hyderabad Travel Guide

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Hyderabad,The City Of Pearls 

Introduction 
Hyderabad city is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, in the region of Telangana. It is a historical city which is well known for its rich heritage, monuments and culture. This city is also considered as the twin city of Secunderabad and is a hub of software firms. Hyderabad is the city of pearls as it is the biggest market of pearl jewellery in India. The city has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India which has earned it the additional sobriquet Cyberabad. There are various biotechnology and pharmaceutics companies have set up their operations in Hyderabad owing to its established Public sector in Life Science Research and Genome Valley. The city houses the most expensive residential real estate in Andhra Pradesh in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. The city is home to the Telugu Film Industry, either the second- or third-largest in India, depending on the basis of measurement, known popularly as Tollywood. Apart from this, Religiously and culturally, the city is united with Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Hyderabad city is known for its rich history, food and its multi-lingual culture, both geographically and culturally.

History 
The city of Hyderabad was founded by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1591. The original city of Hyderabad was founded on the banks of river Musi. Now known as the historic old city, home to the Charminar, Falaknuma Palace, Chowmallah Palace and Makkah Masjid, it lies on the southern bank of the river. Many dynasties came to this city and made various beautiful monuments and forts that reflect different architectural senses. Qutb Shahi Dynasty was the founder of the city and contributed a lot in the development of the city. After 1687, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb conquered this city. After the death of Aurangzeb in 1724, Asaf Jah who was the administrative controller of Viceroys handled the city.

Tourism 
Hyderabad is a popular tourist hub and therefore experiences visitors in large numbers. Although the city is going through rapid industrial growth, its past glory and historical heritage are still the main Hyderabad attractions for which it is recognized. There are number of forts in this old city. Descended from its historic events, the city has many historical monuments and sites. There are many beautiful places to visit in Hyderabad are Mecca Masjid, Laad Bazar, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Charminar, Golconda Fort, Birla Mandir, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR Gardens, Salarjung Museum, Nehru Zoological Park, Balaji Temple, Ocean Park India and many more. Apart from these, there are many other sightseeing places in Hyderabad to capture your eyes.

Places to visit 

Charminar
Charminar is a famous landmark of Hyderabad. It was constructed in the year of 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah. It is considered as a fine example of Cazia style of architecture and is made of granite and lime-mortar.

Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort is a most famous fort located at a distance of 11 kms away from the city of Hyderabad. The fort was first constructed of mud by the rulers of Kakatiya Dynasty in the 13th century. Golconda Fort came under the control of many dynasties like Yadava Dynasty, Kakatiya Dynasty, Bahmani Dynasty, Qutb Shahis and Mughal Dynasty.

Birla Mandir
Birla Temple is a most beautiful temple which is located 2 kms away from the main city. The temple is made of white marble and dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. The architectural style of the temple is a blend of North Indian and South Indian styles of temple architecture.

Salarjung Museum
Salarjung Museum is one of the most popular and oldest museum located in Hyderabad. It is well known for its vast collections of artefacts and is situated on the banks of River Musi. The museum consists of about 40,000 items in its collection, which was collected from different parts of the world.

Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park is a must visit place which is situated in Bahadurpur area of Hyderabad. It spreads over an area of 300 arces and is inhabited by more than1500 species of wildlife. The park was established in 1959 and it was opened in 1963. It was named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

Area 650 km²
Population 6809970
Language Telugu, Urdu
Pin Code 500001

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