Combining the unique legacy of Nizam rule with the thriving IT industry hub of 'Cyberabad', Hyderabad is a curious mix of old and new. Sumptuous palaces, ornate tombs, elegantly derelict abandoned mansions and the crumbling ruins of Golconda Fort provide a gateway to the town’s illustrious past. Whilst eager to brandish its rich heritage of art, jewellery, poetry and architecture, this colourful city is not afraid to embrace a touch of modern decadence. Throngs of brassy bazaars, contemporary culture circles and landmarks – like the tremendous Ramaji Film City – keep Hyderabad firmly and stylishly focused on the future.
The famed Hyderabadi biryani recipe is said to have been passed down by vegetarian Hindu bookkeepers to avoid corruption!
Thanks to their impeccable ‘tehzeeb’ – a laid-back attitude combined with a proud commitment to etiquette – the locals are particularly good-natured and will happily help you find the best ‘biryani’, the delicious local rice dish, in town!