Hyderabad, a city located along the Banks of River Musi and occupying a land mass of 650 square kilometers (250 sq. mi), is the largest city and capital of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. The city proper is home to about 6.8 million people while its metropolitan area is home to 7.75 million people. This makes it the fourth most populous city in India. Below are a few cool facts about the city.

5 cool facts about Hyderabad
5 cool facts about Hyderabad

Hyderabad, a city located along the Banks of River Musi and occupying a land mass of 650 square kilometers (250 sq. mi), is the largest city and capital of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. The city proper is home to about 6.8 million people while its metropolitan area is home to 7.75 million people. This makes it the fourth most populous city in India. Below are a few cool facts about the city.

1. It is perched on a hilly terrain about 1778 feet above the sea level and is surrounded by beautiful artificial lakes, including the Hussain Sagar that predates the founding of the city.

2. Hyderabad hosts;
i. The IMAX Theatre which has world's largest screen and the only true 3D screen in INDIA.
ii. World's biggest Film Studio complex - The Ramoji Film City.
iii. Asia's biggest and one of the world's biggest and best convention centers - The HICC.
iv. India's best animation and art work studios.
v. India's best and biggest exhibition Centre - HITEX.

3. Just 400 years old, Hyderabad is one of India's fastest growing cities (beaten to the top place by Bangalore) and has been getting greener every day. In fact, most technology firms including Microsoft and Oracle call Hyderabad's 'Hi-Tech City' home.

4. Hyderabad is home to some of the most beautiful artificial lakes in the world with lakes such as Hussain Sagar, Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar being created by dams on River Musi. In total, the city has over 140 lakes and 834 water tanks and ponds.

5. The city is home to some of the most exotic flora and fauna. It has several parks that conserve this natural endowment including; Nehru Zoological Park, Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary, Mrugavani National Park, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park and Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park.

Hyderabad, unlike other major cities in India is not a concrete jungle. It has sought to differentiate itself by conserving the environment. If you ever find yourself in the city, make sure you venture out of the offices and enjoy some air in the wild.


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