A visit to the city of pearls… Hyderabad

Four years back at Hyderabad

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There are cities which capture the heart and mind due to the warmth of their inhabitants. Complete with a sense of history, these are places which exude a welcoming attitude and leave visitors charmed. Hyderabad, where I had lived for a good three years, and went back recently for a few days, is one of these places. It has that old-world touch and a relaxed attitude to life which does not fail to charm visitors and inhabitants alike.

Established in the year 1591 AD, by the rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Hyderabad has the iconic Charminar (monument of four minars) as its centrepiece. This monument was established by 1591, when the rulers shifted base from the Golconda Fort, 8 km away due to water shortages, and established the city of Hyderabad. It is believed that the Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the 5th ruler of…

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