Hyderabad is known as the city of love. It was
for the love of Bhagmathi that the fifth king of Golkonda Mohd. Quli Qutub Shah
founded the city of Bhagyanagar in 1589. When the lady joined the Royal house
she got the title "Hyder Mahal", then he renamed the city as
Hyderabad city, the capital of Andhra
is a city of oriental glory, reminiscent of the great days of the Indo-Muslim
culture. The beautiful city is situated 536 meters above the sea level on the
Southern bank of the river Musi. It is well known for its hospitality and a
visitor to the city finds a pleasant welcome.
The name, GOLCONDA FORT, originates from
the telugu word "Golla Konda" "Shephard's Hill", Earlier it
was a mud fort and existing structure was expanded by Qutub Shai kings into a
massive fort of granite with walls having eight gates and 87 bastions extending
upto 7 kms, in circumference over a span of 62 years.
The fort which passed to Bahami dynasty and
later to Qutub Shahi who held it from 1518 A.D. and finally fell to Aurangzeb in
1687. It is famous for its acoustic system, palaces and ingenious water supply
It was once famous for Diamond market. The
world famous diamond "kohinoor" is said to have come from here
Qutub Shahi Tombs
Just half a km. away from Golconda Fort lie the
Royal Tombs of Qutub Shahi Kings where seven of the sultans lie buried in the
midst of the Ibrahim Bagh.
This is a symbolic monument with its four
imposing minarets each 54 meters high, well decorated with lotus buds and
petals. It also houses a mosque.
It was built by Mohd. Quli Qutub Shah in 1591
to commemorate the cessation of plague in the city.
Hyderabad is also known as "City of
Pearls". Also famous for stone studded colored bangles and other bridal
finery is the Lad Bazar which provides a feast for the eyes.
The Salarjung Museum houses one of the biggest
one man collection of priceless antiques in the world, displayed in 35 rooms.
Among them Jade room contains priceless objects belonged to former Indian rulers
like Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan, Shahjahan and the Asaf Jahis of Hyderabad.
Hussain Sagar Lake which links twin cities of
Hyderabad and Secunderabad was constructed during the reign of Ibrahim Qutub
Shah, by Hussainshah Wali, in 1562. There are 33 statues of historical personage
of Andhra Desha placed along the bund of the lake. Another major attraction of
Hussain Sagar Lake is the installation of an 18 meter high 350 ton monolithic
statue of Lord Buddha on the rock of Gibraltor in the middle of the Lake. Boat
rides and musical fountain in the Lumbini Park located in Buddha Purnima are
Where to Stay in
Capturing the romance of the
beautifully crafted fairy tales, Amrutha Castle is a majestic edifice set amid
the city of Hyderabad. It is Country Club (India) Ltd.'s tribute to the
cherished tales which have enthralled generations with their timeless charm.( Click
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