Hyderabad travel

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Hyderabad travelOne of the neatest and cleanest Indian cities, Hyderabad, is the capital of South Indian state, Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad travel is an amazing experience for those who seek a quaint historic atmosphere and modernity at the same time.

Hyderabad has a culture, rich with literature, architecture and arts. Literature in Urdu, Telugu and other languages has flourished here greatly. The city has a vibrant scene of classical dance and theatre. Internationally renowned Adrak Ke Panje-fame stage artist, Baban Khan, hails from Hyderabad.  Hyderabad is also the main hub of Telugu film industry, called Tollywood.

The area around present-day Hyderabad was ruled by many ancient dynasties, like Maurya, Satavahana, Ikshvaku and Chalukya, and later came under the Bahamani Muslim sultanate. Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah of this dynasty created Hyderabad and named it after his favorite queen, Hyder Mahal.

Char Minar is the symbol and main landmark of Hyderabad. Its upper floors house a mosque, containing 45 prayer spaces. The monument offers lovely panoramas of the city.
Golconda Fort is another landmark of the city, offering an excellent experience if you get an hour to spend inside and a very good guide. The eco-architectural spying system of the fort is astounding.

Hyderabad’s history is depicted in its various palaces, like Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace and Purani Haveli (formerly Nizam’s Prime Minister’s palace).
Ramoji Film City, in Hayathnagar is an excellent tourist attraction, containing both natural and manmade wonders. It is booked for various purposes like vacationing, film-making, wedding, and so on.

Hyderabad is dotted with many gardens like Baag-e-Aam, Sanjeevaiah Park, Lumbini Park and Indira Park.

Get mental peace at Mecca Masjid, Moula Ali Dargah and Toli Masjid (mosques).
Hussain Sagar Lake, housing a Buddha statue at its center is also a major landmark of Hyderabad. It offers an amazing spot for hanging out, with many gardens, statues and temples around. You can also enjoy boat rides here.

Nehru Zoological Park is an outstanding wildlife sanctuary, having good collection of animals and over 1,500 birds.

Don’t forget shopping when you travel to Hyderabad. Hyderabad being a major IT hub, you get numerous hi-tech gadgets here, in area called Cyberabad. Hyderabad Central is a well-known mall situated on Punjagutta Road. For traditional items, you should explore areas like Abids, Nampally, Laad Bazaar and Basheerbagh, where you can shop for the famous Hyderabadi jewelry, like bangles, necklaces and earrings, of precious and semi-precious stones and pearls. Nampally holds an all-India Industrial Exhibition, called Numaish, from 1st January to 15th February, every year, wherein almost every item produced in the country is showcased.

Hyderabad hosts a number of stadiums, like GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Aquatics Complex, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium and many more.

Hyderabad is a place of foodies and at every road, you will find numerous Hyderabad hotels, serving Hyderabadi and other foods. Hyderabadi Biryani is world-famous, for its richness of flavor. Double Ka Mitha is a delicious dessert, specially belonging to Hyderabad.
The annual Music and Dance Festival of Hyderabad held in January offers chance to students too to present their talent, along with eminent personalities in the field.
14th January is marked by Kite Festival, while 25th February features the five-day long Deccan Festival, wherein you can explore the rich tradition of Andhra Pradesh, in form of music, dance and cuisine.

Lumbini Festival is celebrated in December, to honor the Buddhist heritage of Andhra Pradesh.

Additionally, religious festivals, like Shivaratri (February/March), Ugadi (April), Buddha Poornima (April) and Diwali (October/November) are celebrated with great joy.