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"City of Nizams"

Nizamabad Tourism

Nizamabad is a district located in the North-Western region of Telangana. It is a major urban suburb which is the third-largest city in the state of Telangana. Previously part of Andhra Pradesh, Nizamabad was declared the district headquarters that's governed by the municipal corporation after the reorganization act of 2014.

Popularly known as the "City of Nizams", Nizamabad is derived from Nizam and Abad meaning "The Nizam of Hyderabad" and "Long Live" respectively. The city is a perfect example of co-existence with both history, religion and natural resources like lakes and rivers. Situated further away from the coast, Nizamabad has a tropical climate with occasional rainfall and less humidity. The best time to visit would be during winters from November to February.

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History of Nizamabad

Founded in 1905 with the recognition of the Nizam’s dominion, Nizamabad was a part of the Princely state of Hyderabad and ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad during the 18th century. The city also derives its name from the Nizam ul Mulk. Nizamabad became a separate district in 1876 following the reorganisation of Hyderabad state. After India’s independence in 1947, Hyderabad was annexed by the Indian Armed forces during Operation Polo, thus finally bringing an end to the reign of the Nizam.

Culture of Nizamabad

Nizamabad has a population rich in religious and cultural diversity. Both Hindus and Muslims coexist peacefully in the city and celebrate festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Eid with equal enthusiasm. Telugu and Urdu are the main languages in Nizamabad. The city also has many forts and museums depicting its rich historical roots and traditions under the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Restaurants and Local Food in Nizamabad

Nizamabad is famous for its tasty Andhra cuisine. The Hyderabadi biriyani is a popular favourite. Mughlai cuisine is also as popular here, which includes tasty meat stews like Harees and Haleem, which have an Arabic influence on them as well. Nizamabad also has many good vegetarian options including the Awadhi rice preparation called Tahri, and other South Indian favourites like idlis, dosas, and vadas. 
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1  Start your trip by paying a visit to the beautiful Alisagar dam reservoir, and the Pochampad Dam, which has been described by The Hindu as the ‘lifeline for a large part of Telangana.” Alisagar also offers various exciting water sports. Visit the lakes of Nizamsagar and Ashok Sagar, and take a boat ride from the former.  Also, pay a visit to the lusciously green and serene Mallaram forest.

Day 2  Begin your second day by visiting the Neelakateshwara Temple and follow it up with your picks from the many beautiful religious monuments in the city such as the Basar Temple, Sarangpur Temple, and the Kentju Masjid. Next, pay a visit to the 400-year-old Domakonda Fort. The Archaeological and Heritage Museum at Nizamabad is also a good option for history buffs.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Rich heritage. Beautiful lakes.

What's Not So Great?

Uneven roads making commute hard.

For Whom?

Nizamabad is for all those looking for a great getaway from the rumble tumble of the daily grind. There are may beautiful lakes and forts that take you to a different world altogether.

How To Reach Nizamabad

Nizamabad is well connected via rail and road networks to the rest of the country. The nearest airport is located in Hyderabad from where buses are available regularly to Nizamabad.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Since Nizamabad experiences tropical climate, it is usually hot for the better part of the year and make sure you are well equipped to beat the heat. Avoid visiting in the monsoon season.
- It is better to arrange a private cab and visit the tourist spots, since they are located outside the main town.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
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