The City of Nizams, Hyderabad is a 400 year old metropolitan which was established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. The city has a long history with the Rajas and Maharajas. It is one of the finest imperial residencies of India. The city is the largest in terms of area in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad’s natural reserves and exotic water bodies, make it a ‘perfect holiday destination’ for everyone.
The name Hyderabad means Hyder’s address or 'lion’s city'. It was under constant fights over its conquering issues, in the historic era. Hence, the city consists of many remarkable monuments which portray the victory of many rulers who changed from time to time. These monuments are now regarded as the important tourist destinations and heritage sights.
The city has everything, from gardens to lakes, monuments to hotels, street food to the Nawabi delicacies, and much more in store for every category of people. To know more about this city, there are some points which you should be well aware of before you step into journeying the city by yourself or in someone’s company.
How to Get There
Advance booking of flights in the peak months, like September, November and February, is strictly advisable. Heavy rush of tourists is also expected in this season. You can also get cheap and fair deals from a good flight booking agent. In other seasons, regular flights take off from both domestic as well as international airports. You may however use the road and rail services too. But this might be a costly affair.
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Taste of Hyderabad: If you want to set your ride for Hyderabad, get prepared to eat the spiciest food you have ever eaten. The city serves with roadside chats, rasam, chepala pulusu and gongura mutton. The city also has taste buds for heavy non-vegetarian dishes. Its most famous dish is biryani. Do try it on your visit.
Hotels to Stay: Hyderabad is the city of tourists and so it includes many luxurious as well as sober stay-inns. All the minor and major roadsides have these hotels that offer places to stay. Some may even help you with a tourist guide to ease your visit.
Places to Shop: The city once was the place where Kohinoor was kept. Now it is famous for its pearls and handicrafts. You can buy them from any street market or sophisticated malls. Hyderabad’s art is predominant among the native crowd and this also illustrates in the clothing of the people there.
Languages Spoken: If you want to travel on your own, then you must know the languages that are spoken in Hyderabad. Mainly you will find Telegu and Urdu speaking people. It’s not necessary to have the entire language’s knowledge. But you should be having a little knowledge enough to communicate with the localities.
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