Hyderabad is aptly named after Hyder Mahal, who was the wife of Muhammad Quli, a 16th-century Imperial Ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. Hyderabad was one of the wealthiest and largest state in India and hence, a former princely state. The city has built its fortune on pearl, gold, steel, fabric, and diamond trade. And what is more intriguing is a story that there is a pool of wealth in the form of diamonds that remains hidden beneath the foundations of the Golconda Fort, a precursor to the city that lies some 10 km away.
Golconda was once the most famous diamond mining area in the world. It was here that the magnificent 108-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond was excavated. It was the legendary wealth of Golconda that attracted the attention of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, and it was with the aid of an insider that he seized the fortress in 1687. While Hyderabad is over 400 years old, Andhra Pradesh is famous for its escalating information technology industries which is precisely what marks the striking contrast that makes it an appealing destination.
Like Bengaluru, Hyderabad is one of the rapidly-growing cities in India and it has seen a substantial growth of the gigantic suburb of Cyberabad, where Multinationals like Microsoft and Oracle are the two major players in the development of this Hi-Tech City, which is also responsible for the instant economic upswing of this city. Hyderabad offer specific sights to view from its vibrant culture, mid-range to luxury hotels, and delectable cuisines which is perhaps the most lasting legacy of decadent flavors that reaffirms the patronage of the cultured Nizams who first nudged the city on the global map of culinary delight.