Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the largest metropolitan cities of India with an area of 650 km2. The city has 6,809,970 residents and the metropolitan area comprise of 7,749,334 residents making it the fourth most populous city and the sixth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city is often known with the sobriquet The City of Pearls
Hyderabad was established in 1591 AD on the banks of river Musi is located on the tip of Deccan Plateau at the crossroads of North and South India which developed a unique culture. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad come under the ambit of a single municipal unit, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.The Hyderabad was once a global center of the diamond and pearls trade, and during the last decades the city emerged as a major global center for the Information Technology (IT) industry, biopharmaceutical industry, and the real estate which saw the highest growth percentage in India.Hyderabad is home to many historical sites, including the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage site of the Chowmahalla Palace. The city is a regular tourist hotspot and carries many places of interest.