"Hyderabad Hazir Hai!presenting the city of Hyd" Top 5 Page for this destination Hyderabad by vpas

Hyderabad Travel Guide: 357 reviews and 570 photos

A beautiful blend of old and new

Hyderabad is the city that I have been living in since 1993.I love it!It is beautiful.It has a blend of the old world charm and the benefits of new age technology.The infra structure is good.The traffic is at times bad,but isnt it the same all the world over these days?
This city is a superb blend of Islamic minarets and Hindu temples; colonial architechture and buzzing bazaars on the one hand and sweeping flyovers and five star hotels on the otherhand;here you will find the co-existence of road side eateries and small Irani cafes alongside hip coffee bars and swish boutiques.The contrast is fascinating and unique.

A legendary city

The seven Nizams, the rulers of the Asaf Jahi dynasty in Hyderabad were among the richest men on the planet(also were known to be whimsical)They had all the time in the world to build fancy marble palaces with vast lawns where peacocks roamed and birds of various hues flitted in gardens that had a great variety of trees. The Nizams lived life king-size!There are stories of how the 280 carat Jacob diamond which was the size of a lime, served one of them as a paperweight!One of the Nizams is supposed to have ordered 50 Rolls Royces!There is a tale of how a convoy of a dozen trucks mired in the mud under the weight of their cargo of solid gold ingots.Another story that does the rounds is how a Nizam's laundry was sent to Paris!!!
Now as modern Hyderabad concentrates on becoming India's IT capital, the old ways of courtesy and grace that is part of the culture of Hyderabad is changing.Yet the city does retain an aura of the past and the citizens a grace and style unique to them inspite of the bustling lifestyle of modern times.

Ek Nazar hamare shehar ka(a glimpse of our city)

The most beautiful thing about Hyderabad is that you do not necessarily need to go to all the touristy places to drink in the culture,every street and every lane and the people you meet will let you drink in the spirit of the city!
However,there are no dearth of places to visit here.Try not to miss the museum, Charminar and Golconda and ....
Places to see
1.Birla Temple
2.Birla Science Museum
3.SalarJung Museum
4.Nehru Zoo
5.Golconda Fort
6.Qutub Shahi Tombs
7.Take a short drive round the Tank Bund/Necklace Road

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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Great page

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Mar 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      Thank you Jim! Do visit Hyderabad sometime... would be happy to help you in some way to plan your trip. Love your motto about life... Have a good week ahead,

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    Surely the best page on Hyderabad, but you should add some more pictures. I have the experience of Paradise , they are surely the best in Hyderabad. But why there is no mention on Abids in you Hyderabad page? We plan to visit again in near future!

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 12:09 AM

      Thank you Goutam, The Abids area is just another area to shop around, nothing very spectacular about it. But will see if I can fit it in!! Thanks for visiting and do come over with family.

  • anilpradhanshillong's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    Lovely page with helpful hints! Pity, my alma mater is not there!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    Hello, Seetha! You live in a great place I must say... Thanks for your page, my friend! ><><><><><

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      Thank you Victor! I do hope one day we get to meet!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Excellent travel page of your home city with stunning photographs. Charminer and Golconda Fort certainly look amazing. Thanks for the virtual tour. Thanks also for visiting our Sweden travel page. ~ho & pang

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 4:30 AM

      Hi Seetha, We really like your Hyderabad travel page. Hope to visit Hyderabad one day. Best regards from warm Sweden. ~ho & pang

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 5:41 AM

      Sure, would love to host you and show you around

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    Veepu, the bridge over the Hussain Sagar lake looks impressive! Does that tank still work? The only thing missing from your Hyderabad page is the cricket ground! G'day from Australia.

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

      No, the tank is just a showpiece! Ah we have two cricket grounds that are quite popular, one more has been used sparingly. Will try and load those pics sometime soon!

  • hb_capri's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2009 at 3:43 AM

    Hey Veepu. Just went thru ur H'bad pages.Awesome tips! My hubby is coming for a conf...i might decide to tag along;)

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

      Come back again Harsha! With hubby and ammi!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Excellent informative Hyderabad page.Veepu. I would just love the Golconda Fort, Charminar Bazaar (I love bangles) and the vegetable biryani. Hyderabad a must see next time in India

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      Do come over Lynne! It will be worth it!

  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Hi V - wild & crazy shopping around Charminar but beautiful glass bangles!

    • vpas's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      The bazaar in Charminar is crazy, but there is a method to the madness and the bangles just take your breath away!

    • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
      Jul 22, 2013 at 3:37 AM

      There's always a method to the madness when shopping in India! ;-) There's are a few places like that in Mumbai that I love to go to!

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2009 at 2:41 AM

    I liked Hyderabad in your way. Great tips here. All the best.

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