More About Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the 5th largest metropolis of India, is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its rich history and culture with monuments, mosques, temples, a rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts and dance. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are twin cities, separated by Hussain Sagar (also known as Tank Bund), an artificial lake constructed during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali in 1562.

Origin of name

Hyderabad was also known in history as Bhagyanagar, The name was derived from the name of a Hindu danseuse (devadasi), who married the Muslim Prince despite opposition from the King. Her name was Bhagmathi and the city was named after her as Bhagyanagar. After she converted to Islam she took the name of Hyder Begum and the city was named after her as Hyderabad.



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