The capital of the newest state of India—Telangana, Hyderabad is a city situated in the southeastern region of the country. From housing monuments of national importance like the Charminar, Golconda Fort, and the Qutb Shahi tombs to powering some of the major IT conglomerates of the world, Hyderabad is a city of stark contrasts. International companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM and Indian firms like TCS, Wipro, Infosys that have offices in the city give Hyderabad a quirky new name—Hi-Tech City, or ‘Cyberabad’.
Being a city steeped in culture, many sightseeing places are spread across Hyderabad. Its many monuments, forts, and palaces offer an insight into the stunning Indo-Islamic architecture. The Golconda Fort, built during the Qutb Shahi dynasty, is a crumbling remnant of a bygone culture. Set atop a hill, this huge complex of palaces and mosques offers beautiful views of the city which it overlooks. Hyderabad’s primary landmark—the Charminar, is a massive 56m-high structure built by Qutb Shah in 1591. Encircled by narrow lanes, bazaars, stalls, and shoppers, the structure looks beautiful amidst the gung-ho locale, especially when illuminated during evening hours. The Salar Jung Museum, housing Indian miniature paintings, historical manuscripts, and European fine art in its 40 galleries is another popular tourist destination. Hyderabad is also known as the City of Pearls, and was the only global trading centre for diamonds known as Golconda Diamonds. Take home some of this heritage in the form of pearl strings, pearl-studded earrings, bracelets, and rings in traditional or modern designs from the city’s most established jewellers—Mangatrai Pearls and Jewellery.
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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad