Hyderabad - The Plume of India
is the place where you will get lured by the charms of Charminar, real sea pearls and most delicious biryani. This 'city of Nawabs' is the mundane of the old and new traditions that seems to be like a fairy tale, highlighting its monuments, gardens, resorts, lakes, delectable cuisine and great shopping options. The famous Charminar acts as the signature for Hyderabad City. Built in the 15th century, the main attraction of this architectural brilliancy lies in the mosque that is inside it. There is another mosque called the Mecca Masjid, as the stones to build its arches were brought from Mecca itself. By taking a half an hour excursion tour one can rendezvous the famous Golconda Fort that is much known for its unconquerable periphery and adroit water supply system. Here another important thing to see is the famous Fateh Rahben gun that was used by the Mughal king Aurangzeb. A light and sound show is held inside the fort every evening which is worth your time, there are also held many musical concerts, performing arts, social events at Taramati Baradari, is also an experience in its own. A few km away is the Birla temple carved out of white marble and the Birla planetarium which is the first of its kind in the country. Another essential halt will be the Salar Jung Museum, that houses the collections of Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan, the biggest one man-collection in the world. The Hussain Sagar Lake and Nehru Zoological Park too deserve a mention in the attractions of the city of 'smiles'.
The Wishful Culture of The Elite
The culture of Hyderabad is not limited to any religion. Though Muslims are dominant so it is ineluctable that the main festival is Moharram, beside the Lumbini festival of Buddhists. This city has perfectly tuned itself with changing times matching well with the changing travel needs of a tourist. That's the reason Hyderabad now is fast developing as a MICE Tourism destination catering to the business elite. One of the major reasons tourists coming to Hyderabad is its toothsome cuisine that portrays the rich ancient culture of Andhra Pradesh State. Spices and ghee are the exotica that adds great taste to the famous biryani and non vegetarian dishes. The Hyderabadi cuisine appears a delight when savored on the traditional 'Dastarkhan- It is the dining place with low sitting chairs around the table and cotton mattresses for squatting and bolsters for the back rest. The vegetarian pleasure is derived by having Bagara Baingan (preparation of brinjals), Mirch Ka Salan (chilies in creamy gravy) and the Shahi Dahi Vada (lentil balls dipped in curd). The food is followed by the unavoidable activity of chewing the betel leaf that too has a great significance. Talking of the traditional food, the traditional handicrafts of the state too are worth having a look at. Hyderabad has created a niche for itself in exclusive pearl jewelery that needs to be purchased. The products of silver artwork, exquisite weaving, wooden as well as brass carvings should also be sought for. The art and crafts village in Hyderabad is the perfect spot for shopping.
You cannot miss this Pearl City of India that lives up to its name. This is the city that with its exceptional attractions and idiosyncrasies has attracted tourist from all over the world. This rich city is a dream place for anyone, at any point of the year.