Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Memories of Hyderabad

I have to go often to Hyderabad to spend time with my daughter's family. During every visit, we used to go to some places of interest like Golconda Fort, Birla Mandir, Charminar, Hyderabad Zoo, the beautiful  Hussain Sagar LAKE (TANK BUND),etc. We also went to some resorts on the week ends. 

I give below some of the nice memories of such visits.

Golconda Fort(Golkonda fort):

We went to Golconda fort which is located 11 kms from Hyderabad on 24.12.2007. 

The name of Golconda originates from the Telugu words "Golla" and "Konda" which means 'shepard's hill'.  One of the most important features of this fort is that the sounds of hands clapped at the entry gate can be heard quite clearly at the top of the hill. 

The most important builder of Golkonda was a Hindu Kakatiya King. Ibrahim was following in the spirit of his ancestors, the Qutub Shahi kings, a great family of builders who had ruled the kingdom of Golkonda from 1512. Their first capital, the fortress citadel of Golkonda, was rebuilt for defense from invading Mughals from the north. They laid out Golkonda's splendid monuments which are now in ruins.

To know more about Golconda fort click:

We took a Guide to explain about the various features of the Fort and he was very good in his job. We were surprised to note that he could explain in Tamil also.

The pictures of the view of the city from the Top of the fort and the beautiful sunset view are posted below: 

Hyderabad Zoo:

Hyderabad Zoo also known as the Nehru Zoological Park,  was established in 1959 and declared open to the public in 1963. The park extends over 380 acres and is a premier recreation spot in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.The Zoo  has a wide selection of animals - nearly 3,500 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed here. To know more about Hyderabad Zoo click:

My self and my wife went to the Zoo on 29.12.2007 along with my daughter's family and my brother in law's family. All of us enjoyed seeing all kinds of Animals, Birds, Reptiles in their full form in the beautiful environment. We also went for a Safari in a van and could see Lions and Tigers in the open space. 

I could capture some of the  movements of the white tiger, hippopotamus, gigantic bears etc. 

After the visit , I uploaded three videos in Youtube about the visit to the Zoo and the links are given below:
                                  VISIT TO THE ZOO- OVERVIEW

(Don't miss seeing the hippo opening its mouth wide at the end of the video)


Pragati Garden Resort:

In 2009, when we went to Hyderabad, we went to Pragati  Garden Resort.  It is situated on the way to Chilkur Balaji Temple . The Resorts is in 85 acres surrounded by lush green area of 2500 acres with full-fledged amenities including Wi-Fi and lot of recreational facilities enjoyable for all age groups. 

To know more about the resort click:  

We spent the day in the Garden Resort enjoying the views of different kinds of flowers, the magnificent swimming pool  and my Grand daughter had a nice time playing in the Children's park with so many swings, slides and climbing walls etc. We also played some games in the Indoor games area. A very good lunch( as part of the entrance fees) was  served to us in the Garden Restaurant.

I took the pictures /video of the beautiful flowers and the majestic white swans swimming in a lake and uploaded the same in You tube. the links are given below:

  My next posting will be on my visit to USA.....                                          


  1. lovely times! nice video clips & pics esp sunset

    i had been to golconda fort & the zoo last september. we had stayed in a resort in medchal

    pragathi resort -85 acres is pretty big

  2. Geeta Singh>>> Nice that u liked the post. Initially I could not understand ur comment about Hair. After visiting your blog I understood :-)

    Sujatha Sathya>>>Thanks for your comments and nice to know that u too visited the places mentioned in this post

  3. its really fantasic sai. I feel it is better to be bird or even an animal rather than a human being which is less than the above two

  4. Thanks Sai clips for ur nice comments

  5. Good work and nice presentation Shri Saibaba. Sitting at home and watching in Computer monitor, I could get glimpse of hyderabad Zoo, flower shows. I enjoyed tfhe nice music too. Keep it up.
    swaminathan bengaluru

  6. Swaminathan>>> Thank u for ur nice comments

  7. Next time you are in Hyderabad, you must take out time and visit the Salar Jung Museum in case you have not already done so. From the posts that you publish, I am certain you will love it.

  8. Subhorup Dasgupta>>Thanks for your nice comments and certainly I'll visit Salar Jung Museum which I have not visited so far.

  9. Nice presentation. I have taken the liberty of collecting videos and compiled into one to show my grand children.

    Carry on such posting so that we all stand to benifit without visiting physically.

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