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Hyderabad- The City of Nizams



Hyderabad :
The city of sobriquets, Hyderabad has everything to enthrall any visitor - whether they are leisure travelers, corporate visitors or purveyors of archaeological heritage. The capital city of Andhra Pradesh has the grandeur of Golconda fort, beauty of picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake, charming Char Minar and delectable variety of kebabs and biryanis. Just 400 years old, the city is now one of the leading cyber hubs and home to Telugu's Tollywood in India.
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Climate :
Summer : 44 C (Max) - 22 C (Min)
Winter : 33 C (Max) - 14 C (Min)
Rainy Season : June to October, 800 mm rainfall, moderate humidity
Best time to visit : November to March

Main Attractions: Char Minar, Salar Jung museum, Golkonda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake.

Location :
Geographic: Straddling the river Musi is the capital of the Southern state of Andhra Pradesh the city of Hyderabad, formerly seat of the powerful Nizams.
Famous As: Hyderabad, a city with a rich historical lineage has quickly developed itself to become an IT hub & hence is also sometimes known by its sobriquet Cyberabad.

How to Reach Hyderabad :
By Air : The swanky new airport constructed at Shamsabad connects Hyderabad to all major cities in India & the world.
By Road : Bangalore, 12 hours, Nagpur, 12 hours, Mumbai, 14 hours, Chennai, 14 hours.
By Railways : Hyderabad is connected directly to all major cities through its three train stations of Secunderabad, Hyderabad & Kacheguda..

Attractions :
Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. Today the city has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India & is home to the Telugu Film Industry, the second-largest in India, known popularly as Tollywood. Residents of Hyderabad, living at the crossroads of North and South India, have developed a unique culture that is reflected in their language, culture, cuisine and architecture, all of which can be sampled as part of Hyderabad city guide.
Some of Hyderabad's prime attractions are-
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Char Minar:
The symbol of Hyderabad, the Char Minar was built by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, in 1591 after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda, to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city. Charminar is an archetype of Indo-Islamic architecture, replete with intricate carvings, elegant & perfectly proportioned. A special illumination at night presents a splendid spectacle.

Salar Jung Museum:
The biggest one-man collection of antiques in the world, the Salar Jung is a testament to the passionate collection of one man, Nawab Salar Jung III, the former prime minister of Hyderabad. It is a virtual treasure trove of items belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Indian Art includes stone sculptures, bronze images, jade carvings, painted textiles, wood carvings, miniature paintings, modern art, ivory carvings, textiles, metal-ware, manuscript, arms & armor etc. Middle Eastern Art contains the collection of arts from. from Persia, Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. Collection of Far Eastern Art exhibit includes works from China, Japan, Tibet, Nepal and Thailand etc. Oil and watercolor paintings form an important part of the European Collection.

Golkonda:
Golkonda, is a ruined fortress city, the capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda. Flourishing under Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Wali, the fortress was rebuilt for defense from invading. The dynasty laid Golkonda's splendid monuments & even in their state of desolation one may well imagine the state of grandeur the place must once have been. A famous feature of the fort is a perfect acoustical system by which a hand clap sounded at the fort's main gates, was heard at the top of the citadel, situated on a 300-foot granite hill.
 
Cities near Hyderabad :

  • Bangalore (562 km)
  • Chennai (794 km)
  • Mumbai (710 km)
  • Vishakhapatnam (650 km)

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