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Introduction

Hyderabad was founded in 1586 by Mohammed Quli, fifth Sultan of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golconda. It is the fifth largest metropolis of India, is the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, known for its rich history and culture with monuments, mosques, temples, a rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts and dance. It has archaeological monuments, some of which are more than 400 years old, palaces, historical buildings, traditional bazaars, lakes and natural rock formations. Some of the places to visit here are Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Mecca Masjid etc.

Area 217 sq km
Altitude 536 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-22.0 C-40.0 C Winter-13.0 C-22.0C
Language Urdu, Hindi, Telugu and English
STD Code 040
Rainfall 89 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to February.

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How to get there

  1. Air :- Hyderabad is connected by air with Ahemdabad, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkotta, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Tirupati and Visakhapatnam.
  2. Rail:-Hyderabad is connected by rail with major cities.
  3. Road:-Hyderabad is also well-connected by National Highways. It is connected by road to Banglore(590 km), Visakhapatnam(667 km), Chennai(671 km), Goa (698) km, Mumbai (713 km).

Places to Visit

Birla Temple Charminar Golconda Fort Hussain Sagar
Mecca Masjid Nehru Zoological Park Salar Jung Museum  

Excursion

Nagarjunakonda Warangal

Shopping

Shopping for bangles in the narrow bazaars of the Old City of Hyderabad is an experience one should not miss.Hyderabad is also known as the "city of pearls". Wide range, price and superior quality are some of the factors, which make the city a true pearls paradise. From cultured pearls to the rare 'Basra', the city has all of them.Jewelers in the pearl markets of Hyderabad have for centuries combined pearls with the glitter of gold, the richness of rubies and the ecstasy of emeralds. It is indeed amazing and heartwarming to see traditional designs still surviving the march of history in the narrow alleys of the Old City today. Several styles of ornaments using pearls evolved along with the pearl trade. The 'Satlada' and 'Panchlada Haar' are seven and five stringed necklaces. They are often interspersed with emeralds or onyx beads set in nine carat gold. Earrings such as 'Karanphool' and 'Cholaphool', set with uncut diamonds and pearls, are also very popular. The Bazaars around the Charmiar are much the same as they were in the pages of history. Here the fragnance of jasmine and the hot spiced kebabs mingle in the air. The Laad Bazaar offers pearls and silver filigree work; jewellery, exoctic or traditional, and gorgeous glass or lacquer bangle sets.

Accommodation

ITC Kakatiya Taj Krishna Aditya Park Inn Best Amrutha
Fortune Katriya Quality Residency Taj Banjara Taj Residency