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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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Shashi Reddy
  • Shashi Reddy
  • Lives in Miryalaguda
  • 1 Review

"Its an awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I visited Hyderabad recently. Its a really nice place. There are many places to see, I have visited Golconda fort, Hussainsagar where we can see statue of lord buddha and Birla Temple (balaji temple) last but not least the great Charminar. Where we can lead a sophisticated lifestyle. It is a metro and cosmopolitan city.
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Mandeep Sandhu
  • Mandeep Sandhu
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 22 Reviews

"A good place to have fun" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Food facility is Good in all the corners of the city. Madhapur, Hitech city is nice, clean & neat place to visit, Koti is a place for shopping. Many Malls are there in the city to hang out. Hyderabad is very nice city and here different type of people live. It is a very good place to increase talent and skills here the facility in.
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Ramaya reddy Reddy
  • Ramaya reddy Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the Hi-Tech city" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Hyderabad is very nice city and here living different type of people and different type of caste and religious people. It is very good place to increase talent and skills here the facility in Hyderabad is very high and the cost of living is also high. Big industry and hospital are also available at Hyderabad. It is now as hi-tech city also.
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Saurabh Saha
  • Saurabh Saha
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 1 Review

"Very Good spot" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Lovely Place. I visited the place on a trip for work and the food is great. Must try the Biriyani at Paradise. Hussain Sagar at night is great and a boat trip to the Buddha statue under the night sky is scintillating. Shopping at Charminar is an experience, lots of jewelries. Beware of bad haggling.
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Cddu Cddu
  • Cddu Cddu
  • Lives in Noida
  • 1 Review

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Food facility is good in all the corners of the city. Madhapur, Hitech city is nice, clean & neat place to visit, Koti is a place for shopping. Many Malls are there in the city to hang out. People in the city are good & helpful. I liked their hospitality & helping nature.
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Pavan Varma
  • Pavan Varma
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Hyderabad - an awesome city"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Recently visited Hyderabad. Such a nice and awesome city. By the way, metro train was superb. Birla temple was very peaceful. Thinking to visit again and again. I would suggest you all to visit Hyderabad. Finally, mindblowing. May be I may visit again next year, but not sure, if I get a chance I'll visit this month itself.
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Dilip Shah
  • Dilip Shah
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  • 20 Reviews

"A city with good sightseeing spots"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I had been for a Conference to Hyderabad last month. The traffic is killing its not the distance but the way in which they drive. For a Gala Night the traffic was so bad that we had to get down 1 Km away from the destination & walk the distance both ways. The ground had lot of space & there was vulgar display of wealth Laser show Video recording with Drones. Sound blasted to the top of tearing ear drums. Biryani is a must. Karachi Bakery biscuits. Buddha Statue Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace Ramoji make the city eventful.
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Ankit Garg
  • Ankit Garg
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Good to visit pearl and diamond trading centre"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hyderabad is a very good place you once must visit but sometimes you can get language problem but not that big. You must visit Ramoji Film City is the one place if not visit your trip is not fulfil thank you must go with friends or group only travel by train to have more fun.
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Emi Kings
  • Emi Kings
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Visit to the Nawab City"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Places to visit: Charminar, Salarjung museum, Birla Temple, Makkah Masjid, Chowmallah Palace, Necklace road, IMAX, Lumbini Park, Tank Bund, Falaknuma Palace, 7 Tombs etc. Food to eat : Hyderbadi Biryani, Haleem, Iran tea, Osmania Biscuits, Kulfi, Gokul chat.
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Gannu Reloaded
  • Gannu Reloaded
  • Lives in Amalapuram
  • 1 Review

"Great City"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hyderabad is a great city in my opinion. The people are well-mannered and heart warming. The city is a cultural landmark for India. The city was awesome with its infrastructure, its a well-maintained city. I enjoyed a lot with my friends. I visited many places and many locations which made my trip awesome, their heritage and their values are awesome.
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