Hyderabad the capital of Andhra Pradesh has become the most talked about city today. The state administration has gone out to woo investors and make the city user friendly. The focus is on the services sector, tourism and environment. Infrastructure is being developed in the making of a hi-tech city. The city also retains inherent charms of its past, its exotic cusines and imposing monuments, old baazars and lilting accents.
How to reach
By Air - Hyderabad International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal, is well connected to many important cities 20 kms away
By Rail - Secunderabad, one of the twin cities with Hyderabad, is a major station with the head quarters of Southern Railway. Nampally railway station is well connected to all major railway stations in India.
By Road - Well connected by road.
Places to see
Charminar is an important monument in the heart of the city of Hyderabad. It was built by Qutub Shah in 1591. There is a bustling market around Charminar where there are numerous jwellery shops and perfume sellers. A local market, famous for glass bangles called Laad bazar is very near.
The private collection of Nawab Salar Jung III are displayed here.
This mosque is near Charminar and is huge in size and can accommodate almost ten thousand people at a time. It was completed by Aurangzeb in the 17th century.
Situated on a 120 metre high granite hill, this is a massive fort and has eight gates. The remarkable feature of this fort is its acoustics. A sound at the gate is heard inside the fort.
This palace is located 5 kms from Charminar. There is a library, a picture gallery, and other objects of great value.
The total area of the zoo is 300 acres and it is one of the largest zoological parks in Asia. There is lion safari park, a pre-historic animal park, and a natural history museum apart from other attractions.
Dedicated to Lord Venkateswara this temple is built out of white marble.
Boating and other sports facilities are available in the Husain Sagar lake.
THis is being developed as a centre for the study of astronomy.
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Andhra Pradesh is essentially a hot and humid state. March to June is the summers where the temperature soars to 40 degrees. July-October is the monsoon season where the rains are erratic and still the climate is humid and hot. October till December is the winters when the climate is good to roam around.
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