The city of Hyderabad with a history more than 400 years old, has rich background fort and culture as well. Hyderabad showcases vibrant and colourful mix of music and dance. With a rich legacy, performing arts in Hyderabad have always been of utmost importance amongst the rulers.
After pearls and Biryani and yes of course Charminar, something that is synonymous with the city of Hyderabad is the Irani Chai. Take a tour of any part of the city and you will see people sipping cups of hot creamy Irani Chai. Be it morning or afternoon or evening or night, Hyderabadis can be seen gathering around any Chai stall having their never ending discussion over cups and cups of Irani Chai.
Flying kite is unquestionably one of the most popular sports in India, something which all of us have tried at least once. The excitement of flying kite is matchless, irrespective of the time you are flying them. However, a touch of festivity does add a charm to it; so does the International Kite Festival Hyderabad.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana experiences a mix of both tropical and semi-arid climate. Hyderabad weather is decently warm throughout the year. However winters are mostly pleasant with a slight drop in the temperature.
Summer (March to May) is severely hot with temperatures always above 30°C and soaring as high as 45°C. Winter from November to February is pleasant with temperature running between 22°C to 14°C.
The monsoon season in Hyderabad starts from the end of June to early October. The Southwest monsoon brings 75% of the rain in Hyderabad. During the monsoons, the weather in Hyderabad is pleasant as the temperature drops slightly. The region receives an average of 810 mm of rain annually. During the month of September, the area receives the maximum amount of rain.
Winter in Hyderabad starts from the month of October to mid February. Hyderabad winters are quite pleasant with temperature never dropping too low. The days during winters are bright and sunny and nights are slightly chilly. The average temperature during winter is around 20-24° C. Sometimes the temperature also drops to 12 to 13° C. The Month of December is the coldest.
The best time to visit Hyderabad is during the month of October to February. Hyderabad weather during these months is pleasant and soothing, best for sightseeing and trips.
The nightlife of Hyderabad is decently exciting. The city has various interesting options to spend your nights in an exciting and lively ways. There are many popular bars and pubs with international standards of services and lively music creating an enchanting atmosphere. The crowd, the pricing and the ambience of these place promises some enjoyable moments to each and everyone.
If you were in awe of Universal Studios of Hollywood till now, you should definitely visit its Indian counterpart - Hyderabad Film City, popularly known as Ramoji Film City. This 1666 - acre film studio cum amusement park was the largest integrated film city in the world till Prayag Film City in Kolkata took over. Located around 30km from the heart of the Hyderabad city, this Film studio was constructed by Ramoji group in 1996. With its extravagant movie sets, themed parks, and various fun-filled rides for kids; Hyderabad Film City is a place for everyone alike. It attracts millions of visitors every year and the Carnival organized each year stands out as a special attraction here.The same excitement, fun and enthusiasm with which one boards the red vintage bus in the Film City, is retained during the entire day of the trip. With a guided tour of the various sets from the bus, it’s a treat to watch the replicas of Hawa Mahal, Mughal Gardens, Airport settings as if they are for real.
Hyderabad Biryani, Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani: Any description of Hyderabad is incomplete without the mention of Hyderabad Biryani. Even the name is enough for food lover to go crazy! Undoubtedly Hyderabadi Biryani is famous is all over the world and is an important part of any trip to Hyderabad. Isn't it? So here, we bring some known and unknown things about the Biryani.
The most important of all. Where in Hyderabad can you get the best of Biryani? When at Hyderabad, do try biryani from places like Paradise in Begumpet, Hyderabad House, Bawarchi and Madina House at Charminar which is apparently the oldest hotel selling this delicious delicacy. Originally with goat biryani, beef biryani and chicken biryani are the most popular kinds. For those looking for veg biryani, Amantran near Madhapur area of Hyderabad is one of the best.
Over the period of time, the word “Hyderabadi Biryani” has become very synonymous with the city of Hyderabad itself. If you are visiting Hyderabad and didn’t get to taste the famous Hyderabadi Biryani, you are definitely missing something. Prepared in aromatic blend of spices, this colorful and exquisite dish attracts young and old people alike. You just need to know the ideal place to have it, and this mouthwatering dish will definitely attract you taste buds with its delicacy and aroma, wanting for more and more. Hyderabadi Biryani is ordered as a main course by most of the Hyderabadi people at any typical restaurant. Prepared with meat, spices and rice; it serves as an ideal dish for any gathering, be it with friends, family or colleagues. On Friday afternoons and weekends the restaurants are usually jam-packed, with everyone gorging on the authentic taste of Hyderabadi Biryani. It would be really difficult for one to get a seat on these days, so better make a reservation well in advance.
The city of Nizams, Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana state in India. The city, along with advanced developments and facilities, still preserves its culture and tradition like nowhere else. The city of Hyderabad has great history which can still be seen in the lifestyle of people and various monuments glorifying the city.
With a history of 400 years, Hyderabad has witnessed various successions which resulted in traditions and cultures being mingled up and forming a unique mixed pattern of living. Various monuments and historical buildings as well as in the historical traditions and lifestyle followed by the people present a glimpse of Hyderabad history.
With a name which also has a history behind it, Hyderabad has history in its each and every aspect. Founded in the year of 1591, Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah who was the fifth sultan of Qutb Shahi dynasty, the name of the city is after Bhagyamati who later became Hyder Mahal as the wife of Quli Qutub Shah. Earlier the city was named as Bhagyanagar after Bhagyamati and was later changed to Hyderabad.
It was Quli Qutb Shah who seized the city from Bahamani kingdom in 1512 and later established the kingdom of Golconda. Qutb Shahis ruled the Decan for almost 171 years which gave the place touch of Indo-Persian and Indo-Islamic culture and literature. Before this, the city of Hyderabad has been ruled by various other rulers as well.
It is said that this city was ruled by the Chalukya kingdom. It was during their time that Kakatiyas split off from them and created a new kingdom around Warangal. After this, the city came under the rule of Bahmani Sultanate, the Musunuri Nayaks, and the Vijayanagara Rayas. In the year of 1798, an alliance of military and political cooperation was signed between Nizam and the British. The name of the area Secunderabad also came after the then Nizam, Sikander Jah.
Various historical places such as Golconda Fort, Charminar, tombs of the legendary Qutb Shahi kings, Chowmahalla Palace, Taramati Baradari along with museums like Salar Jung Museum and Telangana State Archaeological Museum take tourists back to Hyderabad history.
“This is not a luxury resort”, is the first thing you are told when you go booking a visit to Green Acres. An organic farm, located just 70 kms away from the city of Hyderabad, Green Acres is not just amongst the few eco-tourism sites in the state but also a relaxed setting for a weekend getaway.
Green Acres has been turned into a lush green farm from a barren piece of land through Agroforestry and Organic Farming. It offers rustic and simplistic setting where you can have a close interaction with the environment and spend some time away from the hustle bustle of cities. In fact this is what drew us to the farm. The idea of being close to nature without even creating any harm to the same.