Introduction
Hyderabad is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.
Area 217 sq km
Altitude 536 metres above sea level
Temperature
Languages Urdu, Hindi, Telugu and English
STD Code 040
Rainfall >89 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to February.

Hyderabad Map



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