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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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Pritam Gangopadhyay

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  • Pritam Gangopadhyay
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 1 Review
  •  61 readers

"City of Pearls" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days 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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Muhammad Shammas

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  • Muhammad Shammas
  • Lives in Madikeri
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"Good place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
We were enjoying in Hyderabad in the month of May. We had a nice time in Hyderabad. We had our food and accommodation in lemon tree hotel in hi tech city. We went to Ramoji film city, Salar Jung Museum, did some shopping in orion & inorbit malls.
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Bishal Patel

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  • Bishal Patel
  • Lives in Burla
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"Hyderabad: Awesome in a single word" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Starting from the Hussain Sagar to the hitec city the architectural marvels from medieval period to modern period.. The climate condition is one of the best in India. In orbit mall is the best place you will go for shopping... Boating in Hussain Sagar is a must.. You will get to know the engineering development in 1950s if you pay a visit to Golconda.
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
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"Nizam's Pride" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad is the capital city for united Andhra Pradesh and now capital city for Telangaanaa. It's having 400 years history.
Earlier it's Nizam's province after independence merged in Republic of India.
The old city, Chatminor, Golkonda, Salarjung Museum, World's biggest single stone Bhudda Statue in Hussain Sager, Tank Bund, and new developments are High Tech City, Shilparamam, Hitex, Ramoji Film City and many More ...
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Malaiyaanshul

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  • Malaiyaanshul
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"City good" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
There is a good hotels and on this hotels cleaning facility is good serving facility are good mns totally say about hotel is excellent and we are saw the beauty of the hotels it was also good. And at the front of the hotel there is a good lakes by which people taking good feels ..
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Pramod singhania

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  • Pramod singhania
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"Historical beautiful city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I was visit Hyderabad last year June, 15. I have really impressed to see the city. The road is wide, clean. Not conjugated any place. The traffic is good &fast. The many historical place in city, like charminar, husainsagar lake, salarjang museum, Prasad theatre, ramoji film city. Shree shyam baba temple. I could not seen ramoji film city& Prasad theatre due to short time. But I strongly recommend the salarjang museum is awesome, and if we seen deeply, than full day require. Minimum three days require for whole city tour. T he temperature of city is hot in the month of June than other city.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Nice city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is the capital of the southern India state of telangana capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar- predating the city's founding north of the city centre.
Hyderabad with a clean and beautiful nature city ...
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Nice city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is the capital of the southern India state of telangana capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar- predating the city's founding north of the city centre.
Hyderabad with a clean and beautiful nature city ...
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Sarath Rajendran

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  • Sarath Rajendran
  • Lives in Kochi
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"Dreamy City" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's a beautiful city. Ramoji city is an awesome place. Golconda Fort is a serene and interesting place. Hussain Sagar lake is a lively lake in night. It's really worth taking a walk around the lake or a take ride in the boat. There are many beautiful gardens.
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Praveen bidari

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  • Praveen bidari
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"Crazy Creative Hyderabad" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Plan the places you intend to visit before hand. At 12 o'clock Salarjung is a treat. So reach early by 1130 and take a vantage seat. The Western and Eastern Blocks on ground floor can be reached only from First Floor. Finish Eastern first or else you will be out of western block easily. No part of the museum should be left. For camera or Mobile camera buy special tickets. Spend a whole day and it is still less. As many times in a life time and I will still enjoy it.
Charminar closes at 5. 30pm. Use the cloak room on the east side near Meena Bazaar Pearls outlet. Camera is allowed here.
Golconda Fort has 2 options. A day visit up to 5. 30. Pm and evening visit for light and show with Rs. 140/- or 120/- entry tickets. Wonderful place wonderful history.
Snow World is not exciting inside but good for a first hand experience of snow and chilly weather. Nice slide ramp. Cameras allowed on ticket. Mobiles strictly no. Ist session is at 11am and one needs to be there before 10. 30 am. Better if planned according to energy levels.
Ramoji is 40 kms away and reach early by 9am and stay up to 530pm. Keep the studios and Wild West show for last. The gardens, Birds and Butterflies museums are a real treat. Rest all is about film settings. Plan one full free day for Ramoji for a relaxed experience.
For Auto fares rely on instincts or be charged by 25 35% more. Buses are not convenient if the schedule is crammed.
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