal
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"A delegated, historic and cultured place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is a very big city which is pretty famous for historic buildings and structures, famous places and finally this is tye perfect place for foodies. Hyderabad at present is a sort of polluted air space due to urbanisation. I suggest you guys, let out yourself to your destination a hour before to be there in time, if not you will be stuck in the traffic atleast a half an hour (in total). Anyways, keeping this boring stuff behind, one can enjoy Hyderabad a lot if he/she loves.
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Smriti Das

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"City is proud for its tourist spots, culture & heritage"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is not the proper season for Hyderabad trip but I had to come due to some personal work. City has a great changes at present. I think, all IT sectors are shifted to Hyderabad city. Cyber Tower which is very famous building for IT group. Besides that so many infrastructures are developed in this city. In every locality there are good mall just like In orbit, spar Hypermarket, D mart and so on. Metro rail work is under processing. City is proud for its various tourist spots, culture & heritage.
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Supriya subramaniam

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"Something for everyone"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Justified in being ranked the best metro of the country. Rich in culture with the perfect blend of metropolitan lifestyle, the city has something to offer for all.

Many historical sites with interesting stories are well maintained to this day. A foodie paradise. Also has interesting clubs and events for the party goers. Very affordable city, although it has enough venues to splurge too. Some of the best hotels I've been to. The spectrum of plush to street is what attracts me the most, to the city.

Would recommend a visit, preferably in winter. (The heat being the only, albeit major negative, to the city).
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Rahul Kumar

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  • Rahul Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Best place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I recently visited Hyderabad and it was very nice and beautiful Place. I enjoyed a lot there with my family. My friend used to live in Hyderabad and he showed me very good and attractive places, we have visited Hussain Sagar, Golconda Fort and many more. Best place visited ever.
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