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Hyderabad Info

  • 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

History of Hyderabad

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 Qutb Shah, the fifth sovereign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, in the year 1591. Initially, Golconda was the capital of the Qutb 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.

People and Culture of Hyderabad

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 Qutb 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 centers 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.

Things To Do in Hyderabad

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 organized 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 Nampally 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 neighboring states.

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Chandra dhar tewari

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  • Chandra dhar tewari
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1218 readers

"Hyderabad" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The city is awesome. Being well connected by roads and public transportation, the city experiences the least woes of modern metros like traffic jams. The people know Hindi, Telugu and English. The city's food in general is cheap and is awesome for non-veg lovers. The police administration is also good. The terrain is rugged and mountanious. Besides char minar there are a lot of historical places like Golconda fort, Hasan lake and Birla Mandir. The basic amenities like electricity and water are good. In all it is a good place for travelling and living.
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Ketan chawda

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  • Ketan chawda
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1161 readers

"Perfect Destination For Holiday." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome & Huge Airport of Hyderabad. Tourist spot to visit is :
1)Ramoji Film city
2)Ntr Garden
3)Lumbini park
4)Charminar
5)Salarjung Museum
6)Nizam Museum
7)Nehru zoology
8)Buddha statue in Hussain sagar lake
9)Birla Temple
10)Chowmahalla palace
And many more.
Visitors should also try the Hyderabad Famous Biryani..
They should visit Charminar in Evening also to see the Charminar in multi colour Light.
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Suresh Gorle

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  • Suresh Gorle
  • 1 Review
  •  1156 readers

"Nice city with lots of good places" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Hyderabad is a good place to visit anyone but the only problem is traffic, it's the reason why I missed my flight once I have visited so many places like Charminar and Nehru park etc. I stayed in hotels for about 4 to 5 hotels. We had good experience.
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Alka Mehrotra

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  • Alka Mehrotra
  • Lives in Bareilly
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3845 readers

"Memorable trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We went Hyderabad last week very good city we feel there is all religions for hindus there are lot of temples which we visited it was very beautiful designed for muslim community there is charminar which is located in heart of city we went ramoji film city also we enjoyed a lot there all type of activities like filling the fuel, horse ridindg, train sawari lot of fun there and we enjoyed in Hyderabad famous hydrabadi biryaani also. We went by train Delhi to Shirdi than Shirdi to Hyderabad we stay there with my family friend so we didn't feel language problems otherwise there is difficult for understanding the tamil languege because all taxi auto driver can't talk in hindi they understand all languages but cummicution is difficult with them
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Lokesh pullur

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  • Lokesh pullur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1203 readers

"Wonderful City"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hyderabad is a wonderful city. I like Hyderabadi biryani very much and I used to eat it everyday during my stay. It's a good tourist place consisting of Charminar, Golconda, Hussain sagar, Museums what not everything is just awesome. I think you should visit once.
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Sanandana karnick

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  • Sanandana karnick
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  3700 readers

"Hyderabad Trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We had been to Hyderabad this summer, just because to go to Basara, Saraswathi Temple. We stayed in Hotel Imperial, booked through Makemytrip. Com and its a good budget hotel and easily accessible. 11th May, 2017 we went to Basara, while coming back, we went to one more temple, I. E ., Janakampet Narasimha Swamy temple. Very blessed to visit to these temples. Very HOT.
On 12th we went to Yadagiri Gutta Narasimha Swamy Temple, it is around 70 KMs away from Hyderabad and it is under renovation. Road is good and from there, our plan was to visit CHAYA SOMESHWARA Temple and on the way, we visited one more temple I Jade Ramalingeshwara Temple on a hill top. Then we went to Chaya Someshwara Temple. Chaya means, shadow. Two pillars shadow will become one shadow and forms Shadow Shiva Linga, Chaya Someshwara, We are really blessed to visit this place. In the same temple, Dattatreya is also there and the moment we enter this Garbhagudi, our shadow forms 3 Shadows. And interestingly next to this Surya Bhagavan is there. The moment we enter this Garbha Gudi, 2 Shadows will appear. Excellent construction around 1000 years back. VAASTU SHILPA
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Arthamashwini

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  • Arthamashwini
  • 1 Review
  •  3759 readers

"Superb hyderabd"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Superb so nice
Family time full enjoy
So good place to visit
All types of food are available in Hyderabad
There so many to visit in the Hyderabad
Like Golconda. Charminar zoo park salarjun museum
Ramoji film city Annapurna studios ocean Park thank bund
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Divyasaikumar

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  • Divyasaikumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3996 readers

"City with busy people"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hyderabad is a city which is busy for the maximum time. In Hyderabad there are so many places to visit like golkonda, tankband, inorbitmall, prasadimax etc
Mainly the buddha statue in centre of lake gives a special attraction for the tourists who come for Hyderabad. Coming to the cost of living in hyderbad we can live with low budget also there are so many multicusine restaurants in hyderbad example ABC restaurant in that restaurant food is super and the service too
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D harikishore kumar reddy

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  • D harikishore kumar reddy
  • 2 Reviews
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"City with huge traffic and hot weather"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Although Hyderabad is nice place to visit during summer it's hard to roam in the city. During the summer it's hard to walk on the streets meantime heavy traffic is another problem.
Besides these problems during my visit I experienced huge troubles with ATMs. There is no money in many ATMs, some places do not have card swiping machines. For instance Birla science museum also do not have swiping machine.
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Vicky Vivek

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  • Vicky Vivek
  • Lives in Mancherial
  • 1 Review
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"Hyderabad, city of religion, beauty, love, and life"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Hyderabad is the capital of southern India's Telangana state. A major center for the technology industry, it's home to many upscale restaurants and shops. Its historic sites include Golconda Fort, a former demonstrating center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. The Charminar, a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an old city landmark near the longstanding Laad Bazaar.
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