Hyderabad – Cybercity of India

                 Hyderabad, the fifth largest metropolitan cities of India, is the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, known for its rich history and culture with monuments, mosques, temples, a rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts and dance. This site endeavors to present the rich heritage and culture of Hyderabad, along with an insight into Hyderabad today.

Hyderabad, a city with a deep-rooted past lies on the banks of river Moosi. It’s language and mannerisms still exude it’s rich and legendary past. The Nizam’s of Hyderabad were known to be one of the wealthiest royal’s of the past. The elegant buildings, marbled temples and monuments stand testimony to it. This 400 year old city was named after Hyder Mahal wife of the ruler Quli Qutab Shah. Today Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and is a cosmopolitan city on the fast track.

How to reach:

By Rail : The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderbad are connected to all the major cities of India.

By Road : Hyderabad lies on National Highway No. 7 and 9, hence is connected by the rest of the country.

By Air : Local/International Airport : Begumpet Airport Internal : Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Spice jet, Go air, Air Deccan, etc., International : Air India, Emirates, Singapore Airlines

 

Places to visit:

Charminar : Charminar is the symbol of Hyderabad and was built by the ruler Quli Qutab Shah in honour of his Hindu wife. The monument is surrounded by a very busy market place and falls in what is known as the old city.

Mecca Masjid : Lies next to Charminar. The entrance arches are made of single slabs of granite.

Golconda Fort : This fort, originally built by the Kakatiyas, the rulers of the neighbouring state, was made with mud. Later, the Shahis converted it into a marvellous piece of architecture using advanced acoustics wherein sound signals could pass from the entrance of the fort to the top without the use of any electric gadgets. There is a sound and light show in the evening which is quiet popular.

Naubat Pahad : These are two hillocks from where announcements were made during the olden days. Nowadays there is a hanging garden.

Nehru Zoological Park : This is a 300 acre park filled with various species of birds and animals.

Tank Bund : This is a dam on the Hussain Sagar lake and is famous for the 33 statues of statesmen and a huge monolithic statue of Buddha.

Hussain Sagar : Hyderabad spreads around this lake which is the largest lake in the city. It is surrounded by well maintained parks.

Nagarjuna Sagar : This is the world’s largest masonry dam and lies on the river Krishna. There is a museum which houses ancient Buddhist sculptures, carvings, and terracotta. 149 km from Hyderabad.

Kolanupuka : It is a 2000 year old Jain temple with a 1.5 m tall jade statue of Mahavira.It is 80 km from Hyderabad.

Kondapur : Excavations here date back to 3000 B.C. Copper, lead and silver coins of Roman, Satachana era and Buddhist period were excavated from here. 90 km from Hyderabad.

Osmansagar : An artificial lake off the river Moosi. Complemented by well kept gardens and swimming pools.

Paigah Tombs : These are 200 year old tombs of the royal nobles made out of lime and mortar with carvings.

Pakhal : This is an old wildlife sanctuary and retreat built around 1213 A.D. Approx 900 sq. km. The sanctuary has wildlife like tigers, leopards hyenas, and deer. 200 km from Hyderabad.

Raymond’s Tomb : A tomb for a French soldier who served in the Nizam Army 1786 A.D.

Lumbini Park : A new amusement park near Hussain Sagar. This park has a musical fountain show at 6.30pm and 8.00pm. The park is open from Tuesday to Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm.

Ocena Park : Ocean park is located at Gandipet in 20 acres of landscaped gardens. The park provides a number of amusement and water rides. The park is also equipped with fast food restaurants offering a variety of cuisine.

Ramoji Film City : The Ramoji Film City is a colossal creation. This is Hyderabad’s answer to Universal Studios – nearly 2000 acres, a complete world created for assisting the dream merchants of cinema. Luxury hotels, Japanese gardens, Parisian boulevards, lavish palaces, make-believe airports/railway stations and a host of other fantastic creations.

Hi-tech City : One of the modern monuments of trade and technology, it embodies the new found attitude of Hyderabad and today finds a place of pride. Situated on the outskirts of the city, it is the nucleus of Cyberabad, the IT destination in these parts of the world.

Mount Opera: It?s a world of heaven that spells entertainment and untamed fun for a day or even a week-end and designed to cater to all age-groups. It is situated on a hill top, two hundred feet above the humdrum world it takes your breath away with its eye-catching visual view of the world around. Fantastic vistas as The Family World and Kids World let you savour a sensational feeling that?s rich. Words and thrills run out, so much that the world of entertainment never ends .There?s one for everyone, even for your grand parents.

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