Hyderabad – A City of Pearls

Hyderabad, a city of Pearls is one of the most important metropolitan cities in India. In the state of Telangana in southern India, Hyderabad makes its place unique with different cultures and rituals. Hyderabad, the name itself tells its history. Hyderabad, the name is derived from two different words. Haydar is an Arabic word for a lion or a name for males and abad means a city. Hyderabad has a unique importance in Indian history. Hyderabadi lifestyle and Hyderabadi Language is quite famous for its one of a kind beauty. 

A village place called Chandanpet near to Hyderabad is a hub for pearl businesses. The almost entire population of Chandanpet is engaged in the delicate art of drilling pearl. This makes Hyderabad a globally popular only pearl business hub and a city of pearl.

India is a country where you can find a different language, a different culture every 7 miles. South India has a rich culture and people over there are bonded with it. Attire, food, and festivals reflect a vast culture. 

Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana has been a global market since its foundation. It contributes to Telangana’s economy majorly as the city trades in different areas. Hyderabad’s economy is majorly dependant on Traditional manufacturing, the knowledge sector, and tourism. 

The Inception 

Qutub Shahi Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah founded Hyderabad city in 1591 CE, keeping Charminar as the center of the city. After the brief rule of Mughals, the first Nizam of concurred Hyderabad.  When Britishers were ruling in India, Nizam made an alliance with the British government and then it became a Hyderabad State.

Hyderabad has seen a lot of different rulers. After India’s independence, Nizam didn’t want to merge his state in India. After India became an independent country the Nizam lost his major power and got weakened due to Telangana Movement.  

Indian army attacked Hyderabad state in September 1948 and annexed Hyderabad with India in an operation called POLO. In 1956, the new Hyderabad state got divided on basis of linguistic differences and Hyderabad became the capital of Andhra Pradesh. 

Recently in 2014, Telangana a new state formed by getting separated from Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad became the capital of Telangana while a new city Amravati became the capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Economically Vital City

Hyderabad is popular across the globe as worlds only diamond market. Different areas of businesses in Hyderabad are capable of feeding 68.1 lakh population as per the 2011 census. Information Technology, Biopharmaceutical Industry, Retail, and Real Estate Industry is one of the top business sectors that are helping Hyderabadi people as well as many migrated people from different regions and states nearby to earn their bread and butter.

HITEC City

Information Technology has always been a major employment providing sector in India as well as the globe. The hi-tech city which is founded back in 1998 and inaugurated by late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Chandrababu Naidu. HITEC City stands for Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City. HITEC city made of different industrial areas like Cyber Towers, Hyderabad International convention center, Laxmi Cyber City, L&T Infocity, HITEX exhibition center, CII- Sohrabji Godrej green business center and etc. There are around 1300 IT companies in HITEC city that employees more than 3 lac people. Tech Mahindra, Patni Computers, Motorola, Google, Dell, Deloitte, Texas Instruments, Lanco Global Systems, Microsoft R&D India Pvt. Ltd., Oracle Software India, GE Capital International Services Ltd, Satyam Technology Centre, Silicon Automation Systems, Wipro Technologies Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys Technologies Limited are some big IT corporates running their processes from HITEC City.

Genome Valley and Hyderabad Pharma City

Hyderabad is quite famous in India as well globally for its contribution to the pharmaceutical sector. Genome Valley is a Bio-Technology, Bioinformatics, Biopharmaceutical, vaccine and clinical industries sector from where many MNC’s and Indian pharma companies run their operations. Companies like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Johnson and Johnson India, Aurobindo Pharma, Novartis Pharma India, Biocon, Biological E. Limited, Mylan, United States Pharmacopeia are some of the big ventures providing employment in Hyderabad. A Hyderabad Pharma City is a pharmaceutical park being established near to Hyderabad City. It’s going to be one of the huge pharma parks in the world spread around 19330 acres. Hyderabad Pharma City will employee more than 170000 people from different areas of India.

Tollywood   

Hyderabad is a headquarter of the Telugu Cinema Industry which is also said to be Tollywood. Telugu cinema industry helps more than a billion people to earn for their basic needs. Telugu films, as well as Hyderabadi language films, are the main source of income in the Hyderabadi film industry. A wide campus of few thousand acres of Ramoji Film City established near to the main city of Hyderabad is one of the top tourist attractions as well as it is a place where many Telugu, Hindi and other language films are produced. It is a popular place for tourists as they show how the filmmaking process runs and for amusement parks inside.  

Hyderabadi Culture 

A city lives a history with an advanced lifestyle. Hyderabadi people are bounded with their culture and their traditions. The city has a lot of history. Tradition and culture are what history leaves behind. Hyderabad is a city where people of all religions live together with the piece. Urdu mixed Hindi with special Hyderabadi accents and Telugu are the main local languages. Telugu people and Hyderabadi Muslims are two major main communities living in the city from long together with peace and harmony. Traditional attire like sherwani and kurta paijama for men and salwar kameez, Khar dupatta for ladies is widely used in Hyderabad. In a fun way, Hyderabadi people are called Nawabs as they love to live a life king size and peacefully. 

The History Trails

Hyderabad has always taken care of historical monuments that’s why almost all of them are in good condition. A city that takes care of monuments that live the history learns from history and leaves the world behind. Hyderabad has many monuments and tourist attractions in the city and in the city outskirts. The first one is Charminar, the heart of the city established as a mosque long back in 1591 as the city center. It is one of the well-known city structures across the globe.  Tourists rush to Charminar as there is a huge market for all. Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563 made a heart-shaped lake called Hussain Sagar is another attraction for tourists. The huge statue of Gautama Buddha delivers the message of peace and good Karma. Salarjung museum on the southern banks of the Musi River is a world-famous museum that showcases the different historical weapons, attires, etc. A vintage Kuku clock in the museum is the biggest tourist attraction. Golkonda fort which was the early capital city of the Qutub Shahi dynasty is the pride of Hyderabad. It has an 11 Km outer protection wall. Hyderabad’s one of the important employment providing sector i.e. tourism runs on these monuments as well as other tourist attractions like Ramoji Film City, Snow world, etc.   

A Foodie City

Monuments, attire, language, and most importantly food is the thing in which the culture and tradition of the place reflect. Hyderabadi Muslim food culture as well as the Telugu south Indian food culture are followed in Hyderabad. Hyderabadi cuisine is also called the Deccan Cuisine which is a perfect blend of Mughal, Turkish, Arabic, Telugu and Marathwada cuisine. It will be the biggest sin if somebody is writing about Hyderabadi cuisine and miss to mention about Hyderabadi Biryani. Aah! the name and the thought itself is mouth-watering. A particular food gets popular and most likely by people depending on the different parameters. It is said that the eyes taste the food first with color, then the nose tastes the fragrance and then the tongue gets the chance to taste it. Hyderabadi Biryani’s greenish colour, that aroma and the perfectly mixed taste of different spices with rice and the chicken or mutton is the best thing to have in Hyderabad.  Kebabs, Lukhmi (a samosa kind dish stuffed with chicken, mutton or biff khima), Hyderabadi Haleem, Tahari are other famous Hyderabadi Muslim dishes. In Telugu food culture, curd rice with lemon pickle, Idli, Dosa, Wada sambar is amongst the most consumed and famous dishes in Hyderabad.     

One should visit Hyderabad once in order to explore South Indian history as well to grab business opportunities in Hyderabad to expand business in South India. 

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