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  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 542 m
  • Pincode: 500001
  • District: Hyderabad
  • 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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Asim Habib

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  • Asim Habib
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  39 readers

"Nice place to visit in December-January" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
I belong to north India(Bihar). Since last 2 year, on every winter vacation, I visit Hyderabad because here winter is not effected and very suitable for tourist to visit. In the evening time, environment looks nice. Hyderabad is famous for food especially Hyderabadi biryani. And Hyderabad is my favourite destination because here there is many historical place to visit like char minar, Golkonda fort, salarjung museum, Mecca masjid etc.
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Asish

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  • Asish
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"Very Good" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Very Good to have 3-4 days tour, places to visit:
1) Ramoji Film City
2) Golkonda Fort
3) NTR Gardens
4) Salarjung Museum
5) Nehru Zoological Park
6) Lumbhini PArk
7) Birla Temple, Birla Science Centre, Birla Planetarium (Both Nearby to Temple)
8) Snow World
9) Golkonda Fort
10) Charminar
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Vara Prasad

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  • Vara Prasad
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"Marvellous Hyderabad visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Hyderabad is an metropolitan city. The famous here are the Golkonda fort and the Hussain sagar lake. The statues around the lake describes the greatness of Telugu rulers, poets and social workers. The average stay would be around 1000/- to 5000/- per day. I had a wonderful experience in Hyderabad.
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Sanshrita Bhoil

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  • Sanshrita Bhoil
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 2 Reviews
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"A different experience" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Had not really expected Hyderabad to turn out so much for my liking. A real beautiful city with a huge wealth of culture. Had gone for business work. No dearth of hotels from mid-range to luxury ones. Nice roads, clean highways. A lot of options for shopping. Culture wise also very rich. So many sightseeing places, Char minar, Salar jung museum, Ramoji film city variety of cuisines with Hyderabadi biryani being most famous.
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Neeraj Singh

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  • Neeraj Singh
  • Lives in Jabalpur
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"Full of fun at Hyderabad!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad is among the one of the best cities in the India. It is very popular for many reasons. Here lots of places to visit with family and friend. Food was auosome and hotals too. Please visit once in a life you feel great. Best places are Lumabani park in that laser show is great then Golkunda fort, char minar, Biriyani of paradise hotel, food of the haveli etc. The best place to visit is ramoji film city that is awesome place to visit.
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Syed Sultan

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  • Syed Sultan
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"The best place to live" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I visited Hyderabad in December 2015, it is a great place anyone can be able to adjust here, The person can survive here with low cost as going to other places we face lot of problems such as hotel rents, if we take the rooms that rent was also huge there, and for travelling charges also high in other states. That is the reason for the gaining of population in Hyderabad other states peoples are coming in Hyderabad and settling here. It is very good for weather it is always in it's normal temperature. To live and to survive in life a person needs two things that are food and weather, the both things are adjustable here in Hyderabad. So it is good I lived there happily and here the Hyderabadi peoples are very helpful not like other state peoples. If we have a friend in Hyderabad they stay with us till the end of our trip these words are for one of my best Hyderabad I friend who supported me a lot when I was in Hyderabad. And the famous places are Golconda fort, Hussain sagar, Charminar, and a big bangles store market called Laad bazaar, here these Hyderabad I peoples says three things are famous Hyderabi biryani Hyderabadi sherwani, and Hyderabadi mehman nawazi. I have a great experience here if anyone want to visit here they can visit. Such a great place and you also love it.
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Naveen Kumar

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  • Naveen Kumar
  • Lives in Nizamabad
  • 1 Review
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"Hyderabad, a nice city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It is a great experience to travel Hyderabad from my home town. Earlier I visited some places like meditation and parks and also library's. This time I want to visit the Biryani points. Why because I ate here last one year back with my friends. So, now this time we planned to go some Temples and also Paradise spot. So I wish you all who will visiting here, must go and see your liked places.
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Rohit Verma

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  • Rohit Verma
  • Lives in Bhilai
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"Good experience with nice food services!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
As the official visit, we have came to Hyderabad. It was good experience in Hyderabad. The Education level is very, there are various institutes in Hyderabad, providing the best education. There people comes from the various countries. There are various temples to visit, We have visited Birla mandir and Chilkur Temple. There is the problem of the water in the whole city, as they have to depend on the water tankers for water, drinking water we have to purchase. The food was too spicy as compared to north Indian, but in various hotels we have got the north Indian foods as well. So we have enjoyed this trip very well. I recommend please visit at least once to see the Birla Mandir.
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Vinay Kothapally

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  • Vinay Kothapally
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Great experience at Hyderabad" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a great experience to travel Hyderabad from my home town. I went and visited lot of people and place's. I went to charminar, Golconda, birla mandir, and I had biryani in paradise hotel. It was so great. I met my friends in Ammerpet. And I went to my sister home in the evening I went to movie with my sister and brother in law.
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Soumyabrata Ganguly

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  • Soumyabrata Ganguly
  • Lives in Bankura
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"City is best to roam" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad has several spot to visit. Ramoji film city & Golkunda ford is awesome. To visit Ramoji film city 1day is not enough. And also their is some artificial sight seen location like -6 degree cent, Charminar, Hussain sagar. Food is costly, but hotels & cabs are reasonable.
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