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 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 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.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Mosaic Monday Rajesh

much love...

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.

Photo Cache said...

What an impressive arched gate.

Worth a Thousand Words

Amit Agarwal said...

Great pictures of a great city!

Melody said...

wonderful pictures... intriguing place I guess to?

Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Anonymous said...

very interesting. wish i could go.

Leslie: said...

Wow! Lots to see there and it has a great history.

abcw team

Trubes said...

What a magnificent Gate to the city and such wonderful architecture,
i would dearly love th visit your lovely country but I'm afraid it's not possible now.
We just confine ourselves to holidays in the UK.
Travel insurance would cost almost as much as the holiday for older travellers and with particular health issues.
I shall just carry on reading about all the interesting places i would like to travel to on ABCW.
Best wishes,
ABCW team.

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 ~ ^_^

keeyit said...

Nice that you have a chance to visit the place.

Ruth said...

So many great buildings! I imagine the wealth of pearls and diamonds reflect on them. #OurWOrldTUesday

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What a beautiful city!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots! I like that first one.

Roger Owen Green said...

Something about that arch really appeals to me


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.