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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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Ramakrishna Ashrama

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  • Ramakrishna Ashrama
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 1 Review
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"Comfortable" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
As a regular traveler I have very good experience in all my travel. My visits to Hyderabad and other destinations are purely religious and it's approach in the POSITIVENESS. Thank you for your punctuality and coordination. I hope in future you and all good selves cooperate with all travelers. Thanks once again.
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Kashinath sonawane

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  • Kashinath sonawane
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"Mr Kashinath Sonawane" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad city is very good city with memorable place like Charminar, Hussainsagar lake, salarjung musium, Lumbini park, Golkonda Fort, chomohalla place, kutubshahi Tomb & many other place. Food at Hyderabad is also good. We also visited Srisailam 220 km from Hyderabad, a very beautiful hilly area & dam and a famous Jyotirlinga one out of 12 in India-.
We enjoyed the city & also Ramoji film city which is Excellent & exclusve spread over 3600 acted.
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Permesh nair

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  • Permesh nair
  • Lives in Kochi
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"Reliving our associations" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is the city where we spent about 3 decades of the prime of our lives. My husband and I worked there. Those years were very enriching, quite naturally so, with close interactions with colleagues in my workplace and with neighbours and acquaintances we could cultivate. People from different cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds gave us warm company. Thus got an excellent exposure to a slice of national citizenship and the required perspective to look at events from the national angle rather than the narrow perspective of one who belongs to a particular state, linguistic group or religion. Got enchanted with the ambience of different parts of the city of Hyderabad and the food habits of people from different parts of the country who live in harmony in the city. Our children spent their childhood and adolescence in this city and had their entire school education as well as their professional education partially in this city. So they also developed roots here. My husband and I could visit the offices we served and could meet old acquaintances. The ambience has changed from the time over a decade before when we last visited. On the whole this visit was so enjoyable with the intense nostalgia of associations we left behind a decade ago.
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Jish Mith

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  • Jish Mith
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"Hyderabad" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Historical city with many monuments.
Golconda fort, charminar, salarjung museum.
Nice Biriyani, roasted chicken and other non veg items. Stone bangles and pearls near charminar, koti etc.
I came with family to attend my daughter's sports event. Not much visited only few places.
Divide your time between sightseeing and other activity.
For shopping local old Hyderabad is best.
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Malini Shetty

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  • Malini Shetty
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Historical city with cosmopolitan outlook" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Historical city with many monuments.

Golconda fort, charminar, salarjung museum.

Nice Biriyani, roasted chicken and other non veg items. Stone bangles and pearls near charminar, koti etc.

I came with family to attend my daughter's sports event. Not much visited only few places.

Divide your time between sightseeing and other activity.

For shopping local old Hyderabad is best.
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Samir Chakole

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  • Samir Chakole
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"Hotel golkonda" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good hotel, very nice service, nice food, good location, hart of city, clean pool, very fast service, nice hospitality, nice staff, every thing is nice, we are enjoying lot in this golkonda hotel situated in banjara hills Hyderabad, nice place, spacious parking
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Jaydeep chhatrapati

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  • Jaydeep chhatrapati
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"Place for historical monuments and food lovers" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Hyderabad has a rich history and grand historical places. Lovers of heritage buildings and architectural enthusiasts will enjoy the place thoroughly. The Golkonda Fort, Mahala Palace, Nizam Museum, Salarjangh Museum are the places to relish as they bring back memories of rich history of Hyderabad and Nizam era.
Birla Mandir and Jagganath mandir are tranquil beautiful places with once again lovely structures.
Ramoji film city is nice experience though its not as big and falls short on expectations of film buffs. One would wish for reliving the experience of fav movies rather than passing them by in tour buses.
There is much for foodies in the city. The city has really delicious food and so many places with much varieties. Of course the biryani and kabab of Paradise are worth visiting the city on their own! Besides that there are so many small and big places for different types of kababs, frankies, rolls, etc. Local dishes are so spicy and deliciously different from northern or Punjabi food. The pickles are also yummy, and so are deserts such as Frost Stick and Cream Stone ice creams! Can't have enough!
Overall, Hyderabad is worth spending a week if you wish to thoroughly explore the rich heritage and food. Rather than rushing like a tourist, its a city worth exploring leisurely for its hidden delights.
Being a big metro type city it has all facilities and there is no trouble in finding good stay and conveyance at much reasonable cost.
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Sasi Msb

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  • Sasi Msb
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  996 readers

"Awesome."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Awesome.
Went to shangi temple this time.
A pleasant place to have relaxation.
Busy in celebrating birthday and enjoying my fav biryani foods. Drinks for the people who would like to have .. TGIF mall is the best one to celebrate in the happy hours time as well.
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Arnab sarkar

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  • Arnab sarkar
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"A city to visit once again"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A city to visit again and again... Beautiful people, big malls, delicious food, nice bakery items.. Lots of amusement options.. A complete place with history to present generation to hi-tech views... One must visit Hyderabad with family, friends and any one... Khao pio maje mein raho in Hyderabad..
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Pravin gangurde

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  • Pravin gangurde
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"Amazing experience with childre"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
First time visit to Hyderabad, children feel very happy to visit Hyderabad with visit place like birla temple, sudha car museum, golkonda fort, ntr garden, snow world, Kochi market, various shopping mall, special byriani restaurant cool atmosphere, food, public transport is good
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