Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad has dual features, it is both a traditional city of pearls, palaces and tombs. At the same time a hi-tec city with a floating crowd and stunning Night life. The city offers myriads of vistas from ancient days till date. The Nizam culture of Hyderabad takes us to an era of unfathomable riches and splendour. As famous as the vistas is the cuisine of Hyderabad. The Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani is a special preparation of Rice and choice of meat with spices. Andhra meals is yet another mouth-watering experience not to be missed when in Hyderabad.
Places to visit
Charminar is to Hyderabad as Eiffel tower is to Paris. A signature icon of Hyderabad. It was built in 1591 in the then heart of the city. The architectural splendour is open to public, it also houses a mosque within.
Laad Bazar is the perfect space for trinket shopping. From bridal fancy jewellery sets to jingling bangles authentic to Hyderabad artisans and fresh water pearls along with garments are the major products.
Hussain Sagar is a 32 feet deep artificial lake with a monolithic statue of Buddha as the centre piece. Boating activities are available in the lake.
Golkonda was initially a mud fort built during the Yadava Dynasty of 850 AD. Later passed on to Bahmani dynasty and then to Qutb Shahi’s. The fort is famous for its brilliant architecture with acoustic wonders and original water supply system.
Ramoji film city is certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Filmstudio complex. The film city offers sets for any mood or any season or any location. A favourite picnic spot of Domestic crowd.
Qutb Shahi Tombs is the tombs of 7 Qutb Shahi rulers. The architecture displays Persian, Pashtun and Hindu forms.
Best time to visit
The summers of March to June and the winters of November to February is the best season to visit Hyderabad.