Named the City of Pearls, Hyderabad was once one of the largest and wealthiest seats of power in India. Vestiges of its golden days remain, making the city a playground of centuries-old monuments, ornate tombs and inspiring architectural wonders. Visitors will never be at a loss of things to do in this laid-back, largely Muslim city.
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July 9, 2012
Deccan is a region which gave the Koh-I-Noor diamond to the world (Deccan is an anglicized form of dakkhin, a term derived from the Sanskrit word dakshina, meaning south). Deccan has had a prestigious history and culture, which has produced some of the finest architecture of the sub-continent, an inventive regional cuisine and a creative literature. For all the travelers who know and love India and who have travelled through it, the Deccan Plateau relishes a particular fascination. Great fortresses, palaces and religious edifices dot its landscape. Yet, with all that it has to offer, the Deccan Plateau is little known and hardly visited.