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Introducing Hyderabad & Secunderabad
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Hyderabad and Secunderabad, City of Pearls, was once the seat of the powerful Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi dynasties. Today Hyderabads west side is, with Bengaluru (Bangalore), the seat of Indias mighty
software dynasty; Cyberabad generates jobs, wealth and posh lounges like she was born to do it. Opulence, it would seem, is in this citys genes.
Hyderabad & Secunderabad Travel Information and Travel Guide - India - Lonely Planet
Across town fromall this sheen is Cyberabads gorgeous and aged grandmother, the old Muslimquarter, with centuries-old Islamic monuments and even older charms. In fact, the whole city is laced with
architectural gems (just like the garments of Asaf Jahi princesses threaded with gold): ornate tombs, mosques, palaces and homes fromthe past are tucked away, faded and enchanting, in corners all over
town. Keep your eyes open.
Once an important centre of Islamic culture, Hyderabad is southern Indias counterpart to the Mughal splendour of Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, and a sizeable percentage of Hyderabads population is
Muslim. The city gracefully combines Hindu and Islamic traditions whileastrategically placed 17.5m-high Buddha looks on.
Youre likely to be taken aback by the chilled-out kindness of Hyderabadis, and many find the city delightful: lots to see and do with almost no hassle.
Last updated: Oct 23, 2012
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Leonia Holistic Destination
Hyderabad & Secunderabad
(5 star Hotel)
FromUS$89.21 per night
Novotel Hyderabad Airport
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(4 star Hotel)
FromUS$109.22 per night
Hyderabad & Secunderabad Travel Information and Travel Guide - India - Lonely Planet