Hyderabad - The City of Nizams

I am way too excited. After all, I fly out to Hyderabad tomorrow by an afternoon Jet Airways flight. A to-and-fro ticket cost me Rs 4500 which is not much and it looked even less when I paid for it through my Jet points. Web check-ins are great. One can select a seat on the plane, give meal instructions, order a wheelchair or other related services all online and with just a few clicks. In two minutes, I had my boarding pass all set in my iPhone to show as I board the flight.

At Hyderabad, I have checked into the Taj Falaknuma, a premier property of Taj in Hyderabad. They also own the Taj Banjara. I thought this would be a great place to relive the era of the Nizams who ruled this city for centuries and have, no doubt, added a distinct cultural flavour to Hyderabad, not to mention the local cuisine, the Hyderabadi Biryani and Haleem being the favourites. You have the Golkonda and the Charminar. The city is littered with many bazaars doing bustling trade in diamonds, spices, perfumes and clothes.

The places of the Nizams and their state houses are other things to explore in the city. No doubt, I will try to capture the essence of Hyderabad and bring it to you through my blog and videos.

In the last few days, I will go on an excursion to visit and pray at Tirupati Balaji. It is a 10-hour journey by road. Until then, watch this space, folks!

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