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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.

Best time to visit Hyderabad in the next six months

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Kiran naga Chiranjeei

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"Golconda fort" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hi namasthe. I am tourist who came to see fort and am very excited to say about my view when I see with my eyes ... Here when you see first the gate of Golconda fort are very strong and till now and every area will explain you lot of things .. Here you see the pleasant and very high mind when constructing ... If you go to very up from there you will see all over Hyderabad as very small .. And so many tourists are coming and movie shootings and events too gng on when I visited and you bet you won't disappoint aftr gng .. I sure you will enjoy ... Reply me after you visited fort and .. Say your experience
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"Golconda fort" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hi namasthe. I am tourist who came to see fort and am very excited to say about my view when I see with my eyes ... Here when you see first the gate of Golconda fort are very strong and till now and every area will explain you lot of things .. Here you see the pleasant and very high mind when constructing ... If you go to very up from there you will see all over Hyderabad as very small .. And so many tourists are coming and movie shootings and events too gng on when I visited and you bet you won't disappoint aftr gng .. I sure you will enjoy ... Reply me after you visited fort and .. Say your experience
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"Golconda fort" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hi namasthe. I am tourist who came to see fort and am very excited to say about my view when I see with my eyes ... Here when you see first the gate of Golconda fort are very strong and till now and every area will explain you lot of things .. Here you see the pleasant and very high mind when constructing ... If you go to very up from there you will see all over Hyderabad as very small .. And so many tourists are coming and movie shootings and events too gng on when I visited and you bet you won't disappoint aftr gng .. I sure you will enjoy ... Reply me after you visited fort and .. Say your experience
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Kiran naga Chiranjeei

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"Golconda fort" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hi namasthe. I am tourist who came to see fort and am very excited to say about my view when I see with my eyes ... Here when you see first the gate of Golconda fort are very strong and till now and every area will explain you lot of things .. Here you see the pleasant and very high mind when constructing ... If you go to very up from there you will see all over Hyderabad as very small .. And so many tourists are coming and movie shootings and events too gng on when I visited and you bet you won't disappoint aftr gng .. I sure you will enjoy ... Reply me after you visited fort and .. Say your experience
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Sohit Sharma

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"Memorable experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It was a memorable flight from Jabalpur to Hyderabad by Air India. I was travelling along with my wife Nandini Sharma to meet my son in Hyderabad. It reached Hyderabad in just 2 hours from Jabalpur. Crew member of the flight were very helpful. All in all it was a nice experience.
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Sohit Sharma

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"Memorable experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It was a memorable flight from Jabalpur to Hyderabad by Air India. I was travelling along with my wife Nandini Sharma to meet my son in Hyderabad. It reached Hyderabad in just 2 hours from Jabalpur. Crew member of the flight were very helpful. All in all it was a nice experience.
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Raghuram R

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Haven of Andhra and Telangana" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I rate Hyderabad as the best place to see. Lot of places are good and historic. Ramoji film city is the best one which we should not miss. Salar Jung museum is the best one to see. Charminar - we should not miss. Golconda forte, Snow world, Lumbini Park, NTR garden and Buddha statue in the Tank Bund are a must see. Overall 4 days we can spend in this nice place.
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Kulkarni Atul

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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Would like to live here only for livelihood, visited almost all places nearby, a good city to live under any circumstances.. Nice ones are the places situated at the outskirts of the city.. Fun life here is too generous and a nice place for various adventures.
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Naveen Panduga

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"Hyderabad - beautiful place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Hyderabad is one of the most beautiful place in Telangana. I strongly recommend to visit it once. There are many places such as Golconda fort, Tankbund, Necklace Road, Sanghi temple, Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Birla temple, Snow World and Lumbini Park.
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"Very well-maintained city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I am from Mumbai, a much bigger city than Hyderabad. I must admit that Hyderabad is well maintained as compared to Mumbai.

Quick points:

Good infrastructure.

Ramoji film city is a special place, must visit.

Museums are must visit. Get a glimpse of Nizam culture.

People are courteous.

Biryanis are yummy here.

Overall good place to visit. Need 2-3 days atleast to cover all city destinations.
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