Author – Vijay Singh Rathore
The first time I went to Hyderabad was for a cousin’s wedding and that is when I fell in love with this spectacular city. I was stunned looking at how beautiful and well maintained the city was. That is when I started reading more about the city on the web and found out that Hyderabad is known as the “City of Pearls,” offers top quality living standards, has its culture intact and has relatively lower crime than other cities of India. Also, the city is home to many reputable English speaking schools and has lesser air pollution. Whoa! That’s something amazing. I mean, who doesn’t want to live in a city where they can breathe without worrying about health hazards.
I completed my graduation from a renowned college in Delhi and instantly started looking for writing jobs based out of Hyderabad. Because, I was in love with the city and knew that one day my efforts would take me there, I was in no mood to give up. Finally, after two years of struggle with MBA and thousands of job applications, I got a call from one of the biggest digital marketing agencies in Hyderabad, and they offered me the position of a content writer. Though the position was not what I expected; I was happy that I am finally moving to the city that impressed me the most.
Hailing from a city like Delhi, the initial few days of settling down in Hyderabad were a bit challenging for me. From finding beauty services at home in Hyderabad, electrician to renting a ride, everything was a little too steep for me. However, thanks to UrbanClap, it helped me with every single challenge I faced after moving to a new city.
Having said that, here I have a few points that justify my move from Delhi to Hyderabad and make a point that why it was the best decision of my life.
The City is Dipped Down in Culture
The rich 400-year culture and history of this city is one big point that makes it a great place to live. No matter where you are heading to, you surely will come across some or the other historical monument on your way. From the iconic Salar Jung Museum to the magnificent Golconda Fort, this city is steeped in history. The market around the Charminar still has a historical charm with biryani corners, chai shops and chudiwalas all around the place. Also, the old city is home to some of Islamic India’s most remarkable architecture.
A Paradise for Foodies
People who go gaga over food should definitely live in Hyderabad for a few years. From mouth-watering biryani to super awesome street food and atmospheric eating spots to try cuisines from all around the world, the city has everything on offer. I have been a foodie all my life, and Hyderabad still hasn’t shown any signs of disappointments to me.
Reasonable Cost of Living
Even though districts like Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills are home to sleek restaurants, glittery pubs, and huge malls, the cost of living in the city is reasonably low. One thing you must accept, wherever you plan to live in Hyderabad, you’ll be safe and have easy access to the local transport.
Known as the “Silicon Valley of India” the city has corporate offices of many big names including Facebook, Infosys, Google and more. Also, the city is home to many research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and laboratories.
My favourite spot in the city is the “Ramoji Film City.” Filmy at heart, I love spending time at this most popular tourist spot. I have given my heart to Hyderabad, and I am never taking it back!
Images provided by author.