Category Archives: Hyderabad

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh

Standing tall in the heart of Hyderabad, the administrative capital of the state, this magnificent building was constructed in 1919.   Between us and this building lay the river Musi, formerly known as Muchukunda river.  Well, I’m glad they updated the … Continue reading

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A Quiet Morning in Hyderabad’s Makkah Masjid

Situated in the heart of Hyderabad’s old city, Makkah Masjid is one of India’s oldest and biggest mosques.  Masood took me there during my first visit to the city in 2008.  It was late in the afternoon on a week … Continue reading

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Reminder to Self: Do Not Take the Hyderabad to Chennai Bus Ever Again

“We’re going by bus,” Masood announced at the railway station in Hyderabad.  We booked our train tickets twenty days ago and yet we were still on waiting list.  Since flights are expensive, our only other option is to travel to … Continue reading

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Charminar

“Oh God, bestow unto this city peace and prosperity.  Let millions of men of all castes, creeds and religions make it their abode, like fishes in the water.”  ~ Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, while laying the foundation of Charminar in … Continue reading

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The Chowmahalla Palace

Hyderabad, India. More beautiful pictures of the palace here. Take a virtual tour of fabulous places from around the world by clicking on the image below:

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A Second Look at the City of Nizams

Week 1. The city reminded me of Karachi, except that Hyderabad has a lot of temples and fewer power interruptions. Since this was my second visit, I realized that the place looks familiar and that I already knew my way … Continue reading

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Qutb Shahi Tombs

Qutb Shahi Tombs is the burial ground of the seven kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, situated at Ibrahim Bagh near Golconda, Hyderabad, India. These kings ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years. The Qutb Shahi dynasty was the ruling family … Continue reading

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