Hyderabad is the capital and one of the largest cities of Telangana. The city has turned into a prominent destination of trade and commerce. Apart from being the hub for IT services, Hyderabad is also known for textiles, pharmaceuticals, cigarettes manufacturing etc. There has been dramatic expansion of the service activities especially those that are associated with IT. These constitute a large share of the economy of Hyderabad.
Due to such large-scale development of the city, Hyderabad has also seen migrations which have made it one of the most populous cities in India. However, as far the native people of Hyderabad are concerned; they come from different backgrounds and ethnicities and proudly call themselves Hyderabadis. Hindu are a majority there followed by Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and others. The official language of local in Hyderabad is Telegu, but there are several other regional languages spoken by the people there. English is mostly used in the official and the commercial purposes.
The people of Hyderabad live peacefully and harmoniously and are quite friendly towards the tourists and the migrants. The most popular neighborhoods of Hyderabad are Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Gachibowli, Manikonda, Nallagandla, Uppal, Kukatpally, Miyapur, Abids and Begumpet.
As far as the food of Hyderabad is concerned, you are most likely to notice a proper blend of traditional Andhra, Mughal and Telangana cuisines. The city is very famous for its delicious Hyderabadi biriyani and I am sure you will regret if you do not try it out once. The other famous Hyderabad foods are Pheni and Haleem, Khubani ka Mitha, Nahari and Pathar ka Ghosht. For the sweet lovers, there is Khubani ka Meetha, Double ka Meetha, Seviyon ka Meetha and Kheer. The delicious cuisine of Hyderabad generally has a reflection of its rich culture and tradition. So you must try out all of these dishes and also the others when you visit Hyderabad.
The tourism industry forms an important part of the economy of Hyderabad. There are a lot of historical monuments, palaces, religious places, museums, planetariums, lakes, parks and gardens in Hyderabad. However, the top tourist destinations that you cannot afford to miss are Charminar, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City, Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir, JalaVihar, Chowmahalla Palace, Lumbini Park, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Birla planetarium, Nehru Zoo Park, Purani Haveli, Snow World and Chilkur Balaji Temple.
Hyderabad usually has a unique combination of tropical wet and dry climate that actually borders on a hit semi-arid climate. It remains fairly on the warmer side in most parts of the year and it also receives quite less rainfall in the monsoon. So, if you have plans to visit Hyderabad, it is best to go on the cooler months that is from October to March. I am sure you will enjoy Hyderabad in all its forms.