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Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad: a testimony to the glory of the Nizams

Founded in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad, is a city replete with royal traditions and regal history.  During the early years of the 18th century it was India’s biggest and richest princely state and was ruled by the Nizams once Mughal power came to an end.  While the city has grown much beyond… Continue reading Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad: a testimony to the glory of the Nizams

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Paigah Tombs: a legacy of grandeur and opulence

Often referred as the “Taj of the South”, the Paigah tombs are a symbol of architectural brilliance and remarkable creativity.  Cliched as it may sound, the tombs located in the Santosh Nagar area of Hyderabad are truly a hidden gem.  While the old city is synonymous with the iconic Charminar, Golconda fort and the more… Continue reading Paigah Tombs: a legacy of grandeur and opulence

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Bold, bright and beautiful: the indigeneity of Pedana Kalamkari fabrics

Large expanses of freshly dyed fabric spread out on the roads greeted me as I entered the dusty by lanes of the seemingly sleepy town of Pedana.  While I wanted to ask for directions to the weaving colony, the meters of cloth left to dry almost on every road, nook and corner of town made… Continue reading Bold, bright and beautiful: the indigeneity of Pedana Kalamkari fabrics

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5 reasons why Novotel Hyderabad Airport is an ideal venue for a family holiday

Situated just about a five minute drive from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Novotel Hyderabad Airport is one of the most popular places to stay when in the city of pearls aka Hyderabad.  With a total of 305 rooms and about 7000 sqft of flexible meeting space, the hotel’s facilities make it the perfect place to… Continue reading 5 reasons why Novotel Hyderabad Airport is an ideal venue for a family holiday

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Pochampally: weaving handlooms in alluring patterns and bright hues

Having lived in Hyderabad for a major part of my life, visiting Pochampally was always on the agenda, given my undying love for handlooms and ethnic weaves. However, it was always one of those elusive trips that somehow never seemed to materialise. But the plan remained firmly harboured within me. Hence, when I visited the… Continue reading Pochampally: weaving handlooms in alluring patterns and bright hues

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Pochampally through images: the magical appeal of simplicity

Located at a distance of just 45 km from the City of Nizams aka Hyderabad is the pleasantly unpretentious village of Pochampally.  The dusty, deserted roads dotted with old fashioned houses present a picture of simplicity that is refreshingly uncomplicated, elementary and devoid of unnecessary fuss.  I fell in love with the plain and ‘clutter-free’ look… Continue reading Pochampally through images: the magical appeal of simplicity

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A slice of life in the Old City of Hyderabad: Random captures

The charm of the old city in Hyderabad is truly inimitable; the crowded markets, heritage buildings and the hustle bustle of the place never cease to fascinate me. While I have posted earlier about this amazing place which includes the iconic Charminar, below are some more captures that I took on a recent visit to the… Continue reading A slice of life in the Old City of Hyderabad: Random captures