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Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity

When Andhra Pradesh separated from Telangana, it lost its capital, Hyderabad – one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in India

Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity

When Andhra Pradesh separated from Telangana, it lost its capital, Hyderabad – one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in India

Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity

When Andhra Pradesh separated from Telangana, it lost its capital, Hyderabad – one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in India

Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity

When Andhra Pradesh separated from Telangana, it lost its capital, Hyderabad – one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in India

The core of every debate about Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is the city of Hyderabad.

When Andhra State and the Telangana region joined to form the state of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, there was no question of where the new state capital should be. Hyderabad has always been one of the greatest cities in India; today, it is the fourth biggest city in the country, after Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore.

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