Hyderabad Charms Tourists With Its Cultural Attractions

Hyderabad, the capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, offers a wide range of cultural attractions for its tourists coming from different parts of the world. It is located on the banks of Musi River, and was established in the late sixteenth century by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. During the British rule in India, Hyderabad was a famous princely state. After the Independence of India, it joined the Indian Union.

Hotel United-21, Hyderabad
Most popular landmark of Hyderabad is the Charminar, which was built by the city's founder, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Another famous attraction is Golconda Fort that dates back to the period when kings of Yadava dynasty ruled this part of the world. Qutb Shahi kings had built some truly majestic tombs, which still attract numerous tourists visiting the city. The Hyderabad hotels provide comfortable accommodations for tourists visiting the city. Accommodation in these hotels would be of great convenience for tourists in visiting the popular attractions of Hyderabad.

Restaurant at Hotel United-21, Hyderabad
Tourists travelling by air can get to their desired location in the city from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. An excellent network of roadways and railways provide the required convenience for tourists in getting to all the famous places of Hyderabad.

United-21, Hyderabad Bags The Coveted IITM award

The entire staff of United-21,Hyderabad, are exhilarated by the fact that their hotel won the coveted IITM award during a three-day exhibition of India International Travel Mart (IITM), held from 28th to the 30th of November, 2014. It has come as a great encouragement for the staff members, whose efforts have made this elegant hotel stand apart from the rest in terms of elegance and hospitality. 

Staff of United-21, Hotel Hyderabad with IITM Award
Hyderabad, the 'City of Pearls', is visited by numerous leisure tourists and business travellers every year from different corners of the world. There are some wonderful places of interest in this city, which can be explored by tourists when they go sight-seeing around Hyderabad. A luxurious accommodation in any of the rooms or suites of United-21 would make it truly convenient for them in visiting these places. They can also enjoy world-class amenities in this hotel during their stay.
Meeting Room at United-21 Hotel Hyderabad
India International Travel Mart organizes exhibitions across different cities of India every year. Hyderabad was chosen as the venue for its exhibition in the month of November this year. United-21 has become one of the best hotels in Hyderabad with its great show at the IITM awards ceremony, and this has truly done its management and staff members proud.

Hyderabad On The Verge Of Becoming Global City

United-21, Hyderabad
Those travellers which travelled Hyderabad earlier and are going to visit it again in the near future will come to know what drastic changes have occurred in this city as far as infrastructure is considered. The race of the city to stay ahead of other Indian cities as far and development and infrastructure is concerned is worth praising.
Conference hall in Hyderabad
While developing the city more attention is given on improving infrastructure because it is always considered as the basic measure for comparing the progress of the city towards achieving fame of a developed city. Well planned approach of theauthorities by putting more efforts on constructing roads and runways is reflected in its construction of outer ring road as well as improving the quality of highways, which are connecting the settlements in the vicinity of the city. This newly constructed road more than one hundred fifty km in length is connecting some of the recently developed areas after Madhapur. Some of the outstanding projects like the longest flyover in the country called PVN Rao express highway, which connects the International airport with JN express highway has virtually reduced the distances to travel inside the city. Metro Rail project in Hyderabad is the most ambitious project which will be implemented in six stages and is supposed to be completed in the year 2017. Along with the infra structural development hotels in Hyderabad are also showing a great improvement in their services.

Explore the Pearl City and its Picturesque Beauty

White Tigers at Zoo
The City of Smiles, of a thousand faces, lovingly referred as the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers wide range of tourist attractions. This beautiful city is covered with heritage monuments, lakes, parks, gardens, and resorts. It is famous for various mouth-watering cuisines. To travellers, Hyderabad is a fascinating panorama of the past, with an immaculate blend of culture and tradition spanning more than 400 eventful years. Over the years, this city has seen a dramatic growth, which has simultaneously impacted the number of Hyderabad hotels.

Monkeys at Nehru Zoological Park

The never-ending attractions in the city of Hyderabad make every visitor fall in love with it on their first visit. One such attraction is Nehru Zoological Park, which is also known as Hyderabad Zoo. Named after the late Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, this zoo was established and opened for public in the year 1963. This zoo is spread over an approximate area of 380 acres and managed by the Forest Department of Andhra Pradesh Government. The forest department mainly works toward rehabilitating endangered species and creating public awareness for protecting wildlife. Tiger safari, lion safari and bear safari are key attractions of this park.

Enjoy A Comfortable Diwali Vacation With United-21, Hyderabad

Deepawali is truly one of the most awaited Festivals among the Hindus around the globe. All of us have their plans all set far ahead of time for the forthcoming vacations. Diwali basically is an awesome occasion flooded with illumination, fire crackers in addition to reunions enables people just forget about past sorrows and kindles a spark of hope for a brighter New Year ahead.

Diwali Celebrations 2014 in Hyderabad
People clean and decorate their homes, invite close friends and relatives, enjoy card games, and watch television programs. Attending authentic cultural gatherings for example morning shows or musical shows along with Festive Rituals not to mention Traditional Meals was formerly a regular state of affairs in India in the time of these days. Nowadays all this is definitely not as effortless as it used to be, owing to the fast paced schedules and individualistic way of living in the cities.

Deepavali Celebrations 2014 in Hyderabad
Today people resort to time saving and affordable ways to celebrate any festival. They tend to step out of their hectic lives, find quite a few good places of interest nearby to really enjoy such family events relieving themselves from the hassle of actually hosting parties at their home. They opt for good get-away deals and simply ask their pals, close relatives, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances to join them to celebrate the festival. You can a identify a nice place where you can have everything for everyone under-one-roof. Luxury Hotels in Hyderabad with decent environment should be a perfect place to outsource this commitment of making your entire Diwali more pleasurable this time.

United-21, Hyderabad wishes you a Happy Diwali!

Festivals Galore in Hyderabad

What a perfect start to the month of October with Dassera on 3rd October and Eid al-Adha on 6th October. Both these festivals are celebrated with great fervour and gaiety in Hyderabad.

Dussehra Festival in Hyderabad
Dassera, also known as Vijaydashmi is celebrated as a victory of good over evil. It falls on the tenth day of the Ashwin month as per Hindu Calendar. The first nine days of the month are celebrated as Maha Navratri, wherein people perform fasts, organize social gathering and perform religious rituals As per Hindu myths, it is the day when Lord Ram slayed demon king Ravana and Goddess Durga over buffalo demon Mahishasura.

Durga Devi Puja
As per Islamic tradition, it is believed that when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son as per God's command, his son was replaced by a dead ram. It was God's way to test his patience and faith in the Almighty. Since then, Muslims around the world celebrate this day, as Eid al-Adha. In India, people sacrifice Goat, hence it is also known as Bakri-Eid. The meat of the sacrificed goat is distributed among family, neighbours and poor.

You can witness people from both religions enjoying each other festivals. The whole city wears a decorated look and the only one to explore is to be here and see it yourself. Check in for a day or two, book your stay in Hyderabad and witness how people from different religion celebrate festivals with each other.

Taramati Baradari: A Symbol Of Hyderabad's Glorious Past

Constructed on the banks of Musi river in the Indian city, Hyderabad, Taramati Baradari is a 'sarai' or 'caravan station' in literary terms. It is the part of a garden built in Persian style during Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah's reign, called Ibrahim Bagh. There are many stories that have been linked with the history of Taramati Baradari. Most popular among them is the one associated with the romance between Abdullah Qutub Shah, the seventh Sultan of Golconda, and his favourite courtesan, who was known as Taramati.

The tourism department has used this romantic tale to promote this particular location in Hyderabad. Another popular story describes the Sultan's fascination for two sisters, Premamati and Taramati. It is said that they used to dance on ropes tied between their pavilion and balcony of Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah. As a tribute to these dancing duo, they were buried in the Qutub Shahi kings' royal cemetery.

While enjoying a wonderful vacation in Hyderabad, tourists can visit this historical structure while exploring Ibrahim Bagh. An accommodation in any of the hotels in Hyderabad would give tourists the chance to visit Taramati Baradari quite conveniently. Fabulous amenities provided in their hotels would make staying in them a pleasant experience.

Ways To Get Around In Hyderabad City

With new flyovers and the sanctioning of many other projects for easing traffic congestion, getting around in Hyderabad city has become much easier for its residents as well as tourists. The most cost-effective means of transport in this part of the world are buses operated by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. If the travellers are willing to spend some more, they can get into the luxury and semi-luxury buses. Usually the front seats of buses are reserved for ladies, while men can occupy the back seats.

Temples in Hyderabad
Auto-rickshaws are considered by many as the best option for travelling within Hyderabad city. Many auto-rickshaw drivers play music while driving, and those taking a ride in them can enjoy the tracks while watching some of the best hotels in Hyderabad on the way. Tourists can keep all belongings at the back of their seats in these auto-rickshaws.

Tourism in Hyderabad

Over the years, several car rental companies have come up in Hyderabad, which provide cars that travellers can drive themselves, or the ones driven by chauffeurs. These vehicles offer great comfort and convenience to the tourists during sightseeing or airport transfers. Another great option to get around Hyderabad is the MMTS (Multi Modal Transport System) trains that provide daily services in the city.

Enjoy A Serene Environment At Osman Sagar Lake

Some of the most fascinating attractions were built during the rule of the Nizams in Hyderabad. One of them is Osman Sagar, which is an artificial lake created by the dam built across a tributary of Musi River. It is a major source of water supply for Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and is surrounded by grass and parks. A stay in Hyderabad would give tourists a chance to visit Osman Sagar and other popular attractions in the city. Best time to visit this place is after the monsoons, when the climate in this part of the world is truly pleasant and ideal for tourism.

Osman Sagar Lake
Osman Sagar was created by Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, in 1920. His intention behind creating it was to offer protection to the city from devastating floods like the Great Musi Flood of 1908. Sagar Mahal, a historical building that overlooks this lake was used as a summer resort by the Nizam. Tourists who book hotel in Hyderabad can enjoy some magnificent views of Osman Sagar when they visit this place. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has converted Sagar Mahal into a lake resort, but it continues to remind travellers of a fabulous past of this region.

Statue at Hussain Sagar Lake
The Osman Sagar Lake is now known as Gandipet, and is a popular picnic spot for both locals as well as tourists of Hyderabad. People of all ages can enjoy a soothing environment at this place and indulge in certain leisure activities like nature walks. The Hyderabad hotels located near this lake provide comfortable accommodations for tourists. Rooms in these hotels have stylish interiors and are equipped with all the modern facilities designed to provide memorable stays to the guests. Most of them have multi-cuisine restaurants that offer delicious varieties of Hyderabadi dishes and other popular delicacies.

Hearty Cuisines of Twin Cities Secunderabad and Hyderabad

Twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad have common influence over their history, architecture, culture and yes, aromatic cuisines. Popular for their Biryani dishes, these clone-cities offer world famous intricate mix of flavors that are immensely treasurable for food-lovers.

Rock and roll food fest
Both cities prepare delectable dishes carefully chosen the spices and age-old kept secrets coming from the Qutub shahi era that adds the royalty to the taste. A lot of condiments, herbs, and spices in the dishes that go accurately well with each other give the dishes a distinct aroma.

Dishes here are cooked with love and heartfulness that gives a special feeling and makes you yearn for more. Most of the dishes contain coconut and tamarind and lots of love goes into cooking these dishes making you yearn for more!

This can be seen in a distinct way of preparation that is done by sealing the utensil with dough and let the dish simmer in low flame. This is called the technique of 'Dum' and is used so that the aroma and taste spread evenly throughout the dish, can be seen in 'Dum Biryani'. Dishes are sometimes garnished with 'warq' (very thin flattened piece of silver) or saffron (The spice gold) for a royal-but-local presentation!

Sea Food Rice
Another unique dish like 'Kachche-gosht ki Biryani' is prepared with raw meat stir-fried with spices (commonly known as Masalas) and cooked in low flame for preparing. Mouth-watering 'Mirchi ka Salan' is chilly curry and DDahichutney is prepared by mixing onions, coriander, pudina and green chillies in curd or yoghurt.

Where to find such delicacies? Although you can easily find such mouth-watering delicacies all over Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities locally but it gets special when someone invites you for a home-cooked family meal.

But if you are a traveler and want to have taste of such royalty, visit United-21, Hyderabad that hosts 3 unique venues including Spices and Saucesmulti-cuisine restaurant, Wavesan exclusive lounge serves a variety of juices, cocktails and other beverages and snacks and Anytime an exclusive coffee shop that will tickle your taste buds while you relax and chit-chat with friends and family. Its well-trained stewards are always ready to serve the guests. Please take a virtual tour to believe your eyes at http://www.united21hotelhyderabad.com/

The Majestic Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad

In the past few years, Hyderabad has not only achieved tremendous technological progress but  also created an interest in its cultural offerings among tourists. It is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and one of the largest cities in this Indian state. There are several interesting places to visit in Hyderabad city as well as  its surrounding areas, and one such popular attraction is the Salar Jung Museum. Located on the southern bank of the Musi River, it has a good collection of paintings, manuscripts, sculptures, carvings, and many other items from different parts of the world.

Majestic Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad
Salar Jung Museum is the country's third largest museum and houses some priceless collections. Prime Minister for Hyderabad's seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III had a passion for collecting  antiques. His collections were earlier housed in a private museum at his ancestral palace called 'Diwan Deodi'. These collections were shifted to the present site, when the museum shifted from Diwan Deodi to Afzalgunj. It is one of the most famous Hyderabad tourist attractions that gets plenty of visitors annually. The administration of the Salar Jung Museum has been undertaken by a Board of Trustees along with the Governor of the state acting as the ex officio chairperson.

Majestic Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad
Many other popular spots can be visited by tourists while spending their holiday in this city. Booking an accommodation in any of the hotels in Hyderabad located nearby would offer  the necessary convenience to tourists in visiting all of them. Most of these hotels offer rooms and suites that are tastefully designed and have all the latest facilities.. They also have some additional amenities that make the stay of the guests truly pleasant and memorable. Tourists staying in such hotels would also get a chance to taste some of the most delicious cuisines at the in-house multi-cuisine restaurants.

Mecca Masjid Is Among Hyderabad's Most Popular Attractions

The city of Hyderabad has many things to offer to  tourists, who travel to this part of the world for  a memorable vacation. The Hyderabad cuisine is amongst its most popular offerings that travellers love to enjoy while touring this region. Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah had established the city in the year 1591 and  remained under his dynastic rule before it was conquered (falling into the hands is not appropriate)  by the Mughals. This explains why the historical structures in Hyderabad, mostly reflect the Qutub Shahi style of architecture. One of the greatest examples of the Qutub Shahi architecture is Mecca Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in this area.

Mecca Masjid Hyderabad
Built under the reign of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the 5th Sultan, this grand mosque was planned in the centre of the city.. Bricks used in its construction were made from soil that was brought all the way from Mecca, which is regarded as the holiest city according to Islamic traditions. The mosque's  facades, three in number,were carved from a single piece of granite, and it took more than 8,000 workers to construct the edifice. The foundation stone for this structure was laid by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, while its construction was completed by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. Over the years, it has become one of the famous Hyderabad tourist attractions and a prominent heritage site as well.

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad
Booking a comfortable accommodation in one of the well-known hotels in the city would offer the required convenience to tourists  while visiting this amazing structure along with other popular attractions. Some of the hotels in Hyderabad city have stylish rooms and suites equipped with all the modern facilities for guests. Additional amenities offered by these hotels include a  multi-cuisine restaurant, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi connectivity which go a long way in making the stay of their guests highly pleasant and memorable.

Hyderabadi Biriyani Makes For A Delicious Treat

Hyderabad is famous for many things, and the mouth-watering delicacies of Hyderabadi cuisine are a huge favorite among the locals  as well as the tourists to the city. The hotels in Hyderabad not only provide the travellers a comfortable stay , but also  some memorable treats  to guests at their in-house restaurants. The most popular dish in this part of the world is the Hyderabadi Biriyani, which is made of Basmati rice, lamb and a variety of spices.  variations of this special dish,  use chicken or goat meat in place of the lamb. The word 'Biriyani' is derived from the Persian word 'Beryan', which literally translates to 'fried' or 'roasted'.

Restaurant in United-21, Hyderabad
The Biriyani originated in this city from the amalgam  of the Mughlai  and  local cuisine in the royal kitchen of the Nizams. Soon, the dish became popular as Hyderabadi Biriyani in the region. There are two main varieties of this delicacy, namely the 'Kachchi Biriyani' and 'Pakki Biriyani'. The Kachchi variety is prepared using meat that is marinated overnight using several spices, soaking it in yogurt before cooking. Sandwiching the cooked meat between layers  of aromatic Basmati rice, the vessel is then sealed with dough and cooked by steaming over coals. Any chef from a Hyderabad restaurant would agree that the process is quite tedious  and requires great attention, to avoid the meat  being under-cooked or over-cooked.

Coffee Shop
In case of Pakki Biriyani, the time required for marination of the meat is shorter. The ingredients are cooked before baking and gravy used in it contains some aromatic spices. This special dish from the Hyderabad cuisine is usually served with 'Dahi Chutney', which is a mixture of yogurt and onion. Other common side dishes include 'Mirchi Ka Salan', a green chilli curry, and 'Baghara Baingan' or roasted Eggplant. Biriyani can also be enjoyed with  salad, prepared using yogurt, carrot, onion and cucumber.

Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad

Hyderabad holds a variety of tourist attractions giving you an opportunity to wonder freely at its various destinations each preserving its own identity. Since time immemorial this city is popular for its historical places and delicious cuisines. One of the best places to visit in Hyderabad is Chowmahalla Palace.

Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is many times quoted as the city of the Nizams, who were well known for their luxurious and somewhat lavish lifestyle. They built many incredible palaces which became landmark of the city. One of these landmarks the Chowmahalla Palace located in the centre of the city in close vicinity of Charminar is easy to access from any corner of the city. The durbars of the Nizams were held in this palace because of its strategic location. The palace also served as the residence of the Nizams. Some of the important guests like British generals were received in this palace by hosting ceremonial functions. If we reveal the history of this great monument of Hyderabad it becomes clear that it took nearly hundred years to complete the construction of the palace. Architecture of the palace is influenced by many styles like Rajasthani, European and Persian. The courtyards are adorned with beautiful gardens and flashing fountains. There are many spacious rooms inside the palace with Khilwat Mubarak as its prime attraction, which used to be the seat of the Asaf Jahi rulers. Visit the council hall where great collection of rare books and historic manuscripts are preserved. This beautiful monument was awarded UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award in the year 2010. This heritage building of the city named Chowmahalla meaning four palaces can be visited in day time except Fridays and national holidays.

Chowmahalla Palace Front View in Hyderabad

Apart from this palace there are many other incredible tourist spots in Hyderabad, to visit during your tour. Among accommodations of Hyderabad the recently introduced Hotel United-21 has become the pride of the city. It is designed in such a manner so as to suit the needs of different types of visitors like leisure tourists, business travelers as well as international tourists. Come once to our hotel to experience the touch of luxury coupled with great deal of facilities and amenities.

Archeological wonder Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad

Hyderabad the historic Indian city of Andhra Pradesh is popular for its popular ancient monuments and great tourist potential. The city has preserved its past in the most precise way which provides some clues about its appearance in the past. This city has seen rise and fall of many empires showcasing architectural marvels of different styles. Some of the exclusive monuments of Hyderabad include Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Falaknuma palace, Chilkur Balaji temple and last but not least Mecca Masjid.

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad
Mecca Masjid one of the oldest mosques of Andhra Pradesh is revered as one of the largest mosques of India. This building located in old Hyderabad city in the neighborhood of some historic landmarks is declared as the heritage site of India. This monument having a huge hall has a gigantic capacity of accommodating massive number of around ten thousand devotees at a time. The giant roof of the mosque is an archeological wonder supported by fifteen arches. It is beautified with minarets and domes, whereas the huge pillars are adorned with single piece of granite. Inscriptions of Quran on the arches and doors add to its religious value. The mosque built in “Qutub Shahi” style of architecture resembles the Golkonda fort and Charminar with respect to its arches. The foundation of this mosque was laid in the year 1614 by Quli Qutb Shah, it was further constructed by Aurangzeb and completed in the year 1687. Even though it was originally named as” Baitul Atiq” few bricks brought from Mecca and used in its construction made it popular as “Mecca Masjid”. A french traveler who visited this place during its construction has described the great efforts taken for the construction of this extensive structure and enormous number of man power engaged for constructing this place of worship. There are tombs enveloping marble graves of Asaf Jahi rulers as well as tombs of Nizam’s family at the entrance of the mosque. Tourist destinations in Hyderabad attract crowds of visitors to its beautiful destinations.

Night view of Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad
Witness the great monuments of Hyderabad in the old city and during your tour of this destination get more information about its historic wonders. Old majestic venues of the city can be visited by staying at the cities most modern means of accommodations. Hotel United-21 in Secunderabad has established itself as one of the best places to stay in heart of the city loaded with exclusive amenities and an award winning service offered to the tourists arriving here from distant cities.

Ugadi Festival In Hyderabad

Ugadi Festival in Hyderabad
Hyderabad the ancient city of Nizams has popped up in recent times as the most modern Indian city running ahead in the race of technology and infrastructure. This city is the melting pot of many diverse cultures and religions churned together to give rise to a city with flying colors seen in its festival and other celebrations. Celebrations of these festivals are doing the important work of bringing various communities and religions together to build stronger ties among each other. People greet each other whole heartedly leaving aside all the misunderstandings of the past.

Ugadi Festival in Andhra Pradesh
Taking a look on the list of festivals in Hyderabad celebrated throughout the year, there are hordes of festivals which are celebrated with gaiety. In mid January one of the major festivals called Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great enthusiasm which gives a green signal to the beginning of celebrations followed after it. It is a massive celebration lasting for three days first day being Bhogi, second Sankranthi and third day is Kanuma. All the three days are scheduled with different rituals including fasting. Other event is annual music and dance festival providing great opportunities to musicians to present their skills and a rare chance to the audience to witness exclusive performances of the reputed professionals in this field. February has Deccan festival of Hyderabad, in March Shivaratri and in the month of April one of the unique Ugadi festival. This festival is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in Hyderabad which marks the departure of winter and arrival of spring making the atmosphere pleasant with blossoming flowers, ripping mangoes and air filled with fragrance of Jasmine. Prayers are made for a New Year filled with happiness and prosperity. New Year celebrations in Hyderabad in the form of Ugadi brings families together for a joyous celebration in the houses which are nicely cleaned and decorated traditionally. Eating incredible festival food offered on banana leaves along with family and friends is the splendid moment enjoyed once in a year.

Shopping for Ugadi Festival
If you are interested in celebrating arrival of New Year in a more energetic way at one of the exclusive locations in Hyderabad, then Hotel United-21 near Secunderabad railway station is the right venue for you. Celebrate Ugadi in a more charming atmosphere at United-21, which will be a memorable experience.

Holi Celebrations in Hyderabad

Holi festival is around the corners and Hyderabad is totally ready for this year’s vibrant Holi celebration in and around the city. Arrival of spring is noticed here by the blooming flowers, leaving behind harshness of winter and a time ahead to celebrate one of the most popular festivals of this region. Among the festival celebrations, splendid holi celebrations in Hyderabad are popular in this region.

Holi Celebrations in Hyderabad
Like every year the city is going to get immersed in festive celebrations at many of its incredible venues spread across the city. This city famous for its ancient monuments and delicious cuisines like Biryani is also well known for its festive celebrations and among them Holi is celebrated with lots of gaiety. This historic city of Nizams becomes more exotic in the month of March, when rampant celebrations bring lots of cheers and applause among the residents. This is the time when a communal harmony is observed and people of many faiths are seen to be mingling with each other and an overall atmosphere of joy is observed. The traditional bazaars of Hyderabad are brimmed up with colors and color guns for splashing those colors. One special thing about the city is that mostly natural colors are used here, which are made from herbs like Bilva, Haldi, Kumkum and Neem, Apart from Bhang a special nutritious drink called thandai prepared from rose petals, pista, and badam is available in many neighborhoods. Like Holi celebrations festival of colors or Rangapanchami in Hyderabad is also an occasion to be witnessed. 

Rangpanchami Celebrations in Hyderabad
 Secunderabad has many markets offering organic natural colors to be used during Holi. It is also the city having many venues like hotels and resorts, where incredible Holi celebrations are arranged. Holi bash is organized by many well known hotels and restaurants in Secunderabad, where you can join variety of cultural and entertainment events. This year you have one more option of Hotel United-21 located near Secunderabad station, which is one of the best venues for joining some of the incredible events arranged on the eve of Holi. The hotel is best for both leisure tourist as well as business class offering huge list of amenities and facilities to be enjoyed at reasonable cost.

Holiday destinations in Hyderabad

Hyderabad the capital of Indian state Andhra Pradesh is a historic city preserving the relics of Nizams rule like the monument of Charminar. Once a flourishing trade center of pearls and diamonds this city of Nawabs, has continued to be popular for its exclusive cuisine the Hyderabad Biryani. This city once a popular cultural centre has recently acquired fame due to Ramoji film city, which is a studio and a hub of modern film making. Traditional bazaars of Hyderabad are attracting many businessmen to this city of pearls.  Some of the popular holiday destinations in Hyderabad include Charminar, Chowmahalla palace and Salar Jung museum.

Tourist attractions in Hyderabad
Charminar the most popular landmark and a global icon are located on the banks of Musi River neighbored by the traditional Laad Bazaar and historic Makkah Masjid. There are many theories behind reason of constructing Charminar, but the most believed reason says that it was built in the city center for remembering the ravages of plague, which troubled the city in historic times.  Chowmahalla Palace the seat of Asaf Jahi dynasty, which was meant for official guests and royal visitors, is well known for its identical architectural style of construction. This palace now serves as the best venue for hosting corporate events and cultural evenings. Weekend gateways’ near Hyderabad are Warangal, Bidar, Bhadrachalam and Vijaywada.

Salar Jung the most popular monument of Hyderabad located on southern bank of Musi River is surrounded by other historic monuments. This museum having thirty eight galleries distributed in three buildings preserves an innumerable collection of art objects. It is one of the well organized museums in India. Some of the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad are Golconda fort, Qutb shahi tombs, Falaknuma palace, Asman Garh palace, Jagannath temple, City museum, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR gardens, Indira Park and Nehru Zoological Park. Some of the best weekend gateways’ near Secunderabad are Ramoji film city and Hyderabad public gardens. Whenever you step into Hyderabad for a leisure travel, business meeting or spending a vacation in Hyderabad you can come and avail of the comfort in our United-21 Hotel in Hyderabad. United-21 launched recently has bagged the best new boutique hotel award due to its prompt service and luxurious suits.

Republic Day Celebrations In Hyderabad City

Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of Andhra Pradesh, is also a place visited by plenty of tourists every year. It is known for its historical structures like the Charminar and Golconda Fort. It is also popular for its traditional bazaars that have survived over the years, such as Sultan Bazaar and Begum Bazaar. The events and festivals in Hyderabad equally attract large number of people, as they involve great festivities and loads of enthusiasm. Republic Day is celebrated in this city with the same grandeur as in other parts of India. 

Republic Day Celebrations in Hyderabad

Schools, colleges, government and private establishments, actively participate in the Republic Day functions. Parades are a common sight everywhere on this day, with most of them conducted by schools of the city. Similar scenes can be witnessed in Secunderabad city, which has the presence of a large army and air force. The official celebration of Republic Day is often held at the parade grounds of this city, with the chief minister and governor among the participants. It is called the twin city of Hyderabad for its association with the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Various cultural associations also organize Republic Day events, where one can witness flag-hoisting ceremonies and distribution of sweets.

Tourists visiting the capital city in late January can participate in the events associated with this day at various places. The Republic Day celebrations are also hosted by many hotels and resorts in the city. Travellers who book their stay in such hotels would also get a chance to be a part of these events. United-21 is one such hotel, where all the important occasions are celebrated with great zest by the staff. It offers world-class accommodations for business travellers as well as leisure tourists. Guests of this hotel can also benefit from all the modern amenities designed to make their stay pleasant and memorable.

Makar Sankranti Celebrations In Hyderabad

People of Hyderabad welcome every festive occasion with great enthusiasm, and also involve the tourists visiting this city in their festivities. The Hindus of Hyderabad celebrate Makar Sankranti as a harvest festival, just as in most of the other regions of India. It is probably the only Hindu festival, which is celebrated mostly on the same date every year. It marks the passing of sun from one zodiac to the next, and is an important day for Hindus in Hyderabad. On this day, women make colourful designs called 'Rangolis', in front of their houses using flowers and several other materials. 

Makar Sankranti Celebrations In Hyderabad
This three-day festival starts with bonfires that are lit from household wastes, called 'Bhogi'. Houses are adorned with mango leaves and marigold flowers, while people visit their near and dear ones staying at distant locations as a part of the celebrations. Among all the festivals in Hyderabad celebrated every year, this is a special one for many. It is due to the fact that many people indulge in kite-flying on this occasion, and lots of them throng the shops to buy kites and a special thread called 'Manja'. Tourists visiting the city around this time of the year, get to witness amazing festivities at different places.  

Many of the resorts and hotels located in Hyderabad also celebrate this festival in their own unique way. Tourists who choose Hotel United-21 to book their accommodation while visiting this city, can get a glimpse of event celebrations in Hyderabad during festive occasions. This hotel celebrates every festival with special events or functions that are planned specially for such days. Guests of this hotel also get to savour some mouth-watering delicacies that are made available in its multi-cuisine restaurant called Spices & Sauces. Their stays are made memorable with elegant rooms and suites that are well-furnished and fully equipped with modern facilities.

Majestic Holiday Destinations In Hyderabad

Fondly called 'The Pearl City', Hyderabad has plenty of attractions for tourists wanting to explore its various offerings. It was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, but was later captured by the Mughals. The rule of Qutub Shahi dynasty and Nizams had a significant effect on the city's culture. The holiday destinations in Hyderabad have the traces of this city's former rulers in the form of beautiful architectural wonders. One can witness the grandeur of these historical structures while exploring the different places in Hyderabad.

Tourist Places in Hyderabad
In recent times, the city has built a reputation of being one of the most preferred business locations, as it has many IT companies, manufacturing units, research centres and financial institutions. Both city residents and tourists are always looking for weekend getaways near Hyderabad to have a pleasant holiday. Among all popular attractions of this city is the Charminar, which is the signature monument of Hyderabad. It was built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, and is located at the centre of the original city. Golconda Fort is another famous attraction, which hosts a unique show for tourists, involving sound and light effects. The weekend getaways in Secunderabad can also be explored by people who are on the lookout for some fantastic places near Hyderabad.

Over the years, there has been a considerable increase in leisure and business tourists visiting this city. They are always searching for the best hotels, that would provide them with ultra-modern accommodations during their tour of Hyderabad. United-21 is one such hotel, which caters to the demands of both business and leisure travellers. It is fully equipped with modern amenities that are designed to provide a luxurious stay for its guests. Most of the tourist places in Hyderabad are located close to it, which offers the necessary convenience for its guests to visit their favorite attractions.

New year 2014 celebrations at Hyderabad

Winds of change are flowing in Hyderabad which is good news for the new generation of the city as well as to the many outsiders, who have settled here for one purpose or the other. With the advent of technology and technology parks in Hyderabad the scenario and lifestyle both seem to be adapting a modern edge. The city is seen to be getting transformed into a 21st century modern business hub, where you have every choice to enjoy life the way you want. Obviously it is also applicable to the massive New Year celebrations at Hyderabad.
New Year Celebrations in Hyderabad
In last few years the increase in number of star and budget hotels in Hyderabad has opened up new options for the vacationers, as well as the regular party monsters to spend a few hours in one of these hotels or resorts. Increase in number of hotels has automatically boosted competition among the service providers resulting in better service at these places of accommodation and entertainment. United-21 Hotel, has opened up a new chapter by introducing a world class hotel in the twin city Secunderabad which has a great historical and cultural background. This city being the hub of transportation the hotel is easily accessible from every corner of the twin cities. Visit us for joining a unique New Year celebration in Secunderabad.

Recently introduced Panoramic groups Hotel United-21 which has achieved Best Boutique hotel award and voted as most preferred luxurious hotel in Secunderabad is the best place to stay while on a tour of Hyderabad. The hotel is fully prepared for its first ever New Year celebration with many offers at its parties as well as lots of fun and entertainment for the celebrators. Join these New Year celebrations at our hotel for getting introduced with the fifty eight luxurious accommodations, as well as our multi cuisine restaurant. It will be presenting delicious buffets and other exquisite food varieties to the party. Come along with your family and friends to celebrate arrival of 2014 with hotel United-21, Hyderabad, where we take care of every guest as well as their tastes.