Hyderabad is located in southern India in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city of 7 million is an economic boom town, but also one of immense history. Its history is seen in ancient forts and old tombs, but also new skyscrapers and buildings compliment them.

One of the main attractions is the Golconda Fort which surrounds the old city. This immense fort provides fantastic views of the city, as well as night time light shows to give a glance of its history. Beyond the fort is the Charminar or “four minarets”. This gate, built in 1591, is the center of the market where one can buy pretty much anything.

Further away are the Qutb Shahi Tombs, where the former royal family is buried. Few tourists venture here and aside from some depilated and over-restored tombs, there isn’t much else. Also around the old city is the Salar Jung Museum where one can explore the history of Hyderabad, India, and European art. It is pretty impressive and in constant state of restoration. In its own quirky way, the main highlight is a musical clock.

In the center of the city is a lake called Hussain Sagar Lake. In the center is a giant statue of Buddha, and along Necklace road around it are tons of restaurants and statues.


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