In 1950 the princely state became the state of Hyderabad in the Indian union. In 1956 the state was split up: its Telugu-speaking areas (the Telangana region) were combined with what was then Andhra state to form Andhra Pradesh, with Hyderabad as the capital. Discontent grew, however, among the people of Telangana, who insisted that the region should become a separate state. Following protracted negotiations—particularly about the disposition of Hyderabad—and after receiving approval for the split from the Indian parliament, Telangana was formed in 2014.
Hyderabad (Urban) District in its present shape has come into existence in August, 1978 consequent on formation of a new District, Ranga Reddy from the erstwhile Hyderabad District. All the rural areas of erst-while Hyderabad District have been included in Ranga Reddy District, while thearea of Muncipal Corporation of Hyderabad (Excluding a small part), Secunderabad Cantonment, Lalaguda and Osmania University are included in Hyderabad District. There are 64 villages in the District and they are grouped into erstwhile talukas, Viz., Charminar, Golconda, Musheerabad and Secunderabad.
Hyderabad is the capital of one of the most techno savvy state in India, Telangana. The previous name of this city was Bagyanagaram. This city is also called the ‘city of pearls’ because of the major dealing of pearls that is done from this part of the state. Hyderabad was founded in 1591 and planned as a grid with the Charminar at its center. It has now grown well beyond the confines of the original walled city, to include a new town north of the Musi river, the Military Cantonment at Secunderabad and a burgeoning high-tech Estate, nicknamed “Cyberabad”.
Mecca Masjid, Charminar, Golconda fort, QutubShahi tombs, Paigah tombs are some of the historic structures. There are many other structures like Falaknuma Palace, Chowmohalla Palace, TaramatiBaradari etc., which are quite famous attracting tourists from all over. Birla Mandir, Jagannath temple, Salarjung Museum, Mahankali temple, Hussain Sagar lake, Mir Alam Tank, Nehru Zoological park, KBR park , Mrugavani National Park, are some of the other major tourist attractions.