command the landscape for miles. The structure is square, each side measuring 100 feet, with a central pointed
high arch at the center. The whole edifice contains numerous small decorative arches arranged both vertically and horizontally.
While the Nizams did not build much mosques or palaces, the Hussain Sagar Lake is likely to fascinate
you. An artificially built lake between Hyderabad and Secunderabad, every evening sees hordes of Hyderabadis driving past this beautiful
Who can resist mouth-watering kebabs, mirchi ka salan, bagharey baingan, sheermal roti and biryani
- some of the irresistible delights of Hyderabadi cuisine? Competing with these aromas are the unique scents of traditional
ittar - perfumes and oils which are intended to work on one's senses in varying ways. Ointments to soothe, vapors to lull
one to sleep or startle one to wakefulness are all to be found, bottled and displayed. Stunning varieties of glass bangles are
a photographer's delight as resplendent shades of every imaginable color glint in the afternoon sun.
Hyderabad today stands as one of the most rapidly growing cities of India. This almost 400-year old city with its
natural beauty, mosques and minarets, bazaars, bridges and lakes is rightfully referred to as a link between the north and the
south, and a meeting place of the east and the west.