Known as the City of Pearls, Hyderabad is treat for lovers of history, culture and architecture. It was historically known as a pearl and diamond-trading centre and is renowned for being the source of the Koh-I-Noor diamond. It’s now a melting pot of Muslim and Hindu culture, the nerve centre of India’s bombing IT industry, and is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The city is made up of three distinct parts; Hyderabad, divided between old and new and Secunderabad, the modern area built by the British and Golconda Fort, once the capital of seven Qutb Shahi kings. At its heart is the Old City, an area laced with centuries old homes, mosques, markets, and palaces. Here you’ll find bazaars brimming with shimmering bangles.