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Hyderabad is the capital of southern India’s Telangana state. It is a major center for technology and a home to many upscale restaurants and shops. Its historic sites include Golconda Fort, which is a former diamond-trading center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynasty capital.
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Key Facts & Information
- Hyderabad city in the Telangana state, south-central India, is Telangana’s largest, most-populous city and is the major urban center for all of south-central interior India.
- From 1956 to 2014, Hyderabad was the capital of the Andhra Pradesh state, but with the creation of Telangana separate from Andhra Pradesh in 2014, it was redesignated as the capital of both states.
- Hyderabad is located on the Musi River in the heart of the Telangana Plateau, a major upland region of the Deccan (peninsular India). The city site is relatively level to the gently rolling terrain, at an elevation of about 1,600 feet (500 metres).
- Hyderabad was founded by the Quṭb Shāhī sultans of Golconda, under whom the kingdom of Golconda attained a position of importance second only to that of the Mughal Empire to the north.
- The old fortress town of Golconda had proved inadequate as the kingdom’s capital, and so in the year 1591, Muḥammad Qulī Quṭb Shah, the fifth of the Quṭb Shahs, built a new city called Hyderabad on the east bank of the Musi River, a short distance from old Golconda.
- The Charminar, a grand architectural composition in Indo-Saracenic style with open arches and four minarets, is regarded as the supreme achievement of the Quṭb Shāhī period. It formed the centerpiece around which the city was planned.
- The Mecca Mosque, which was built later, can accommodate 10,000 people. The mosque became the site of a bombing attack in 2007 that killed several Muslims and injured many others. The incident aggravated Muslim-Hindu tensions in the city, which has experienced periodic outbreaks of violence over the years.
- Hyderabad was known for its beauty and affluence, but that glory lasted only as long as the Quṭb Shāhī dynasty. The Mughals conquered Hyderabad in 1685. The Mughal occupation was accompanied by plunder and destruction and was followed by the intervention of European powers in Indian affairs. In 1724 Āṣaf Jāh Nizam al-Mulk, the Mughal viceroy in the Deccan, declared independence.
- Hyderabad is a popular tourist destination and presents its visitors with a mesmerising contrast of age old traditions, culture at one end and modern facilities, amenities of a metropolitan city at the other end.
- The very well known Charminar of Hyderabad is located at the Old City. This square shaped structure with a height of 56 m and breadth of 30 m was constructed in 1591. It was built by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in the honor of his wife Bhagmati.
- Located at the Necklace Road, Jalavihar, a family entertainment park enjoys a prime location. This is suitable for both kids and adults as it offers an amazing range of water activities.
- KBR National Park is one of the most popular and one of the largest parks of Hyderabad. With a rich flora and fauna, it offers a lush green setting and a refreshing environment for the visitors to spend some relaxing moments.
- Let the hot-pungent taste of Mirchi ka Salan give you the kick you so badly crave. The perfect balance in the dish comes from the coconut paste that is added for a unique, refreshing flavour.
- Imagine hot kebabas melting in your mouth. Just the thought of this tasty preparation will give you a foodgasm. Intensely marinated mutton cooked with garden-fresh herbs is the secret behind the impeccable taste.
- It’s high time we introduced you to the delicious Murgh do Pyaza. The name itself drives you hungry. Plus the tempting flavours of this chicken recipe are absolutely melt-in-your-mouth.
- A Hyderabadi treat is never complete without the authentic Lukhmi. These little squares of maida filled with minced meat are just what you need to treat your taste buds.
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