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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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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 247 photos
  • 137 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
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"The Happy City" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad has been all the time best city life examples in India. The city with a welcoming attitude, lip smacking food and beautiful city life attracts people all around the country to live to work to travel and for various purposes. The city has a Pride Charminar, magnificent Hussain Sagar lake, historical Salar jung museum, World class airport and many more. Being a Hindi speaker I didn't find any major problem here. Everything is compatible for travelling living and touring.
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Pruthvisaireddy k

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  • Pruthvisaireddy k
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome as it looks." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad is a place where we feel like we are at home .. It's quite comfortable where the cost of living is very less. Here the 3 types of people can live like middle class, lower class, as well as upper class ...
It is eco friendly pollution less, traffic less
It is quite different from other cities as we well known
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Sunilkanike

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  • Sunilkanike
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"Global metro city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Fell in love with the city. Climate, food, entertainment, fashion, technology, people, haleem, pearls, software parks, HiTech city, theme parks, parties, lake, Charminar, Golkonda, Birla temple, thub, metro, necklace road, finally simply superb.
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Sumit gupta

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  • Sumit gupta
  • 3 Reviews
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"Hyderabad the city of Nizams" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
First trip to Hyderabad & historically the place has a lot to offer in terms of charminar or golkonda fort, originally referred as the land of nizam's since it was ruled by Qutub shahi's, mughals and the nizam's which shaped its history.
City of pearls its known as since it was the only global cente for trade of emeralds, diamonds and pearls once upon a time.
It was a business trip so I had visited the markets in patarghati, nampally, amerpet, begumpet, Secunderabad, jubilee hills & stayed at the golconda hotel banjara hills.
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Baljit singh saini

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  • Baljit singh saini
  • 2 Reviews
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"Char Minar" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Chaos all over. No effort to develop this heritage monument as tourist friendly. Difficult to approach. Feels unsafe for tourist. Not advisable for women to visit alone. State government must develop environment surrounding this monument to enable tourists feel good and safe.
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Sri

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"Amazing City but lack of cleanliness" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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

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  • Pullasani Vamshi reddy
  • Lives in Warangal
  • 1 Review
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"Taj krishna"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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"Very good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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"Traditional and Best city but more crowded"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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