Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Brief History: Hyderabad is a District in the Sindh Province of Pakistan. It is administratively divided into four talukas (sub-divisions); Hyderabad City, Hyderabad Rural, Latifabad and Qasimabad. The district HQ is at Hyderabad city, the 2nd largest city in the Sindh Province after Karachi, and the 5th largest city in the country.

Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro of the Kalhora Dynasty founded Hyderabad city in 1768 over the ruins of Neroon Kot, a small fishing village on the banks of River Indus named after its ruler Neroon. Ghulam Shah Kalhoro built a fort (on one of the three hills of Hyderabad) with fire-baked bricks, thus it got the name Pacco Qillo (the strong fort).

After the death of the last Kalhoro, the Talpur dynasty ruled the region and made Hyderabad its capital in 1789. The British Army led by General Napier  defeated Talpurs at the Battle of Miani in 1843 and Hyderabad came under their control. The British made the city part of the Bombay Presidency of British colonial empire.

After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Hyderabad was made the capital of Sindh .  In 1955, the provinces were dissolved and the One Unit (West Pakistan) was formed and Lahore was its capital. In 1969 the One Unit was also dissolved and Karachi was made the capital of Sindh.

Hyderabad is the largest bangle producer in the world.

Video of Hyderabad City

 Hyderabad Cantonment Entrance, 2009. Photo by Kamran Solangi.

Hyderabad Pictures: Hyderabad Cantt entrance gate - Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) at Navalrai Market, Hyderabad. This “Ghanta Ghar” (Clock Tower) was built by British in 1914. It is located at Navalrai Market, in Shahi Bazaar, Hyderabad. It is the ending point of Shahi Bazaar that starts from the main gate of Pakka Fort. Photo by Saqib Qayyum.

Hyderabad Pictures: "Ghanta Ghar" (Clock Tower) at Navalrai Market, Hyderabad - Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Sindh University, Old Campus, Hyderabad. This is the Old Campus of Sindh Univeristy before it was shifted to its New Campus at Jamshoro. The Campus is still in use where classes for some subjects such as B .Ed are held. Photo by Masd .

Hyderabad Pictures: Sindh University, Old Campus, Hyderabad - Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Hyderabad Railway Station Building. Photo by Saqib Qayyum.

Hyderabad Pictures: Hyderabad Railway Station building - Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Tomb of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro, Hyderabad. It is the tomb of the Kalhoro ruler Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro ruled Sindh from 1701 to 1783. The dome of this tomb was collapsed and has now been replaced by a flat roof. Photo by Saqib Qayyum.

Hyderabad Pictures: Tomb of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro, Hyderabad - Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

St. Philip’s Church, Hyderabad

Hyderabad Pictures: Saint Philip's Church, Hyderabad - Images and Photos Hyderabad

Hyderabad Civil Hospital in 1940s 

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: Hyderabad Civil Hospital in 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

National College, Hyderabad in 1940s

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: National College, Hyderabad in 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Hyderabad Old Photos: Hyderabad Fort in 1940s 

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: Hyderabad Fort in 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Aerial View of Hyderabad, 1940s 

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: Aerial view of Hyderabad, 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

 Hyderabad city seen from the Fort, 1940s

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: Hyderabad city seen from the Fort, 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Kotri Bridge Over Indus River, Hyderabad, 1940s 

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: Kotri bridge over Indus River, Hyderabad, 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Phuleli Canal Promenade, Hyderabad, 1940s

Hyderabad Rare Pictures: Phuleli Canal Promenade, Hyderabad, 1940s - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Wind Catchers (Windscreens) at the Roof of Houses in Hyderabad, 1928. Photo by Martin Hürlimann.

Hyderabad Rare Pictures:  Wind catchers (Windscreens) at the roof of houses in Hyderabad, 1928 - Old Photos of Hyderabad Pakistan

Mud Houses in Hyderabad city in 1875

Hyderabad Rare Pictures:Mud houses in Hyderabad city in 1875 - Old Photos of Hyderabad

Comments

  1. Nice pics!!!

  2. Keerth Ispandana says:

    Nice collection of pics of Hyderabad!!

  3. Jabaz Ali, South Korea says:

    Salam.
    All these pictures are very nice and this is our old culture. I like it. Thank you for sharing.
    Love to all.

  4. Sri Nivasa Rao, Hyderabad, India says:

    Old is gold.

  5. Sabeeh Raza Attari says:

    Salam.
    Last photo, “Hyderabad city in 1875″, kis elaqay ki hai?

    • This is a very old pic of 1875. You would observe that those we are mud houses. Those must be converted into a Housing Colony.

      Other visitors of this Post are requested to throw some light on this aspect.

  6. Dr. Irfan Qazi says:

    I love old Hyderabad.

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