Hyderabad is a highly illustrated city in India. It is the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and a fast developing city. It is also a good destination to visit on vacations as it is filled with numerous attractions from the past as well as the present eras, such as Laad Bazzar, Lumbini Park Laserium, Chowmahalla Palace, Mecca Masjid, etc.
Hyderabad is one of the leading cities in India and the capital of two different states, namely Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is an old city, about 400 years old and named after Queen Hyder Mahal who was the wife of King Qutab Shah. The city came into existence in 1591 when the fifth sovereign of Qutub Shahi dynasty, Quli Qutub Shah forethought of creating a city that is inspired from the city of Isfahan in Iran.
Fondly called the “City of Nizams” for the fact that the place was ruled by the Hyderabadi Nizams throughout, it is amongst the handful of places in India where one can best see and experience the influence of Muslim rulers and culture in India. The Nizams of the place were great patrons of art and culture and made significant contribution in developing and bringing the culture to its present state. The Nizams are also considered to be the wealthiest royals in Indian history. The culture here is quite unique and a bit different from the parent state. Hyderabadi culture is a seamless mix of Telugu and Persian cultures, which today depicts in the cuisine, festivals, old monuments, mosques, temples, and lifestyle of the city.
If you are keen to explore and experience the culture of the city, visiting it when the place celebrates Deccan Festival is perhaps the ideal thing to do. The festival is organized by the state’s tourism department on 25th February, every year. It runs for five straight days and there are meals, dance performances, art and craft shows, sumptuous Nawabi cuisines to gusto, and many other attractions. Home to wonderful attractions like Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar, Laad Bazzar, Lumbini Park Laserium, Mecca masjid, Sudha Car Museum, etc. the place generates huge tourist interest and remains one of the most frequented places in the country. Given below are some interesting things to do in the place that you might like to add in your tour plans.
Visit the parks and gardens of the city. Hyderabad is amongst the cities in India, where parks and gardens carry equal significance as much as the concrete structures and buildings do. It is dotted with large and small parks covering different areas of the city. Sanjeevaiah Park, Indira Park, Lumbini Park, and Nehru Zoological Park are amongst the major highlights and worth a visit.
Visit the beautiful Hussain Sagar Lake and relish boating. The lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in the country and a major attention grabber. It was built in 1562 and has been adorning the city since. Today, it is a popular spot to hangout, usually in the evening when the setting sun makes the place more beautiful and the pleasant air fills the surrounding. To add more to the charm of the lake, there is a big statue of Lord Buddha in the heart of the lake.
Relish the feel of a snow-clad Himalayas in Snow World. It is a large indoor wonder world of snow that is created using state-of-art technology and as close to real world snow. With the temperature dropping down to 5 degree C, there are a couple of attractions like sculptures, snow merry-go-round, snow mountain, snow basketball, ice hotel, etc.
In a nutshell, home to a large array of interesting and fun tourist attractions and allures, Hyderabad is an ideal destination to visit on your holidays. It is quite easy to access the city as it shares excellent air, road, and rail connectivity with rest of India. Goa is a popular gateway to access the city. Hop on a Goa to Hyderabad train and get into the city for a fun vacation.