The capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana, the city is located on the banks of the Musi River and the Deccan Plateau. During the rule of Asaf Jahi, Nizam of Hyderabad, the Deccan region and Hyderabad, reached the highest possible level of progress and development.
In 1591, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the Qutb Shahi ruler established Hyderabad to increase the capital beyond the fortified Golconda. One of the largest princely states established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the city has been enriching its historical values and culture ever since.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, Charminar is a monument and mosque, situated on the east bank of the Musi river.
Apart from Charminar, there are some other major attractions in the city, including Golconda Fort, Birla Mandir, Chowmahalla Palace, Chilkur Balaji Temple, Mecca Masjid, Lumbini Park, Hussain Sagar Lake, Salar Jang Museum, Qutb Shah Tomb, Calvary Temple, and Ramoji Film City.