Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication.

The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the ‘Best of the World — 20 Places You Should See in 2015’ list, published in the annual guide of ‘ Traveler ’ magazine of the National Geographic .

The December 2014-January 2015 issue ranked Hyderabad at second position on the list, which included cities such as Zermatt in Switzerland, the National Mall in Washington D.C, Corsica, Choquequirao in Peru, Sark in the Channel Islands, Koyasan in Japan, Oklahoma City, and Maramures in Romania.

“Stories of Hyderabad’s poetic past weave amid strings of programming code in this South Eastern India city that was home to one of the richest men in the world, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last ruling nizam of Hyderabad,” the periodical said.

It goes on to talk about how Hyderabad has now become a seedbed for many global IT brands, the opulent Taj Falaknuma Palace, Irani cafes, fifth generation pearl merchants and other attractions.

According to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad will remain the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a period not exceeding 10 years; thereafter it will be part and parcel of Telangana.