Hidden Secrets of the Magical City of Hyderabad worth knowing

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Hyderabad?

Biryani? Irani Chai? Hyderabadi Hindi? Pearls? Something different?

There’s something magical about this city. The narrow streets, throng of auto rickshaws, goats and cows on the street, the poor, the rich, the festivity, the rolls-royces, the gol-gappas, the dosas, the heat, the pollution, the rains.. And in the background we have all the smiling faces & happy people. There’s really something magical about this city and its people. We present to you a beautiful video shot by Vimeo user Amit Arulkar during his visit to the city. Check it out and enjoy.

 

Some fun facts about this city: 

  1. The traditional market places such as Sultan Bazaar, Laad Bazaar & Begum Bazaar have remained in business for over a few centuries now.
  2. Hyderabad is a very diverse city. Muslims, Hindus, Christians and people from different religions live here in harmony. Greater Hyderabad constitutes of ~65% Hindus, 30% Muslims, 3% Christians.
  3. The historic ‘old City’ of Hyderabad was established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah on the souther side of the river Musi. The northern part encompasses what is now called the ‘New City’.
  4. The oldest structure from Quli Qutb Shahi times is Golconda Fort. The fort was built in the 1600’s.
  5. Chowmahallah palace is the oldest structure from the Nizam times
  6. Golconda Fort, Charminar & Qutb Shahi Fort, all three structures have UNECSO World Heritage status.
  7. The world’s largest 3D iMax screen is in Sydney, Australia and NOT in Hyderabad like many websites claim. Hyderabad’s iMax screen is the second largest in the world.
  8. Hyderabad consumes more than 10 lakh plates of Biryani a day. Surprised? We are NOT. 

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