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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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Navya Akisetti
  • Navya Akisetti
  • Lives in Tenali
  • 1 Review

"A good tourist spot" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Here many of the places are available to visit. The main place is charminar. And remaking places are golkondafort, museum, Nehru zoological park, international airport, budha statue is also located in hussain sagar. And the another place is that birla mandir and it is the most beautiful place for the visitors to visit this city. And it is the one of the best city in India. Each and every person have to visit this city. Go and visit and feel good. I visited with my family.
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Arzain Moosa
  • Arzain Moosa
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Hyderabad - a heritage place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Hyderabad is a very good place to watch. It is heritage in nature. Its famous heritage places are charminar, golconda fort, seven tomb, and many more. We can find many famous foods like biryani, haleem and pulao. It has budha statue, tank bond, gandipet and many more other things to watch.
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Mohammed Mubeen
  • Mohammed Mubeen
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"A fabulous destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Hyderabad is a very nice city. And the ancient places are fabulous and I really liked the charminar and market around it, and the salar jung museum in this the clock and that statue which is wearing a dupatta looks like the real women and ancient swords weapons, clothes and everything is fabulous in this city.
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Kaushik A
  • Kaushik A
  • Lives in Adilabad
  • 1 Review

"A historical trip to hyderabad" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Hyderabad is a 450 years old city having a lot of heritage. The city of Nizams has Charminar, Mecca Mazeed, Golkonda fort and Salarjang museum as a must watch for historians. This city is same and beautiful the whole year. It is liked by all age groups.

Hyderabadi biryani at Paradise or Bawarchi at RTC cross roads and Haleem during ramzan is a must eat.

You can also go for Necklace road in the evening and enjoy the wind.
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Charuhas Bhadane
  • Charuhas Bhadane
  • Lives in Dhule
  • 2 Reviews

"Nawabi hyderabad" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Hyderabad is fantastic place for a trip with family. It has nawabi and traditional touch to its buildings and minars. Char minar is the central attraction place in Hyderabad. Ramoji film city is the best one day holiday place to enjoy with your friends and family. You can also visit the museum in Hyderabad and palaces. One can see the real life of nawabi with their vintage cars and humans.
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Revanth Reddy
  • Revanth Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Interesting place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It is very interesting I tell not to miss Charminar its great and erragadda contains cheap materials. I was satisfied by watching this place it was great experience so all can be happy at this place.
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Hiren Harsora
  • Hiren Harsora
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 4 Reviews

"A must place visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This place was build many years ago....!!!!!!!!!!!!! A must visit this place for who really likes old and heritage place, you get lots of enjoyment and masti. You can eat some Hyderabadi biriyani there which is very famous through out the world.
I can never forget this
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Raghu Kura
  • Raghu Kura
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"City of many sightseeing with variety of food" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is a place where we experience different places like Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum along with food places like Bawarchi and Paradise Biryani where we can taste the best Hyderabad Biryani in the country. Overall, a very good place in terms of sightseeing and experiencing different food. Recommended to all.
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Ajay agarwal:
  • Ajay agarwal:
  • Lives in Kolaka
  • 3 Reviews

"Famous for biryani and sweets" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice stay with good memories. Nice places to visit in a city. Of course Hyderabad Biryani in paradise and dadu's sweets and shopping in Abids. Would recommend travellers to stay at Mango Suites at Paradise Circle.
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Rajesh Krishnamoorthy
  • Rajesh Krishnamoorthy
  • 3 Reviews

"Excellent sightseeing and good for heritage shopping" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A bunch of places to visit so would advise at least 3 to 4 days in total to cover all the attractions. Ramoji Film City will be one of the top destinations. If you are a trekking freak then don't miss out Golconda fort. The Buddha statue, zoo, Sudha cars are worth going. Silaparamam at Hitech city is another must visit if you want some heritage shopping.
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