Kairatabad Travel Guide

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This is in fact a neighborhood within Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh state. It is close to the pretty Hussain Sagar (Tank Bund) lake. This place holds national records for the size of Lord Ganesh's idol installed here. This idol is a little above 40 feet. 

Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah was a benevolent ruler of this state in the late 16th c. and his favorite daughter Khairatunnissa begum once fell ill. None of the royal doctors could cure her, but a young Sufi saint Sheikh Hussain wali did. The grateful king promised Hussain any reward and he asked for Khairatunnissa's hand. Khairatabad was the estate given with her at her marriage and is named after her. Sheikh Hussain had a huge tank dug in the estate to provide water for local farmers and this is named after him - Hussain Sagar, now one of the major attractions in Hyderabad with numerous activities. There is also a beautiful 16th c. mosque to see.

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