Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the South Indian state of Telangana and also the de jure capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. It was ruled by the Qutub Shahis, Mughals and the Nizams which shaped its history. The city is noted for its monuments which includes the masterpiece of Charminar and the fort of Golconda. There are a multitude of masjids, temples, churches and bazaars in the city. The tourism industry forms an important role in the economy of Hyderabad.The city houses famous historical sites including Charminar, UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage site of the Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum (among the world’s largest private collection museums) as well as art galleries, libraries, sports complexes, museums and theatres.Hyderabad is known as The City of Pearls, as once it was the only global centre for trade of large diamonds, emeralds and natural pearls. Mecca Masjid, Charminar, Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Paigah Tombs, Falaknuma Palace, Chowmahalla Palace, Asman Garh Palace, Taramati Baradari, Purani Haveli, King Kothi Palace, Bella Vista are some of the attraction for tourist.