Hyderabad - The Second Silicon Valley of India
Location of Hyderabad : On
The Deccan Plateau And Musi River, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad is Famous For : Bangles, Minarets, Pearl Bazaar And
Recently Called : Second Silicon Valley in India
Importance : Capital City of Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is a bustling 400-year-old
metropolis with an urban population of 4.2 million people approximately.
Hyderabad is located on the Deccan Plateau and the Musi River, 650m above
sea level. The physiography of Hyderabad is dominated by hills, tanks,
forests, and rock formations.
The Hyderabad city is cosmopolitan, and is richly endowed with a variety of
cultures. While Muslim people are concentrated more towards the old city
like Charminar, Secunderabad has got a more contemporary look with a
concentration of Anglo-Indians. The city of Hyderabad presents an attractive
amalgam of old world charm together with the ebullience of growth and
enterprise. Beautiful old edifices built in the medieval, Mughal, Colonial
and Indo-Saracenic styles abound, rubbing shoulders with large glass and
chrome temples of commerce.
Hyderabad Tourist Attractions :
Charminar is a majestic architectural monument standing at
the heart of the old city of Hyderabad, built by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in
1591 supposedly to commemorate the eradication of plague from Hyderabad.
» Golconda Fort -
Golconda fort is a majestic
monument, which lies on the western outskirts of Hyderabad city. It speaks
of a great cultural heritage of 400 years and is regarded as a place worth
» Mecca Masjid -
Mecca Masjid is one of the largest
mosques in India accommodating upto 10,000 worshippers. This is the biggest
mosque in Hyderabad and lies within hundred yards to the southwest of
» Hussain Sagar -
Hussain Sagar is a large lake in
the midst of the city and was constructed in 1562 AD. Also known as Tank
Bund, it connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Excursions from Hyderabad :
» Hyderabad Film City -
It is one of the most
comprehensive and professionally planned film production centre in the
world. Located at an hour's distance from Hyderabad, it is spread over an
area of more than 1000 acres.
» Osman Sagar -
20-km away from the center of
Hyderabad is Osman Sagar. Popularly known as 'Gandipet', it is an excellent
picnic spot with well-laid gardens.
Shilparamam is a crafts village at Madhapur, set amidst
lovely rocks, rippling waterfalls and gorgeous lawns, about 14-km from
» Ocean Park -
Located at Gandipet in Hyderabad,
Ocean Park is one of the first theme parks started in the twin-cities. It is
a unique amusement park for the entire family and has attractions like a
kiddie's pool, a 60ft high ride, the Slam Bomb, bumping cars and dry rides
for people of all ages.
How to reach Hyderabad :
Hyderabad - An important centre in the air transport network of south India
is well connected with domestic and international airlines. Hyderabad, being
the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, has excellant road services to adjoining
states and has a strong rail network with all major cities of
Nearby Cities :
» Warangal -
» Guntur -
» Vijyawada -