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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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Kaushik kumar bhattacharya

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  • Kaushik kumar bhattacharya
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  14 readers

"Hyderabad, The Biriyani place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hyderabad as you all know is a tremendous place to visit because it has got Charminar, Ramoji Film City, Salar Jung Museum and numerous other places of interest. Salar Jung Museum is just awesome. It takes plenty of time to go through all the galleries of this great museum. It is a pride of Hyderabad. So is RFC. But for me it is Bawarchi restaurant where I dined as long as I stayed in Hyderabad. The biryani served here is mouth watering. Hospitality tremendous.
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Mohd imran ansari

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  • Mohd imran ansari
  • 2 Reviews
  •  15 readers

"Colourful Hyderabad" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hyderabad is great tourist destination. Combination of historical and modern era. Nice parks and beautiful historical culture.
Charminar and chowmahlla palace is main attraction of historical tour. Golconda fort is an ancient place but some disappointed to see this big fort that is nelegance by govt.
Lumbini park and hussain sagar is beautiful in evening. Salarjung museum is the biggest museum of India. And last but not least the nehro zoological park is a great fun with children.
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Rajesh jakka

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  • Rajesh jakka
  • 4 Reviews
  •  56 readers

"Perfect for an internet free hoilday .." new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad is basically known as nawab city and well known for historical places.
Ramoji City and other sight seeing such as Golconda fort, HEH Museum, Chowmallah palace, Nehru zoo, Birla Temple, Husain Sagar Lake, NTR Garden, Snow World,
Salar Jung Museum & others visitors must see this places. Especially after Diwali or before summer we can visit this places.
Food especially hydrabadi biryani & kabads are famous & delicious. You can visit
Paradise Hotel, I Max Prasand Entertainment, Cafe bahar Restaurant etc.
Local Sight seeing, shopping, Entertainment kept us busy.
Overall Experience Fantastic. Enjoyed staying in Hyderabad.
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C k shaikh

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  • C k shaikh
  • 2 Reviews
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"Charminar visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is really a good architecture made in princely state of nawab. Excellent location good planning to see overview of city from top in those days. Really government of telangana must take care and keep hygiene for the atraction of international tourists & give the place value as was in history. Regards.
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Veneet Verma

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  • Veneet Verma
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Wonderful clean city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Wonderful clean city.
Places to visit:
1. Golconda Fort.
2. Birla Mandir.
3. Ramoji Film City.
4. Salarjung museum.
5. Charminar And Paradise biryanis.
6. Nimrah bakery near Charminar And Irani tea.
Take ola uber cabs to roam around.
Outer Ring Road is fast.
Metro work in progress.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
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  • 138 Reviews
  •  72 helpful votes
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"The Happy City"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hyderabad has been all the time best city life examples in India. The city with a welcoming attitude, lip smacking food and beautiful city life attracts people all around the country to live to work to travel and for various purposes. The city has a Pride Charminar, magnificent Hussain Sagar lake, historical Salar jung museum, World class airport and many more. Being a Hindi speaker I didn't find any major problem here. Everything is compatible for travelling living and touring.
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Pruthvisaireddy k

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  • Pruthvisaireddy k
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2010 readers

"Awesome as it looks."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hyderabad is a place where we feel like we are at home .. It's quite comfortable where the cost of living is very less. Here the 3 types of people can live like middle class, lower class, as well as upper class ...
It is eco friendly pollution less, traffic less
It is quite different from other cities as we well known
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Sunilkanike

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  • Sunilkanike
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"Global metro city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Fell in love with the city. Climate, food, entertainment, fashion, technology, people, haleem, pearls, software parks, HiTech city, theme parks, parties, lake, Charminar, Golkonda, Birla temple, thub, metro, necklace road, finally simply superb.
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Sumit gupta

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  • Sumit gupta
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"Hyderabad the city of Nizams"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
First trip to Hyderabad & historically the place has a lot to offer in terms of charminar or golkonda fort, originally referred as the land of nizam's since it was ruled by Qutub shahi's, mughals and the nizam's which shaped its history.
City of pearls its known as since it was the only global cente for trade of emeralds, diamonds and pearls once upon a time.
It was a business trip so I had visited the markets in patarghati, nampally, amerpet, begumpet, Secunderabad, jubilee hills & stayed at the golconda hotel banjara hills.
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Baljit singh saini

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  • Baljit singh saini
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"Char Minar"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Chaos all over. No effort to develop this heritage monument as tourist friendly. Difficult to approach. Feels unsafe for tourist. Not advisable for women to visit alone. State government must develop environment surrounding this monument to enable tourists feel good and safe.
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