Hyderabad is the joint capital city of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which is also an important metropolitan city of South India. Its huge population has made it known to be the fourth most populated Indian city. Hussain Sagar Lake is artificial water body created at the centre of the city, surrounded by a bit hilly lands, lending remarkable landscape to the city. This city had served as a capital of the Nizam rulers in medieval age till the independence of India, after which this region is included in Indian Union.
Economic importance of Hyderabad in the Indian map
Hyderabad is known for its jewellery business and pearl trade since many centuries, earning it the name ‘City of Pearls’. There are several prominent marketplaces in this city for encouraging the retail business sector, like Sultan Bazaar, Begum Bazaar and Laad Bazaar, where people can find all types of retail shops. Telugu Film Industry is quite flourishing in Hyderabad, producing numbers of films in the local language. Several public sector industries, like Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, National Mineral Development Corporation, State Bank of Hyderabad and Andhra Bank successfully operate from this city, contributing to the economic growth of this city. Moreover, plenty of private sector companies are now operating here, providing employments to numerous people.
Prominent spots for sightseeing in Hyderabad
- Hussain Sagar Lake is a huge artificial lake that is more popular due to the monolith statue of Lord Buddha, which was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1993. The adjoining road is termed as Necklace Road, due to the beautiful rows of lights.
- Ramoji Film City is another tourist destination, which is now used as the shooting sets of various Indian films due to the presence of all kinds of readymade sets. It is now recorded as the largest Filmstudio complex of the world in Guinness Book of World Records. There are also a few amusement parks in this premise for the entertainment of the tourists.
- Nizams Museum is a part of Purani Haveli, the palace used by the Nizams, the Muslim rulers of Hyderabad. It is also close to Charminar and contains all expensive and rare belongings of the Nizam rulers, like their golden throne and silver coffee cups, as well as their vintage cars.
So Hyderabad is both culturally and financially rich city that draws plenty of people from other parts of India.