Hyderabad has been the city where distinct cultural and linguistic traditions of North India and South India meet. It is thus considered as the gateway to the South or gateway to the North. Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city and home to people practicing many religions. Hyderabadis, as residents of the city are known, have developed a distinctive culture which is a mixture of ancient Hindu traditions of Telugu people and Islamic Culture. Telugu and Urdu are the principal languages spoken in Hyderabad. Both Urdu and Telugu have linguistically impacted on each other in this region. Women of all cultures and faiths in Hyderabad typically wear either the traditional Indian dress, the sari, or, increasingly, the Shalwar Qamis especially among the younger population. A large percentage of Muslim women in the city wear either the burqa or the hijab. The traditional Hyderabadi garb for females are the Khara Dupatta and the Shalwar Qamis, and for the males, it is the Sherwani. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and its multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally. Charminar is one of the most important landmarks of Hyderabad.the Charminar is a beautiful and impressive square monument the monument was built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. The emperor Quli Qutb Shah prayed for the end of plague and took the vow to build a masjid on that very place. He ordered the construction of the masjid which became popular as Charminar because of its four characteristic minarets (possibly depicting the first four khalifs of Islam). The top floor of the four-storeyed structure has a masjid which has 45 covered prayer spaces and some open space to accommodate more people in Friday prayers. Click Here For India Tours     Travel Destinations   Adventure Tours in India Temple Tours in India   Ayurveda and Yoga Tours Historical Tours of India   Hill Stations in India Hotels Chains in India   Beach Holidays in India Honneymoon Destinations   Fairs and Festivals in India Wildlife Sanctuaries in India   Mosques in India

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