Hyderabad, popularly known as the Cyberabad (due to the IT hub) is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and a big, lively and traditional city. Located on the banks of the river Musi, this vibrating city offers travellers fascinating glimpses of past splendors – the legacy of its four hundred year old history and cultural hegemony. Earlier known as Bhagyanagar, Hyderabad is also called the Istanbul of India. At every corner of Hyderabad, you will be glad to witness its dualistic character, the coming together of Muslims and Hindus and the religious harmony in the redefined way.
Hyderabad due to its royal patronage is the land of splendid architectures. Here you will have the glimpses of Qutb Shahi architecture – the Jami Masjid, Toli Masjid and the Hyderabad symbol, the Char Minar(char- four and minar – tower). Some historians also compared Char Minar with the Arch the Triomphe. The minar is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of an engaging city life and the visitors of the Mecca Masjid. Hyderabad also claims to have one of the largest Buddha statues and Buddhist architecture. The marvellous Golconda Fortress and the tombs of the Quatab Shahi Kings are only 10 kilometers away from the city.
The architectural masterpiece Charminar is always on the top of the mind of any tourist wishing to visit Hyderabad. To say that Charminar is a major landmark in the city is to state the obvious, to repeat a well said age old cliché. The great monument has remained as a synonym for Hyderabad and the pivot around which the glory and history of the city have evolved with passage of time. Along with all these,
Hyderabad has always a pleasant climate, a fascinating amalgam of cultures, tasty and spicy cuisine, splendid shopping malls and a variety of things to see and do.
Visit Hyderabad and explore the vibrant face of Shining India.