Interesting Facts To Know About Hyderabad
Honestly, there are so many interesting facts about Hyderabad. The city of Pearls. The city of Nizams. Historic structures, royal forts and amazing food. But what stands apart about Hyderabad is that it welcomes people from all over the country, no matter what you look like, or what language you speak. The colleges and IT parks here see many, many young people like you who come to the city with a suitcase and many dreams.
Quite like the way many youngsters like you come to our residences in Hyderabad. Just with a suitcase and dreams. Literally. Because our fully-furnished, well-managed residences take care of the rest. Because we at Stanza Living would like to make you feel truly welcome in a new city. So we do whatever it takes. Be it our homely meals and high-speed wifi to video call your family. Or putting this list of fun facts about Hyderabad so you can know the city inside out.
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The Biggest Monolithic Buddha Statue
Let us talk about some unique information about Hyderabad. The Buddha Statue in the middle of Hussain Sagar Lake stands as the largest and tallest monolithic Buddha statue in the world. It is made of a single piece of rock and can only be reached by boat. When it comes to huge statues, Hyderabad can easily flex before the world.
The delicious Biryani available here is probably one of the most famous things about Hyderabad city. The Nizams have a history of serving more than 26 varieties of biryani to their guests. Some of the most popular ones that stayed on even after ages are – Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani, Lamb Biryani, Hyderabad Zafrani Biryani and Keeme ki khichdi. A visit to the Biryani paradise won’t be complete without a visit to the famous Paradise Biryani.
Largest Film Studio in the world
Ramoji Film City being the world’s largest film studio is quite an interesting fact about Hyderabad. It is visited by millions of people every year and the complex has everything from a railway station to a hill station, from shopping complexes to amusement parks. We say, Warner Bros. Studio, who?
Original home of the Koh-i-Noor
Who hasn’t heard of Koh-i-Noor, the most precious diamond in the world? However, another interesting fact about Hyderabad is that it is the home of this world-famous jewel. It was originally found in the mines of Golconda. But as you must already know, it went on a trip to a museum in London, and never came back.
Richest Indian in history
Maybe this bit of information about Hyderabad will be new to you. Don’t be surprised, but the Nizam of Hyderabad was India’s richest person, and the world’s sixth-richest. He had a paperweight worth £50 million, made of diamond. Can you beat that? Even Tata, Birla and Ambani won’t be able to.
Biggest Snow Park in the World
Let us tell you another fun fact about Hyderabad – the city’s Snow World is the world’s largest snow-themed park. The park is spread over an area of about two acres and filled with multiple rides for both adults and children. All at a price of Rs 600. Isn’t that super “cool”?
Wasn’t A Part Of India initially
Hyderabad was a princely state and wasn’t a part of the newly independent India in 1947. The state was still ruled by its Nizams and didn’t agree to be a part of the country until the Indian Army invaded it a few months later. Although the history doesn’t sound very pleasant, they’re here now and that’s all that matters.
A paradise for Lake Lovers
If you love lakes, you’ll love Hyderabad. The city has more than 20 lakes which are a favourite among both locals and tourists. Some of the ones you can visit are – Hussain Sagar, Osman Sagar, Shamirpet Lake and Himayat Sagar. And here’s a date idea for you too: a boat ride with your special someone in a beautiful lake.
Sania Mirza’s Hometown
Tennis in India is synonymous with Sania Mirza. The Indian Tennis Sensation had won six Grand Slam titles in her career of ten years. She was also ranked as India’s no.1 player by the Women’s Tennis Association. Although we don’t see her much anymore, we loved her games very much. Not to mention, her style too.
Charminar was Built For a Cause
An interesting fact about Hyderabad’s most famous landmark – it wasn’t built by a king who wanted to flaunt his victory in a war. Unlike most other historical monuments, Charminar was actually built by Quli Qutb Shah as a sign of prayer to god, to keep his citizens and the kingdom free from the deadly plague. Well, if pandemics could be stopped by building monuments, why isn’t anyone building a Charminar now?
City of pearls
A common fact about Hyderabad is that it’s known as the “city of pearls”. Let us tell you why. The city is one of the major producers of both pearls and diamonds in our country. In fact, there is a whole village called Chandanpet dedicated just to drilling and manufacturing pearls. So next time you’re in the city, definitely check out the work that goes behind your chic earrings.
Biggest IMAX Screen in India
A lesser-known fact about Hyderabad city is that it boasts of the biggest 3D screen in the whole country. Yep, Prasads IMAX theatre is not just the biggest, but also one of the most visited screens in the world. Just how incredibly huge the incredible hulk would look on this screen.
4th Most Populous City of India
If you think India has a population problem, Hyderabad will definitely not change your mind. With a populace of around 6.8 million, the city ranks 4th in the list of most populous cities in India. A lot of people migrate here from different parts of India (hello, HiTec City). But you’ll see that the locals are quite welcoming and you won’t have a problem surviving here. Even though you don’t know Telugu beyond a simple hello.
Hub of Irani Chai
This Persian brand of tea has impressed all the chai-lovers of the city. There are around 25 Irani Chai cafes in the city that you will definitely spot while driving through different localities – Nimrah Cafe, Farasha Cafe, Sarvi Bakers. Sip by sip, it’s becoming even more popular than regular milk tea. So much so that we can soon start calling it Hyderabadi Chai.
Fish Medicine for Asthma
If you suffer from asthma and are tired of using the inhaler every time you climb a flight of stairs, Bathini Goud brothers in Hyderabad say they have a solution for you. They claim to have perfected a special fish medicine that fully cures asthma. It is not available in chemist stores and is served only once every year in June. Many have claimed that it works like magic, even though it sounds a little “fishy”.
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FAQs on Facts About Hyderabad
What is Hyderabad famous for?
Hyderabad is famous as the capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It’s known for its historical monuments, like the Charminar and Golconda fort. And of course, Biryani.
What is the old name of Hyderabad?
The old name of modern-day Hyderabad was Baghnagar, meaning ‘city of gardens’.
What Food is Famous in Hyderabad?
Hyderabad is known for its mouthwatering delicacies, some of them being:
- Hyderabadi Biryani
- Mutton Samosas
- Dum Pukht
How safe is Hyderabad city?
Hyderabad is considered a safe city in India, however, it is still not advisable for women to travel alone at night. The modern part of the city is comparatively safer than the older part.
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