Cycling Hyderabad to Bidar – 140 kms

Disclaimer: The cycle ride illustrated below was performed after much training and acclimatizing to hot/dry weather conditions, please don’t attempt such rides without understanding the impact of weather or the effort drain on your body. There, I have put the disclaimer out upfront as I don’t want anyone to underestimate the effort as I did […]

105km cycle trip: Hyderabad suburbs

Lately I’m very much into cycling. I own a Firefox Fusion (MTB). I cycle to every place possible, which includes office and gym, so practically my day starts and ends on a cycle. Before this trip, I had been to two 60 kms and a 90km cycle trip. The experience from them has just made […]

Golconda Fort

Place: Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Date: 14 Sept and 22 Nov 2008 History: Golconda Fort got its name from the ‘Telugu’ word ‘Golla Konda’ = Shepherds hill. It is believed that a shepherd found an idol on the hill which led to the construction of a mud fort by the then ruler of the […]

Buddha statue and Birla mandir – Hyderabad

Date: 22 June 2008 Place: Hyderabad Recently I shifted to Hyderabad after staying in Bangalore for 5 years; hence, naturally, this blogspace will host more photos from this region. 😉 Birla Mandir: The temple is located on a hillock called Kala Pahad adjacent to Hussain sagar lake. This temple is also called ‘God’s Marble Home’, […]