A major center for the technology industry and home to many upscale restaurants and shops, the IT Hub of southern India, accommodating various cultures and one of the richest cities in India.There is more to it.
Here’s a list of few things about Hyderabad you should know.
1.THE CITY OF HYDERABAD
Hyderabad was established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591. In 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I declared his sovereignty and created his own dynasty, known as the Nizams of Hyderbad. The state was under the rule of Nizams of Hyderabad till 1948, when Sardar Patel used operation Polo to unite India using Indian Army. After their era it remained as a state in the Union of India. The state was dissolved in 1956 after the formation of Andhra Pradesh State.
The Hyderabadi Hindi is significantly different from North Indian Hindi as its an amalgamation of Urdu and Telugu vocabulary. People who are not aware of it might have a hard time communicating with the locals.
“Lekin Hyderabad mein aisich chaltha Yaaro. Kya Tho bhi Bolthe Thum logaan.”
3. 6th MOST POPULATED CITY IN INDIA
Hosting a domestic population of about 6.8 million, Hyderabad is named as the 6th most populated city in India. A survey by Telangana State Government, ‘Samagra kutumba survey’ on August 19, 2014, reveals that Hyderabad’s overall population has crossed 12 million.
Hyderabad is one of the elite cities in India, which has top business schools such as Indian School of Business and top technology institutes like IIT, IIIT, and BITS.
5.SOUTH INDIA’S RASHTRAPATHI NILAYAM
Hyderabad has one of the two official retreats for the President of India, and each year the President spends time here doing his official work during winter when Delhi gets real cold.
6.HYDERABADI DUM BIRYANI
Hyderabad’s most famous meat-and-rice dish, it is said that Nizams served some 26 varieties of biryanis for their guests any given time. It is said that there are more than 140 varieties in the Hyderabadi biryani.
The traditional Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani, Hyderabadi lamb Biryani, Kachche- gosht ki biriyani, Hyderabad Zafrani Biryani and Kheeme ki khichidi are some of the famous variants of Hyderabadi Biryani.
7.HOME FOR ARTIFICIAL LAKES
Hyderabad is home to some of the most beautiful artificial lakes in the world with lakes such as Hussain Sagar, Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar being created by dams on the river Musi.
8.RAMOJI FILM CITY
Started in 1996, this film city was built over a huge area of 1666 acres. Very few know that this place was built on Nizam war grounds and is believed to be haunted.
The statue stands 59ft tall and is located in a small island in the middle of the lake.This statue was chiseled out of a white granite rock, weighing 450 tons, by 200 sculptors in two years. It was a dream project of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N T Rama Rao.
Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is a temple of Lord Venkateshwara. It is said that almost 2000 tonnes of white marble was brought from Rajasthan for building this temple. It is located on the top of a hill of 280 feet, also known as Naubat Pahad.
Golconda fort is one of the famous forts in our country. This fort is an excellent example of brilliant engineering and magical architecture. Ramadasu, a greatest devotee of Lord Rama was held prisoner in this fort.
11.ORIGINAL PLACE OF KOHINOOR DIAMOND
The Koh-i-Noor (the “Mountain of Light”), was once the largest known diamond in the world, was originally mined in Kollur mines of Andhra and then had its way to Golconda fort. Golconda is famous for producing some of the world’s most valued diamonds like the Hoe diamond and the Darya-i-noor.
12.SALAR JUNG MUSEUM
Salar Jung museum is one of the famous museums in India. It is one of the three national museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, weapons and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America.