Hyderabad is almost 500 years old known as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The regions have rocky terrain that is located on the Deccan Plateau. Initially, the wonderful Hyderabad was established on the southern banks of the river Musi called old city. One can be seen many constructions – government buildings and landmarks in this city. With the rapid growth in the city, it has resulted in the creation of a huge and densely populated metropolitan region.
Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, AP State Museum, Purani Haveli, Nizam's Museum are the most tourist destination in this place.
This city has its own ancient history background which begins with the establishment of the Qutb Shahi dynasty when Quli Qutb Shah seized the power from the Bahamani Kingdom in 1512, establishing the city of Golconda. The city has again gained its importance and became the eminent capital city.
The people from many regions staying in this city with full of unity. The people like the Bengalis, Coastal Andhraites, Gujaratis, Marathis, the Sikh Community are residing in the city. The common languages spoken here are Telugu, Urdu, Deccani, Hindi, and English. Women of all religions and cultures in Hyderabad mostly wear sari or the salwar kameez, khara dupatta and for men it is the Sherwani.
Travel within city
There are countless ways in which visitors can travel within the city with a plethora of travel options. One can take up buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, trains and cars in order to travel many destinations within Hyderabad.
Bus can be a very great option while travelling in Hyderabad which takes you from one to another within the city. The major bus stand in Hyderabad is the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Terminus, and buses from here ply to all parts of the city.
It is the most preferable option for the tourists that ensures you to pay less and take a ride completely. The least fare of this vehicle in order to travel in an auto is 12 INR for the first one and a half kilometers, and 7 INR for every additional kilometer.
Taxi services are the most preferable way for travelling are available only from the taxi stands and cannot be hailed off the road.
In case you know your way around the city, you can opt for rental agencies, where you can find cars for rent in a daily and weekly basis. Charges in order to rent a car may range around Rs 1500 to 3000.
The plenty of cuisines in Hyderabad is a mixture of Mughal and Persian style of cooking. Hyderabad is famous for its vegetarian food as well as non-vegetarian food. However, both these types of food are delicious and yummy. If you are not used to spicy food, you should think before you choose any item. Even though very spicy, these cuisines are extremely delicious that you should not miss them. The Hyderabadi biriyani is a delicious preparation. It is an important dish of this city. With the city becoming hi-tech, you also get fast food and Chinese delicacies.
Hyderabad is a hub of shopping which has a huge variety of goods to offer. From antiques to handicrafts to pearls and semi-precious stones, tourists can buy anything as per the choices. Hyderabad is known for its pearl bazaar. The artisans in Hyderabad are highly adept in piercing and stringing the pearls without causing any damage to the pearl. Rice pearl and Basra pearl are the two popular varieties of pearl available here. The pearls are intricately studded in silver and gold ornaments. Besides gold, silver, and pearl, the other metal used in ornamentation is bronze. Colorful bangles and embroidery textiles are another attraction here.
Laad Bazaar is one the biggest shopping markets that is located close to Charminar. At this place, one can get many handicrafts such as artefacts, antique paintings, cotton dress materials, handloom cloths, saris, silverware, and unique handcrafts.