Founded in 1591 A.D. by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah of Qutub Shahi dynasty. Hyderabad (City of Pearls) is on the banks of the river Musi and is about 600 m above sea level.
Golconda Fort: Earlier it was called Golla Konda, built by Kakatiyas using Mud, later Bahamani Sultans converted it to stone fort. Its architecture and construction style with scientific approach made this fort unique. (circumference, fencing wall, nail studded doors to prevent attacks). Balahisar Toran (If any one claps here the sound reaches the Baradari. Jenana palace is an another important place.
Falaknuma Palace:One of the best Palaces in the city. Mir Mehboob Ali Khan (6th Nizam) purchased it from Vikar-ul-Umar. This palace has turned into Hotel, offering royal experience to the guests in every moment of their stay.
Birla mandir, Birla planetarium and Science museum on the Nowbat hills are note worthy. Public Garden (botanical) and a state museum with Egyptian Mummy are other important tourplaces.
Salarjung Museum: Largest collection by a single person in the world. Veiled Rebecca created by the Italian sculptor Benzoni, Mephistopheles-Margaret’s Statue, Clock, Paintings, cloths, rich collection of medieval and ancient articles and items are on display.
Char Kaman: The four majestic gateways, Jilukhana, also known as Charkaman completed in 1594 A.D. It encloses an impressive town square with an octagonal cistern known as Char-su-ka-Hauz popularly known as Gulzar Hauz at its centre. The arch Mewawala Kaman was originally the entrance gate of Charminar . In its front Machli Kaman, believed as the symbol of good fortune for the Sultan. On the left hand side of the Charminar entrance, is Shere-e-Batil Kaman which was initially called as Daulat-Khana-Ali or Gateway of the Royal Palace. On other hand is Kali Kaman known as Naqar Khana-e-Shahi or the houses of the royal drums.
Jama Masjid: First Royal Mosque built in the Hyderabad by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1598 A.D. after the construction of Charminar. It consists of a hall which is articulated with cusped arches and supported by a flat roof. The Mosque with two lofty Minars is a good example of Qutb Shahi style of Architecture.
High Court is in Indo Sarasenic style, Osmania hospital, Asafia State Central library. Osmania University, Hussain Sagar, Buddha Statue, Lumbini, NTR Parks. Nehru Zoological park, Shilparamam (Crafts bazar), Ramoji film city, Osman sagar, Himayat sagar, Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali Deer Park, Grave of French soldier Michael Raymond are other important tourplaces in the city.
How to Reach Hyderabad: Hyderabad is well connected by Rail, Road and Air network with Nampally, Secunderabad and Kachiguda Railway stations, and has Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.