Once part of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana was formed on the 2nd June 2014, the newest and the 29th state of India. Its capital is now Hyderabad with the state bordering Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Telangana has a variety of tourist attractions including historical places, monuments, forts, waterfalls, forests, and temples. Visit the Charminar, the edifice of four minarets, is the legendary masterpiece of the Qutb Shahis.
Golconda Fort founded in the 13th Century by the Kakatiyas; the existing structure was expanded by the Qutb Shahi kings into a massive fort of granite with walls and ramparts extending some 7kms in circumference. Stay at the Falaknuma Palace 5 km south of the Charminar, built by Sir Vicar Ul Umra, and later bought by the Nizam, the Falaknuma Palace (meaning “Mirror in the Sky”). This palace was designed by an Italian architect and houses some rare treasures collected by the Nizam. The Palace is now one of India most amazing heritage hotels operated by the Taj Group.