Hyderabad : City of Pearls

Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It occupies 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) on the banks of the Musi River. As of 2012, the population of the city is estimated to have crossed 10 million, making it India's one of top most populated city. 

Hyderabad is also known as the City of Nizams and has many tourist destinations. Once ruled by Nizams , Hyderabad was among the last places to became part of India after Independence. Hyderabad is famous for its cuisine especially Hyderabadi Biryani and Haleem. It is also having many Heritage sites which have attracted tourist attention for decades. The recent conversion of Falaknuma palace to Taj Falaknuma has made it easier for tourists to relive the era of nizams with a royal touch.

The weather in Hyderabad remains mostly pleasant. Its Hot during the period of April and June till the monsoon comes. The annual mean temperature is 26 °C (78.8 °F); monthly mean temperatures are 21–32 °C (70–90 °F).  

In the southern part of central Hyderabad are many historical and touristic sites, such as the Charminar, the Mecca Masjid, the Salar Jung Museum, the Nizam's museum, the Falaknuma Palace and the traditional retail corridor comprising Laad Bazaar, Pearls Market and Madina circle. North of the river are hospitals, colleges, major railway stations and business areas such as Begum Bazaar, Koti, Abids, Sultan Bazaar and Moazzam Jahi Market, along with administrative and recreational establishments such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, the Hyderabad Mint, the Andhra Pradesh Legislature, the Public Garden, the Nizam Club, the Ravindra Bharathi, the state museum, the Birla Temple and the Birla Planetarium.

Towards the north of central Hyderabad lie Hussain Sagar, Tank Bund Road, Rani Gunj and the Secunderabad Railway Station.The majority of the city's parks and recreation centres are here, such as Sanjeevaiah Park, Indira Park, Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens, the Buddha statue and Tankbund Park. In the northwest part of the city there are upscale residential areas such as Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Begumpet and Khairatabad. The northern end contains industrial areas such as Sanathnagar, Moosapet, Balanagar, Pathan Cheru and Chanda Nagar. The northeast end is dotted with residential colonies.The "Cyberabad" area in the southwest and west parts of the city has grown rapidly since the 1990s. It is home to information technology and bio-pharmaceutical companies and to landmarks such as Hyderabad Airport, Osman Sagar, Himayath Sagar and KBR National Park. In the eastern part of the city lie many defence research centres and Ramoji Film City.

Hyderabad is known as the "City of Pearls" because of its role in the pearl trade. Hyderabad is also known as "India's pharmaceutical capital" and as the "Genome Valley of India" because of its many pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Public modes of transport such as buses, auto rickshaws and light railways are the most commonly used in Hyderabad. The Metro work is undergoing in Hyderabad and part of it will be ready by 2015.