Hyderabad was spun into a city with the yarn of love. The tale runs in the land of fancy but is probably true. It’s about a young Muslim prince and his love for a nubile Hindu girl – about a relationship that develops in spite of caste, class and religious divides.
About a town that grew into a city called Bhaganagar (named after the girl called Bhagamati, or ‘the lucky one’). The prince became King and shifted his capital to the town of his beloved.
It’s evident that the city of Hyderabad has been loved and cared for. Hyderabad is steeped in history and heritage and that makes it a very interesting city. You will find heritage in the Faluknama Palace, in the priceless treasures of the Salar Jung Museum as also the imposing Golgonda Fort and the recognisable four minarets of the Charminar. The wide roads and public parks in the garrison town of Secunderabad, the leisurely pace of the people of Hyderabad who still have the time and the gentility to offer "adaab" and to cook up a slow simmering storm in flavourful cauldrons do this special city real proud.
Besides being a veritable treasure trove stacked with
heritage, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are one of the major centres of Information Technology development, and is known as ''Cyberabad'' with many of the big IT companies having their headquarters here. A delightfully elegant disposition, a miracle of technological revolution or a city with quite some tradition - Hyderabad is really all of these and more.
Main attraction of Hyderabad:
Built by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591, Charminar was said to be the centre around which Hyderabad was once built. This majestic architectural monument is said to be built to commemorate the eradication of plague from Hyderabad.
One of the largest mosques in India, Mecca Masjid has a capacity to accommodate about 10,000 worshippers. The biggest mosque in Hyderabad, Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah started the construction of this mosque. The works continued during the reigns of Abdullah Qutub Shah and Abul Hassan Tana Shah and was finally completed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1694.
The mighty Golconda fort, a majestic monument on the outskirts of Hyderabad city, speaks of a great cultural heritage of 400 years.
How to reach Hyderabad:
Hyderabad By Air:
Hyderabad International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal, is well connected to many important cities abroad. Domestic terminal, N T Rama Rao domestic Terminal, connects to all major cities in India. All private air travel providers operate services from Hyderabad. The both airport are located side by side and are located at Begumpet, about 20 km away from the heart of the city. Taxi services cost about Rs 350 from Airport to Hyderabad city.
Secunderabad, one of the twin cities with Hyderabad, is a major station with the head quarters of Southern Railway. Nampally railway station is well connected to all major railway stations in India.