Hyderabad also known as city of pearls or city of nizams is the capital of the state of Telangana. The people of Hyderabad are called Hyderabadis.
As an economic, social, cultural and historical entity it has a glorious history of at least 2,500 years or more.
Hyderabad was founded by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 AD on the banks of river Musi.
Hyderabad is situated at the Deccan Plateau, 500 meters above the sea level and most of the area is rocky.
The city is home to the Ramoji Film City which has of over 2,000 acres of land.It is also a major center for the technology industry.
The Charminar an icon of Hyderabad is said to be at the exact place where Quli Qutb Shah prayed for the end to a plague epidemic. The name means “Four minarets”.
Remnants of iron ore smelting found at many places demonstrate the hoary roots of artisanship and tool makings.
Janapadas in ancient India proves that there existed an advanced stage of society.
The Golconda Fort was the capital of the Qutb Shahi kingdom. In the 16th century, it was the center of a busy diamond trade.
Mecca Masjid made up of granite is one of the oldest mosques in the city and one of the biggest. Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah began building it in 1617 finished the building in 1694.