The climate is pleasant now and there are destinations which you might want to visit during this time of the year. Hyderabad for instance is one such destination that would be ideal to visit between the months of November and January. Hyderabad has been known for ages as the city of Nizams, their erstwhile rulers. They ruled the princely state of Hyderabad for more than two centuries. The city which is famous for its gourmet food and jewellery is easily approachable from all major cities in the country either by train, flight or bus. If you are flying in, there are numerous hotels near Hyderabad airport where you can check into. There is no dearth for hotels in Hyderabad if you plan to stay closer to the city. Hotels in Banjara hills region also has nice stay options for travellers.
Nizams have left behind a lot of art, architecture, culture, monuments and palaces which has attracted travellers and tourists to this beautiful city. Charminar has been the symbol of Hyderabad for decades and the famous laad bazaar near to it is a bangle lover's delight. The attar shops near laad bazaar are famous for their perfumes. The 17th century Mecca masjid is another prominent monument near Charminar. All these areas near the Charminar forms the old city which is drastically different from the present Hyderabad.
The city also boasts of the famous palaces like Falaknuma palace and Chowmohalla palace. Purani Haveli and Salarjung Museum has some of the best collection of artifacts from the earlier centuries. Qutb Shahi tombs and Paigah tombs helps visitors to delve further into the history of Hyderabad. Built in the 11th century by Kakatiya rulers, Golconda fort is a must visit when in Hyderabad. The architecture of the fort is beautiful and captivating. Ramoji rao film city has been the centre of filming movies for the past many years. Head there and you are sure to run into one of the many superstars of Indian film industry. The film city as such is also a beautiful place to roam around. Birla Mandir is a beautiful white marble temple which is worth visiting. A walk around the Hussain sagar lake in the evening is well recommended. The lake with Buddha's statue in the centre gets colourfully lit up once the sun sets.
Hyderabad is very famous for its pearls and jewellery and a visit to one of the jewellery shops would definitely leave you awestruck.The cuisines of Hyderabad is a rich blend of Mughalai flavours and aromas made famous by the Nizams. Nobody leaves Hyderabad without having a taste of Hyderabadi dum biriyani from any of the Hyderabad hotels or restaurants. There are numerous eateries that serve authentic Mughalai food. The biscuits and sweets of Karachi bakery are also very well appreciated in Hyderabad.
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December 12, 2012
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Hyderabad..!! My Place!!!ReplyDelete
Nice read Niranjan :)
Nice to see a post about Hyderabad.... my current Hometown....thanks...It is indeed a gem of a city to live and visit... :)ReplyDelete
I like to read this post...Very interesting...ReplyDelete
Hyderabad, great place to visit!ReplyDelete
A post not too different from any travel book...ReplyDelete
I lived in Hyderabad till I was four. The places of interest you mention are definitely worth a visit.ReplyDelete
You seem to have covered it all. Yeah, you're right there's so much to experience in H'bad. I've been there a few times and seen quite a lot but there seems to be a lot more to see and do.ReplyDelete
Nicely written, Niranjan.
Ah! I thought you are really going to H'bad ! :)ReplyDelete
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I have gone once there..... Many of my friends are there right now.... Good post....ReplyDelete
Places like Chiran Fort, Raymond's tomb, Asman Garh Palace (now turned into a school and museum) are also notable places if anyone wants to go past to the history.ReplyDelete
I am yet to tour this place.ReplyDelete
Your post made me nostalgic. I am also planning a visit to H'bad for pearls and gems..:)ReplyDelete
Nice post on Hyderabad. It is a nice city with lots to explore.ReplyDelete
Very Informative post!ReplyDelete
Hyderabad always rocksReplyDelete
Hyderabad/Secunderabad are fascinating & charming twin cities full of rich culture and cuisine and loaded with ancient history, arts, architecture & artifacts. I lived in Hyderabad for 3 years around 25 years ago. Today it boasts of a very large modern contemporary international airport too.ReplyDelete
Should make it to this part of the country someday, it is so beautiful.ReplyDelete