|The Fort of Golkonda|
|Bathing Rooms for the Royal Bodies before Muslim Burial|
|The Tombs of the Shahs|
|Fabulous Mushroom Dolsa|
|Puffed Bread |
In all of India, the most sustained bad traffic we have
experienced has been in Hyderabad. I can’t understand how anyone drives here. Although driving in India is hazardous because of all the cars, buses, motorcycles, people, cows crisscrossing in front of your vehicle, Hyderabad is the most challenging place to drive. Our fabulous driver,
Ramesh, says these are the worse drivers in India, they don’t follow any rules.
The expression people use here is: If you learn to drive in Hyderabad you can
drive anywhere in the world.
We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the city. They
must have a fabulous baker at the hotel, for the croissants were fabulous. We
had the sweetest fresh pineapple juice I have ever tasted. Ever have a shrimp
We drove to Golkonda Fort high on a hill overlooking the
city. This fort was started in the 1500’s and subsequently enlarged over the
centuries. Courtney and I climbed to the top taking pictures of the fort, city,
and Hindu Temples.
We next visited the tombs of the Qutb Shahi Kings. Seems like all the Muslim rules were obsessed by building impressive tombs as a monument to themselves. This complex had
multiple giant Tombs, all architecturally different, each the final resting
place of these Shahs. As soon as they became Shah, they must have started
building these buildings. Sort of like the Pharaohs and their pyramids.
We then went to a very late lunch at about 4pm at a local
restaurant. It turned out to be one of the best meals of the trip. We ate with
our hands, Dolsas with Mushrooms, a giant puffed bread, a kind of Indian Pizza,
many different things that I had never eaten before, it was great. We visited
some jewelry stores and returned to the palace.
Because we had eaten lunch so late, we weren’t hungry. I
worked with Lukuma on teaching her the iPad we have given her, while Cathy,
Courtney and Ferris had drinks on the gorgeous deck overlooking the city while
listening to wonderful Qawwali singing.
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