Hyderabad, the capital of newly formed state Telangana is a major center for Technology Industry. Many reputed IT Industries had setup their R&D center in this city. Having population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million the city ranks 4th in terms of the most populous city. Musi River flows near Hyderabad. Because of its booming IT Industry, it is also sometimes called “Cyberabad” or Hi-Tech city. Many people book cheap flights from San Francisco to Hyderabad in the business class flights to come here for trade. Maybe you should also think about booking SFO to HYD flights.
ORIGINATION AND HISTORY
Hyderabad means “Haydar’s city” or “lion city”. Here ‘Hyder’ means lion and ‘bad’ means city. It was named to honor ‘Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib’ who was also famous by the name Hyder because of his lion-like battles in wars.
The modern Hyderabad was previously known as Golkonda (meaning “Shepherd’s hill”) and was ruled by Chalukya Dynasty rulers from 624 CE to 1075 CE. During the fall of Chalukya Dynasty in 11th century, the throne came under Kakatiya Dynasty which lasted up to 1310 when Khilji dynasty took the control. It was the time when Alauddin Khilji took the Koh-i-Noor diamond (extracted from Kollur Mines) to Delhi. Soon after Qutab Shahi dynasty was established 1518 who rebuilt the destroyed Golconda and named it “Muhammad Nagar”. Hyderabad was the formal capital of Nizams in 1769. When India gained Independence, the Nizams declared to be remain independent and denied to be part of the Indian union. Then Indian Army initiated an operation code-named Operation Polo that made Nizam VII to surrender. Hyderabad is located in the northern part of Deccan plateau on the bank of Musi River. There are many sources of attractions here. Some are natural while some are renovated and developed by Government. Interesting right? Read on below to make sure about the places you would be seeing before booking your flights from SFO to Hyderabad.
Charminar is one of the best places in Hyderabad for those who planning to visit Hyderabad. Located in the old city, this monument was built by Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah as a memorial for plague victims.
- Golconda Fort:
This fort was built by Kakatiya dynasty which was used for defensing from Western powers. The Fort was once abandoned by Qutab Shahis. It is considered as one of the strongest forts in India.
- Qutab Shahi Tombs:
These tombs are located near Golconda Fort. A perfect example of Deccan architecture with large minarets, huge domes, etc.
- Paigah Tombs:
Paigah Tombs are one among the best places in Hyderabad. Also referred as Maqhbara Shams al-Umara are the tombs that belong to Paigah family. These Paigah were fierce loyalists of the Nizams. They are spread over an area of about 30-40 acres.
- Birla Mandir:
Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple. It is built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple.
- Salar Jung Museum:
Another place to visit in Hyderabad is Salar Jung Museum. The museum is nationwide famous as an art museum. Located in the southern bank of Musi River, this museum stores exquisite artifact.
- Hussain Sagar Lake:
It is a heart shaped lake in Hyderabad city built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1563. Lord Buddha Statue is placed in the Hussain Sagar. It is the world’s largest monolith of Gautam Buddha.
- Osman Sagar or Gandipet Lake:
A reservoir of about 29 km square was created by damming Musi River in 1920 to provide additional source of drinking water for Hyderabad. In 1908, devastating flood was caused by Musi river killing 50,000 people. Hence, this decision was taken to build Osman Sagar Lake.
- NTR Gardens:
Spread over 36 acres, these gardens are adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake. This park was built in the memory of late Shri NT Rama Rao who was former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
- Nehru Zoological Park:
Nehru Zoological Park is among the most visited attraction in Hyderabad. The zoo is spread over a wide area of 380 acres having about 100 species of birds, animals, reptiles, etc.
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