HYDERABAD (5th Largest City in India), the capital city of Andhra Pradesh State (3rd Largest State in India). Population of more than 50 Lacs & Agglomerated area 727 sq. kms on the Deccan Plateau.
Ruled by the Qutub Shahis, the city has a history of nearly 400 years. The capital Bhagyanagar was named after a royal beloved Bhagyamati, who later as the wife of Quli Qutub Shah became Hyder Mahal and thus was born Hyderabad.
Hyderabad was founded on the River Musi five miles east of Golconda, the capital of the Qutub Shahi rulers in 1591-92 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah.
One of the most recognizable monuments in India. It is a 400+ year old mosque, though it is now mostly shut to the public (suicides?) and can only be seen from outside.
Most of the historic monuments in India were built by the kings, sultans, rulers and emperors as mementos of their victory in battles. The Charminar in Hyderabad is an exception to it. Plague broke out as an epidemic right after Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah transferred his capital from Golkunda to Hyderabad. He promised to consecrate a monument while offering prayers to the Almighty (Allah) in order to save his new capital from the plague. He kept the promise by having commissioned the construction of the Charminar in 1591, in honor of the Almighty.
Hyderabad is known for its pearls. One can get them in most jewelry shops, or head to Laad Bazaar at Charminar.
Other places of significant importance:
Tombs of Quli Qutub Shah, Golconda Fort (this is where the world famous Kohinoor Diamond was excavated from), Salar Jung Museum (the Nawab of Hyderabad was once the richest man in the world), Falaknuma Palace.
Place: HITEX EXHIBITION CENTRE , HYDERABAD
Event Dates: OCTOBER 4-6 , 2018
: 1st, 2nd – 10.00 am to 6.00pm
: 3rd – 10.00am to 5.00pm
Hyderabad is well connected by air and locally:
: 35 kms from Airport
: 17 Kms from Railway Station
: 20 Kms from Bus Station
Local Transportation in Hyderabad:
Local city buses /3 Wheelers/Cabs