He named the city Bhagyanagar after her, and after she converted to Islam and took on the name of "Hyder Mahal", he named the city Hyderabad.Hyderabad was built on a grid plan with help from Iranian architects.
However, Mughal rule was short-lived and in 1724, the Nizam Asaf Jah I gained independence from a declining Mughal empire.The British maintained their army in nearby Secunderabad to protect the Nizam and to ensure that he did not do any mischief.Hyderabad state was the richest in the country and in the 1930s Time magazine rated the Nizam the richest man in the world.Also called Old City or Purana Shahr, the South Zone is home to Hyderabad's most lively and authentic shopping experience.The Taj Falaknuma, an erstwhile palace now converted into a luxury hotel, is in the South Zone.There are differences in culture visible throughout the city.
Central Zone (King Kothi, Abids, Lakdikapul, Mehdipatnam, Tolichowki, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Ameerpet, Punjagutta, Himayat Nagar, Kacheguda, Narayanguda, Chikkadpally and Nallakunta.)The center of Hyderabad has upscale neighbourhoods along with several venues of entertainment and dining. South Zone (Charminar, Patthargatti, Afzalgunj, Shalibanda, Falaknuma, Dabirpura, Yakutpura and Purani Haveli.)This is where most of Hyderabad's famous historical sights are.
Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana in Southern India, located on the banks of the Musi River and on the Deccan Plateau.
Hyderabad and Secunderabad are "twin cities" near Hussain Sagar Lake (also known as Tank Bund in local parlance) but both cities have grown so much that now they have become one big metropolis.
The city and district of Hyderabad are coterminous.
Hyderabad district is entirely contained within the Ranga Reddy district of Telangana.
In 1463 Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk established the fortress of Golconda about 8 km to the west of Hyderabad’s present day old city.