A 17th century Deccani School miniature of Qutb Shahi ruler Abul Hasan Qutb Shah with Sufi singers in the Mehfil-(“gathering to entertain or praise someone”).
The Qutb Shahi Tombs at Ibrahim Bagh are the tombs of the seven Qutb Shahi rulers.
A mill with a canal connecting to Hussain Sagar lake. Following the introduction of railways in the 1880s, factories were built around the lake.
Hussain Sagar lake, built during the reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, was once the source of drinking water for Hyderabad.
Blackbucks grazing at Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Telangana Legislature
The GHMC is divided into six municipal zones
A GHMC sweeper cleaning the Tank Bund Road
The NTR Gardens is among the gardens in the vicinity of Hussain Sagar lake serving as a recreation park.
Optimist and Laser dinghies during the Hyderabad Sailing Week Regatta at Hussain Sagar
HITEC City, the hub of information technology companies
Middle class apartments in Uppal Kalan—a rural–urban fringe of Hyderabad city
Bridalwear shops in Laad Bazaar, near the Charminar
Makkah Masjid constructed during the Qutb Shahi and Mughal rule in Hyderabad
Ravindra Bharati an auditorium named after Rabindranath Tagore.
An 18th century Bidriware, water pipe base of Hookah, displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hyderabadi biryani along with other Hyderabadi cuisine
Osmania University College of Arts
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Hyderabad Metro

Capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.

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Musi River (India)

Tributary of the Krishna River in the Deccan Plateau flowing through Telangana state in India.

Hyderabad stands on the banks of Muchukunda River or Moosa river, which divides the historic old city and the new city.

Golconda Fort

Fortified citadel built by the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.

Panoramic view of the Golconda Fort
Ruins of the Fort
Guide map of Golkonda fort
The Do-Minar, Golconda
The Daria-i-Noor Diamond
The Hope Diamond
The Koh-i-Noor Diamond
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond
A view of the ruins of the fort
Fort overlooking the city of Hyderabad
Mosque of Ibrahim
The Baradari located at the top of the citadel
View from the Baradari
Design inside the Golconda fort
Pathway in Golconda fort
The Baradari fort
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It remained the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty until 1590 when the capital was shifted to Hyderabad.

Telugu cinema

Segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Telugu language, widely spoken in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Promotional poster of Bhakta Prahlada the first full-length Telugu talkie produced and directed by H. M. Reddy to have a theatrical release.
Yaragudipati Varada Rao, Pioneer of Telugu cinema in British India.
Actress Bhanumathi Ramakrishna on a 2013 Indian stamp
Thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao founded Annapurna Studios in 1970
Hyderabad International Convention Center has been the Hyderabad home for Filmfare Awards South since 2007.
S. S. Rajamouli
K. Viswanath
Ram Gopal Varma
Trivikram Srinivas is known for his works on slapstick comedy and romantic comedy
N. T. Rama Rao in Missamma
Thespian, Kota Srinivasa Rao
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 1985
S. Janaki in 2007

Telugu cinema is based in Film Nagar, a neighbourhood of Hyderabad, India.

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah

Mausoleum of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in Hyderabad
Tomb of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
Charminar in Hyderabad was built by Quli Qutub Shah

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (4 April 1565 – 11 January 1612) was the fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golkonda and founded the city of Hyderabad, in South-central India and built its architectural centerpiece, the Charminar.


Monument located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

The Charminar being repaired in August 2016
Charminar, Char Kaman and Gulzar Houz, photographed by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1880s
Panorama of Charminar complex, showing the Charminar, Mecca Masjid and Nizamia Hospital
Char Kaman seen from the top of the Charminar
A replica of the Charminar built in the Bahadurabad, Karachi, Pakistan.
Silver one rupee coin from the princely state of Hyderabad, featuring the Charminar.
Five Hyderabadi Rupee note issued during the reign of Asaf Jah VII.
Charminar on a cloudy day
A minaret of the Charminar
Clock of the Charminar -(installed by the 6th Nizam Mir Mahbub Ali Khan)
Mosque on Second Floor
Charminar at night
Charminar in Tri-Colors

While both historically and religiously significant, it is also known for its popular and busy local markets surrounding the structure, and has become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Hyderabad.

Deccan Plateau

Located between the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, and is loosely defined as the peninsular region between these ranges that is south of the Narmada river.

Deccan plateau, Hyderabad, India
The Deccan Plateau is a major part of South India (see inset for north and south Deccan Plateau)
Hogenakal Falls, Tamil Nadu
Tiruvannamalai hill, often regarded as the southern tip of the Deccan plateau, the city of Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu itself considered the gateway to the plateau
Near Hampi, Karnataka
Rock formations at Hyderabad, Telangana Hills of granite boulders are a common feature of the landscape on the Deccan plateau.
Deccan Traps in Maharashtra

Industries (located in Hyderabad, Warangal, and Kurnool) produce cotton textiles, sugar, foodstuffs, tobacco, paper, machine tools, and pharmaceuticals.


City in the Indian state of Telangana.

Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation
Police patrol vehicle in Warangal
NIT Warangal, established in 1959
Kakatiya Medical College
A few Tourist attraction spots in Warangal Tri-Cities
Bhadrakali Temple in Warangal

The three cities are connected by National Highway 163 (Hyderabad–Bhuvanagiri–Warangal–Bhopalpatnam).

Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

Act of Indian Parliament that bifurcated the state of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh state, as an outcome of the Telangana movement.

Statue of Chandragupta Maurya at Parliament of India

The Act defined the boundaries of the two states, determined how the assets and liabilities were to be divided, and laid out the status of Hyderabad as the permanent capital of new Telangana state and temporary capital of the Andhra Pradesh state.


State in India situated on the south-central stretch of the Indian peninsula on the high Deccan Plateau.

Ramagiri Fort ruins at Kalvacherla in Peddapalli district is an ancient fort initially built by the Sathavahanas and modified many times by other dynasties till the 16th century.
Kota Gullu, temple ruins built in the 12th century by Kakatiyas at Ghanpur, Mulug in Warangal district.
Golconda Fort
Telangana and its neighbours
Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) near Hyderabad
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Yadadri
Telangana at the time of formation on 2 June 2014.
Telangana new districts created in 2016
Telangana Legislative Assembly building
Coal Handling Ropeway near Manuguru, Bhadradri Kothagudem district.
Paddy fields in Warangal district
The HITEC City is a major IT hub of Hyderabad
Kuntala Waterfall in Adilabad district
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) Bus
The Kacheguda AC Double Decker Express of South Central Railway zone.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is a famous Hindu festival in Telangana
Kakatiya Kala Thoranam within the Warangal Fort
Sita Ramachandraswamy temple, Bhadrachalam
Main gate of NIT Warangal
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

On 2 June 2014, the area was separated from the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh as the newly formed state with Hyderabad as its capital.

Hyderabad State

Hyderabad (dark green) and Berar Province, not a part of Hyderabad State but also the Nizam's Dominion between 1853 and 1903 (light green)
On 22 February 1937, a cover story by Time called Osman Ali Khan, Asif Jah VII the wealthiest man in the world
Maharaja Sir Kishen Pershad was the Prime Minister of Hyderabad State between 1901–1912 and 1926–1937
Five rupee banknote of the Hyderabad State
Main street of Hyderabad with Charminar, 1890
(From left to right): Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Nizam VII and army chief Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri after Hyderabad's accession to India
Hyderabad state in 1956 (in yellowish-green). After the reorganisation in 1956, Regions of the state west of Red and Blue lines merged with Bombay and Mysore states respectively and rest of the state (Telangana) was merged with Andhra State to form the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad State 1901 with Districts
Hyderabad State in 1909 with Divisions and New Districts
1937 Hyderabad State stamp featuring the Osmania General Hospital.
A locomotive at the Secunderabad Station (circa 1928)
Coat of Arms of Nizam of Hyderabad (1869–1911)
Coat of Arms of Nizam of Hyderabad (1911–1947)
Coat of Arms of Nizam of Hyderabad (1947–1948)
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18th century–1900

Hyderabad State, also known as Hyderabad Deccan, was a country and princely state located in the south-central Deccan region with its capital at the city of Hyderabad.