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…]

Mar 152013
 
A Visit To Ethipothala Waterfalls near Nagarjuna Sagar

A Visit To Ethipothala Waterfalls near Nagarjuna Sagar OK, the Doordarshan generations promise me you will not think about the Liril girl while reading this post on Ethipothala Waterfalls near Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, and non-Doordarshan generations please do not Google it. Damn, just you won’t listen to me. Well, I can’t blame you for a generation or two of Indians the waterfalls are synonymous with Liril Girl Karen Lunel, who changed the way we take a bath under the waterfalls or dream about it. In reality, it is not all that glamorous and actually very tough to take a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 252013
 
Family Fun in Coracle or Round Boats of Nagarjuna Sagar

  A Joy Ride in a Coracle  in Nagarjuna Sagar Coracles ( singular- Coracle) or the round boats have been around for millenniums, Julius Caesar found the English  using them during his invasion.  And while the indigenous shipbuilding industry in India was slowly decimated by the British, ( probably as an act of revenge to supply ships to American Navy for the British American war in 1812.  A little known fact: American national anthem was written on a ship made by the Wadia Family of India) still the art of making Coracles survived. Although one wonders what happened to shipbuilding in India [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 202013
 
Buddhist Museum On Nagarjunakonda Island

A visit to Buddhist Museum On Nagarjunakonda Island in Nagarjuna Sagar As written in an earlier post we took the boat to Nagarjunakonda island to visit the Buddhist museum on Nagarjunakonda island. We arrived suitably shaken and stirred on the island and were a witness to the great Indian rush to get out of the boat once again. Immediately after the boat docking platform there is a steep ascent to rise to the hill, remember Konda means hill in Telugu and Nagarjunakonda means the hill of Sage Nagarjuna, which is also the name of Telugu superstar Nagarjuna who seems to be getting younger with every [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 122013
 
A Road Trip from Hyderabad to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

  A Road Trip to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam from Hyderabad There are many nice trips from Hyderabad that you can take, we visited Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and stayed in Haritha Vijay Vihar hotel situated right on the bank of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam reservoir. Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the largest masonry dams in the world and supplies water and electricity to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.  Our visit happened around Christmas when we were looking for some family time together.  It is very easy to book rooms in all APTDC properties using their website and you can pay online and they [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]