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Charminar – The Beating Heart of Hyderabad

Built in 1591 AD by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, Charminar stands elegantly amidst the crowded old city. The square shaped monument built out of lime and mortar has predominantly Islamic style design. Flanked by four minarets on every corner it is believed that they are symbolic of Islam’s first four Khalifas. A short climb up […]

The Forlorn Ruins of HAMPI

Once the capital of the “City of Victory”, ruins of the city-Hampi are strikingly and eerily beautiful. Surrounded by stark rocky ridges, the city lies on the banks of river Tungabhadra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi’s 33km area is scattered with ruins and exacavations. The vast spaces are silent but the ruins are eloquent. […]