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Tryst With Kingfisher Bird At Hyderabad – Birding

Last month, I finally managed to click a decent image of this beautiful White-throated Kingfisher bird at Shilparamam. An arts & crafts village at Hyderabad. Is it really a King of fishing birds or...
Bathukamma as mounds of Flowers

Video Of The Month: Bathukamma – Telangana

https://youtu.be/nuezWkK7p-8 Bathukamma Festival Video Bathukamma is Telangana's own way of celebrating Navaratri. What is common across Navaratri celebrations is the worship of Goddess. Mostly the various avatars of Parvati. Here she is worshiped as a mound...

Shwetambar Jain Temple, Kolanpak – Places To Visit In Hyderabad

Kolanpak is a small quaint town some 70 odd km's North East of Hyderabad in Nalgonda district. I recently came to know about its ancient temples and set out to explore them. Kolanpak literally...
Bathukamma as mounds of Flowers

Bathukamma Festival – How Telangana Celebrates Navratri

Navratri festivals, especially the Sharad Navaratri that leads to the festival of Dussehra, usually falls in the month of October. Navratri is celebrated across India in its own unique ways. Some of them are...
Chilkur Balaji Temple, Hyderabad

Temple Of The Visa God – Chilkur Balaji At Hyderabad

Chilkur Balaji, literally meaning the small Balaji is the most famous temple in and around Hyderabad. It is a famous wish-fulfilling temple. The deity here has the reputation of being a Visa God i.e....
Ganesha Laddu

Ganesha And His Laddu – Ganesha Festival In Hyderabad

This is my third year at Hyderabad. Somehow I always ended up missing the popular festivals here. Some of it may have to do with my aversion to going to places that are too...
Dargah of Moosa Qadri near Purana Pul

Walk From Charminar To Purana Pul Via Mehboob Chowk, Hussaini Alam

This Hyderabad city walking tour is an almost two-kilometer stretch. That begins at Charminar and goes through Laad Bazaar, Mehbook, Chowk and Hussaini Alam till you finally reach the Purana Pul. One Saturday morning...
A Golden Bike on the streets of Shah Ali Banda, Hyderabad

The Streets Of Shah Ali Banda, Hyderabad

I picked up this small booklet from Archaeology museum that lists walks around the old city. Having done the regular places like Charminar, Purani Haveli, last week I chose to walk in the relatively...
Rashtrapati Nilayam, Secunderabad

President’s Winter Home – Rashtrapati Nilayam

Rashtrapati Nilayam is one of two official retreats of the President of India in Bolaram, Hyderabad. The other one being located in the hill town of Shimla. So when it is too hot in...
Diorama outside Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum

On The Tribal Land – Tribal Museum Hyderabad

Located right in the heart of the city near Banjara Hills, celebrating the aboriginals who lived on this very hill is the Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum Hyderabad.Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum Hyderabad It is dedicated to...

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