A complete travel guide to Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the city of the nizams and it is also the capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is rich in terms of culture, history and heritage. It is a city that has always boasted to being multi ethnic since there has always been and still is a peaceful coexistence of the Hindus and the Muslims.

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Hyderabad is well known as the city of pearls and diamonds, the delectable Hyderabadi cuisine and also the glass bangles. The culture of the city is also extremely diverse with the mixed culture of the hindu and the Muslims. There are several historical monuments and structures that bear the standing witness of the ancient culture and history of the city.

According to the legends, way back in 1589, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah founded the city of Hyderabad next to the banks of River Musi for his beloved wife Bhagmati. It was then known as Bhagyanagar. Later Bhagmati was rechristened by the name of Hyder Mahal and accordingly Bhagyanagar became Hyderabad.

Hyderabad is one of the best holiday places in India as there are several areas worth visiting like the ones mentioned below:

Golconda Fort- this fort was originally built by the rulers of the neighboring state, the Kakatiyas. It was made with mud. Much later, the shahis converted the fort into an excellent piece of architecture with the use of the advanced acoustics. The sound signals if used in a proper manner at the entrance of the fort, can reach to the top most point of the fort without the use of any electrical gadgets. Golconda fort also hosts a light and sound show every evening that is a popular view among the tourists.

Charminar- being the land mark of the city of Hyderabad, it was built by Mohammed Qutub Quli Shah.

Salar Jung Museum- this holds one of the major attractions especially for the art lovers in Hyderabad. The collections at the museum have been put together by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, the prime minister of Nizam Osman Ali Khan.

Birla Mandir- built with white marbles in the year 1976, this temple is worth visiting in the city. It is located on one of the twin hills at the southern parts of the Hussain Sagar Lake. It is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and the temple is also a replica of the Tirupati temple.

When you are in Hyderabad, there is no dearth of hotels Hyderabad for accommodation and thus it is ideal for your next vacation.

 

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