Hyderabad is a city in and the official capital of Telangana state in southern India. It is a major urban centre (metropolitan) and one the largest cities in South India by area as well as by population. Hyderabad, Telangana occupies 650 square kilometers of area on the Deccan Plateau and is located on the northern part of South India.
Until 2014 Hyderabad was the capital of the (earlier) Andhra Pradesh state, which included the regions of the current Telangana state as well. In 2014, with the separation of Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh in 2014, Hyderabad was redesignated as the official capital of the new Telangana state, as it falls under that region. The city is a combination of Old city Hyderabad and Secunderabad – which are also known together as “twin cities”.
Hyderabad is also known as the City of Nizams (as it was ruled by the Nizams and their culture is still prevalent here) and the city of pearls as it is famous for pearls and pearl jewelry.
Hyderabad has the longest flyover in India, that is, the P. V. Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway Corridor which connects Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International airport to the rest of the city, and highways leading to some neighboring cities. Hyderabad is the fourth-most populous city in India and fifth-largest urban economy in India.
Telugu and Urdu are the official languages of Hyderabad. Hindi is also spoken and taught in schools too, along with English.Urdu is mostly spoken in the old city side, while Telugu is spoken more on the other parts of the city. But Telugu and Hindi are understood mostly across the city and one can get by in the city with a fair knowledge of any of these languages.
Currently, the population of Hyderabad, Telangana is estimated to be 92, 83,000, which is the total population residing within and outskirts of the city.
The city of Hyderabad in South India is a scintillating blend of ancient Nizam culture, local Telegu traditions and modernity of the contemporary world. It manifests a scene of historic architecture and monuments intermingled with contemporary buildings and elements.
Hyderabad has many tourist attractions (historic as well as architectural), multi-cuisine restaurants and pubs, luxury hotels for a comfortable stay, museums that help explore the Nizam culture of the city more deeply and colorful street markets to shop for souvenirs such as pearl jewelry, lac bangles, Kondapalli toys and fancy footwear and bags. Some of the best places to visit in Hyderabad include:
From lavish diners to traditional cafes, from bakeries to barbeque and biriyani houses, Hyderabad is a foodie’s extravaganza and a delight for people who love to try out new dishes. These are some of the best places to eat in Hyderabad:
After the long work hours or in the weekend, people look to have some devilish fun at night and there are several businesses in Hyderabad specially catering to this nocturnal section of the people who are the night owls. These are some of the things to do at night in Hyderabad:
Hyderabad celebrates a wide spectrum of festivals that people from different communities come together to enjoy. Some of the famous festivals in Hyderabad are:
Hyderabad’s cuisine is a blend of Mughal, Nawab, Arabic inspired dishes and the local Telugu dishes and cooking techniques.Some popular dishes of Hyderabad are:
Hyderabad has a mix of several budget friendly, high-end, and luxurious hotels to suit the needs, budget, and lifestyle of every visitor. Here is a list of some famous hotels in Hyderabad from budget-friendly to luxurious hotels.
These hotels offer 5-star or above luxury accommodation in Hyderabad city’s diplomatic enclave and features chic décor, modern infrastructure, lavish rooms with modern facilities, fine dining restaurants, VIP Lounge, swimming pools, spas, and other luxury services. Some of the best luxury and 5-star hotels in Hyderabad are:
These are 3-star or 4-star hotels and offer great quality service at mid-range prices. With contemporary or modern décor, dining facility, care and wellness facility, television, and fridge, and in some cases a swimming pool as well, all in a reasonable price. Some of the best mid-range hotels in Hyderabad are:
Budget Friendly Hotels:
These hotels are less than 3-star and offer all the basic facilities like good and clean accommodation, modern décor, dining place, AC, etc., and that too in a pocket-friendly way. Some of the best budget friendly hotels in Delhi are:
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation divided Hyderabad into corporation zones, circles, and wards for better planning and development of the city. The city of Hydrabad Telangana is divided into six zones – Charminar, L. B. Nagar, Serilingampally, Kukatpally, Secunderabad, and Khairatabad which are then divided into circles that are total thirty. The circles are further divided into wards each containing 40,000 to 50,000 people. Pin codes of the six zones of Haidarabad are:
Hyderabad is a south Indian city located in the northern part of South India and is the capital of two of the South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana .
Hyderabad has a reasonable weather in most parts of the year. Summer month of May is the hottest with up to 45 degrees Celsius temperature while the winters are also not very chilly and the peak month of January may get a little cold at night with 12-15 degrees Celsius temperature. Monsoon is also not very heavy with low to moderate rain.
Places to visit near Hyderabad within 50km are –
Hyderabad is the capital city of two states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The city is famous for its monuments which includes the majestic Charminar and the Golkonda Fort. The city is known as the City of Nizams and is also famous for the birthplace of the precious Kohinoor diamond.