Hyderabad derives its name from the Persian word haydar or Hyder's abode or lion city. Some also go by the findings of John Everett-Heath, the author of Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Place Names, who said that Hyderabad was named to honour the Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who was also known as Hyder because of his lion-like valour in battles.
Hyderabad was once an important centre of Islamic culture primarily because of the influence of the Nizams. However, at present times, Hyderabad embraces all the religions with equal gusto. While on one hand you can find the Charminar on the other you can find a 17.5m high statue of Lord Buddha.
Location and Language in Hyderabad
Hyderabad lies on the banks of Musi River and is the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban city in India.
The city is situated on hilly region surrounded by artificial lakes. Hyderabad has 400 years of history and the languages spoken in this area are Telugu, English, Urdu and Hindi.
Shopping in Hyderabad
The city is known as the 'City of Pearls', as it was once a diamond and pearl trade center in the ancient times.The few well known traditional markets of the city are Laad bazaar, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar. Read more
History of Hyderabad
In ancient years the city was established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591. Bhagyanagar was named after the beloved of Quli Qutub Shah which became Hyder Mahal.
The kingdom of Golconda which was one of the five kingdoms of the Bahamani Kingdom was founded by Qutb Shah. The region was ruled by seven rulers who were great builders and focused on learning. The region saw huge development in the field of literature (Indo-Persian, Indo-Islamic) and culture in that era. Read more
Tourism in Hyderabad
The tourists places in Hyderabad ranges from lakes, parks, historical monuments, museums, gardens, traditional cuisine and resorts.
The must visit tourist places in Hyderabad include Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Birla Planetarium, Laad Bazar, etc. Read more
One can enjoy the different flavours of food served in the city amongst which the Hyderabadi Biryani and Hyderabadi Haleem are world famous. Read More
Hyderabad Film Industry
The seed of film industry in Andhra Pradesh was sown in 1921 by Bhisma Pratighna.
The Telugu film industry is termed as Tollywood. Hyderabad once known as the center of culture in India is now highly influenced with Telugu film industry.
The first silent film of Tollywood was directed by Raghupati Venkaiah and R S Prakash. Focusing on the religion few of the famous movies directed by this pair of son and father were Nandanar, Matsyavatar and Gakendra Moksham. Read more
In 1931 the first Tollywood film with sound was released which was produced by H M Reddy. LavaKusa movie turned as a great success for Tollywood which gathered lots of fan following. This movie changed the scenario of the Tollywood which starred Parupalli Subarao and Sriranjani.
Transportation in Hyderabad
The capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad can be reached from all the major cities of India. Secunderabad is one of the main stations, which is well connected to all cities of the country. Read More
Air Transportation in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is well connected to national and international destinations. In South Asia, the centrally located Hyderabad has a huge potential to be transformed into a transit hub. Read more
Rail Transportation in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the head quarter of South Central Railway. The railway stations at Hyderabad are Nampally or Hyderabad railway station and Kachiguda. Trains departing from these two stations can be boarded at Secunderabad railway station. Read More
Road Transportation in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is connected by Road from and to all major cities in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra and Orissa. Read More