Dec 042013
Winners of 2014 Calendar Picture Contest

3 Winners of the 2014 Calendar Giveaway Let me begin by thanking all those who participated in the 2014 Calendar giveaway from desi Traveler. It was a very simple lucky draw, not even a contest, all you had to do was like desi Traveler on Facebook, and simply mention in comment any 2 or more pictures that you would like on your 2014 calender from desi Traveler blog. It was a good experience and I  myself learned a lot on how to organize a contest. Regular desis will remember this was the second contest on desi Traveler, the first [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 122013
53 Reasons to Save Botanical Garden Kondapur

  Save Botanical Garden Kondapur- Here are more than 53 reasons to sign a petition to save it I visit Kondapur Botanical Garden very often both with my family as with our nature club GHAC Nature. I have written posts about visit to botanical garden earlier on this blog Visit to Botanical Garden Kondapur After that also we regularly visit Botanical Garden for its beautiful flowers, fresh air and above all the hundreds of birds that are found there. Unfortunately for some time there are some plans by the government to convert a part of the botanical garden into [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 252013
Places to Visit around Hyderabad- Weekend Getaways, Family Picnic , Kids fun, Shopping, Wildlife & Nature

  Places to visit in and around Hyderabad- Day trips, family picnic, wild life, nature, Weekend Getaways, Shopping, hanging out: Travel Guide When we moved to Hyderabad a few years ago we were told there are no places to see in and around Hyderabad except for  Charminar and Golconda Fort and you can not drive anywhere as everything is more than 500 KM away. Well how wrong those people were as slowly we discovered the charms of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and started discovering its hidden gems from Nizam  and earlier eras one by one. So [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 052012
Desi Jugaad For Macro Photography Using Reverse Ring

  Macro Photography Tips for using Reverse Ring A few weeks ago our photography group  planned a macro shoot in Botanical Garden in Hyderabad, where I visit regularly with my kids to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful flora and fauna. We have also been going there with GHAC to photograph the birds and butterflies and other small creatures found at the Botanical Garden Kondapur. I was not sure if I should go as my understanding of Macro Photography was you need to buy an expensive specialized lens and other gear. The other reason was I did not want to kill [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 032012
Kondapur Botanical Garden With GHAC Nature

  A Morning Visit to Kondapur Botanical Garden with GHAC Nature I had participated in the  first bird watching trip organized by GHAC long back, it was in Kondapur botanical garden, Hyderabad, at that  point the botanical garden was not in very good shape due to extreme summer.  Sunbird Enjoying Nectar I was pleasantly surprised when we visited again with GHAC nature in the morning. Monsoons have changed the complexion of the gardens. It was lush green every where sprinkled with colorful flowers, and the little pond in the corner was full of water with common Coots and little [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 112011
Visit To Botanical Garden In Kondapur Hyderabad

The Bug And The Buds  I recently visited the Botanical Garden in Kondapur, Hyderabad with a group of click happy shutterbugs; the walk was organized by TCPC or Twin City Photography Club.     Adenium Flowers The botanical garden itself is spread in acres and is lush green with mesmerizing flora; it also has a water garden with a central fountain and ducks swimming in the pond.  There is also a deep artificial lake dug on one side to store rain water and is now frequented by various migratory birds. Cycle Of Life Honey In The Making The back [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]