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Hyderabad - fact check

Hyderabad - fact check

  • Hyderabad is the largest city of the Indian state of Telangana as well as Andhra Pradesh , it is shared as a capital city between the two
  • Hyderabad is the fourth-most populous city in India with a population of 6.9 million residents within the city limits
  • Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah established Hyderabad in 1591 to extend the capital beyond the fortified Golconda.
  • With an output of US$74 billion, Hyderabad has the fifth-largest urban economy in India.

A sneek peek into Hyderabadi zaayka (cuisine)

A sneek peek into Hyderabadi zaayka (cuisine)

Hyderabadi cuisine comprises a broad repertoire of rice, wheat and meat dishes and the skilled use of various spices .Hyderabad is listed by UNESCO as a creative city of gastronomy.The Hyderabadi biryani and Hyderabadi haleem with their blend of Mughlai and Arab cuisines carry the national Geographical Indications tag. Hyderabadi cuisine is influenced to some extent by French but more by Arabic, Turkish, Iranian and native Telugu and Marathwada cuisines. Popular native dishes include nihari, chakna, baghara baingan and the desserts qubani ka meetha, double ka meetha and kaddu ki kheer.

How Hyderabad got its name

How Hyderabad got its name

The name Hyderabad means "Haydar's city" or "lion city", from haydar 'lion' and ābād 'city', after Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib, also known as Haydar because of his lion-like valour in battle.

The city was originally called Baghnagar "city of gardens", and later acquired the name Hyderabad.

One popular legend suggests that the founder of the city, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, named it Bhagya-nagar after Bhagmati, a local nautch (dancing) girl whom he married. She converted to Islam and adopted the title Hyder Mahal. The city would have been named Hyderabad in her honou

Hyderabad - "the city of pearls" and other economic importance

Hyderabad - "the city of pearls" and other economic importance

  • Until the 19th century Hyderabad was known for the pearl industry and was nicknamed the "City of Pearls", and was the only Golconda Diamonds trading centre in the world.
  • Hyderabad's central location and industrialisation throughout the 20th century attracted major Indian research, manufacturing, educational and financial institutions. Since the 1990s, the city has emerged as an Indian hub of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The formation of special economic zones and HITEC City dedicated to information technology has encouraged leading multinationals to set up operations in Hyderabad.

The art culture of Hyderabad

The art culture of Hyderabad

The region is well known for its Golconda and Hyderabad painting styles which are branches of Deccan paintingA significant use of luminous gold and white colours is generally found in the Golconda style.The Hyderabad style originated in the 17th century under the Nizams. Highly influenced by Mughal painting, this style makes use of bright colours and mostly depicts regional landscape, culture, costumes and jewellery.

Another example of a handicraft drawn to Hyderabad is Kalamkari, a hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile that comes from cities in Andhra Pradesh.

Ending on a sweet note:)

So next time you are planning to spend your holidays at a place loaded wth mixed cultures , beautiful handicrafts to buy , ample of historical monuments to visit and exotic mughal era cuisine , do ponder over Hyderabad.

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