Hyderabad


Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh

is located in the heart of the Deccan Plateau at an altitude of 1750 ft. above sea level, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are the economic hub of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India, which is the city of Love and Joy! Hyderabad city has lot of Charm, and the people who live here have an Intrinsic Goodness in them that touches one and all. Hyderabad is renowned for Hospitality, Hyderabadi Biryani and Irani Chai.

Hyderabad is a bustling 400-year-old metropolis with an urban population of 4.2 million people approximately. Hyderabad is located on the Deccan Plateau and the Musi River, 650m above sea level. Hills, tanks, forests, and rock formations dominate the physiography of Hyderabad.

The history of Hyderabad begins with the establishment of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Quli Qutub Shah seized the reins of power from the Bahamani kingdom in 1512 and established the fortress city of Golconda. Inadequacy of water, and frequent epidemics of plaque and cholera persuaded Mohammad, the fifth Quli Qutub Shahi ruler to venture outward to establish the new city with the.

Charminar as its center and with four great roads fanning out in the four cardinal directions. Hyderabad’s fame, strategic location and Golconda’s legendary wealth attracted Aurangazeb who captured Golconda after a long siege in 1687. After this defeat the importance of Hyderabad declined and the city fell into partial ruin.As the Mughal Empire decayed and began to disintegrate, the viceroy, Asaf Jah I proclaimed himself the Nizam and established independent rule of the Deccan.

Hyderabad once again became a major capital city, ruled by successive Nizams of the Asaf Jah dynasty until the state was merged into the Indian Union in 1948.

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