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Known as the law capital of Andhra Pradesh, the city of Hyderabad is definitely a must-visit for its incredible tourist attractions.

However, it was the year 2014 when this city was separated for the purpose of forming a completely new state of Telangana. Culturally and geographically speaking, Hyderabad has always been a significant city in the history of our nation. 

Located on the hilly terrains, this beautiful city is situated on the banks of the Musi River and is also the most populous city in India. Not just that, it is also home to some of the most astounding artificial lakes like Hussain Sagar Lake, Osman Sagar, and Himayat Sagar.

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Since this city was established in 1591, it has been ruled by many different rulers, thus, it has got a wide variety of cultures to relish. Moreover, it is an amazing place to taste the flavors of Indian heritage. Golconda Fort, Charminar, Mecca Masjid are some of the popular examples of such tourist attractions. 

Hyderabad is also widely known for its pearls and diamonds and hence is also known as the City of Pearls.

History of Hyderabad

It is quite intriguing to know that there have been findings of Iron Age sites in Hyderabad dating back to 500 BCE. Yes, the region of the modern-day Hyderabad was once ruled by the Chalukya dynasty from 624 CE to 1075 CE. And after the fall of the Chalukya empire into four parts, the city of Golconda had come under the rule of Kakatiya dynasty.  

Later on, in history, the Kakatiya dynasty was also reduced to nothing but dust by the rise of an even stronger Khalji dynasty. This was the timeline of around 1310 when Sultan Alauddin Khalji had defeated them to take over the empirical throne. And it was during this time that Alauddin Khalji stole the Koh-i-Noor diamond too, which was said to have been extracted from the mines at Kollu, Golconda. 

Then in 1325, Muhammad-bin-Tughluq succeeded the Delhi throne and brought the Tughlaq dynasty to a whole new plane of success and prosperity. 

Modern History of Hyderabad

It was the year of 1714 when the Mughal Emperor, Farrukhsiyar had appointed Asaf Jah I to be the Viceroy of the Deccan region. And then in 1724, Asaf Jah I defeated Mubariz Khan for the purpose of establishing his autonomy over the Deccan Suba. There were also many subsequent rulers who ruled after him starting the chain of the much-known Asaf Jahi Dynasty. And then Asaf Jah II reigned from 1762 to the year 1803. 

Why You Should Visit Hyderabad

There are just too many reasons for visiting the incredible city of Hyderabad. Yes, with time, the city of Hyderabad is getting more and more popular among travellers from all across the world. And there are many substantial reasons to back it up like the luxury stays, the delicious food of this city, such as Hyderabadi Biryani, the nightlife, the bangles, laad bazaar, and yes, how can we forget Charminar along with its phenomenal architecture. All of these reasons make this city a worthwhile travel getaway for tourists. 

Places to Visit in Hyderabad

Charminar - Constructed in the year 1591, this historic monument is a peculiar example of Indian heritage. The populous markets surrounding this structure is just a delight to experience, making this spot worth your time and energy. (Read More) 

Ramoji Film City - Since its establishment in 1991, the Ramoji Film City has been a phenomenal tourist attraction to explore in Hyderabad. Do you know that this place has the capacity to house 50 film units at a single time? It is spread over 2,500 acres and is situated at a distance of about 30 km from Hyderabad. The brilliant architecture and technical facilities of Ramoji Film City make it very prominent for all kinds of film shootings. (Read More

Things to do in Hyderabad

Visit Golconda Fort. This fort acts as a fortified citadel which was also the earliest capital city of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The humongous structure of this fort is a must-watch. It was owing to the presence of the diamond mines that Golconda had flourished as one of the major trade centers for large diamonds which were also known as the Golconda diamonds. (Read More

Visit Hussain Sagar Lake. Asia’s largest artificial lake, Hussain Sagar is an amusing destination for the locals and tourists alike. What makes this lake really special is its heart shape. Yes, from above, this lake seems to be like an adorable heart pitched against Earth. This lake was built by Quli Qutb Shah in the year of 1563 and is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers. The major highlight of this lake is the giant monolithic statue of Gautama Buddha. (Read More)

Events and Festivals in and Around Hyderabad

Bonalu. The very origin of this festival dates back to 1869. It was a time when the city of Secunderabad and Hyderabad were plagued by an epidemic that had killed thousands of people. It was believed that the plague was the manifestation of the anger of the Gods. And a local man prayed that if he survived the plague, he would be building a temple in her honour. And that is how this festival came to be.

Ugadi. It is celebrated as the Telugu New Year and is held at the onset of spring. This festival marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Calendar and it is believed that on this occasion of this day, Lord Brahma had initiated the process of creating the universe. During this festival, people use mangoes, neem leaves, and fresh jaggery to make Ugadi Pachadi which is a scrumptious delicacy. 

Best Time to Visit Hyderabad

Summers can be really humid and the months of August to October witness heavy rainfall. Thus, the winter season is the best time to travel and enjoy Hyderabad starting from the months of November to February. It is perhaps the best time for sightseeing activities and exploring its local culture. 

How to Reach Hyderabad

Famously known as the City of Nizams, Hyderabad is all about exploring the amazing historical charm of mosques, old roads, and chaotic bazaars. Hyderabad is located at a distance of  1,558, 712, 1,504, 569 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can reach Hyderabad by the following means of transportation. 

By Air. The best option to travel Hyderabad by air is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD). Named after the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, this airport was established on 23rd March 2008 with the objective to replace Begumpet airport.

As per the data of 2019, this airport was considered as the sixth busiest airport in terms of overall passenger traffic in India.

Many airlines operate to and fro Hyderabad connecting many other Indian cities. 

  1. Bengaluru - Board Air Asia, IndiGo, Spicejet, Air India flights from Kempegowda International Airport. The airfares are starting from Rs.1,500
  2. Delhi - Board Air Asia, IndiGo, Spicejet, Vistara flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airfares are starting from Rs.2,000
  3. Surat - Board Spicejet, IndiGo, Air India flights from Surat International Airport. The airfares are starting from Rs.3,000
  4. Kolkata - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, Air India, Vistara from  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. The airfares are starting from Rs.2,500
  5. Indore - Board IndiGo, Air India, Vistara flights from Indore Airport. The airfares are starting from Rs.2,500

By Train. Hyderabad has three main railway stations namely Hyderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad Railway Station, and Kachiguda Railway Station. All of these train stations connect various Indian cities in a fairly good manner. 

Depending upon your location, you decide to deboard at one of these stations.

  1. Delhi - Board Telangana Express or Dakshin Express from New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station respectively and deboard at the Secunderabad Junction
  2. Bengaluru - Board Kacheguda Express from Bengaluru Cant and deboard at the Kacheguda Station
  3. Mumbai - Board Konark Express from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and deboard at the Secunderabad Junction
  4. Chennai - Board Hyderabad Express from MGR Chennai CTL and deboard at the Secunderabad Junction
  5. Mysuru - Board Jaipur Express from Mysuru Junction and deboard at the Kacheguda Junction
  6. Surat - Board RJT SC Express from Surat Junction and deboard at the Secunderabad Junction

By Road. Depending upon your location, you can consider traveling to Hyderabad via road as well. You can choose to travel by your own vehicle, cab or bus.

From Vijayawada, the bus fares start from Rs.350. From Bengaluru, the bus fares start from Rs.1,500. From Mysuru, the bus fares start from Rs.1,100. 

  1. Delhi - 1,558 km via NH44 or NH46
  2. Bengaluru - 576 km via NH48
  3. Mumbai - 826 km via NH65 or NH52
  4. Surat - 940 km via NH65 or NH52
  5. Madurai - 1,168 km via NH44
  6. Vijayawada- 275 km via NH65
  7. Pune - 695 km via NH65

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