Hyderabad, a vibrant city in the state of Andhra Pradesh boasts to be a correct blend of Culture and Urbanization, of Mughal Cuisine and modern eateries. A city that has evolved from a city of nizams to cyber city, yet remained grounded, Hyderabad can be soul stirring and colorful to the eyes of tourist.
Hyderabad is famous for a number of reasons, ranging from pearls to haleem, charminar to tech parks to name a few. Major tourist spots include:
The necklace road– One of the most popular boulevard in Hyderabad. The boulevard is complete with restaurants, stalls, recreational activities, and a wonderful view of the city of Hyderabad. Cuisine is also good all around, with the restaurants Eat Street and Water Front leading the charge of popular eating joints.
Monolith of Lord Budha at Hussain Sagar Lake.
Hussain Sagar Lake– One of the largest man made lakes is situated at Hyderabad. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. A famous monolith of Lord Buddha is installed at the center of the lake.
Golconda fort– Golconda was the capital of the Qutb Shahi kings. The inner fort has ruins of palaces, mosques, a hill top pavilion rising about 130 meters high from the surroundings and several other public buildings. A nice way to spend your day, reliving the history and thinking back on how olden days were.
Charminar– The Charminar depicts the Indo-Saracenic tradition – a symbiosis of the Hindu and the Muslim traditions, which has woven the magic of a rich Deccani culture. The nightly illumination of Charminar is spectacular. A beautiful mosque is located at the western end of the open roof and the remaining part of the roof served as a court during the Qutb Shahi times. Charminar will remind you of the times when India was untouched by western culture. Crude and pure to its form.
Char Minar- Hyderabad
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Shilparamam– Is the the arts, crafts & cultural village at Hyderabad. Shilparamam is a kaleidoscope of India’s colour, diversity and talent. Shilparamam is conceived as an endless, year-round festival of arts and crafts showcasing ethnic art, crafts and skills of the rural folk from all parts of the country
Ramoji Film City– The classic Film City hosts a number of visitors around the studios on a guided tour. There are several settings in the studios which lead the visitors from streets of the Mauryan Empire or the Mughal Empire or even the American Old West. There’s also the famous Hollywood sign displayed on the hills at the studios.
Hyderabadi Biryani:- Popularly made from Basmati Rice and Lamb meat, The blending of Mughlai and Andhra Pradesh cuisines in the kitchens of the Nizam, resulted in the creation of Hyderabadi Biryani.
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Hyderabad has very strong educational body presence with world class colleges like ISB- Hyderabad, IIIT Hyderabad, Osmania University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University to name a few. The city also boasts of the only Facebook office in the country and many top IT companies. Along with immense business potential, Hyderabad also flaunts a backdrop in arts.
Visit Hyderabad not because of it is places, but to enjoy the cultural flavor of urbanization and Nizami values. One can enjoy the modernity of present life amidst powerful cultural presence here in Hyderabad.