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A BIRD'S EYE VIEW.
in English, Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ pronunciation,
(Urdu: حیدراباد), once known as Bhagyanagar (City
of Fortune), is the capital city and most populous city of the Indian
state of Andhra Pradesh. The city of Hyderabad has an estimated
population of about 7 million. The city has thus been classified as an
A-1 status city joining the list of other A-1 cities such as Mumbai,
Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.
Hyderabad is known for
its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique
character as a meeting point for North and South India, and also its
multilingual culture, both geographically, culturally and
intellectually. Also known as The City of Nizams
and The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of
the fast developing cities in the country and a modern hub of
Information Technology, ITES and Biotechnology.
Hyderabad has become a
preferred conference venue in India, with many conferences and meetings
taking place in the city.
The city is also known to be a sporting destination with many national
and international games conducted here. The people here are called Hyderabadis.
The city is regarded as a blend of traditionality with modernity.
Raheja mind scape - hi tech city
1589, the 5th ruler of the Qutub Shah
Dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah constructed a new capital,
moving the capital from Golconda to Hyderabad, From that time it
maintained prosperity as the centre of the Qutub Shah Dynasty
until the late 17th century.
photo of charminar 70
Hyderabad city seen from Charminar
After the Mugaloid emperor Aurangzeb
conquered Golconda in 1687, Mecca Masjid were repaired and the
city wall was built.
Mecca Masjid 100 years back
the 18th century it lived on as the
stronghold of Deccan control of the Nizam family that was
established by Asaf Jah .
The town is constructed on the south shore of the Musi river. The
city walls form an inverted triangle. Their construction was
begun by the last Mugaloid ruler Mubaliz Khan and completed by
Buildings dating back to the Qutb Shah period
include Chaar Minar at the crossing of the centre of Hyderabad,
Jama Masjid at its north-east built in 1597, a hospital Dar
is situated to the
northeast of Jama Masjid and Mecca Masjid, whose construction
started in 1614 and was completed by the Mugalid emperor
Aurangzeb, located to the south-east of Chahar Minar.
In the Qutb
Shah period, there were no city walls in Hyderabad. A bridge
called Purana Pool was built where a road from Golconda in the
west area meets the Musi river, and if one follows the road to
the east, one can reach Chaar Minar. The northwest area of
Chaar Minar became a palace complex where many palace buildings
and gardens could be seen, but currently there is no trace of