Golconda Fort in Hyderabad
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Visitors who would like to experience the best of India should visit Hyderabad more than anywhere else. Otherwise, they’ll be missing half of their sojourn.

Being the fifth largest city in India, Hyderabad is a mix of a city that is still under its colorful and ancient culture and history as well as a city that is gradually becoming modernized. Moreover, it is popular since it is called the “City of Pearls” not because it is a source of pearls, but it is because they have a variety of tourist spots.

Despite being a 400 hundred year-old city, the people in Hyderabad were still able to preserve their culture through different attractions.

For one, visitors can take a walk in the streets of Hyderabad and witness different festivities that are indicative of their preserved culture and traditions. Some people might also sell souvenirs such as glass embedded bangles, intricately-designed clothes and other accessories for a small price.

There are a lot of significant structures in Hyderabad. Charminar, a brilliant structure notable for its unique yet breathtaking architecture, is one of the most visited areas in Jaipur. Visitors can take pictures or even record videos of the spot. Souvenirs are also available upon purchase.

Another famous spot is the Golconda Fort. This place is old, dating back to the 16th century when it was still used as a fortress for many Indian civilizations. It has a strategic location – built on the outskirts of the city, making it an advantageous place during the ancient wars. Moreover, the fort is also a known source of the most lustrous diamonds in the world. Diamond mines are still intact and available for private viewing in the area.

The Hussain Sagar Lake is also one of the places worth visiting in Hyderabad. It is one of the few man-made lakes in the world. Besides, it is a large one in comparison, located within the city.

Visitors can reach Hyderabad easily. If they decide to travel by air, they can ride the plane from Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and other cities. Hyderabad has two airports – one for international flights, and another for domestic flights, making Hyderabad a good place to either to start or to end with.

Visitors can also travel by rail since Hyderabad is connected to other cities in a long railway network. Travelling by road and local transport is also easy and quick since there are no major or heavy traffic problems in the area.

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