Hyderabad History

Hyderabad History

400 Years Rich History of Hyderabad

  Hyderabad History is very rich and interesting, it is inextricably linked with the rise and fall of various kingdoms, Qutb Shahi to Asaf Jahi (Nizams), which flourished in the Deccan region during the medieval and modern times. It was the famous Qutub Shahi’s rule that opened a glorious chapter in the chronicles of Hyderabad.

The Birth of Hyderabad City

Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, a ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, was the founder of Hyderabad City. In the year 1591, he laid the foundation of a new city which he called Bhagyanagar after his beloved queen ‘Bhagmati’. Bhagmati embraced Islam and took the name Hyder Mahal and consequently Bhagynagar was renamed to Hyderabad after her.

Qutb Shahi Kings – Rulers of the Deccan 1518 – 1687

The Qutb Shahi Kings were rulers between 1518 and 1687. As the monuments of their time reveal, they were great builders, lovers of architecture and patrons of learning. The greatest and the most popular edifice of the time is the Charminar. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, inherited a rich legacy – a prosperous and large kingdom with the densely populated capital of Golconda.

Eight Qutub Shahi Rulers


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