36 Hours in HyderabadBy THE NEW YORK TIMES
Kuni Takahashi for The New York Times
Situated in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, “Hyderabad is a juxtaposition of old and new unlike any other city in India,” Shivani Vora writes in The New York Times.
While Microsoft, Google and other technology giants have offices in the glass and steel structures in the district known as “Cyberabad,” the history of this more than 400-year-old city is “just as alluring as destinations like Jaipur and Agra, with sites like the 13th-century Golconda Fort, once home to the famous Kohinoor diamond, and the iconic Charminar monument in Hyderabad’s teeming Old City,” Ms. Vora writes.
In the past, Hyderabad was often overlooked as a tourism destination. But in recent years, sleek hotels, restaurants and night spots that cater to the 20- and 30-somethings working in the information technology industry have been attracting jet-setters from around the world who come to discover the past and experience the rapidly evolving present.