Mumbai Skyline

Mumbai, the commercial and financial capital of India,  ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. has most of the high-rise buildings in India, since land in the city is expensive. More than 3000 high-rise buildings have already been constructed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is the city with the 11th highest number…

Triveni Sangam, Nasik

In Hindu tradition, Triveni Sangam is the “confluence” of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to flush away all of one’s sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. Nasikana Dharmik Gramstanam meaning Nashik. It is…

Baganapalli palace

The house of the Nawabs of Banaganapalli stands monumentally and majestically between the main roads on the way to the pilgrim village Yaganti. This summer palace is a magnificent building constructed by Mir Fazal Ali Khan about a century ago to stay put and entertain British guests or use as summer resort by the royal…

Mahanandishwara Temple 

Mahanandi is a beautiful temple town close to Nandyala, India and at the foothills of Nallamala forest range. Surrounded by lush forest, fresh water pools and gentle streams, Mahanandishwara Temple is ancient and unique in many senses and dates back to 10thcentury AD. It is believed that the architect of Devas (Gods), called as Devashilpi, constructed the…

Visa God – Chilkur Balaji Temple

Twenty Five kilometers from Hyderabad off the Vikarabad road and on the banks of Osmansagar is the picturesque village of Chikur with its hoary temple dedicated to Sri Balaji Venkateshwara. From the style, structure and appearance, it can be inferred that the temple was built half a millennium ago. Set in sylvan surroundings, the temple…

Nizamia Observatory

The sky and stars have always been the most fascinating things to explore for mankind. A product of that were three state-of-the-art observatories that were founded across India, one of which was the Nizamia Observatory set up right here in Hyderabad, which was located at Begumpet for the longest time. It was started in the…

Discover Hyderabad

Among the cities of India, Hyderabad, has one of the richest and most colourful histories, accentuated by magnificent architecture and a rich culture. Several influences for the past 400 years has molded it into the A-1 status city it is today. History of Hyderabad is inextricably linked with the rise and fall of various kingdoms,…

Discover Hyderabad – Begumpet(Part 4)

Begumpet is named after the daughter of the sixth Nizam, Basheer Ul-Unnisaa Begum, who received it as part of her wedding dowry when she was married to the second Amir of Paigah Shums ul Umra Amir e Kabir Begumpet Estate The sprawling 340-acre wooded estate of the Paigah nobles is studded with seven palaces, all…

Monsieur Raymond’s tomb, Hyderabad

Raymond’s Tomb is a black granite tombstone, conical in shape, about 7 meters high and it has the initials JR on it. The pavilion was built by the Nizam. The tomb is located near Asman Garh Palace on top of a hillock at Mussa Ram Bagh, Malakpet. Raymond is also remembered in Hyderabad, with the area…

Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Amidst the lush gardens and sparkling fountains stands a beautiful white palace just like a fairytale fantasy. The Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallatuu (4 Palaces), is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled…

St Joseph’s Cathedral, Hyderabad

St Joseph’s Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad is one of the most beautiful church of Hyderabad History of Church Established in 1820 AD, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME),bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghat, in what is…