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Hyderabad, also known as the city of Nizams, is located in the Southern Indian State of India named Andhra Pradesh. The city has its own historic significance, which is the witness of its rich heritage, monuments, and culture. Hyderabad is located on the banks of the Musi River and the Deccan Plateau. The District of Hyderabad purely comes in the range of Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. Recently many of the suburbs of Hyderabad were merged into the city, which is now known as Greater Hyderabad. There are several IT companies in Hyderabad which make this place home to the IT industry. Flourishing with the fast life, this city is perfectly blended with a relaxed mood.

This Hyderabad travel guide on Hyderabad tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Hyderabad, Hyderabad tourist places, the history and culture of Hyderabad, and the best time to visit Hyderabad.

History of Hyderabad

According to historians, the city was established by Muhammad Quli Shah in 1591. According to the sources, he had an affair with a local Telugu Courtesan named Bhagmati. He named the city after her – 'Bhagyanagar,' and when she married her and converted to Islam, she took the name –' Hyder Mahal,' Quil Shah, then changed the city's name after her to Hyderabad. The city was ruled by seven kings, which contributed to this city's development in literature and culture.

After Qutub Dynasty came to the Asaf Jahi Dynasty, which dropped in the hand of mighty Mughals, in 1724, the region was freed from the Mughal reign. At that time, Hyderabad declared its first Nizam. Later from 1769, the successor of Asif Jaha ruled the city for more than 200 years till 1948. In that year, the city has got its official language as Urdu that prior was Persian.

During the British, Era Nizams were remained the princely states as they were a faithful ally of the British. Post-independence, the city was announced as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. However, in 2014 Telangana was formed, and Hyderabad became its capital.

Culture – Traditions – Festivals and Cuisine of Hyderabad

The city of Nawabs, Hyderabad, is one of the few Indian cities well preserved in terms of culture and heritage. The city holds and carries its culture from the past of the Persian, Mughal, and Qutub Shahi Dynasty. Most of the Muslim women here still follow Salwarkameezburqa and hijab attires, while men wear kurta pajama.

When you visit the city, you will be welcomed with timeworn, Mughal delicacies called Hyderabadi Biryani. Badamka Jai, Mutton Korma, Haleem, Kebabs, and Paan are other specialties of the place which are some of the best food of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad being one of the major Muslim occupied cities, does celebrate many festivals of other religions also. Ganesh Chaturthi, Bonalu, Eidul Fitr are some of the major festivals which are celebrated with all zeal and enthusiasm. Other festivals which are celebrated with equal zeal and pleasure are the Diwalim Deccan festival and Lumbini Festival. Hyderabad Mango Festival is a 3 days festival celebrated every year. More than 300 varieties of mangoes and mango-based items attract hundreds of visitors from different cities. Hyderabad International Film Festival was first launched in 2007 March. It provides a platform for varied works of Telugu cinema. Next year 2008, a short film festival for children is being organized every year in the city.

Hyderabad Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Hyderabad Map


Places to Visit Hyderabad


Popularly known as the city of Nizams and Pearl City, Hyderabad has many tourist places you can visit. Some salient Hyderabad attractions are -

Macca Masjid:

The city was named so because the bricks by which it was built were brought from Mecca, and Aurangzeb completed the holy place in 1694.

Charminar:

One of the most significant Hyderabad travel places, the monument was built by Quil Qutub Shah, the founder of the city. According to historians, the building was built to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time.

LaadBaazar:

The famous and colorful festival is nestled in the old city. The places if full of Bridal wear, pears, and the traditional Hyderabadi glass and stone works. Ramoji Film City is one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad.

Other prominent Hyderabad tourist places are Nizam Museum, City Museum, Birla Science Museum,  Shamirpet Sagar lake, and Mir Alam tank. For all the nature lovers, there are national wildlife parks included in Hyderabad travel places. Some famous national parks are Mrugavani National Park, Mahavirharinavanasthali National Park, and Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary. Tirupati is one of the major pilgrimage sites near Hyderabad.

 

Best Time to Visit Hyderabad


Hyderabad is nestled on sloping terrain of grey and pink granite, which is dotted with small hills. Mostly the weather of the city is tropical wet, and dry. However, the city is fairly warm throughout the year and the best time to visit Hyderabad is winter between the months from October to March, which is the pleasant time of the season.

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Getting In Hyderabad

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Airways:

One can book a flight ticket from Hyderabad to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport that connects with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and many more. The domestic terminal connects the city with all other cities in India.

By Roadways:

The city has a good cluster of roads to reach or move out from the city. The city is centrally located from major south Indian and Deccan cities.

By Railways:

There are two major railway stations Secunderabad Railway Station and Hyderabad Deccan railway station.

Packing

Hyderabad can be reached from Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai, 560km, 700km, and 630 km away from the city. If you are in Hampi, which is a world heritage site by UNESCO, you can drive to Hyderabad within 7 hours. 

You will love your Hyderabad trip, and our Hyderabad travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Hyderabad tourist destinations. 

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