the capital of the Nizams, Hyderabad is now the cyber capital
of India. Lala Deen Dayal had the largest of his studios in
Secunderabad from 1880. As the royal photographer to the Nizam
he recorded a vivid visual history of the Nizam’s kingdom.
At the turn of the century several important public buildings
were built in typical Persian style and give a unique character
to the cityscape. Among these are the Osmania Hospital, the
High Court, Osmania University, Mecca Masjid, Assembly Hall
A must for tourists is the Salar Jung Museum, the largest one-man
collection of art and treasure from all over the world. Originally
housed in the palace of Nawab Salar Jung, the Museum now has
the status of a National Museum in its new premises. The Dayal
record includes glimpses of the original devdi (palace) which
was known for its ornate settings.
The center of the old city and landmark is the Char Minar, 180
feet high, flanked by corridors of arched buildings with interesting
shops selling jewellery, pearls, bangles, crafts, antiques textiles
twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are among the 7 largest
cities of India , cosmopolitan , progressive and base for important
National Science Research Centres.