of Hyderabad : On The Deccan Plateau And Musi River, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad is Famous For: Bangles, Minarets, Pearl Bazaar And
Recently Called: Second Silicon Valley in India
Importance: Capital City of Andhra Pradesh >> Charminar
>> Falaknuma Palace
>> Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
>> Qutub Shahi Tomb
Hyderabad - The Second Silicon Valley of India
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is a bustling
400-year-old metropolis with an urban population of 4.2 million people
approximately. Hyderabad is located on the Deccan Plateau and the Musi
River, 650m above sea level. The physiography of Hyderabad is
dominated by hills, tanks, forests, and rock formations.
The Hyderabad city is cosmopolitan, and is richly endowed with a
variety of cultures. While Muslim people are concentrated more towards
the old city like Charminar, Secunderabad has got a more contemporary
look with a concentration of Anglo-Indians. The city of Hyderabad
presents an attractive amalgam of old world charm together with the
ebullience of growth and enterprise. Beautiful old edifices built in
the medieval, Mughal, Colonial and Indo-Saracenic styles abound,
rubbing shoulders with large glass and chrome temples of commerce.
HYDERABAD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Charminar - Charminar is a majestic architectural monument standing at
the heart of the old city of Hyderabad, built by Mohammad Quli Qutub
Shah in 1591 supposedly to commemorate the eradication of plague from
Golconda Fort - Golconda fort is a majestic monument, which lies on
the western outskirts of Hyderabad city. It speaks of a great cultural
heritage of 400 years and is regarded as a place worth visiting.
Mecca Masjid - Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India
accommodating upto 10,000 worshippers. This is the biggest mosque in
Hyderabad and lies within hundred yards to the southwest of Charminar.
Hussain Sagar - Hussain Sagar is a large lake in the midst of the city
and was constructed in 1562 AD. Also known as Tank Bund, it connects
the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
EXCURSIONS FROM HYDERABAD
Hyderabad Film City - It is one of the most comprehensive and
professionally planned film production centre in the world. Located at
an hour's distance from Hyderabad, it is spread over an area of more
than 1000 acres.
Osman Sagar - 20-km away from the center of Hyderabad is Osman Sagar.
Popularly known as 'Gandipet', it is an excellent picnic spot with
Shilparamam - Shilparamam is a crafts village at Madhapur, set amidst
lovely rocks, rippling waterfalls and gorgeous lawns, about 14-km from
Ocean Park - Located at Gandipet in Hyderabad, Ocean Park is one of
the first theme parks started in the twin-cities. It is a unique
amusement park for the entire family and has attractions like a
kiddie's pool, a 60ft high ride, the Slam Bomb, bumping cars and dry
rides for people of all ages.
HOW TO REACH HYDERABAD
Hyderabad - An important centre in the air transport network of south
India is well connected with domestic and international airlines.
Hyderabad, being the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, has excellant
road services to adjoining states and has a strong rail network with
all major cities of India.