Hyderabad, the City of Pearls, is the capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad was founded on the River Musi five miles east of Golconda ruled by the Qutub Shahis, the city has a history of nearly 400 years. The capital Bhagyanagar was named after a royal beloved Bhagyamati, who later as the wife of Quli Qutub Shah became Hyder Mahal and thus was born Hyderabad.
Hyderabad is also home to the film industry of Andhra Pradesh, popularly known as known as Tollywood. Tollywood is the third largest in India by the number of films produced annually. Some of the best places to visit in Hyderabad are Charminar, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City, Hussain Sagar Lake, Chowmahalla Palace, Qutub Shahi Tomb, Birla Planetarium, Salar Jung Museum, Purani Haveli, Tank Bund, Mecca Masjid, Taramati Baradari, Birla Mandir, The Nizam's Silver Jubilee Museum, Laad Bazaar, NTR Garden and Falaknuma Palace.