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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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Dipesh Bhakat

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  • 3 Reviews
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"A must visit cityť" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Its a must visit city, charminar, golconda fort, salarjung museum, zoo, birla science museum are the must visit places.

City is just awesome with some historic place like Charminar and some modern place like ramoji film city. Evening in Hyderabad is lovely, mild cold with blowing wind.
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"A good destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Good to be in Hyderabad and Secunderabad, both were very good.

Birla temple is one of the beautiful temple around India, which always attracts you for its beauty, art work and calmness around it, which makes you more religious, and gets you more closer to the God.

Surprisingly, 2000 tons of pure white marble has been used for building up this beautiful temple, which has engraved handmade traditional art blend of Hindu and old orissa art.

One more fact really surprises you and me is that all 365 days there will be some work happening at the temple for its development.

Beautiful view and everything is very systematically arranged.

But, cameras are not allowed, so one have to leave their gadgets at the submission point at the entrance gate, which you can collect while going back.

I personally recommend you to visit it at sunset time, so you can enjoy the beauty while meeting the almighty God.

Those who want to buy some religious stuff don't worry, there are some outlets to buy it.
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Nitin Madan

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"A place with awesome weather" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I visited Hyderabad for the 1st time and it was a good experience. I Stayed there for 5 days. Visited a few places as that was my business tour. But I found that Heart Cup Coffee place was soooo cool. Enjoyed coffee there and had meeting for approx. 2 hours.That was really a cool place. I would definitely like to visit that place again.
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Girish K

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"Must visit place in the season of Ramadan" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Due to the festival season of Ramadan is a very nice to see all places with much crowded, nice foods like Chicken & Mutton Haleem with ghee really it was fantastic & I liked a lot, as usual hyderabadi dum biryani it is world famous, I need not tell about it.
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"A must visit city" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Its a must visit city, charminar, golconda fort, salarjung museum, zoo birla science museum are the must visit places. Hyderabad biryani at paradise hotel is the best biryani that I ever had. Please do carry scarf(to cover from dust pollution), anti-tan cream.
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Ankit Khimani

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"Awesome city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
City is just awesome with some historic place like charminar and some modern place like ramoji film city. Evening in Hyderabad is lovely mild cold wind blowing. So must visit this city don't miss the chai of city.
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Subrahmanyam Ds

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Wonderful city which can be covered in 5 to 6 days" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
My overall experience is satisfactory. It will take at least 5 to 6 days to cover all the places in Hyderabad. We should not miss Ramoji Fil City and Snow world, NTR Gardens, Birla temple. Salar Jung museum also one of the important places to visit. Flights journey is quite comfortable but we can travel by road also from Bangalore to Hyderabad. Hardly it takes 7 hours to reach, but one must know the routes in the city to enjoy, otherwise it is very difficult.
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Ram Mohan

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"A week with relatives" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I came here to enjoy the holidays. I have visited Golkonda fort, Tank Bund, Birla Mandir, Ramoji Flm City, So many hotels and other religious places. I have enjoyed a lot during these vacations with my family. The local food was too good and Biryani was awesome. But the climate is hot, so keep sun burn cream with you.
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"great place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I went to Hyderabad and stayed. Great food. I enjoyed my stay and had a great time relaxing alone. Good sightseeing of Hyderabad and biryani - no words for that. I would like to go again with my family or friends.
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"Traditional and cultural city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I love this place because I know each and everything over here - tradition and culture of the city. I hope everyone enjoy and have fun in Hyderabad. Visit good places like Tank Bund, Salar Jung Museum, Golconda Fort, Seven Tombs Chowmahalla Palace.
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