Hyderabad, The CITY of PEARLS , will mesmerize you with its historic beauty.  Well known for its magnificient ruins and history Hyderabad was established in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah,  under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty for nearly a century before the Mughals captured the region. In 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I declared his sovereignty and created his own dynasty, known as the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Official capital city of Telangana State, Hyderabad has succeeded in retaining its tradition and culture over the years be it in its food zone, traditional markets like the  Laad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, that are still very favorite place of the tourists from all the corners of the world.

The ruins here hold a story of the successful bygone era and its is advisable that before you plan your next trip here don’t forget to flip the pages of history. You will have a different view of the city.

Here I am sharing few pictures that speak of the rich culture of the city.

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Laad Bazzar, the traditiona baazar near Charminar known for its bangles
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The magnificient Charminar undergoing a makeover
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Chowmahalla Palace, The Durbur
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The Nizam’s palace, Chowmahalla Palace.

 

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The official residence of the Nizams during their rule in the state, Chowmahalla Palace. This is the Durbar area.
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It reminds me of the time lapsed over the ages yet you can see the perfection intact.
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Young tourists taking a view
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The seat of the Nizam in the Durbar. The magnificient chandeliers are the same during the time of the Nizam.

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The huge varandah leading to the armoury and other rooms in the administartive area of the Nizam’s period.
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The armoury
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This is the exterior view of the Durbar block of the Nizams.
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The backside of the NIzam’s Palace. Don’t forget to read the signboard which mentions way to vintage cars. Ask the guide and they will tell you story behind each car espicially the Rolls Royce
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Golkonda Fort, the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty.
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The evening is reserved for the Light and Sound show that will tell you  the story of the dynasty, its peak and its downfall
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