A city of royal grandeur, Hyderabad or the City of Pearls’, has come a long way since its first trace that was believed to have been found in 500BCE. After being an economic and administrative hub of several dynasties, Hyderabad, as we know it today, was established during the reign of Qutb Shah. Eventually, the city came under the sovereign of the Mughals who appointed Asif Jah I as the Viceroy, with the title Nizam-ul-Mulk’, and the title was retained by subsequent rulers. It was in 1769 that Hyderabad was officially called the capital of the Nizams. The city continued to be a princely state during the British Raj in India and still carries heavy influences of each of its dynasties. While you experience a pleasant and comfortable stay in the city of Nizams with Fortune Hotels in Hyderabad , check this listicle of the city’s most historical places that make for a compulsive visit:
An imposing mosque constructed on the east bank of the Musi River, the Charminar is a square-structured monument that is flanked on every corner by a graceful and intricately designed minaret. According to one among several theories, it is said that Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah prayed earnestly for the eradication of a plague that threatened to destroy his city and the Charminar was thus constructed at the very spot of his prayer.
2. Golconda Fort
Perched on a granite hill of 480ft, the Golconda Fort was believed to have been constructed as part of a defense strategy by the Kakatiya Dynasty. Also believed to be home to some of India’s most famous diamonds like the Kohinoor, the Hope Diamond and Noor-ul-Ain among others, the Fort was used extensively and expanded by 3 sultans to make it finally emerge as a city-like Fort with a massive circumference of 5 kms!
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