Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana. Situated in south-central India, Hyderabad now boasts a population of nearly 7 million residents. The city emerged as one of the foremost centers of culture in India after the decline of the Mughal empire.
After the Fall of Delhi in 1857, there was a migration of performance artists from the North and West regions of India to Hyderabad which resulted in a blend of North and South Indian culture- an aspect that has prevailed to date.
Hyderabad is steeped in history, and has retained much of its old world charm while burgeoning as a modern contemporary city. Famed for its pearl trade until the 18th century, the City of Pearls is now becoming renowned for its impact in the pharmaceutical, IT, and financial industries.