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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
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.

Best time to visit Hyderabad in the next six months

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Sri Navvi

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  • Sri Navvi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  148 readers

"Shreemayee" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We went for naming ceremony. Its my native place. Charminar, Golconda fort are visiting places. All kinds of Rice varieties are available, Idli Dosa vada are famous there. Naming ceremony of my kod make me very busy. Its 6 days journey. My advice is its very nice place.
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Akashdeep singh

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  • Akashdeep singh
  • 2 Reviews
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"The City of pearls" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
First and foremost important thing that made a good impression was people .. Very helpful .. A lady drove me all the way from airport to my hotel and did not even took charges. Second things the hotel was at best location.
This city has so much to explore
But I had only 5 days to roam around the city. Charminar .. Of course worth watching from naked eyes .. Birla Temple .. Hitec city .. Banjara hills .. Jubilee hills .. Necklace road .. Everything is so good. One must visit this city to have a delicious biriyani at Ohris(Great interiors. Chutneys is also good to enjoy south indian cuisines.
Commuting is so cheap and affordable also the transport is so good that you have so many options to travel across the city. Old city has its own charm.
One must carry an umbrella as the weather this time was hazy sometimes rainy .. Cloudy.
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Chennat sreekumar

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  • Chennat sreekumar
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"Hyderabad city tour and Ramoji film city tour." new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad city has some wonderful sightseeing places especially the Nizam's palaces museums the Golconda fort and the nice Lumbini park so spacious in the city, Old Hyderabad is crowded and filthy with people spitting everywhere. The roads to the new it side and the air port road is competing with the best world wide. The metro work has made the city dusty and over crowded with traffic. Many of the normal hotels looks clumsy. Hotels with three star and above have excellent resturents **** tasting Hyderabadi birayani is a must. Overall experience was satisfying.
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Indu chakraborty

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  • Indu chakraborty
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"Awesome place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One must visit this place to understand the mix and match modalities of ancient culture and modern age advance ethics
You have ancient flurries of golconda fort, charming, begam bazar, Secunderabad. Once you look into the hassle dazle of modern era of technology, ramoji film city is amust for you. Roam around on necklase road in the evening, it's simply a pleasure. You should not miss the famous hyderabadi biriyani if you are here around. Must visit for foddies are karachi bakery & paradise
I was in business tour. But still it mesmerised me the completeness of this twin city
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Yeshwanth Babu

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  • Yeshwanth Babu
  • Lives in Chennai
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"Visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
GOOd to visit the placeHyderabad is a place of technology. It is best and no. 1 city in south India. Hyderabad is city of lot of opportunities.
There are so many tourist places are available in this city. The best place is CHARMINAR AND GOLCONDA. These two places are had history of 500 years.
Birla Mandir is made with full of white stones and it is best place in Hyderabad to have some peace.
The hotel accommodations are very good and gives 100% safety for its visitors. The weather conditions are very friendly in this city. Cool and awesome weather.
The main draw back is its traffic. Too much traffic in this city. It all most takes 2 to 3 hours time for journey of 50 km.
I strongly recommend this city for tourists. Many places are available for sightseeing. Other places too.
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Rasheed muhammed

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  • Rasheed muhammed
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Charminar and all other historical place are very nice. Old temples, Mosques and Churches are very beautiful. Some old buildings remembering Mughal Emperors... Very nice historical place. One side Hitech City... So many IT Companies... Exporting software and all other IT products...
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Robba Naidu

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  • Robba Naidu
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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"Good place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
So romantic places to visit... So beautiful. All can visit the places in Hyderabad. Roads are beautiful and very neat. Beautiful and perfect vacation for couples... Looking for more fun in Hyderabad and very lovely place to visit.
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Shrish chandra srivastava

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  • Shrish chandra srivastava
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"Hyderabad wonderful, big and IT City" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
As told Hyderabad is very City. Remarkable cooper ting people. There is some language problem. People belongs to North India may have so problem with food. Every where you will find easily Idly, bada, Dosa, etc. Some where Poori Sambher. Auto fare is costly a bit in comrision to Agra City. Note it if you want to purchase or enjoy restron after 10 pm, you have limited options. Over all very good city. It people have better opportunity. Most of big and renowned IT rabad. Companies are in Hyd
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Sai Santosh

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  • Sai Santosh
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  330 readers

"My sweet home" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is my destination very good people and delicious food. Place of mixed culture. And very good government which gives equal importance for men and ladies. Always works for the welfare of people. And moreover the people here are caring and help others.
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Pritam Gangopadhyay

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  • Pritam Gangopadhyay
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"City of Pearls"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The Best Part about the city is their Cuisine, the rich heritage of Nizams in Old City Premises.. The delicious food joints.. There is a lot this city has to offer for explorers.. Ramoji Film City, Tank Bund, Birla Temple, Charminar has already attracted many from decades.. Have a look yourself and fall in love with it..
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