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  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: City
  • 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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Hareesh Dande

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"An excellent trip" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
One fine day, I went to Hyderabad and that was awesome experience. I saw many places in Hyderabad. Especially Golconda fort, salarjung museum are my favorites. I saw charminar also, which is located in old city. I would prefer this city in future too.
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Harsh Shah

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"Awesome Hyderabad" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I went to Hyderabad once. Ramoji film city and charminar was breath taking. Hyderabadi people are amazing and helpful. Please guys go and buy Karachi biscuits as well as try Hyderabadi biryani.
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Jose Gracious

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"Really Majestic" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is full of things that one can enjoy. Particularly, I have to mention the Hyderabadi Biryani of various flavours and tastes really tickling my tongue, even now. So many things to see and a lot to buy. Really a great experience. Anyone can enjoy this city, as there is something for everyone. One should really visit this city for its Grandeur and Majesticity.
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Siva Prasad

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"Best place to visit in Telangana" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One of the craziest place to visit in Telangana must visit some crazy places like Ramoji film city, Paradise Biryani hotel, birla temple, snow world and many more attractions. My favourite place in Hyderabad is Paradise Hotel it is famous for its Biryani and next best is bawarchi biryani for chicken dum biryani. Birla temple is also a very good attraction. Must visit Ramoji Film City and paradise hotel.
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Ravinder Deekonda

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"A good city for shopping" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The trip to hyderabad is a very good experience. The weather at hyderabad was Pleasant in July. Generally it is the month of rains here. Hyderabad city has great history of Nizam nawabs. Here many places are there to visit like Charminar, Birla mandir, Birla Science Center, Hussain Sagar Lake, Monolithic Buddha Statue of 58 feet high, Tank Bund, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park, Golconda Fort, Gandipet Reservoir a picnic spot, Ramoji Film city, Sanghi Temple and many more. The local shopping is also very good. Specially the pearls and bangles are very famous near charminar. Most of the places in hyderabad can be reached by Bus/ Auto.
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Sushmanth Yamsani

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"The best place among all other cities" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is best among all places and mainly night life in Hyderabad will be awesome. Every day you can enjoy in Hyderabad and different types of foods and different cultures etc. If you visit Hyderabad only you will get to know about it.
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Raju Sakinala

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"A good historical place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is the ideal place for to see historical places. We gone through this place last week. It was very pleasant ride to see the places of city like Birla mandir, golconda fort. We had a happy days that time. Then we went to the hotel and we moved to shamshabad airport. Its one of largest airport in India. It is simply superb.
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Mahesh Yasam

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"A nice place to enjoy" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If we come to Hyderabad we can enjoy the food, environment, people around us. Charminar, Birla Mandir, sanghi temple, ramoji film city and ocean park are the best places to visit. Even we can have good food for the visitors. The great biryani of paradise, Bawarchi and Kritunga are very tasty.
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Akshay Jain

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"A nice destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I just recently visited Hyderabad in summer vacations. A place to experience devotees, foodies and not to forget about the heat. I visited birla mandir, imax, snow world, malls, theatres, etc. I was with my family and stayed in my relatives house. Hyderabad is famous for its biryani, masala dosa, idli, etc.
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"A beautiful destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the beautiful destination with lots of places to visit like ramoji film city, Golconda zoo, ocean parks and all of the destination are covered, the beautiful necklace road lightings are awesome. Overall, a great place to have fun.
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