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Down Nostalgia Lane - Hyderabad Diaries | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
I’ve spent more than a third of my life in Hyderabad and consider it my spiritual hometown. Some of my happiest years were spent there—I am talking real cozy with my Grandmother, Mom and Uncle. Part of my schooling and college years were here, and later, a good part of my working career. I just love the twin cities! Naturally, I grab any excuse to visit—and I am always wishing that any out-of-town trip would automatically be Hyderabad. Sigh. If wishes were horses, I’d be galloping there all the time. Many of my schoolmates, with whom I am in touch, still live there. Also, quite a few family friends. I am in the mood to make a list of five of my favorite places in Hyderabad today. Situated in the southern state of Telangana, Hyderabad is where old meets new. Filled with fabulous timeless architecture, culture and history along with new tech buildings and rapidly expanding landscapes of modern India, Hyderabad is a growing destination for tourists in India. There are frequent flights to Hyderabad from all major cities. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Hyderabad. The Arc de Triomphe of the East: Charminar This iconic monument instantly …