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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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Krishna Mundada

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"A worthy place to visit" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Hyderabad is a wonderful place. The temperature is okay and even if its not, there are a lot of fun places to make it look fine like jalvihar, ocean park and not to forget the snow world.

There are a lots of places to visit in Hyderabad. Ramoji film city is a lifetime experience and then there is the astonishing salarjung museum, the historical golconda fort, hussain sagar road, necklace road. The GVK mall, full of games and the list goes on.

There a lot for your taste buds too. The famous hyderabadi biryani is well known to everyone but there are a lot of lesser known things too. The siddiamber bazar samosa and the dosa and chaat from from begum bazar are a class apart. Almost always, the roadside pani puri way more awesome than any hotel. So dont miss it.

I was busy roaming around the city looking at different kind of people and all those amazing places. People there are fun and their language makes it even funnier, the hyderabadi hindi. Yeah it is fun.

This is definitely worth going spot once in a lifetime. Worth it
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Bharath Kumar

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Nice monuments with good food" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
I had visited Hyderabad during weekends which is situated in telangana. It has number of attractions with nice architecture. I had visited charminar with good sculpture and necklace road with good parks like jalavihar which is full of water games. Golconda which is near to mehdipatnam has nizam sculptures with nice monuments. Food is very delicious in paradise restaurant specially hyderabadi dum biryani.
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Deepak Nema

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"Good historic and new city combination" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Here you will find the great experience with the old places like Charminar, museums and, nawab city are attractive for those who want to know the history of India. In new places like Laser Light show, Buddha statue at the centre of lake and Birla temple, these all attraction are worth to experience. All the city will find out to be favourites for non-veg lovers, you will find variety of dishes here.
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Javed

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"The presence of nawab is seen everywhere" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We visited Hyderabad for more than 2 times in a year. It is very wonderful city with very good culture, the presences of Nizams is every where for eg. In hotels, in food, palaces etc. Ramoji film city is one of the main attraction of the Hyderabad. We stayed at Silver-coat & Ruma Hotels, which provided very neat and clean rooms and good room service. Hyderabad is the place who love to eat different types of Non Veg & Sweets.
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Ajay Aj

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  • Ajay Aj
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Best to enjoy holidays" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hyderabad is a best place to enjoy holidays, all necessary needs are not far to us. Must visit Charminar, Birla Temple, Salarjung Museum, and more this is a place where climate conditions are awesome.
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Morampudi Harish

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"Enjoy visiting almost all place and spicy biryani" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I had wonderful days with my friends in Hyderabad for one week, visited almost all famous places existed in the hyderabad. Biryani was awesome taste, spicy, and enjoyed a lot. I enjoyed a lot with my gang in Charminar, Golconda Fort, Zoo Park, Necklace Road, Salar Jung Museum, Imax, Tank Bund, Chilkur Balaji Temple, and Cyber Towers.
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Sachin Sonu

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 13 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
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"The Nawab city" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's the city where you can see people walking on the roads even at 2 am. If you wanna have fun you will always find something to do with, just think about it! There are a lot of places to visit in Hyderabad. If you wanna visit every place then you have to make your stay for minimum 10 days and of course keep a trip advisor.
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Ausann Hxer

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"Mesmerising city in India" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hyderabad is the most historical city in India. It's prestigious too. From Golconda fort to Tankbund, everything in the city is mesmerising and you will be stunned to look for such a city in India. You can visit places like Ramoji Film City which you can't find anywhere in the world. Everything is beautiful, make your time and visit such a beautiful place.
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Nikhil Sharma

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  •  2 helpful votes
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"A must visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A place with a nice weather conditions and people with good heart. It is famous for charminar and biryani. I like biryani only from here. And much more things which cant be said. An enjoyable city with family and friends. So, its a must visit city.
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"A nice holiday spot" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Make this as holiday spot. To develop both the place and make it popular. As it is beautiful in the evenings, famous for budha statue. And many statues on the tankbund bridge. The yatches from sanjeevayya park attracted us. The boating facility in Hussain sagar was good.
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