The fairytale city of Hyderabad weaves its magical charm on travelers with its quaint old world beauty, rich heritage, Nawabi hospitality and innumerable domed and minaretted monuments. Hyderabad is world famous for its diamond and pearl markets, lacquered bangles, bidriware, magnificent palaces, museums and delectable Hyderabadi cuisines. The foundation of the city of Hyderabad was laid over 400 years ago along the banks of the scenic river Musi by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the 5th ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty.
The Deccani Urdu language and unique mannerisms still exude an aura of its Nawabi heritage. The Nizams of Hyderabad were at one point the wealthiest royals in the world. The brilliant 184.75 Carat Jacobs diamond, ranked 7th largest in the world, was used by the Nizams as a mere paperweight! This alone shows the magnitude of wealth held by the Nizams. The wealth of the Nizams can be seen today in their fabulous diamond jewellery collection, magnificent palaces, imposing monuments and museums. Hyderabad state continued to be the realm of the Nizams until it was integrated to the Indian Union after independence. Today the city of Hyderabad, the 5th largest city in India, is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad of today offers a mix of old heritage, buzzing metropolis and an I.T hub.
Hyderabad has both domestic and international airports at Begumpet.
Well connected by an extensive network of National Highways and roads.
Secunderabad is the headquarters of South Central Railway Zone with major railroad stations at Secunderabad and Nampally