Hyderabad also known as “The Pearl City” has a rich history, culture & architecture representing its unique characteristic of a meeting point for northern & southern India, & its multi-lingual culture, both geographically & culturally. The place has always been a place where Hindus & Muslims have co-existed peacefully for centuries. It has been the home for Nizams for centuries was established in 1591 CE by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shahis.
Hyderabad has been for many historic tourist attractions namely Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace and others like Birla Temple, Ramoji Film City. Hyderabad is also the home of world famous Dum Biryani.
- Charminar: Located at old city, Charminar is a 56 Mts high and 30 Mts Broad square- shaped structure, built in the year 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in the honor of his wife Bhagmati. It referred as the ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’, and is adorned with four towers in each corner. The minarets on each side, is of 48.7 Mts height, each with four storeys.
- Golconda Fort: Built under the Qutb Shahi dynasty is also known as Mud Fort. Once the fortified citadel of Qutb Shahi dynasty, was a centre for diamond trade. Many of the world famous diamonds including the Koh-i-Noor, the blue Hope, the pink Daria-i-Noor, the white Regent, the Dresden Green, the colourless Orlov, Nizam and Jacob, and many now lost diamonds Florentine Yellow, Akbar Shah and Great Mogul were originated here. Golconda originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The fort was originally came into existencesince the time of the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Later passed to the Bahmani dynasty followed by the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. which gradually results into its time to time development.
- Salarjung Museum: The largest one-man collections of antiques in the world, this museum is the house for over 43,000 paintings, 9,000 holographs, 47,000 books, 300 antique clocks, sculptures of stone, bronze idols, wood carvings, carvings of ivory and many more including the two of the most valuable antiques are Veiled Rebecca and the British Bracket clock.
- Chowmahalla Palace: Built in neo-classical style. This is the place where the Nizam met important officials. Today, it serves as an exclusive party venue, hosting corporate parties and social events.
- Birla Mandir: A Hindu temple built entirely with white marble atop 280-foot-high hillock of Kalapahad. It is a classical evidence of the combined architectural effort of Orissan and South Indian temples style. The temple has a 11 ft. granite idol of Lord Venkateshwara.
- Ramoji Film City: Located at a distance of 30 Kms from Hyderabad, Ramoji Film City is one of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world. Established by Ramoji Rao in the year of 1996, it is the self-sufficient film city with its facilities and setting is enough to make a complete movie. Being India’s only thematic holiday destination with magical world of cinema to witness, there’s something special for everyone here and it has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Film studio complex.
Delicacy: Hyderabadi Cuisine often known as Deccani cuisine is the amalgamation of Mughalai, Turkish, and Arabic cuisine with the significant influence of the native Telugu and Marathwada cuisines. The main ingredients used are a broad repertoire of rice, wheat and meat dishes and the skilled use of various spices, herbs and natural edibles. Hyderabadi cuisine offers an exotic variation of dishes including Hyderabadi Biryani, Mirch ka Salan, Dum Pukht, Hyderabadi Marag, Paaya, Maghaz Masala, varieties of Kebabs, Gosht Pasinde, Malai Korma.
How to reach: Hyderabad is an International Airport which is connected with many major cities in India and all over the world. It has also a good connectivity through railways and roads channels from various parts of India.