With a long and fascinating history of flourishing dynasties, Hyderabad is one of the most nostalgic cities of India. This city is a magnificent amalgamation of old charm and modern urbanization. This city brings a fascinating image of Charminar and aromatic smell of Hyderabadi Biryani in one's mind with just its name.
Hyderabad is the capital of the Southern Indian state Telengana and still the ‘de jure' capital of Andhra Pradesh. This charming old city of Nizams and Sultans covers an approximate area of 650 square kilometres on the banks of Musi River.
Hyderabad was established by the Muslim Emperor Muhammad Quil Qutb Shah in 1591. The city remained as a blooming ground of culture and art throughout the ruling period of Qutb Shah Dynasty and Mughal Empire. In 1724, Hyderabad was declared by Asif Jah I, the Mughal viceroy, as his sovereignty and became the capital of Nizams of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad is the first city which showcased the bright face of IT as an emerging sector in Indian economy. Outskirt of this city is bordered with high-rises which are the home to many global and Indian IT companies. This beating ground of commerce has opened a new era in Indian economy ensuring job opportunities for many.
Hyderabad has two trademarks – pearls and Biryanis. It is hard to find a land in this beautiful city without a shop for lip-smacking Biryanis. Rich aroma of Hyderabadi Biryani can beat any other varieties from rest of India without a fail. This city is also very famous for pure and lustrous strings of pearls. You can buy some pearl jewellery from here which speaks of class and sheer royalty.
Take a soulful trip to Hyderabad and let yourself be lost in the lanes of time and history to churn out the true spirit of an historic city like this.