Hyderabad Tourism

Hyderabad Tourism

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If you are crazy about history, then you must have a glance of heritage of Qutb shahi and Nizam eras. There many eye catching museums:
(1)Salar Jung Museum (3rd largest museum in India housing the biggest one man collection of antiques in the world)
(2)The Nizamís Museum
(3)AP State Museum
(4)National History Museum
Among the museums we visited, Salarjung museum is the best.

And if you are fun loving, you canít miss Ramoji Film City, which is a famous film studios in South Asia. It has got few thrill rides, restaurant's and many replicas of world famous structures and places (Almost it'll be like a world tour!)
Well,if you are a non-vegetarian, you canít afford to miss a Hyderabadi-DUM BIRYANI(So hot and yummy)."Hotel paradise" is famous for it.

There are many tourist spots like
Snow world (you can experience snow in summer!),
NTR Gardens,
Charminar(One of the finest examples of Qutb shahi architecture located at the heart of old city),
Birla Mandir(Built on a 280 feet hillock called Naubath pahad where Lord Venkateshwara resides and one of the most important religious place in India),
Qutub shahi tomb,
Chaumahalla Palace(Where the royal visitors were entertained here!),Lumbini park,
Mecca Masjid(Oldest mosques in Hyderabad),
Golconda fort(Capital of ancient kingdom of Golconda, famous for mines that have produced the world's most famous and coveted gems, including The hope diamond, Idol's eye, Kohinoor diamond and Darya-i-Noor).

And if you are gem loving, then you are at the right spot! Because you get some of the World's purest gems in Hyderabad. You can even visit Karachi bakery which is famous for its bakery products(It has unbelievable range of bakery products).
You can travel by train since it is Comfortable and cheapest of all. Volvo's and air travel are even better depending upon your budget. It is better to get tagged with some local trip agencies since it will be cheap and you will be able to cover more no. of places in least time.

Finally, Please carry light clothes(I mean not heavy clothes like sweater, jackets, etc),do carry umbrella, moisturisers, Drinking water(very much essential under the scorching sun) and get an air conditioned room as much as possible else you canít bear the heat.

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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 179 Reviews

"Amazing Hyderabad" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
We travelled to Hyderabad for a wedding with my friends so got to visit few sightseeing places in the city as well. As for me Hyderabad is a good place. Amazing biryani's available here. People are helpful in nature. The only drawback, if any,....... More
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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 163 Reviews

"City of Pearls" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
City of Pearls, City of Nizams, the new IT hub: this city has just too many names associated with it. Hyderabad, Secunderabad and now Cyberabad, essentially the twin cities is one of the perfect city for people who have just started their....... More
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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 160 Reviews

"Historic Hyderabad, but has lot to offer!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
You may call this town as City of Nawabs or you may call it twin cities or Cyberabad. This city is the most upcoming cities of our country. It competes with Bangalore in terms of IT presence and also attracts a lot of cosmopolitan crowed every....... More
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Chandan Narayana
  • Chandan Narayana
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 1 Review

"Hot Hot Hyderabad!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
If you are crazy about history, then you must have a glance of heritage of Qutb shahi and Nizam eras. There many eye catching museums: (1)Salar Jung Museum (3rd largest museum in India housing the biggest one man collection of antiques in....... More
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Manjunatha p
  • Manjunatha p
  • 9 Reviews

"Had a Good Experience"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a good visit to a historical city. It has theme parks, good restaurants for all types of food. One can buy pearls and bangles for which Hyderabad is famous for. There are Hotels which are affordable and provide value for money. There....... More
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Hyderabad Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • 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 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 Ė 1687.

The name Hyderabad literally means Ďcity of Hyderí 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 ĎCity of Nizamsí 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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