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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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Niraj pratap singh

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Visit for its biryani" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Visit Hyderabad because there is so much to see. It is a good mix of modern and heritage architecture. You can see Hussain sagar, Golconda fort, charminar, ramoji film city. You can visit paradise restaurant for biryani. It is just amazing. Hyderabad is well connected with trains, flights, roads too.
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Raj Kumar

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"A superb City" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This is a wonderful city I had visited in India. It has a lot of special places to visit such as Charminar, Golconda, Ramoji Film City, Lumbini Park, etc the city even contain Tank bund which is super during nights in necklace road, there are lots of old constructions to watch, there are good hotels the food is quite awesome and hyderabadi biryani is fantastic spicy.
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Nikhil Kumar

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"Marvelous smart city" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
There are many must visit places in this city such as charminar, Golconda fort, salarjung museum, birla temple, planetarium etc. And the coolest place near hussain sagar, and never ever miss biryani. The people there are very much friendly, you will definitely have a wonderful time here.
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Jainam Shah

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"Hyderabad - The city of Pearls" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Hyderabad is one of the best cities of India. There are many attractions in this city which anybody shouldn't miss. The attractions include The world famous Ramoji Studio which itself has many other attractions in it. From the epic movie sets to wonderful rides. Then the next best attraction being the Golconda Fort which is a very big Fort with a lot of trekking over there. Then the fort authorities host a laser show which isn't to be missed by anybody. Then the heart of Hyderabad being the Buddha statue in the middle of the lake which is enormous and gigantic that too has a laser show which ain't being missed. The are many other attractions in the lovely city which are forts, palaces, boating, snow world and the yummiest South Indian food. This truly is one of the best cities of India.
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Krishna Jm

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"Beautiful place with lots of cultural variety" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad has lots of old Forts, lots of new places to visit, lots of cuisines to offer and lots of cultural variety. Go to Paradise for the excellent biryani they give, and I need not say more. Its not a heritage city, but its beautiful. Local shopping places are many. Don't visit during the time of May-June. Its hell lot of heat here. Otherwise, weather is perfect for travelling. Not much cold in winters.
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Vamshi Krish

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"Awesome experience & best place to visit with family" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Awesome holiday experience in Hyderabad enjoyed a lot with my family especially Ramoji film city and mount opera Sanghi temple. Good place to visit with your family and friends. Clean city and good in hygiene but the problem is that travelling takes more time due to heavy traffic because of metro construction going on Hyderabad.
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Anmol Shahani

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  • Lives in Agra
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"Hyderabad - good place to see" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Hyderabad is very nice place for those who love shopping especially clothes and Pearls. Do visit Charminar, Birla Temple, Birla Science center, Ramoji City. Also do buy famous Karachi Biscuits. You can visit Hyderabad safely by Air, Train or even Road. Also, do eat famous Hyderabadi Biryani.
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Dhananjay Prasad

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"An amazing city with pleasant weather and simple people" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We had been to Hyderabad recently. Its a really nice place. We were there for 4 days and saw the following places: Golconda fort, Hussain Sagar lake and statue, Birla mandir. Hyderabad is an amazing city with pleasant weather and simple people. Amazing sites. Healthy & best food. Cheap & best. Best food and culture.
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Syed Ali

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"City of Nawabs!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We had been to Hyderabad recently. Its a really nice place. We were there for 4 days and saw the following places:
Golconda fort
Hussain Sagar lake and statue
Birla Temple(serene and divine)
Moti bazar(did pearl shopping here)
Charminar
Hitech city(well planned IT Hub)
Salarjung Museum (This is the best one. you can spend 4 hrs easily here without getting bored, really! )
Ramoji Film city(very interesting one)

About Ramoji - It's a very filmy place. Nice studios and movie sets. Very good place to pose for photographs;) 1 full day you will need to enjoy this place.

We missed going to snow world, but I have heard that it is good.

The best part was the public transportation. You can buy a 50 Rs pass and get into any local bus throughout the day. It was pleasing to see Lady Conductors in most of the bus. They were very kind and guiding the new tourist to the correct stop. (unlike the bad experience of bus conductors in other cities like Pune). Frequency of bus is very good and the local people are very helpful.

But the rickshaw drivers can charge you like anything. Better to take bus! Take a camera along to capture this beautiful city. Pearl jewellery is must buy.
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Smita Dhami

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"Best city" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Hyderabad is an amazing city. Pleasant weather and simple people. Amazing sites. Healthy & best food. Cheap & best. Best food and culture. Good for everyone. Best place for newlyweds couple. You can also enjoy the nearby places like Bangalore, tirupati, vijayawada, Mysore. I want to visit again and again.
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