History Of Hyderabad
The city, India's fifth largest, was founded in 1590 by Muhammad Quli, the
fourth of Qutb Shahi kings. They ruled from 1512 until 1687, when they were
defeated by the Mughal emperor, Aurangazeb. After Aurangazeb's death in
1707, Mughal control over this part rapidly waned and the Asaf Jahi viceroys
who had been installed to look after the interests of the Mughal Empire
broke away to establish their own independent state, taking first the title
of subadar and later, that of nizam.
Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is generally warm and dry
during the summer months but it is particularly pleasant between November
and March. Their are repertoire of colorful dances and folk songs, an
essential part of religious procession and harvest celebrations are another
facet of the Hyderabad cultural traditions.
Being located in the heart of the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is almost
equidistant from all the important destinations in the south. Its
geographical location makes it an important rail junction. It has a modern
airport that links it to most major cities. There is also an extensive road
Places To Visit
A splendid piece of architecture standing in the heart of the city built by
Quli Qutub Shah, in 1591. This magnificent monument is the unique symbol of
The earlier capital of the Qutb Shahi kings, the Golconda Fort is a
magnificent structure that displays the genius of its builders-walled
enclosures that go up the hill. Places and an acoustic warning system that
is most remarkable, for clap at the gate can be heard at the top of the
citadel at a height of 61m.
This 85 sq.km lake is a popular picnic spot. The Osman Sagar is ideal for a
quiet get away. The lake landscape gardens and a swimming pool are some of
Nagarjunasagar- Nagar junakonda
The excavated remains of an ancient Buddhist settlement and the worlds
tallest masonry dam, built across the river Krishna, make it a spot worth
Located north east of Hyderabad, these towns have fine examples of kakatiya
architecture Shadow puppetry is another famous folk art.