Culture and Interesting Facts

Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city known for its diverse culture. It is located in the northern region of south India due to which we are influenced with both North Indian and South Indian traditions and customs. We celebrate Holi, Raksha bandhan, Bhai Dhuj of North India and also celebrate Pongal, Ugadi from South India. People from other parts of India can easily manage due to no language barrier. An average Hyderabadi can speak Hindi/Urdu, Telugu and English. You will find it difficult in communicating with people of some places in Hindi/ Urdu such as Kukatpally where there is large number of migrants from south India especially from Andhra Pradesh. So here are some of the interesting and lesser known facts about Hyderabad.

10 Downing Street

Awarded as the second best place to live in has all the facilities such as low rents, less cost of living, availability of almost all variety of cuisines. The western part of the city is quite a happening place with a lot of sky scrappers and you will definitely find a large number of Pubs with nocturnal life.

Hyderabad’s skyline

Interesting facts about Hyderabad

Coming to my favorite topic, Hyderabadi Hindi, the commonly spoke and understood in most of the parts of Hyderabad. I am coming right away in regular Hindi ”thodi dher mei pahunch raha hu or thodi hi dher mei pahunchta hu” but in Hyderabadi Hindi it is shortened as “abbich atau or abbich aaraon”. Funny and interesting isn’t it?

Yaar or Dost is referred as Yaaro or maamu

Disgusting or any other relevant word is referred as ‘Baigan’

Udhaas, manhus, Khush, Gussa are all referred as ‘Kirrak’

Kyon is referred as ‘Kaiku’

It seems is referred as ‘kathey’ and many more as such.

PVNR Express way

Longest fly over of 11.6 Kilometres exists here known as PV Narasimha Rao; shortly PVNR express way connects the south western part of the city to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

Outer Ring Road

Outer Ring Road or ORR is a unique controlled access road which is first of its kind in India. It encircles the entire city of Hyderabad and its length is 154 Kilometres.

Ramoji Film city is known to be the world’s largest studio and Prasad’s Imax screen is the India’s largest screen.

The world Famous kohinoor diamond has its sources from the city

Buddha statue is the world’s largest monolithic statue

The tallest Ganesh Idol at Khairatabad

During Ganesh Chaturthi season, the India’s tallest idol stands at Khiratabad and huge number of devotees gathers to offer their prayers.

IKEA Home Furnishings

IKEA opened its first retail outlet in Hyderabad in the year 2018.