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Living in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It also goes by its sobriquet City of Pearls. As of 2010 it is the seventh largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India. Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 on the banks of Musi. Today the city covers an area of approximately 650 km². The city has been classified as an A-1 city in terms of development priorities, due to its size, population and impact. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad come under the ambit of a single municipal unit, The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Hyderabad has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India which has earned it the additional sobriquet "Cyberabad". In addition to the IT industry, various biotechnology and pharmaceutics companies have set up their operations in Hyderabad owing to its established Public sector in Life Science Research and Genome Valley. The city houses the most expensive residential real estate in Andhra Pradesh in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. The city is home to the Telugu Film Industry, the second-largest in India, known popularly as Tollywood. Residents of Hyderabad are generally called Hyderabadis. Located at the crossroads of North & South India, Hyderabad has developed a unique culture, reflected in its language & architecture.

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Information for students travelling to Hyderabad

Accomodation in Hyderabad

Students of the GRK1673 program will have the possibility of staying at the Tagore International Hostel (TIH) of the University of Hyderabad during their research stay in Hyderabad.


The Indian Embassy in Berlin is responsible for granting visas to those travelling to India. More information can be found here.


Travel guide

Hyderabad is a large city and visited by many. Here are a few links which will make travelling to Hyderabad easier!