Situated on the banks of the Musi river, the 400 year old city of Hyderabad is referred to as "City of Pearls." Now a burgeoning IT hub, the city was once governed by and home to the legendary Nizams of India.
Steeped in its past of refined courtly life played out in elaborate palaces, it is a memorable place to visit. Explore the city’s streets, grand monuments and architecture, and uncover its fascinating history.
Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the City of Pearls. Many of the city's traditional bazaars, including Laad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, have remained open for centuries.
- Experience a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams at the Falaknuma Palace, which was once the sole preserve of visiting royalty like the last Russian Tsar.
- If you are fond of pearls, this city is renowned for its hyderbadi pearls.
Min 25°C/77°F Max 45°C/113°F
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- Best time to travelOctober to April
- LanguagesIndia has over 22 languages spoken across its 28 States and 7 Union Terroteries. However English and Hindi are its official languages. English is spoken and understood across the country.
- Flying to HyderabadThe major gateways into India are New Delhi in the North, Mumbai ( Bombay) in the West, Bangalore and Chennai in the South and Calcutta in the East.
- CurrencyThe currency is the Indian Rupee.
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