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  1. History of Hyderabad
  2. Etymology
  3. Geography of the city
  4. Economy
  5. Languages spoken in Hyderabad
  6. Transport facilities available
    1. By bus
    2. By auto rickshaws
    3. By rail
    4. By air
  7. Popular places to see in Hyderabad
  8. Hospitality and leisure
  9. Currency exchange
  10. Salient features of Hyderabadi food
  11. Facts about the city

Now the capital of Indian state Andhra Pradesh, this city was founded in 1592. This city was discovered by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, a ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty on the banks of the Musi River in 1591. It was this ruler who ordered the construction of Charminar one of the famous monuments of the city and the country in whole.

The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb invaded this city in 1687. Mughal rule did not last for long, instead appointed autonomous Governors to the country. Asaf Jah I, was granted the title Nizam-ul-Mulk meaning "Governor of the country". This was the beginning of Asaf Jahi dynasty. It lasted till one year before India got its independence from the British. The city grew both economically and culturally under the Nizam Dynasty (seven Nizams). Hyderabad became the formal capital of Golconda. Huge reservoirs like Nizam Sagar, Tungabhadra, Osman Sagar, Himayat Sagar, and others were built.

[...] Transport facilities available By Bus Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, third largest bus terminus in Asia and gateway to the city The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation runs a fleet of 19,000 buses, the largest in the world. It is also known Imlibun Bus Station. Economic mode of transport. By Auto Rickshaws The largest mode of transport available in any city in India. Tourists using this mode of transport should be little cautious, because they could be cheated easily. The charges will be doubled during the night hours. [...]

[...] Geography of the City The city has unique geography unlike the other cities in the country. It is situated on the Deccan Plateau at a height of 500 meters above the sea level. The city is surrounded by a huge scope for cultivation. As mentioned earlier the city was founded on the river Musi. Now it is the oldest part of the city. The city grew rapidly towards the North of the river. The city has tropical wet and dry climate. [...]

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