Hyderabad, India's fourth biggest city, is fast becoming one of the most exciting visitor destinations in the country. Its booming tech scene is attracting global attention and transforming this ancient city into a cosmopolitan hotspot.
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Once home to the richest man in the world and the center of the global diamond trade, Hyderabad is full of hidden gems - you just have to know where to find them. Three passionate locals are about to take you on a tour of their city, revealing the secret spots where you can experience the real Hyderabad.
If you want to capture the vibrancy, colour and sounds of Hyderabad you’ll need to get up early just like the flower merchants of Gudimalkapur flower market. As flowers are an integral part of Indian life—this market attracts buyers and sellers from across the region. It's also a favourite spot for keen photographers.
Saurabh has taken his love of photography one step further and now shares it with visitors by running photowalks. By joining Saurabh it's a chance to see this city and its people through a very different lens.
So called ‘Cyberabad’ is the home to Hyderabad’s flourishing Tech and Startup community. The ambition is to create India’s answer to Silicon Valley—and it’s fast attracting a young cosmopolitan crowd. But when Srinivas has business visitors he doesn’t take them to the newest parts of town. He takes them to the oldest. The street markets of Charminar in the old city have been the beating heart of Hyderabad for four hundred years. This was the centre of the world's diamond and pearl industry during the time of the Nizam's who ruled over Hyderabad from 1724 to 1948.
The diamond industry may have moved on, but the pearl trade is still alive and well giving the city its moniker "The City of Pearls", attracting buyers from around the world.
Since arriving in Hyderabad 13 years ago Jonty decided to set up her own business taking people to the true heart of the city, and a place where most travelers never get to visit - the authentic Indian kitchen. Home dining is becoming very popular with travelers but here at Usha’s they don't just come to eat but to learn the secrets and skills of Hyderabadi home cooking. This is no five-star restaurant but it offers visitors an even rarer experience - the opportunity to really see how the locals do it.
The Falaknuma Palace Hotel used to be the royal guest house for the richest man in the world Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam ruler. For those in the know, tea here comes with a personal tour with the resident historian.
At the top of Moala Ali Hill is a 16th century dargah - a Muslim shrine. The dargahs reputed healing properties turned it into a pilgrimage site and countless devotees climb the 500 steps to the top. But praying in Hyderabad isn’t all about quiet contemplation — it’s a chance to party too. And with over 50 religious festivals in the calendar year there’s always an opportunity to get involved.
Every neighbourhood will hold its own festivities. And for Jonty,
it’s the best way to immerse visitors in the Hyderabad street
scene. It may seem overwhelming but If you want to properly appreciate these festivals, there’s only one thing for it - leap right in. Some of the most popular festivals last for up to eleven days.
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Hyderabad does not deserve this attention. It was my mistake to move to this city for job.
Condition of roads is pathetic and there is dust everywhere. People do not follow basic hygiene and throw garbage everywhere.
Worst city to live in India. Hyderabad's growth will stop at some point.
Great you tried some good, but not shown heart of city. Sure your channel looks international view or way but you had missed Hyderabads icon Charminar, world famous biryani and as you said whole City come live for Ganesh festival, but you can't even see the brightness of city during it's Bonalu and Bathukamma festival. So simply you missed the facts file.
It's a shame, that The Economist has blown up its reputation through a MISLEADING compilation like this. The contributions of Muslims has been skirted off quite cunningly throughout the video. Shameful!
True heart of Hyderabad
HYDERABADI DUMKI BIRYANI,
OLDCITY NAAN AND BUNROTI,
CAFE CHAI & OSMANIA BISCUITS.,
MAKKAH MASJID during praying,
MUSALMAAN BHAI hospitality,
LAL DARWAZA BONALU fest,
HALEEM during ramzan...... And a lot lot more "YEH KUTUBSHAH KI KANDHANI... AUR IMAANDARI SE AAMDANI HAI".
3 chutiye milke poora chutiya kehel gaye. . 3 volunteers to show the city. But none of them is from the region. And it's like seeing monalisa and saying this is a very beautiful French woman..... Jackass video... 🖕🏼
going to Hyderabad in the spring for work/pleasure. this will be the first time going across the world from my small town. really wanna know where that bar is, at the same time trying to fit everything in a week, anybody want to be pen pals and meet up when I come :)
LOT OF PEOPLE R OBJECTING ABOUT MISSING BIRYANI & HALEEM, I AGREED BUT THEY R WRONG IN CASE OF GANESH FESTIVAL COZ GANESH FESTIVAL IS MORE THAN 100 YRS OLD IN HYDERABAD OFCOURSE IT WAS NOT AS MUCH BIG IN OLD DAYS,,,
Utter nonsense this is, Economist!!!
No mention of biryani or haleem, no interaction with a Hyderabadi. No slang used from Hyderabad, no Telugu filmed properly.
No mention of Bathukamma, no mention of Ramazan in Hyderabad.
You get a travelling photographer, a women who was brought up in the north, a man, whose accent look like he has studied somewhere other than India..... Where is the essence of Hyderabad?
You portrayed Andhra cuisine, no mention of Hyderabadi Masalas... What is wrong with your planning team?
Thank you for the video! But, whatever you have shown was just a glimpse of Hyderabad. Tons of crucial information was missng and several facts were distorted in the video such as Chaminar diamond market (it was Golconda), Showing Andhra food (where is Biryani?), P & M Bar. Really!!! the video was more like an promotional video of the venues shown. And the people who are exploring the city are not at all have much knowledge about Hyderabad. Next time if you think of making something like this, than consider someone local 'a real local' who could show you a real hyderabad and hyderabadi's.
nizam of hyderabad our great king betrayed by his own country people, if hyderabad still ruled by nizam hyderabad should be the richest country in the world nizam did alots of thing for his people but no one mentions about it,respect to our great kings nizams of hyderabad
Mr Nadeem sharrif, history cannot be changed according to your likes and dislikes.
Go the Archives or visit the Wikipedia, scores of Hindus were Butchered by the razzakars on the streets of Hyderabad.
Rizvi was a murderer, wonder how he was allowed to go to Pakistan. He should have been tried for war crimes.
Nizam allowed this genocide, hence he was a part of this crime.
Hands of Nizam is full of Hindu blood.
+Suraj Kumar brother dont say what u dont know what qasim rizvi did he gets punished nizam loved by his country hindu people, he nizam treated equally everyone with love and respect read history and plz dont be a travel agent ye mulk hamara tha hamara hai aur hamara rahega.(READ REAL HISTORY OF INDIA COMPLETELY THEN SAY I DONT WANT TO ARGUE MORE TAKE CARE HATE LESS BE HAPPY)
One word for your coverage- 'Underwhelming'
A weak attempt to rechristen Hyderabad. it can be anything but cosmopolitan. The Three Passionate Locals @0:39 aren't that passionate at all in their job!
( I doubt if they are even local!)
This isn't Hyderabad. Ganesha festival isn't big here, Bathukamma, Bonal, and EID are.
Where's the cuisine? Lol. People gorge the famous Biryanis, Chais, Bakeries...The diversity of Old &
the New City and the green patches...nothing that's shown here reflect the bustling city, Hyderabad.
Historically, linguistically, culturally, politically, religiously, Hyderabad is more Muslim than any other Indian City
You simply cant show Hyderabad without a Hyderabadi Muslim who speaks Urdu as your host😅
The food she is showing at 8:45 is not the authenticated diet of local hyderabadies. They are showing the culture which settlers have developed .
Hyderabad daily diet jowar rati,gehu roti and chawal
sarvappa,bakshalu,jaggery rice and many eatables with rice
Special sweet for lord hanuman which we do on hanuman jayanthi and special sweet for lord mallanna who is believed to be avatar of lord shiva.
Birayani and haleem ,(kaddu khar kheer,kubani kha meeta,double kha meeta are some famous hyderabadi deserts)
Tea is special in hyderabad with osmania biscuit
99% comments are about Two things only -
1) not finding any Telugu speaking in video, and
2) video is fake because no Hyderabadi biryani is mentioned in the video
this shows how much these south Indians obsessed with identity crisis, hahahahahahaha, they want to show and prove their uniqueness in every fucking petty points... but remember real cultures not need to prove anything they just prevail and bloom.
PS: i am from south too
stop putting ur fucking agenda on other religions, we also kill goats and animals on Eid, it cause land pollution and disturb biological ecosystem and food web chain, if someone say this to us then?
people like u are insult on our islam : and ues i am not fcking muslim radical or hindu radical like u got it
Thank you "The Economist" for a wonderful presentation of our city Hyderabad.. You could've added some more like Hyderabadi biryani, Bathukamma festival and some more visiting places like Golconda fort and other monumental attractions with rich history in hyderabad. But anyways thanks for bringing it to the world ..
being a hyderabadi and without being biased to my city... Hyderabad is the most peaceful city in India with love and respect amongst all people irrespective of religion caste and creed. Love affection humour and less hard-work😉 is part of Hyderabad. I m speaking in general and not just for old or new city of hyderabad. On one side you would see a different nawabi style and another the modern progressive side of city. And most important aspect is Food with the most reasonable prices with the quantity and quality compare to any city in India.
+Appi Reddy Konda Exactly here people celebrate life without any notions about religious identities and when it comes to Religion its as simple as u follows urs and i follow mine. Alhumdullilah The best state and even beat city to live in.
I am from Nizamabad which is 150 kms from Hyderabad towards north. Honestly speaking Hyderabad is not a good place to live now, people are not good they always try to scam you. It's bit cheaper than other cities but no jobs even if you find a job they pay very less. There is no proper transportation heavy traffic auto guys are rude and in local Citi busses you have to board by running and flying. Enjoy Hyderabad!
I know you are in the disguise of a hyd guy but actually not, check your comment above . software companies are not fools to pay fake guys and anybody with fake skills cant survive . Faking is common among most people irrespective of states . I saw more fakes from many other cities like delhi bombay chennai bangalore etc. That does not mean all are fake. Hyderabad produce more IIT students than any other city. So don't generalise a particular city or state as fake people everywhere irrespective of state or city .
One more thing is your are from backward state with no developments , only corruption and crime also more rapes happen in your state. so ask your politicians to fix your state problems first before crying on others with EGO
Yes MR Suraj your state has full of fake resume guys . There is a survey recently , more fake resumes are from your state than any other. Hyderbadis are far better and they perform better than anybody thats why more software companies there
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