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…]

Aug 152012
Durgam Cheruvu With GHAC Nature

Rediscovering Nature in the IT Corridor of Hyderabad at Durgam Cheruvu The Birders at Durgan Cheruvu Durgam Cheruvu was named because it meant Secret Lake and was very difficult to both find and reach. During the times of Qutub Shahi Sultans the lake was surrounded by jungle so thick that except for few locals nobody knew of its existence. Its water was pure and potable, so the sultans built secret system of pipe lines to take the water from the lake to the Golconda Fort around  10 KM away to the top of the fort using a very innovative [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 102012
Bird watching in Hyderabad At ICRISAT- part II

We again visited ICRISAT campus with Purushotham Rudraraju  who was leading the GHAC group. ICRISAT is one of the best places for Bird Watching in Hyderabad. Today was not a very successful day from clicking photographs of the birds point of view even though we spotted 50+ species of the birds in the ICRISAT Campus. The lake that was brimming with water last month was almost empty and most of the water birds have already left. The branches of the tree that used to bend due to the weight of the birds was mostly deserted. Hopefully this year we will [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 032012
Hiking in Peerancheru Boulders

Today in the morning I went for hiking in Peerancheru boulders near our apartment with a GHAC group. My wife was kind enough to make a cup of tea for me at 6 am in the morning.  We both had the tea together and then I left for the meeting point with the GHAC group that was coming.  We started the day with the introduction round by forming the circle and Shraddha the group leader gave instructions like: ·         No littering, ·         No talking loudly or disturbing any birds or animals in area ·         No breaking away from the group etc. Under [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 202012
Night Trekking In Ananthagiri Hills Vikarabad

  A Family Trip For Trekking in Ananthagiri Hills Vikarabad   We keep on going on vacations but most of the vacations with kids are sightseeing trips where you try to force fill 5 points on the local guide’s agenda into your day. More time is spent in posing for pictures than to soak the beauty around and then we buy things that are factory made but are peddled as either local handicraft or tribal art. This changed last December; we participated in a family night out with GHAC or Great Hyderabad Adventure Club for trekking in Ananthagiri hills Vikarabad. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 042012
Bird Watching At ICRISAT

Today early morning I joined a GHAC group to go for bird watching at ICRISAT, which is a United Nations research centre that stands for International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics. It is an oasis that is maintaining its greenery in the concrete jungle that Hyderabad is becoming. It is located on the Mumbai Highway from Hyderabad just before the toll plaza after BHEL. I miscalculated the time and reached late, by that time everybody has already started the expedition. Now ICRISAT is a huge campus with hundreds of acres of research farms, it also has many natural lakes and [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…]