Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and also familiarly known as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It was historically known as the leading pearl and diamond trading centre. In fact it is still known as the City of Pearls. Hyderabad is also said to be located on hilly terrain around artificial lakes. The Golconda fort and Charminar are famous landmarks, proving the major influence of Mughlai culture, that is now also found in their cuisine.