Located on the Deccan Plateau - in the heart of India, Hyderabad means Lion City - a name derived from the Persian/Urdu word 'haydar' a throwback to its tryst with the Mughal dynasty. The influence of Mughal culture is also evident in the city's distinctive cuisine of which Hyderabadi Biryani and Haleem are most famed. The emergence of IT pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the 1990s led to the area's naming as India's Genome Valley fuelling its transformation into a modern metropolis.The city that apparently catches attention is a modern city with cosmopolitan crowd, swanky malls in every corner, office building with glass facades. But hidden inside it, is the true Hyderabad, the old city with minars, masjids, bazaars, and forts. Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Falaknuma Palace are some of the best structures that draw tourists apart from scores of other forts, tombs, havelis and museums. The city is a perfect place to buy jewellery especially those made of pearls. Hyderabad has several nicknames, 'City of Pearls', 'City of Nawabs', 'Cyberabad' all aptly named and befitting. The Necklace Road and nearby Hussain Sagar Lake is the most busy and popular area. Among the newer attractions, Ramoji Film City is the best, it houses the largest film studio in the world and is open for tourists too. The Basheer Bagh neighbourhood is the place to go for pearl hunting. For droolicious Biryani head to Paradise which also serves the best falooda around here. Treebo hotels in Hyderabad offers all comforts and amenities for a perfect stay. When visiting the City of Nawabs, stay like one in Treebo.