Chowmahalla Palace – A date with palatial Hyderabad

Our self designed walking tour in Hyderabad brought us to the Chowmahalla Palace. In the erstwhile era, Hyderabad was ruled by the nizams. Chowmahalla Palace served as the seat of the nizam rule. ‘Chow’ means four and ‘mahal’ means palace; no wonder there are four palaces in the compound of Chowmahalla Palace. Its architecture was inspired by the palace of the Shah of Iran. There … Continue reading Chowmahalla Palace – A date with palatial Hyderabad

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Olfactory and Visual Feasts on the Streets of Hyderabad: Laad Bazaar and Pathhargatti

I recalled a faint memory of a man trying out different perfumes in a market of one of the Indian towns. The man was on TV. I don’t remember the channel, may be Discovery or National Geographic. The city was Hyderabad. Years later, when I got a chance to visit Hyderabad, I made sure I didn’t miss discovering the unique aromas of the city. Travelling … Continue reading Olfactory and Visual Feasts on the Streets of Hyderabad: Laad Bazaar and Pathhargatti

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Hyderabad, The Old City: A Foodie’s Delight

For a culinary enthusiast, Hyderabad is a treasure trove. Food in Hyderabad is not just for your tongue but for your all five senses. Influenced by the Mughals, Persians and the Telugu culture, Hyderabad evolved with a unique taste of its own. The best part about Hyderabadi food is that it satisfies the stomach without burning the pocket. Here is a quick list of seven … Continue reading Hyderabad, The Old City: A Foodie’s Delight

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24 hours in Hyderabad : A one day itinerary

Hyderabad, the capital city of the newly formed state of Telengana in India is aptly known as the ‘City of Nawabs’. 24 hours is a mere nothing to explore the luxurious footprints that the Nawabs have left.  But, as the world is getting more and more developed, the schedules are becoming busier. In the rat race of climbing up that professional ladder, often people are … Continue reading 24 hours in Hyderabad : A one day itinerary

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