Hyderabad, the city of Mughals and Nizams holds a charm that is not only intriguing, but at times mysterious too! The time you’ll visit here, you’ll witness the exuberance that sets this city. The towering & spectacular architecture and monuments will force you to admire it. There are still many traditional and ancient markets in and around Hyderabad, that embed Nizami secrets…..and some very interesting facts! Read on to know more…
Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the “City of Pearls”, the name also attributed to the city being one of the chief producers of natural pearls and is also a major contributor of the diamond trade.
The Biggest Convention Centre in India
Whether it’s an event, exhibition or conference, the HITEX convention centre provides with the best facilities in the country with the seating capacity of around 2500 people in 53 acres of area. State of the art facilities and humungous space, makes Hitex convention centre, also the largest exhibition centre in India.
The Largest Monolithic Buddha Statue in the World
This breathtaking statue of Buddha is his biggest single rock statue in the world.The statue is 18-metre high and located in a small island in the middle of the lake. The statue was chiseled out of a white granite rock, weighting 450 tons, by 200 sculptors in two years.
Home to the President Of India’s Winter Sojourn
Located at Bolarum, Rashtrapati Nilayam is a single storied building. Rashtrapati Nilayam is one of the two official retreats of the President of India, the other being ‘The Retreat Building’ in Shimla. It is customary for the President of India to visit the Rashtrapati Nilayam and stay there at least once a year and conduct official business from the Nilayam. The Nilayam was taken over from Nizam of Hyderabad after the country attained independence. Located at Bolarum in Secundrabad, this 11-room single storey building, spread in over 90 acres, has been handed over to the President’s secretariat as per the convention.
The Second largest Film Industry in India
After Hindi film industry i.e. Bollywood, the Telugu Film Industry i.e. Tollywood is the 2ndlargest film industry in India with around 250 million turnovers, churning out just a few films less than the biggest film industry…Bollywood!
The Biggest IMax Screen in India
Prasads IMAX theatre in Hyderabad is the biggest 3D screen in India with a 72 X 95 height and width, respectively. It is also one of the most attended screens in the world. With the sitting capacity of around 635, it’s a must visit place in Hyderabad.
Lengthiest flyover in India
P V Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway Corridor is the lengthiest flyover in India; with a length of around 11.6 km. It was made to form a straight link to the local airport. Visweswarayya Flyovers, The twins cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad has recently registered its name in the book of records for having the longest flyover in the nation. It is India’s longest flyover and the road will be the India’s longest expressway.
The World’s biggest Film studio
The Ramoji Film City is considered the biggest film studio complex in the world with a massive area of around 2000 acres. Started in 1996 , this film city is built over a huge area of 1666 acres.opened in 1996 and measures 674 ha (1,666 acres). Comprising of 47 sound stages, it has permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples.
Most number of Engineering colleges in India
Hyderabad is well known for its educational infrastructure. Around 350 Engineering colleges are located in Hyderabad, and Ranga Reddy district in Hyderabad has the most number of engineering colleges in a city in India. Some of the renowned colleges are BITS Pilani, Osmania University, IIT Hyderabad, etc.
Biggest snow theme park in the World
Hyderabad is a considerably warm place, thus creating a snow theme park here is a blissful delight. Snow World is a theme park covering an area of around 8000 sqm and is the biggest one on the planet. Located beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake, the park was inaugurated on 28 January 2004. The park can accommodate a total of 2,400 visitors in a day!
Home to the ‘Fish Medicine”
A fish medicine is given to Asthma patients by Bathini Goud brothers in Hyderabad, which is free of cost, and reportedly, it fully cures Asthma. Known as ‘fish prasadam‘ which has been traditionally distributed by the family since more than 170 years in Hyderabad.The fish medicine is served only once in a year (when Mrigasira Karthi date falls); usually, the date falls in June month. It is said that millions of patients have cured their Asthma disease by taking this medicine.
Largest one-man collection of antiques in the world
The Salar Jung Museum houses the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. The Salar Jung Museum is considered the best museum in Southern India. It has around 40,000 collections from all over the world. It is one of the three National Museums of India.
Kohinoor, a 105 karat priceless diamond is one of the most expensive diamonds in the world is believed to be mined here.
Jaw dropping or Bizarre…call them what you may…..these uber cool facts about Hyderabad are ones to be experienced…..at least once!