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Hyderabad is a modern city with a rich history, which is the capital of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city was developed in 1593, by Muhamad Quli Qutub Shah, the then emperor of Golconda. The traditional city reflects an elegant Islamic ethnicity. The opulent city allures the tourists with its exotic cultural heritage. The colourful diversity of the city, reflected in its heritage, exotic tourist destinations and fascinating bazaars, makes it a tourist's paradise.

The city offers an impressive tourism repertoire, comprising of enchanting architectures, parks, lakes, museums, mosques and temples. The place also holds numerous lavish resorts worth seeing. Charminar is a beautiful architecture erected in the center of Hyderabad. The minar holds a stunning mosque and 45 prayer rooms in it. It consists of four elegant minarets and reaches a height of 48.7m. The exclusive fort of Golconda, located in the vicinity of Hyderabad, is primordially made of mud. The fort is well known for its fabulous auditory, bastions, resourceful water supply arrangements, and an extravagant Fateh Rahben firearm. The enticing light and sound shows are also organized in the palace.

One of the most enchanting places worth visiting in the city is Mecca Masjid. The mosque depicts a beautiful Islamic architecture in its design and deliberation. The masjid was built with the bricks brought from Mecca. The mosque has total 15 tantalizing doorways. To the south of the mosque, you can view the graves of the associates of the Asaf Jahi Empire. The Salar Jung Museum is one of the most famous museums of India, located in Hyderabad. The place has an enticing collection of ethnic items including carpets of Persian chic, miniatures made by Mughals, and Chinese artifacts made of porcelain. Famous figurines of Mephistopheles, Marguerite, and obscured Rebecca can be spotted in the museum. Variety of armories and jewellery kept in the display are worth admiring.

Hussainsagar Lake in Hyderabad has an elevated Buddha figurine in its center. The lake is also a great water sports center of the city. Ramoji Film City, rambling over 1000 acres, and Lumbini Park are also the important destinations magnetizing numerous tourists towards them. Hyderabad also offers some of the excursion sites to its tourists. Dhoolpeth, Sathamcheruvutoli Chowki and Falunama are exotic destinations, best suited for expeditions. Some other places worth visiting in and around Hyderabad include Kondapuram, Secundarabad, Vidhan Sabha Bhavan and Silicon Valley.

The place is famous for its vibrant bazaars. The well known pearls are exclusively found in the bazaars of Hyderabad. The place is also famous for its Hyderabadi saris, adorned with zari works. Fabrics with Kalamkari and Meenakari from Machlipatanam are also found in the city markets. You can also find Lambadi Mirror Work, Lac Bangles, Pear Jewelry and Bidri arts in the markets of Hyderabad. Your tour to the city without visiting its market places will be incomplete. Along with expensive malls, the place also offers some famous local markets for shopping freaks like Charminar, Abids Basheerbagh Nampally, Koti Sultan Bazaar, Narayangunda and Monda Bazaar.

The city is also known for its delicious cuisines. You can savour your taste buds at the place with luscious Hyderabadi kababs, biriyani and Mughlai food. Cuisines serve with a variety of chutneys and desserts called Gungooru is worth appreciating. Numerous famous hotels at the place offer these scrumptious delicacies with great hospitality.

With all these alluring attractions, pulsating bazaars and lip smacking cuisines, Hyderabad is a versatile city worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.


Last Updated On: 2011/07/04