History

From the splendors of royal times of Nizam and pearls to the present day image of IT hub and fast growing city, Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh had a glorious past and it is interesting to know about its history. Find through this section some of the important events in history and some lesser known facts about Hyderabad.

Telangana – 29th State of India

As the 29th youngest state of India, Telangana will be celebrating second anniversary of state formation day on June 2nd 2016. This Telugu speaking state was merged with Andhra Pradesh previously, but after the official bifurcation on 2nd June 2014, the state got separated along with 10 districts, to be called as Telangana. For... »

Rachakonda Fort – Telangana’s Historical Monument

Telangana state has many attractive destinations for tourists including forts, historical monuments and temples, which depicts the rich cultural heritage of this region. One of the archeological wonders that not many people are aware of is ‘Rachakonda Fort’ located near Choutuppal town in Nalgonda district of Telangana. It is a quite an interesting place... »

Restoration of Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabadies’ Commitment for Accomplishment

Restoration of Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabadies’ Commitment for Accomplishment

What does it mean to be a Hyderabadi? Being a Hyderabadi does not mean a mere resident of Hyderabad. It’s beyond that! Typical Hyderabadies have certain distinctive qualities. ‘Commitment for accomplishment’ is one of the most important qualities of a typical Hyderabadi. Renovation of Falaknuma palace could be a better example to explain this... »

Karmanghat – A Must Visit Oldest Hanuman Temple in Hyderabad

Karmanghat – A Must Visit Oldest Hanuman Temple in Hyderabad

The “Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy” temple or “Hanuman” temple of Karmanghat is the oldest temple in Hyderabad. It has a great history associated with temple construction and history behind the name “Karmanghat”. However, this temple has not been talked about much or brought to limelight anytime, which is a very surprising fact! »

A Tribute to the French for Sowing the Seeds of Renaissance and Cosmopolitan Culture in Hyderabad

A Tribute to the French for Sowing the Seeds of Renaissance and Cosmopolitan Culture in Hyderabad

From Golconda kings to the Nizams, the city currently being called as Old city was been designed and used as the capital for administrative purposes. The emphasis was more put on palaces, gardens, worship places, bazaars, etc. which were important for the King and the people serving him, to live and perform their duties... »

Native Kingdoms of AP and their Capital cities

Native Kingdoms of AP and their Capital cities

Andhra Pradesh has a long history of native kingdoms. So many dynasties have ruled it in the past. Rule by such dynasties lead to the creation of several cities which were the capitals of the kingdoms. Below are the most famous native kingdoms and their capital cities. We have identified their current locations for... »

Liberation of Hyderabad State – a Medieval State Merged into a Modern Nation

Liberation of Hyderabad State – a Medieval State Merged into a Modern Nation

Though India got Independence on 15th August 1947, Hyderabad was still under the monarchy of Nizam VII. The struggle of Nizam to hold onto Hyderabad as Independent state and the decisive action taken by Indian government to liberate it, forms the article – liberation of Hyderabad, a medieval state merging into a modern nation »

The Last Nizam of Hyderabad

The Last Nizam of Hyderabad

Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII was the last Nizam of the princely state of Hyderabad who ruled Hyderabad from 1911 to 1948. Hyderabad under his rule witnessed many cultural, economic and administrative reforms. Although praised for many of his developments, he is very infamous for his Razakar movement where he was accused of... »

Role Of PSUs in Creating a Cosmopolitan Hyderabad

The Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), the government-owned enterprises, played a major role in development of Hyderabad from a quiet place to an industrial hub. Furthermore, the role of PSUs cannot be ignored in enhancing the cosmopolitan profile of Hyderabad. Unlike other places in India, Hyderabad boasts a large number of PSUs from diversified sectors.... »

Evolution of Municipalities in Hyderabad City

Evolution of Municipalities in Hyderabad City

Formation of MCH In the year 1869, Municipal administration was first introduced for the city of Hyderabad. The city of Hyderabad was divided into four and the suburbs of Chaderghat were divided into five divisions. The whole management of both the city and the suburbs was handled by the then City Police Commissioner, Kotwal-e-Baldia.... »