Situated in the banks Musi river, Hyderabad is known as City of Nizams and Mughals. It is also known as city of biryani and charm. This historic city has towering monuments and beautiful architecture that would compel anyone to fall in love with its environment. Being a Hyderabadi, you must be aware of few things and facts surrounding the city of Nizams.
But if you are yet to witness the real charm of the city when you visit, you should know few interesting facts about the city. Here are a list of it!
1. City Of Pearls
One of the chief producers of naturals pearls, Hyderabad is the major contributor of diamond trade in our country.
2. Densely Populated City
After Mumbai. Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Banglore, Hyderabad is ranked 6th among the most populous cities in India with the population of about 7.75 million
3. World's Biggest Film Studio
Situated in the outer skirts of the city covering a massive area of around 2000 acres, Ramoji Film City is considered the biggest film studio complex in the world.
4. Second Largest Film Industry
After the Hindi Film Industry (Bollywood), the Telugu Film Industry (Tollywood) is considered the second-largest film industry in India. Tollywood is also known as twin of Bollywood.
5. Lengthiest Flyover In India
P V Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway Corridor is the lengthiest flyover in India. To form a direct link to the airport, this flyover was constructed with a length of around 11.6 km.
6. Kohinoor Belongs To Hyderabad
A 105 karat priceless diamond and one of the most expensive diamonds in the world, Kohinoor is believed to be mined here which was taken away by the Britishers and still in UK.
7. City Of Artiificial Lakes
There are many man-made lakes in Hyderbad which were contructed during Nizam's rule for storage and as a source for drinking water. Lakes like Hussan Sagar, Himayath Sagar and Osman Sagar are among 140 lakes of Hyderabad.
8. Hometown For India's Tennis Sensation
One of the most popular tennis players, Sania Mirza, is from Hyderabad and is known as Indian Tennis Sensation.
9. Biggest Monolithic Buddha Statue
Hyderabad is also a home for buddhism apart from Islamic monuments. With a height of 18 meters, there is an iconic Buddha statue in Hyderabad. It is the world's largest single rock statue.
10. World's Famous Biryani
Hyderabadi biryani is what Hyderabad is known for. This delicious and spectacular dish was invented during the rule of Nizams of Hyderabad. There are around 140 varieties of Hyderabadi Biryani.
11. Biggest Convention Centre In India
With the seating capacity of around 2500 people in 53 acres of area, HITEX convention center provides the best facilities in the country. This convention centre is the best for any event, exhibition or conference
12. Residence of India’s President
Located at Bolarum, Rashtrapati Nilayam is the residence of India's President, where the president will visit at least once a year and conducts official business from this Nilayam. After India’s independence, it was taken over from the Nizam of Hyderabad and handed it over to the President’s Secretariat.
13. Engineers Hub
Known for its educational infrastructure, Hyderabad has the most number of engineering colleges in a city in India. Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy district has around 350 Engineering colleges including few famous institutions like Bits Pilani, Osmania University, IIT Hyderabad, etc.
14. Biggest Snow Theme Park in The World!
Hyderabad is a considerably warm place, thus creating a snow theme park here is a blissful delight. Covering an area of around 8000 sqm, Snow World is a theme parks which is the biggest one on the planet.
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