Taramati Baradari: A Symbol Of Hyderabad's Glorious Past

Constructed on the banks of Musi river in the Indian city, Hyderabad, Taramati Baradari is a 'sarai' or 'caravan station' in literary terms. It is the part of a garden built in Persian style during Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah's reign, called Ibrahim Bagh. There are many stories that have been linked with the history of Taramati Baradari. Most popular among them is the one associated with the romance between Abdullah Qutub Shah, the seventh Sultan of Golconda, and his favourite courtesan, who was known as Taramati.

The tourism department has used this romantic tale to promote this particular location in Hyderabad. Another popular story describes the Sultan's fascination for two sisters, Premamati and Taramati. It is said that they used to dance on ropes tied between their pavilion and balcony of Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah. As a tribute to these dancing duo, they were buried in the Qutub Shahi kings' royal cemetery.

While enjoying a wonderful vacation in Hyderabad, tourists can visit this historical structure while exploring Ibrahim Bagh. An accommodation in any of the hotels in Hyderabad would give tourists the chance to visit Taramati Baradari quite conveniently. Fabulous amenities provided in their hotels would make staying in them a pleasant experience.

Ways To Get Around In Hyderabad City

With new flyovers and the sanctioning of many other projects for easing traffic congestion, getting around in Hyderabad city has become much easier for its residents as well as tourists. The most cost-effective means of transport in this part of the world are buses operated by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. If the travellers are willing to spend some more, they can get into the luxury and semi-luxury buses. Usually the front seats of buses are reserved for ladies, while men can occupy the back seats.

Temples in Hyderabad
Auto-rickshaws are considered by many as the best option for travelling within Hyderabad city. Many auto-rickshaw drivers play music while driving, and those taking a ride in them can enjoy the tracks while watching some of the best hotels in Hyderabad on the way. Tourists can keep all belongings at the back of their seats in these auto-rickshaws.

Tourism in Hyderabad

Over the years, several car rental companies have come up in Hyderabad, which provide cars that travellers can drive themselves, or the ones driven by chauffeurs. These vehicles offer great comfort and convenience to the tourists during sightseeing or airport transfers. Another great option to get around Hyderabad is the MMTS (Multi Modal Transport System) trains that provide daily services in the city.

Enjoy A Serene Environment At Osman Sagar Lake

Some of the most fascinating attractions were built during the rule of the Nizams in Hyderabad. One of them is Osman Sagar, which is an artificial lake created by the dam built across a tributary of Musi River. It is a major source of water supply for Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and is surrounded by grass and parks. A stay in Hyderabad would give tourists a chance to visit Osman Sagar and other popular attractions in the city. Best time to visit this place is after the monsoons, when the climate in this part of the world is truly pleasant and ideal for tourism.

Osman Sagar Lake
Osman Sagar was created by Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, in 1920. His intention behind creating it was to offer protection to the city from devastating floods like the Great Musi Flood of 1908. Sagar Mahal, a historical building that overlooks this lake was used as a summer resort by the Nizam. Tourists who book hotel in Hyderabad can enjoy some magnificent views of Osman Sagar when they visit this place. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has converted Sagar Mahal into a lake resort, but it continues to remind travellers of a fabulous past of this region.

Statue at Hussain Sagar Lake
The Osman Sagar Lake is now known as Gandipet, and is a popular picnic spot for both locals as well as tourists of Hyderabad. People of all ages can enjoy a soothing environment at this place and indulge in certain leisure activities like nature walks. The Hyderabad hotels located near this lake provide comfortable accommodations for tourists. Rooms in these hotels have stylish interiors and are equipped with all the modern facilities designed to provide memorable stays to the guests. Most of them have multi-cuisine restaurants that offer delicious varieties of Hyderabadi dishes and other popular delicacies.

Hearty Cuisines of Twin Cities Secunderabad and Hyderabad

Twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad have common influence over their history, architecture, culture and yes, aromatic cuisines. Popular for their Biryani dishes, these clone-cities offer world famous intricate mix of flavors that are immensely treasurable for food-lovers.

Rock and roll food fest
Both cities prepare delectable dishes carefully chosen the spices and age-old kept secrets coming from the Qutub shahi era that adds the royalty to the taste. A lot of condiments, herbs, and spices in the dishes that go accurately well with each other give the dishes a distinct aroma.

Dishes here are cooked with love and heartfulness that gives a special feeling and makes you yearn for more. Most of the dishes contain coconut and tamarind and lots of love goes into cooking these dishes making you yearn for more!

This can be seen in a distinct way of preparation that is done by sealing the utensil with dough and let the dish simmer in low flame. This is called the technique of 'Dum' and is used so that the aroma and taste spread evenly throughout the dish, can be seen in 'Dum Biryani'. Dishes are sometimes garnished with 'warq' (very thin flattened piece of silver) or saffron (The spice gold) for a royal-but-local presentation!

Sea Food Rice
Another unique dish like 'Kachche-gosht ki Biryani' is prepared with raw meat stir-fried with spices (commonly known as Masalas) and cooked in low flame for preparing. Mouth-watering 'Mirchi ka Salan' is chilly curry and DDahichutney is prepared by mixing onions, coriander, pudina and green chillies in curd or yoghurt.

Where to find such delicacies? Although you can easily find such mouth-watering delicacies all over Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities locally but it gets special when someone invites you for a home-cooked family meal.

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