The picturesque princely state of yesteryears, Hyderabad has transformed into one of India's most happening cyberspaces and has gone so far to become the second 'Silicon Valley' in India. Also known as 'Cyberabad', Hyderabad has many sobriquets attached to its name like 'City of Nawabs', 'City of Pearls' and 'Biryani City'. With a legacy dating back to the nawabs, the city still holds its conventional charm and presents a perfect blend of traditionalism with strikes of modernism thrown in.
Being the sixth largest metropolitan city in India and the capital of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad has surely carved a niche for itself and has its own internationally acclaimed landmarks. One should not miss out on the fact that Hyderabad has the maximum number of young individuals bustling with hoards of pharma, biotech, IT and ITES professionals and students. Hyderabad, in the last few decades, has grown exponentially and this growth has been seen in all sectors. Initially celebrated for its historical and traditional attributes, the city of Hyderabad has evolved into one of the major IT hubs of the country. As rightly said development breeds development, the city today boasts of housing some of the most elite IT, ITES, pharma and biotech companies. Considering the fact that Hyderabad is blessed with myriads of career opportunities, the city is just so appropriate for students pursuing higher education or for employment. Hyderabad has recently seen a huge boom in the real estate sector owing to the fact that there is a huge influx of emigrant students and employees and they and the corporate houses are in constant search of residential accommodation and commercial properties respectively.
Hyderabad along with its twin city Secundarabad is an abode of cultural confluence and embodies a fine blend of Hindu-Muslim traditions. It is an interesting fact that you can find people belonging to various races residing in Hyderabad. It also presents different shades of both North Indian and South Indian culture in its numerous suburbs. The city area can be seen painted in typical Nizami colours with 'biryani houses', traditional 'havelis' and typical marbled mosques, whereas areas like Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Secundarabad, Madhapur, Kondapur, Gachibowli, Uppal, and other suburbs portray contemporary sketches. These areas are the hot-spots of Hyderabad and home to the most exquisite, state-of-the-art restaurants, hotels, clubs, malls, gyms, spas, multiplexes, convention centers and offices.
These areas also adorn some of the most amazing residential complexes, private townships, apartments, villas and duplex for a perfect lifestyle. And the most remarkable fact is that most of these establishments are architectural wonders and are laden with modern facilities. Many of these residential complexes have great futuristic modern day amenities, like superior construction quality, aesthetic design, clubs, swimming pool, gym, jogging tracks, gardens, waste management system, rain water harvesting and much more. As a matter of fact, due to these efforts these areas are the most sought after. With gigs, international singers, DJs, theatres, fashion shows and bands performing in the city; Hyderabad can't just get better in its entertainment quotient. The city has every right to attract the young and the old alike.
Hyderabad also boasts of places of tourist importance in and around the city like the famous and iconic Charminar, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace and Purani Haveli. The development of tourism facilities and hospitable nature of the Hyderabadis have made Hyderabad one of the most outstanding tourist destinations in the country. The hospitality industry in Hyderabad deserves tremendous credit in enhancing the tourist quotient of the city in the world. From a simple roadside eatery to a fine-dining restaurant, delectable taste and satisfaction is what you get from these bistros. The internationally renowned Ramoji Film City and Shilparamam attracts a lot of foreigners every year and hotels like ITC Kakatiya, Arihant Regency, Taj Deccan, Taj Banjara, Best Western Amrutha Castle and others ensure their comfortable stay. Restaurants like Mainland China, Ohris, Gufaa, Firdaus, Dum Pukht, Zafraan, Our Place and various others are all dedicated to set the taste-buds craving for more.
Hyderabad has grown into a cosmopolitan city, no doubt, but it still has retained its laid back charm which makes it a haven for the Hyderabadis. And if your life gets dull, one can pack his bags and plan a getaway to Warangal, Kurnool, Yellapur, Adilabad, Nalgonda and Guntur for a wonderful scenic and adventurous weekend. Proximity to more than a 100 weekend hot spots also make Hyderabad a splendid and comfortable place to reside in.