The state capital of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is a compelling city with a strong Mughal influence filled with endless bazaars, ancient Islamic monuments, ornate tombs, mosques and Palaces. The iconic four-column structure of Charminar is the principle landmark, commemorating the founding of the city built in 1591.
The eccentric Salar Jung museum is filled with an extraordinary artifacts and the mighty citadel, Golconda Fort is well worth a visit built high on hill to the west of the city, the diamond capital of the world back in 1600’s. Once the seat of great wealth and power with the Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi dynasties, Hyderabad has once again experienced a surge in prosperity with the 1990’s seeing the growth and arrival of ‘Cyberabad’ one of the country’s main strongholds of the mighty technology industry. This new wealth brought with it a culture of fine dining and nightlife with plenty to offer the discerning traveller.