the capital of Andhra Pradesh, along with its twin city
Secunderabad has over 400 years of history. Hyderabad is a
heady mixture of heritage, traditionally hospitality and a
thriving software revolution. A revolution that has already
attracted Microsoft to set its only overseas base here. The
fifth largest city in India and has a population of over 2.2
million. Hyderabad is famous world over for its fabulous
Diamond markets, glass embedded bangles and the delectable
Hyderabadi cuisine. It has a Hindu - Muslim culture with a
number of monuments of historical importance. Legend says
that in 1589 Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of
the Qutub Shahi dynasty founded a new city along the banks
of river Musi for his
Bhagmati. The city was then called Bhagyanagar. Later when
Bhagmati entered the royal family, she was honored with the
title Hyder Mahal. And Bhagyanagar became Hyderabad. There
are no forests in this district, and this district is the
Smallest district in Andhra Pradesh and the densest one in
the whole State.
Places of Interest
India's First Cigarette Charminar was produced from
Vazir Sultan Tobacco factory situated at Azamabad area,
which has more than a Hundred years of manufacturing
experience on this branded Cigarette. Apart from this Many
Public Limited Companies like B.H.E.L, H.A.L, DRDO, MIDHANI,
NFC, ECIL, CITD, HMT etc are placed in this District.
The major water sources for the twin cities are Singur
Project on River Manjeera in Medak district and Osman sagar
on River Musi at Gandipet. Hyderabad with its rich cultural
backdrop is famous for its Bangles and Ivory products.
Osmania University the Oldest one in Andhra Pradesh
established in 1919, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological
University, Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Acharya
N.G.Raga agricultural University, Ambedkar Open University,
Hyderabad University (Central University) are Chief pioneers
in educational establishments in the district.
Hyderabad has a domestic and an International airport at
Begumpet about 16 km from the city. Secunderabad is a major
junction and headquarters of the South Central Railway Zone.
The district has an extensive network of National highways
and other roads. It is well connected by road with all the
important towns in the State.
How to Reach Hyderabad
By Air: Has international airport.
By Rail: Being headquarter of South Central Railway ,
Well connected from all major cities of India.Hyderabad &
Secunderabad Rly Stations.
By Road: Hyderbad, being Capital city is well
conected by Road from all major cities in Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra and Orissa.