Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh of South India. Located on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is the fifth largest city of India. The 400 year old city is located on the banks of the River Musi. Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah, the fifth sovereign of the Qutab Shahi dynasty, in the year 1591. Initially, Golconda was the capital of the Qutab Shahi dynasty, who ruled over Deccan during the period 1512 – 1687. The name Hyderabad literally means ‘city of Hyder’ since it was named after Queen Hyder Mahal, wife of King Qutab Shah. With the help of Iranian architects, Hyderabad was erected in a grid format. The city was modeled on the city of Isfahan of Iran. With the construction of Hyderabad city, it became the capital city of Qutb Shahi rulers. Today, Hyderabad is one of the leading centres of information technology. The emerging Biotech and IT industries have given the city a global platform. Tourists who visit Hyderabad can witness the blend of ancestral heritage and modern technology.Charminar,Jama Masjid,Golconda Fort,Salarjung Museum,Osmania University, Paigah Tombs,Qutub Shahi Tombs,Raymond Tomb,Birla Mandir,Hussain Sagar,NTR Garden, Buddha Statue, Shilparamam, Ramoji Film City, etc. are some of the popular attractions of the city of Hyderabad
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