The city now known as Hyderabad is really a tale of two towns: Hyderabad, which dates back several centuries and Secunderabad, set up by the British as a cantonment in the 19th century. Having been ruled for a long period by Muslim kings known as Nizams, Hyderabad benefits from a rich mix of cultures and languages.
The once prosperous kingdom of Hyderabad faded into oblivion for a while in the late 20th century, before rising from the ashes to become an Information Technology superstar. Ergo, there is now a third face to the city, the one known as “Cyberabad”.
Today, the city is dotted with glass and chrome buildings, a lively work ethic, and global cuisine cafes; and coexisting with this glitzy façade is the traditional side of the city, containing ancient monuments, local biryani joints, and a leisurely way of life.