Hyderabad -The City Of Pearls. Facts And History

Hyderabad may have the largest cashmere and pearl processing industry in India, but the city is so much more than that. Jewelry and gems aside, there is a lot more to this city. In fact, in the early 1900s, Hyderabad was voted the Best City in the World by The Times. From a small settlement to a growing city, Hyderabad has always been a prime destination to seek your fortune. However, the industry has suffered because of the rise of synthetic jewelry and the introduction of plastic beads. Over the decades, the pearl processing industry has also witnessed several ups and downs but continues its journey with renewed hope.

The pearl jewelry industry in Hyderabad is one of a kind. The industry has been surviving and thriving in the city right from the Mughal era. The trade has been passed down from one generation to another and families still rely on it for their livelihood. Hyderabad has a long history of being a well know pearl hub.


Hyderabad – Early and medieval history

Hyderabad and its surrounding regions was ruled by the Chalukya dynasty from 624 CE to 1075 CE. Guptas, Kadambas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, and Delhi Sultanate, ruled Hyderabad in the pre-Medieval period. The Qutb Shahis, Asafjahis, and Nizams followed them until 1948 when Hyderabad State became part of the Indian Union.


Modern history

Mubariz Khan was appointed as the governor of Hyderabad by the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar in 1714. During his tenure, he heavily fortified the city and built watchtowers. The city of Hyderabad or the city of Nizams today, was the capital of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. The dynasty ruled for nearly a century until it was annexed by the Indian Union in 1948. It was after this period that the city of Hyderabad became the capital of the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh.



With the Socialist and Communist parties coming together in Telangana, the whole of Telangana was in a state of great euphoria. The reasons for the uprising were deep-seated. They were basically against the Nizam’s autocratic rule and the feudal system that was prevalent in the state.

This blog is a partial narration of events. This is also a tribute to the thousands of people who lost their lives in Telangana. It is important that the events of those years remain a part of history and are not forgotten.


Hyderabad – Places worth Visiting




Hyderabad the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is one of the biggest cities in India. The city is located between the two rivers namely Guntur and Musi. The city is also known as the City of Pearls, and it offers some of the best tourist destinations as well. The following are the different tourist locations that you must visit when you are in Hyderabad.

  • Charminar
  • Golconda Fort
  • Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Birla Mandir
  • Jala Vihar






The Charminar, a monument being a focal point of the city, has four arches and each arch was constructed in such a way that the upper portion is larger than the lower. The monument also has a mosque, a huge meeting hall, the main balcony, and an open space between four arches. The Charminar was constructed on a rocky hill called the Makkah Mukarramah, which was once a citadel of the Qutb Shahi kings.


Golconda Fort




When it comes to keeping the history of Hyderabad alive, there is a lot that needs to be talked about. One of the most important options is to visit the Golconda Fort which was built during the Qutub Shahi period. This fort is a significant part of the city’s history and has been the protector of many of the rulers who have come and gone. The Golconda Fort is also known as the diamond fort and is now open to the public.


Hussain Sagar Lake




The Hussain Sagar Lake is a man-made lake in Hyderabad, Telangana. This city attracts tourists from all over India and abroad. The lake has been a source of religious, historical, and cultural importance as it is surrounded by several historical monuments.


Birla Mandir




Located atop the 280-foot-high hillock of Kalapahad, the beautiful Birla Mandir has derived its name from the industrialist Birlas who have constructed Birla temples in various parts of the country. Visitors to the city often find themselves walking toward this temple, which is also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. Other than the grandeur of the temple architecture, tourists enjoy the spectacular view of the city from the temple premises.


Jala Vihar




Located at the Necklace Road, Jalavihar is one of the most popular water parks in Chennai. And, it’s not hard to see why. It offers an amazing range of water activities. Some of these are River rides, Tilt buckets, Mushroom umbrellas, Family slides, Mini aqua trailers, Float slides, Pendulum, etc.



The historical monuments that you must visit when you are in Hyderabad are Charminar, Golconda Fort, and Birla Mandir. These monuments are very well known for their architectural styles and the different historical events that took place here. The Golconda Fort is one of the famous forts that you must visit when you are in Hyderabad. It is believed that the fort is haunted, and many people claim to have seen a ghost in the fort.

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