Koilsagar Project and Reservoir
Koilsagar Dam is situated around 140 km from Hyderabad in Mahbubnagar District. The route to Koilkonda Dam is pretty straight &amp; simple. Google map guided us to our destination. We followed ORR-> NH 44->Mahbubnagar route. The route became scenic only when we were close to our destination. Instead of finding lush green landscape, we came across dry yellowish green landscape. I wonder in winter, the area is so dry! How will the area be in summer! I dare not visit these places in summer.
A part of the South India Shopping Mall, this is a restaurant which is famous for its Hyderabadi Biryani and kebabs. Paradise has now become like a brand name and people refre it to Paradise biryani rather than biryani from Paradise Restaurant. The quality and quantity are both more than awesome and the taste of the juicy kebabs are simply to die for. It is a little down from the mark during the peak hours but then this happens when you have to manage such a huge place. Dine in and take away are both available.
Qutb Shahi Tombs
Another marvel of architectural excellence that stand as a reminder of the glory of Golconda kings, who are buried at this same spot. The tombs resemble Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles that makes use of grey granite, with ornamentation and is a one-of-its-kind place globally.There are seven tombs dedicated to the former kings of Golconda. The tombs are dome like structures built on a square base which is again surrounded by pointed arches. The structural beauty of these tombs still attracts a lot of admirers from all over the world.
When you are hungry after a lot of trekking and exploring the beautiful Triund, this is a place to relax and satiate your hunger pangs. There is also the Shiva Falls nearby and thus the name of the café. The place is oerfect for all types such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part about this place is however the peaceful ambience and great views.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
At 06.20 AM as the Trujet pilot readies the plane for a push back and is ready to take off, I sit by the window seat looking at the morning rays gleaming sheepishly thru the plane's windows looking at the maiden passengers to Ballari flying for the first time from Hyderabad. This is the maiden flight of Trujet from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad (VOHS) to Vidya Nagar Airport, Ballari (VOBI).All checks done, passengers eager for the take-off with their seat-belts fastened and peeping through the windows, cargo loaded, all safety aspects checked, and the door of the aircraft closed by the Cabin crew, the pilot sought the ATC clearance and slowly the aircraft started its push back to the airstrip.The metal bird was finally flying in the air. And this journey was special because it was a maiden flight to Ballari in Karnataka. The service to this Tier II city of Ballari was started by Trujet Airlines.Hampi got closer to Hyderabad with the start of this service. Fly to Ballari from Hyderabad, get into a car to Hampi which is just 38 kilometers from the Airport and you can have your breakfast there.Sounds interesting?
Kachiguda Railway Station
One of the three central railway stations of Hyderabad, it is administered and managed by the South Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The station was constructed in the year 1916 when the authority was known as the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway. The station has a Gothic Style of architecture and is a multi functiional station with food joints, shops, restaurants and so much more.
Karachi Bakery Hitech City
The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy Hub is a major business district of the city. This is also one of the leading business hubs of India and is spread over Madhapur, Gachibaoli, Kondapur, nanakramguda and Manikonda. It is a suburb of the Jubilee Park and is comprised of everything starting from industrial plants to offices, schools, residential buildings and all that a complete city can comprise of.
Known as either Tobacco bazaar or General Bazar, or both, this place on M.G Road must make it to our list of 6 cheap places for shopping in Hyderabad. The market begins as a small lane but let that not dampen your spirit as there are over 300 shops to browse through. Standing tall for 60 years, this market has a reputation for selling the best fabrics. If variety is what you are looking for, then that is exactly what you get with the market dealing in chiffon, pochampally, brocade and much more. Women can go through thousands of options when it comes to purchasing kurtis, dupattas, salwar kameezes and blouses it is the hub of street shopping in Hyderabad.As for the male folk, one can get good quality, shirt, trouser and suiting material at this market. Would you believe it if we told you that the price range for the fabric here starts at just Rs 40/- a metre? Stop rubbing your eyes, this is a fact. The prices depend on the fabric and can also go up to Rs 2000/-. So if you are looking to stock up for the upcoming festivities, you can do all the shopping here and stock up.Timings: 10am to 10pm
Laad Bazaar Road
In the evening we walked inside Laad bazaar which is located opposite to one of the gates of Charminar and adjacent to Mecca Masjid. Women visit Laad bazaar to essentially buy colourful bangles (choodi) made of laad, handmade jewelry, local wedding items and traditional Indian dresses like Sari and salwars. Laad Bazaar is quite colourful and well lit. Do not spend too much on shopping because items are quite cheap and may not be authentic but don't forget to buy souvenirs. It is a heaven for photographer like me.
Secunderabad Railway Station
Or if you insist on Train travel, get into the SC BKN SPL Train No. 17037 at 23.00 Hrs, forget the next 26 odd hours because you will reach Ahmedabad at 00.55 AM of day two. From there you can take a State run Bus to Jaisalmer. But don't be daunted by the time to travel nor the distance to cover, because train journeys have an interwoven story embedded in them. Be a little inquisitive, and weave your own sweet little story in the train.After all, Nature's magnanimity lies in very many forms: The mighty Himalayan Mountains, the Deep Oceans and the Seas, and in the vast expanse of Deserts.The Great Indian Desert also known as the Thar Desert which is in Rajasthan also extends into Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana. And interestingly 25% of the Thar Desert spills into the neighboring country.Sand and sand everywhere you stretch your eyes. The songs of Bollywood movies have romanticized the beauty of the Deserts and immortalized the place. It's truly a place to fall in love with.Rajasthan is truly majestic because of its royal roots. You find Palaces and Forts every where.When in Jaisalmer, don't miss the following:
Shilparamam Crafts Village is another spot where you can have an incredible shopping experience. This place has 15 huts made typically in a rural manner that provide shoppers with the experience of how villagers work. The local products made in villages and the handicrafts produced showcase the authentic culture of the state. Besides shopping, this crafts village also has a small man made lake where people can go boating.Timings: 10.30am to 8.30pmYou may want to see some related articles:Cheap Shopping in Chennai, Cheap Shopping in Delhi, Cheap Shopping in Bangalore, Cheap Shopping in Kolkata, Cheap Shopping in Pune, Cheap Shopping in Mumbai
If you visit the city of Hyderabad, it would be a treat to visit Nampally. This destination for shopping in Hyderabad is known for the diversity merchandise found here. Clothes, footwear, bangles, bags and wallets, jewellery; you name it and this market stocks it. If you happen to be in the city anytime between the months of January and mid-February, the Numaish exhibition is the place to be at for shopping in Hyderabad. One will find every imaginable product at this famous exhibition. This carries on into the year and you will get what you are looking for at this marketplace. The icing on the cake is the pricing at this place doesn’t hurt the pocket. You are sure to get the best deals here and will also save up some money. Street shopping at its best!Timings: Open from 10am to 11pm everyday.
Moazzam Jahi Market
How about a market that packs in good deals and beautiful architecture from the Nizam period? Exciting right? It was the seventh Nizam who ruled the place, Mir Osman Ali Khan who had the market built during his reign through 1933-1935. Christened after his son, Mozzam Jah Bahadur, this granite structure started as a fruit market but later began to deal in ammunition as well.Today, dozens of stalls and shops line the market selling everything from fresh chicken and goat meat to fruits, vegetables, ittar – a local perfume and dry fruits. The famed Karachi Bakery is housed in this very market. You will find it a pleasure to get caught in the crowd shopping in Hyderabad while you sample the dry fruits, buy some ittar and enjoy every bit of the experience. This is yet another place that falls into the category of 6 cheap places for shopping in Hyderabad.Timings: 10am to 11.30pm.
During the British rule in India, this place was called Residency Market. In existence for around 200 years, Koti Sultan Bazar is famous for the latest fashion when it comes to women’s clothing. From silver junk jewellery to rare pieces, this market is a one-stop-shop for shopping in Hyderabad for all you ladies out there. From stylish Indian salwar kameez sets to churidars and dazzling footwear, this market has row after row of shops that display the finery that Hyderabad has to offer. Before you venture out to shop here, you should brace yourself for a long day. The variety on offer is mind boggling and the amazing deals you can get here will surely confuse you. Street shopping in Hyderabad at its best!Timings: The market is open from 1oam till 6pm.
Sarvi Restaurant & Banquet Hall
When you are in search of some yummy, authentic Hyderabadi cuisine, this is the place to Stop. Sarvi Restaurant is known to serve some of the best biryanis and kebabs in the city. They offer dine- in as well as take away but the latter is preferred more due to many reasons. First of all the space inside is small and for comfortable eating a take away is better. Again the take awy prices are cheaper and the quantity is more too. As it is their quantity is enough for two hungry souls but take away is even better. A visit to this place is a must on your trip.
About 70-75km from Hyderabad. Great treat for nature lovers. Monsoon and winter are best time to visit. Transit- Best option is to rent a motorcycle for lone travellers. Hiring cab is also comfortable and convenient from Hyderabad. Public transport include trains from Nampally and Secundrabad railway stations. Bus services available from MGBS (Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, Hyderabad) No proper lodging in Vikarabad town except a resort at Ananthagiri Hills. Better to stay in Hyderabad or Secundrabad taking a day to visit this place.
The Perfume Market in Hyderabad is located between the Laad Bazaar and Moti Chowk. This nawaabi town is famous for having luxurious scents which are called 'Itr' in local lingo. You can buy small glass bottles and vile of perfumes that have been made locally with absorb-able oils. Some of the shops in this market are centuries old and the business has been passed down the family for generations altogether. Head to the Perfume Market near Charminaar, to make your shopping experience in Hyderabad, more fancy!
Woke up early in the morning, started again back into the dense forest by 6AM. It was slightly drizzling with around 12 degrees temperature. It was quite energetic to wander the forest in such a climate and temperature.There were a lot of small villages and tribes living deep inside the forest.
Later in the evening we hit the swimming pool , well maintained and friendly staff.Closing time was 1800 hrs on special request it was extended to 1830 . After that we moved to our suite and refreshed ourselves and ordered for onion pakodas with nice tasty coffee .Taste was very good.Service was very good except for that non working EPABX system. We had a lazy walk around the guest house after snacks. We went to the place when we were students 27 years back in a degree college and took pics at the same spot .Later we came back to guest house and relaxed in the room .Around 2100 hrs we ordered for rotis , veg curries sambar rice and curd rice .All were tasty and was served hot . Since TV was not working , we chatted , shared our old memories till 0200 hrs and hit the bed Next day 26th Sunday we got up around 0700 hrs , refreshed , had early morning walk , took few pics, had tea , took bath and were served with complimentary breakfast for two , rest was paid. We were served with hot idlis, vadas, upma and awesome sambar n chutney. Chef serves tasty food. Had a cuppa tea. Left first for Sri Lakshmi Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple , had darshan of the lord and left for kotipally reservoir via dharur road[ kutcha road] 20 kms from guest house ..Amazing lake side you can do kayaking , boating ...Nearby Tent he served fish , egg n omelets, cool drinks and we sat on the lakeside and few guys went for a lovely swim From There we went back to guest house , relaxed in the room , Lunch was served around 1300 hrs .Post Lunch we cleared the bill and came via chevella road not the ORR , Distance was shorter to reach Mehdipatnam , dropped two of our friends from there dropped another at Old Bowenpally and later Via suchitra crossroads came back to Alwal . Great Place for Nature lovers and Bird Lovers ..rare birds sighted ..Not many sight seeing spots but decent weekend getaway is my view.Great Trip, Made beautiful memories , Last time we went it was 27 years back , missed the guys who made it last time ,this time out of 6 guys , only 3 missed it first time and all of us enjoyed the trip .Thanking the Lord Almighty for making our trip pleasant, beautiful and fruitful without any mishaps Ashwin Naidu 27.2.2017
Thousand Pillars Temple Mandapam
Thousand pillars temple - It is located in Hanamkonda also called as Tirkutalayam signifying three gods as lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The six feet high monolithic Nandi is a sight to watch. The temple was built by king Rudra-1 of the Kakatiya dynasty. Temple is situated on a platform raised above ground level and consists of a central hall with three shrines in different directions.
We left for the Jagannath temple in Jubilee hills and also the Birla Mandir nearby. We visited a couple of malls and ended the day with a sumptuous feast at Gachibowli. The road adjoining DLF office has the most amazing street food a foodie could ask for at jaw dropping low prices. Please do not miss it if you are a foodie with no concerns about ambience and setting. The next day was pack up and go and we left for Chennai from the Secunderabad station by evening 16:30 hours.
The Begum of all bazaars is the Begum Bazaar Hyderabad. Shopping in Hyderabad, for all the tobacco takers, Begum Bazar is the place to be at. By far, this isn’t the only product sold here. As a matter of fact, Begum Bazar is renowned for the variety of items sold here. This includes household products and décor, kitchen essentials, cosmetics and daily use items, toiletries and perfumes, and the list is endless. This Hyderabad shopping hub has been in business for the past one hundred and fifty years (150). Gold, silver, exotic dry fruits and fresh fish are also sold here. This place is one of the largest commercial markets in Hyderabad and retailers from all across the country deal with products from here. You can very well imagine the awesome bargains that one will get here. This message goes out to all the shopaholics – get your shoes on, purse ready and head to Begum Bazar Hyderabad.Timings: The shops open at 10am and close at 11pm. The bazaar is closed on Sundays.
The Kadem is a river which runs along the Adilabad district of Telangana. It is a branch or a tributary of the Godavari River and is now even more popular due to the Kaddam Reservoir Project. It is being built and developed to strengthen water power and supply to the neighbouring places and is being helped and supervised by the Sriram Sagar Project. This is now one of the prime places to tour along in the state of Telangana.
Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam - Surendrapuri
Surendrapuri- locally known as "Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam" is situated near the famous Temple of Yadadri( Yadagirigutta), Yadadri- Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana, India. It is a mythological theme park, first of its kind in India. There are about 110 replicas of various temples located all over the country. Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Bhagavatha are depicted in the form of Idols in this Kaladhamam( Museum). Tourists come to this mythological awareness center from all over India.One can reach this place from Hyderabad and Warangal. On my way from Hyderabad, it took just 50 minutes on the Hyderabad- Warangal Highway. The journey on the state highway was adventurous and took us away from the urban life. Once we cross Bhuvanagiri, which is the district headquarters, there is a left turn towards Yadadri, the abode of Lord Sri Laxmi Narsimha Swamy. On the way to Yadadri, to our right hand side, we observes a statue which is about 65 feet inviting us into the Surendrapuri temple complex. It is a double sided Hanuman- Shiva statue with Five faces. As we move further, a beautiful entrance with Godess Gayatri Maa, the mother of vedas. We took the entry ticket which may seem too expensive but believe me after coming out of this museum, one can really think that they have paid too less than the worth of it. We enter inside the kaladhamam through the archway of elephant tusks and the mouth of the Lion. After the security check, one enters into the world of Mythological wonders which would leave this world far away at the entrance.
The Nizam's Museum
Located in Purani Haveli, the Nizam Museum is a showcase & a storehouse of all the gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad received on his silver jubilee celebrations.One prime attraction is a golden, wooden throne, which was used during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam. Some other items on display are a diamond inlaid gold tiffin box, caskets, daggers studded with diamond & gold, a wooden writing box studded with gold, silver perfume bottles, a 1930 Rolls Royce, a Jaguar Mark 5 and a Packard. There's also a ~150 year old manually operated lift and ~200 year old proclamation drums!Another prime attraction is the wardrobe. The wardrobe, made of Burma Teak, is believed to be the largest in the world! With 124 almirahs with changing rooms in between, this section showcases recreations of the 19th-century dresses and garments on display. The Nizam wore each item of clothing only once before they were given or thrown away. If you see the sole of some shoes, you'll even be able to read the name of the manufacturer.