Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh was conceived in the year 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth Sultan of Qutb Shahi dynasty. The city was originally named after his wife Bhagyamati and was formerly known as Bhagyanagar.
The city is fairly warm all throughout the year. The summers (March- May) are very hot with temperature soaring to 45°C making the travelling difficult under the burning hot sun. Winters (November – February) are dry but pleasant and offer favourable time for visiting the city. Monsoon (June- September) has moderate rainfall with heavy winds and humidity certainly not good time for travelling in the city.
Hyderabad is favourite tourists’ destination as it has array of monuments, forts unravelling the rich historic culture belonging to ages of the yore. The famous monument Charminar which symbolises the city has become its’ signature and is loved by all the visitors for its impeccable beauty.
Other mesmerising places of Visit are:
- Snow World
- Nehru Zoological Park
- Salar Jung Museum
- Chowmahalla Palace
- Chilkur Balaji Temple
- Hussain Sagar & Osman Sagar
- Mecca Masjid and Birla Mandir
- Lumbini Park
- NTR Gardens
- Qutb Shahi and Paigah Tombs and many more
Hyderabad has many lip smacking cuisines. The food culture is heir loomed by various rulers of the state and the cuisine has aura of amalgamation of all these princely legacies like Nizam, Mughals, Turkish and Arabs blended with influence of native Telugu and Marathwada cuisines. Hyderabadi food has broad range of rice, wheat and meat dishes nicely gelled up with various spices, herbs and natural edibles. Hyderabadi Biryani is the world famous meat and rice dish, Haleem, spicy curries, Lukhmi and the famous Baghara Baingan and desserts like Faluda, Badam ki Jhab, Gajar ka Halwa, Apricot pudding, Bread pudding etc all showcases the princely influence.
The culture of Hyderabad is diverse and is combination of different cultures. This “City of Nizams” has very proudly retained its unique traditional culture with a touch of modern life style. Locals are regarded very friendly and their hospitability is famous all over the world. Being melting pot of cultures, ethnicity and religions all the festivals are celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. From Local festivals like Batkamma, Batkamma Panduga to religious festivals; Sankranti, Ugadi, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Bakri ID and Ramzan all are celebrated with full of life.
Hyderabad is the shopper’s paradise with umpteen numbers of things to shop for. Pure pearls are most famous among the visitors, jewellery, bangles, traditional arts and crafts, saris, handicrafts, handloom fabrics; Kalamkari Himroo, wood – stone carvings, brass ware and much more your list will not end! Begum Bazar and markets near Charminar are the famous shopping place in the city.
As tourist who are lined up with variety of hotels based on your hue. Good hotels, budget hotels and luxury hotels all have good and modern amenities blended with warm hospitality. For experiencing the flavours of transcended royalty, luscious cuisines and rich princely atmosphere one has to spent fruitful time in this largest and richest princely state of the country.