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hyderabad

INTRODUCTION

Hyderabad is a city in, and also 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.

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 also highways leading to some neighboring cities.

LANGUAGE

Telugu and Urdu are the official languages of Hyderabad. Hindi is also largely 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 all across the city and one can get by in the city with a fair knowledge of any of these languages.

CUISINE

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:

ATTRACTIONS & ADVENTURES

The city of Hyderabad 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 (a handmade local variety of toys that are great for home décor) and fancy footwear and bags!

Some of the city’s best tourist attractions include:

festivals

Hyderabad celebrates a wide spectrum of festivals that people from different communities come together to enjoy. Some of the famous festivals are:

MUSEUMS

The museums in Hyderabad showcases a great collection of arts and antiquities of the yesteryear culture and civilization. Some of the museums that are very famous among tourists are:

SHOPPING

The city offers a large number of shopping hubs. From Iconic stores, street shops to shopping malls, Hyderabad has something for everybody. Below is a list of some of the famous shopping spots:

RESTAURANTS

While visiting this beautiful city, do not forget to check out below listed restaurants that can turn someone into a foodie:

NIGHTLIFE

The Nightlife In Hyderabad is pretty amazing as the bars and pubs remain open till the wee hours of the morning. Visiting these below listed famous nightclubs will offer you a lifetime experience:

HOTELS

Some of the hotels that are known for their top-notch services and most booked by the visitors are listed below:

Metro

The Hyderabad Metro is a rapid transit system. It is the second largest metro network in India with 57 stations after the Delhi Metro (285 stations) and the lines are arranged in a secant model.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

LANGUAGE

Urdu & Telugu are the official languages of Hyderabad but languages like English and Hindi are spoken as well.

Telugu:

Hindi:

Urdu: