Hyderabad – the city of pearls, royalty, infrastructure, opulence and love is essentially nonpareil in India.
And now there is proof to substantiate the pride. Hyderabad has been ranked the ‘Most Liveable City in India,’ for the fourth time in a row because of relatively low crime rates and pleasant weather. With real estate at an all-time high, the city has become the hotspot for investment.
On this occasion, let’s reminisce the journey of Hyderabad from Bhagyanagar to India’s IT Hub.
Read on to explore a page from the history of Hyderabad and discover what makes it the most liveable city in India.
The foundation for this beautiful city was laid in the year 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah as a symbol of love for his beloved Bhagmati.
Bhagmati was a Hindu courtesan with whom the young Sultan was deeply in love. His romance with Bhagmati aroused a lot of tittle-tattle and controversy. But as they say, ‘True Love Triumphs All.’ After ascending the throne, Quli Qutub Shah defied tradition and wedded Bhagmati and made her his queen. He lovingly called her Hyder Mahal and named the city Hyderabad in her honour.
Many monuments were built during this era that showcases their architectural prowess, elegant taste and grandiose. Charminar – a four-pillared magnificence and Golconda Fort – a stone acropolis are at the top of the list.
The Nizam Rule
Asaf Jahi Dynasty also called the family of the Nizams of Hyderabad is exalted in Hyderabad.
The Nizams were ahead of their times in planning and infrastructure and paved a path to Modern Hyderabad. Great engineers were summoned from all around the country and appointed as advisors to the court of the Nizam.
Back in 1917, when city planning was still in a nascent stage, Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar were constructed to provide the entire city with drinking water. A City Improvement Board was formed to minister construction of roads, markets, residences and shopping centres.
The buildings of utility like the Legislative Assembly, the High Court, the Osmania University, the Secunderabad Railway Station that were bricked during this era are still a benchmark for planning, exquisite taste and architecture.
The Chowmahalla Palace built by the Nizam was awarded the prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit Award. No number of adjectives can do justice to The Falaknuma Palace – a symbol of Nawabi extravaganza and luxury.
From Ivanka Trump to Salman Khan, The Falaknuma Palace has been a favourite celebrity stay choice.
Emergence Of A Hitech Hyderabad
Hyderabad is anointed with a flourishing geographical location – Deccan Plateau and has many lakes cutting through it which provides a clean flat canvas and attracts infrastructure and development.
As years passed, the foundation was laid to recreate Hyderabad into an IT hub by inaugurating Hitech City in November 1998.
Today, Hyderabad is an epicentre for IT industry with IT parks like Mindspace, DLF Cyber City, T – Hub and attracted world-renowned corporates like Google, Deloitte, Facebook, Wells Fargo, Accenture and various other MNCs.
Incidentally, Gachibowli area, located very close to HITEC City, is among the top 10 real estate investment destinations in the country. According to the ANAROCK survey 2017, this area has everything that a home buyer can ask for vis-a-vis affordable prices, proximity to major workplaces, and well developed physical and social infrastructure.
With Hyderabad turning into India’s silicon valley, the city’s boundary was stretched and infrastructure was further developed. High rise apartments, skyscrapers, world-class malls, recreational facilities, cultural spaces, fancy cafes, IMAX screens, you name it and Hyderabad has it all!
Hyderabad is an amalgam of a cosmopolitan lifestyle and serenity. It is also been rated as one of the safest cities in India.
And how can one forget the airport? The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located in Shamshabad has been ranked the third best airport in the world by Airports Council International.
With such countless attributes, Hyderabad has become the preferred choice for investment. So what’s holding you back? Come, own a piece of this beautiful city.