Hyderabad History and Culture

Nizam of Hyderabad-TIME Magazine Cover

Nizam of Hyderabad-TIME Magazine Cover

Hyderabad has rich history going back to 400 years and filled with rich culture with many historical archeological monuments and traditions. Hyderabad is called the “city of pearls” since the time of Nizams, over 200 years due to their patronage. They promoted pearl trading from the Arabian Gulf and the passion of the craftsmen who settled in Hyderabad from many parts of the world. Today many tourists from around the world visiting Hyderabad do pearl shopping here.

Some of the famous historical archeological buildings of Hyderabad, the world tourist visiting Hyderabad make sure to visit are, Charminar, Makkah Masjid, Golconda Fort, Osmania University, Osmania Hospital, High Court Building, Falaknuma Palace ( which is now a luxury Taj Falaknuma Hotel), Qutub Shahi Tombs and the Salar Jung Museum, which is the largest on man antique collection in the world.

By: Aslam Jeelani

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