The capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is famous for its deep roots in history. Popularly known as the City of Pearls, it is admired for its quaint structures that bring alive the bygone era. The city is home to resplendent tourist attractions, such as the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Chowmahalla Palace, Golkonda Fort and Purani Haveli. Religious places in Hyderabad include the Birla Mandir, Ananda Buddha Vihara and Sanghi Temple.
Hyderabad attracts the nature lovers with its lakes, parks and gardens. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Nehru Zoological Park to spot a large variety of animals, birds and nocturnal species. NTR Gardens, Indira Park, Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Gardens and Lotus Pond are the places meant for picnics and admiring nature. Providing an extraordinary experience are the Osman Sagar Lake, Hussain Sagar Lake and Durgam Cheruvu. All of these afore-mentioned attractions make for an enjoyable Hyderabad sightseeing.
Hyderabad tourism has seen a considerable rise due to better lodging, dining and transportation facilities. Tourists throng its shopping streets which sell sarees, customised clothes, handicrafts, ornaments, genuine pearls and uniquely crafted jewellery. Laad Bazaar is one of the renowned shopping hubs in the city offering glass bangles and exotic lacquer. Begum Bazaar, Gulzar House and Madina Market are few of the other places where tourists like to shop.
A Hyderabad trip is incomplete without relishing the lip-smacking cuisine of the city. The famous Hyderabadi Biryani is one of the most sought after dishes. Some other delicacies which Hyderabad is famous for are Mirchi Ka Salan, Hyderabadi Haleem and Falooda.