Also known as the City of Pearls, Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, the largest city in the state as well as the sixth largest city in India. Founded in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, today it is classified as an A-1 city in terms of development, due to size, population and economical impact. A major hub for the information technology industry, Hyderabad has earned the title of "Cyberabad". The city is also home to the very popular Telugu Film Industry, known as Tollywood.
Historically, cultural and linguistic traditions of North and South have converged in Hyderabad. Hyderabadis have developed a unique culture imbibing both Hindu and Muslim traditions and are either Telugu or Urdu-speaking.
Rich and flavourful - Hyderabadi cuisine is a blend of traditional South Indian, Mughalai and Persian palattes. The native delicasies are not to be missed by those with a taste for good food.