Hyderabad is the capital of state of Andhra Pradesh, India and the first "Best heritage city of India". Hyderabad is know as "City of Pearls" for its pearl and diamond trade and also earned the titles of "India's pharmaceutical capital" because of its pharmaceutical industries. Hyderabad is on the banks of the Musi River and 5th Largest City in India. It is India's fourth most populated city and sixth most populated in the world.
Hyderabad has a tropical wet and dry climate.
Hyderabad is a city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces and it offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delicious cuisine, a wonderful shopping experience and fascinating & richly mixed cultural and historical tradition of 400 years.
Hyderabad is a important center for South Indian music and dances such as the Kuchipudi and Kathakali styles and also a Deccani painting.
Guinness World Records declared Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad as the world's largest film studio.
Tourist places of interest include: Heritage Monuments & Structures: Charminar, Golconda fort, Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Charkaman, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Purani Haveli, King Kothi, Bella Vista Palace, Paigah Palace, Asman Garh Palace, Basheer Bagh Palace, Errum Manzil, Taramati Baradari, Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Hyderabad Mint, Andhra Pradesh Legislature, Nizam Club, the Secunderabad Railway Station, Tank Bund Road, Rani Gunj.
Religious Places: Mecca Masjid, Spanish Mosque, Birla Temple, Chilkur Balaji Temple.
Museum: Salar Jung Museum, Nizam's museum, State Archaeological Museum, Shilparamam.
Parks: Public Garden, Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad Botanical Gardens, Sanjeevaiah Park, Indira Park, Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens, the Buddha statue, Tankbund Park, Durgam Cheruvu.
Zoo: Nehru Zoological Park.
Lakes: Hussain Sagar, Osman Sagar, Himayat Sagar, Shamirpet Lake.
Science Park: Birla Planetarium.
Wildlife Sanctuaries: Mrugavani National Park, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, KBR National Park.
Recreational Places: Ramoji Film City, Runway – ‘go carting’, Dhola ri Dhani, Snow World, Ocean Park, Mount Opera.
Many five star nightclubs, Pubs and discothèque are open till early hours of the morning for party goers.
Hyderabad has many shows of films, drama and performing art conducted in numerous theaters and multiplexes through out the city.
Throughout Hyderabad there are plenty of places for shopper's delight with bargain buys, exclusive boutiques, ethnic markets, mini bazaars and many Malls and bazaars dating from the Qutb Shahi and Nizam era such as Laad Bazar, Madina Circle, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, Pearls Market, Koti, Abids, Moazzam Jahi Market.
Hyderabadi cuisine: It famous for its Mughlai and Arab cuisines specially Hyderabadi biryani and Hyderabadi haleem, Other native dishes include nihari, chakna, baghara baingan and desserts like qubani ka meetha, double ka meetha and kaddu ki kheer and many other multi-cuisine restaurants are there which serve dishes to all taste and flavours.
Hyderabadi has best of International hotel chains and budget hotels to choose your accommodation from.
The most commonly used forms transport in Hyderabad include government owned light railways and APSRTC buses, as well as privately operated cabs, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws.