"North meets South" Hyderabad Favorite Tip by SANJOO

Hyderabad General: 26 reviews and 15 photos

Favorite thing: Hyderabad is the 5th largest Indian city with an ancient civilisation and culture. Hyderabad and Secunderbad are twin cities, separated by Hussain sagar lake. Hyderabad, with its confluence of cultures and traditions, is often described as a link between the north and the south, and a meeting place of the east and the west. The city is nearly 400 years old and is noted for its natural beauty, mosques and minarets, bazaars and bridges, hills and lakes. The name itself brings up visions of a vibrant city of minarets and modern high - rise buildings. A natural and sophisticated blend of old and new, an old 'Nawabi' culture with a new pro-active approach and hospitality.

Fondest memory: The teeming bazaars of the old city, in the midst of which stands the 400-year-old Charminar, the modern shopping complexes and ultra-modern malls in the newer areas of the city add to the charm of Hyderabad.

The Golconda Fort, capital of the kingdom by that name, is today very much part of the city, as is Cyberabad (means Cyber City), a new local area created to keep pace with the zooming Information Technology & Tourism sector.

Pearls, bangles, silks, computer software, handicrafts and above all a delectable cuisine add to the splendour of this great city.

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  • Written Dec 2, 2006
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