Hyderabad – City of Pearls

Hyderabad was founded by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1590 AD at the Golconda Kingdom. It is the fifth largest city of India and is a Metro now. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are together known as twin cities.

Hyderabad is divided into two parts- Old City and New City. The Old City has historical monuments, buildings, and bazaars while the New City on the North of the Musi is full of modern buildings, offices, schools, colleges, and malls.

Secunderabad is at about 7 kilometers towards the north of the Hyderabad City passing through the Hussain Sagar Lake.

Hyderabad is situated at 1760` above the sea level.
Its temperature varies between 40– 22C in summer and 22– 13C in winter
Pin Code – 500001
STD Code – 0842
Indian Airlines City Office at Saifabad, Ph. No. 236902
Airport – 842051-3


By Air: Indian and almost all other private airlines offer round the clock domestic and a few international services.

By Rail: excellent train services available to all Indian cities.
By Road :
It has NH 7 – Varanasi-Nagpur-Bangalore-Kanyakumari
And NH 9 connecting Bombay-Pune-Sholapur-Vijayawada

Distances from:
Aurangabad – 599kms.
Nagpur – 468kms.
Vijayawada – 271kms.
Visakhapatnam – 837kms.
Bhubaneswar – 1063kms.
Bhopal – 813kms.
Tirupati – 651kms.
Delhi – 1453kms. Kolkata – 1516kms.
Mumbai – 739kms.
Chennai – 704kms.
Bangalore – 566kms.

Places to see:


It was built in 1591 AD. It has four minarets built upon four granite arches facing the four directions, each side measuring 60in length and 42 in width. Each minaret is of 90high with four stories. The height of each minar (pillar) from the ground level is 180. You can have a glimpse of the suburb from atop the minars. The four granite arches face North, South, East, and West. Each of the four pillars faces a highway. Each minar has four stories and last upper part consists of one mosque and a school.
Replete with Islamic art and architecture situated at the Charminar South Gate, this mosque claims its antiquity to 1614 AD from the era of Emperor Aurangzeb. Its length, breadth, and height are 225, 180 and 75respectively.
On the opposite side of the State Library and by the side of River Musi, this amazing museum is situated which has a rare assemblage of the old and the rare and modern and the beautiful. This museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM.
A tourist can hire or share a boat ride based on the number of hours
ride. Boating on Husain Sagar is very pleasant and enjoyable, especially with family and friends.
King of Warangal built this fort which is one of the rarest edifices India boasts of. The height of the fort is 400and the circumference of the fort wall is 5 miles with 87 semi-circular bastions. The fort has nine gates, namely, Fateh Darwaja, Banja Darwaja, Pattancheru Darwaja, Bahmani Darwaja, Jamati Darwaja, Moti Darwaja, Mecca Darwaja, New Fort Darwaja and Bodli Darwaja of which nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5 are open to public now.
The Hindustan Charity Trust, a Birla foundation has constructed this amazing temple of exquisite craftsmanship at Kala Pahad opposite to Noubat Pahad with Lord Venkateswara at 9.5
height made up of granite stones weighing eight tonnes.


1. Fateh Darwaja – the main gate of the fort.
2. Ravindra Bharati – the famous National Theatre of Hyderabad
3. Osmania University – established in 1918
4. Nehru Zoological Park – situated beside Mir Alam Tank Road, 2kms. From Charminar. It is the biggest park of its kind in India.
5. Osman Sagar – a reservoir built in 1920 across the Musi River, 20kms. away from the city covering an area of 18 square miles
6. Ajanta Pavillion – has arts and paintings of the like of Ajanta & Ellora Caves near the building of Hyderabad Museum.
7. Qutub Sahi Tombs
8. Macca Masjid – a fine monument of Oriental Architecture & Islamic art of 16th century AD.

Hyderabad is the city of pearls and unless you visit a pearl merchant of the likes of Mangat Rai at Charminar or at other places, you cannot give your friends and relatives a better presentation at a cheaper rate.

For Biriyani, a good number of standard outlets exist unless you visit big ones for better taste, and, of course, with better cost.

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