Monday, February 27, 2017

Hyderabad, City of Pearls

Hyderabad located on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, the capital of Telangana. This city was founded in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, and later it changed hands from the Qutb Shahi dynasty to Mughals. Later Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I created his own dynasty, known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. Historically it was known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and even today it is known as the 'City of Pearls'. 

Today the city has historical side which forms the the Old City of Hyderabad one can immerse one self into the grand history of the city showcased by its impressive old structures. Other side of the city is much younger Hi-Tech City, or 'Cyberabad' comprising of malls, multiplexes, clubs, pubs and sleek restaurants.

The places of interest here are:
  • Charminar
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Golconda Fort
  • Qutb Shahi Tombs
  • Taramati Baradari
  • Birla Mandir
  • Nehru Zoological Park
  • Hussainsagar Lake
  • Buddha Statue of Hyderabad
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • State Assembly
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Hyderabad Botanical Gardens
  • Paigah Tombs
  • Sudha Cars Museum
  • Toli Masjid
  • Salarjung Museum
  • Telangana State Archaeology Museum


Cloudia said...

What a marvelous city!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post. Nice pics from Hyderabad.
Waiting for more.

R Niranjan Das said...

It's a lovely city.

Maggie said...

Looks like a busy thriving place to be, have a great week.

Jeevan said...

I never know hyderabad is located on hilly terrain! Nice brief on the city and excellent shots as well

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness that is a busy city Rajesh! I had read and heard about the traffic in your country, but I think this is the first time I've seen it on your blog.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a magnificent city gate!

Al said...

It looks like a beautiful city.

krishna said...

Long back I went to Hyderabad...but I couldn't enjoy the light and sound effect in Golkonda Fort due to rain..

riitta k said...

Beautiful & interesting photos - enjoy your week!

Klara said...

what a magnificent city gate! with all the life and activity, that is amazing image.

Amit Agarwal said...

Great pictures of a great city!

zongrik said...

very interesting. wish i could go.

Hildred said...

So many of these lovely old cities have a very modern part as well, - which can be good!

Klara S said...

Amazing gate! Great shot with the crowd. Thank you for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful images and lovely places ~ thanks,

Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What a beautiful city!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots! I like that first one.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such a beautiful city - I prefer the old part - malls don't appeal to me!
I presume the magnificent archway was one of the original entrance gates into the city.

Suzy said...

The Mughal architecture is so stunning. The Mughals are my favourite period in Indian history.