Hyderabad is famous as the former seat of the fabulously wealthy Nizams of Hyderabad. Built on the banks of the river Musi, and surrounded by huge prehistoric rock formations like petrified, grey elephants, Hyderabad is a blend of the fairy tale and earthy, a potpourri of old and new. From banjara gypsies in swinging skirts and silver ornaments to black-veiled burqa - swathed women dressed in churidars or jeans, Hyderabad is an amalgamation of historic tradition and modernization at the same time. Endearingly called the Pearl City, it offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes, and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. Hyderabad is an important center of Islamic culture and is central India's counterpart to the Mughal splendor of the northern cities of Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast becoming the IT hub. The city has its fair share of history and culture belonging to the Nizams. Hyderabad also provides for a great gastronomical experience for spicy food lovers. The best time to visit the City of Nizams if from October-February.
The city’s airport is connected by flights from major cities of India and the world.
Hyderabad has three Railway stations, Hyderabad (Nampally) Kachiguda and Secunderabad, with trains connecting to all Indian cities.
Hyderabad is connected by good motorable roads to all major places in India.
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