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Hyderabad

Located along the banks of the Musi River on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are "twin cities" near Hussain Sagar Lake (also known as Tank Bund in local parlance) but both cities have grown so much that now they have merged into one big metropolis.

A city of contrasts, the stately mosques and noisy bazaars of the Old City still holds an old-world charm. The other side of Hyderabad- HiTech City or Cyberabad, is a stark contrast to the Old City. The area is dotted with grand malls, pulsating clubs, glossy restaurants and hi-rise buildings of the every-growing multinationals & corporates. A city rich with history and tradition, Hyderabad also competes with Bangalore and Chennai for the crown of India's IT capital; Microsoft and Google have their India headquarters here.

Many visitors never make it past the attractions of the Old City, but you haven't truly seen Hyderabad if you have ventured out into the neighborhoods. The Old City that was once the seat of the Nizams, the ruler of the largest and the most opulent "princely state", and the twin city of Secunderabad where the British maintained a cantonment to keep the army within striking distance of the Nizams. The city has a culture that is distinct from the rest of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, showing Islamic influences and a courtly presence imparted from its period as the capital of the Nizams.

Explore & Experience–

  • Charminar
  • Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Birla Mandir
  • Purani Haveli
  • Golconda Fort
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • Lumbini Park
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Falaknuma Palace
  • Laad Bazaar
  • Hyderabadi Biryani & Cuisine

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