Travel Blogs from Hyderabad, India

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A (non) Monsoon Wedding, Hyderabad, India travel blog

A (non) Monsoon Wedding

A travel blog entry by andreaturner

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:: Anju's Wedding :: The culminating event of my month's stay in India happened on my last day in Hyderabad at the wedding of my friend, Anju, and her new husband, Amit. A native to southern India's Kerala region, Anju's matrimonial debut was set in ...

Little Buddha, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Little Buddha

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... yet, find a Vipassana center, go to a course. On a lighter note. On day six of meditation, the biggest festival in India errupted. It actually errupted. We have good fireworks shows in the USA on new years, fourth of july. This display of fireworks ...

Durga Puja Festival, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Durga Puja Festival

A travel blog entry by andreaturner

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... the opportunity to celebrate, Durga Puja, the biggest Hindu festival in Bengal. It has migrated to other parts of India especially here in Hyderabad and other southeastern cities. It's a festival that adores God as Mother. Hinduism is the only religion in ...

Business as (not-so) usual in India, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Business as (not-so) usual in India

A travel blog entry by andreaturner

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... to 6 million (I think I saw all of them at the airport) and includes those in its sister city, Secunderabad. Hyderabad is southern India's hi-tech city and is affectionately called, "Cybercity". The city is greatly divided by its panache to serve the ...

Chillin in the city ..., Hyderabad, India travel blog

Chillin in the city ...

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... I just thought I'd add an entry here to make sure I updated you all on the city! I am far better acquainted with Hyderabad then before ... naturally, spending more time here leads to this outcome. I have also made some new friends thanks to my ...

Touch and Go, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Touch and Go

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... aged gentlemen sitting to my left to tell the guy to piss off. So that was that.   For the 10 hours I spent in Hyderabad, I was looked up and down zillion times and I got asked if I had a boyfriend about 15 times. Of course I ...

Kadama 30: Evening with the locals, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 30: Evening with the locals

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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This afternoon I decided to tag along with four other students from the Tagore House to play a game of volleyball. We biked to the courts which are in front of the children's school, and began to play three on two. About ten minutes into it, I realized I ...

Kadama 5: Hot Days in Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 5: Hot Days in Hyderabad

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Today was a mixture of stressful and enlightening. Emmy and I went to the S.N. School which was on the other side of campus and ended up having to walk to entire way (1 hour walk). When we got there we met with Dr. Mahlik in the Communication Department ...

Kadama 6: Getting through the day, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 6: Getting through the day

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... be learning the theory and practice of Kuchipudi Dance which is a dance for women which evolved in the state of Andra Pradesh, where Hyderabad is located. I cannot wait to be able to get the dance down, buy my outfit, and perform for everyone! To be ...

Kadama 9: Class Update, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 9: Class Update

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... following classes: 1.       Kuchipudi Dance (4 credits) (This is one of the reasons I wanted to come to India) 2.       Yoga (4 credits) (I cannot wait to learn about Yoga and be able to practice it ...

MUMBAI WEEKEND!, Hyderabad, India travel blog

MUMBAI WEEKEND!

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Tomorrow I am leaving until Monday to visit the bustling city of Mumbai! I will have A LOT of pictures and stories next week so stayed tuned. Additionally, this coming Wednesday I am checking off another point on my bucket list as I will be attending an ...

Kadama 4: University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 4: University of Hyderabad

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... a rough sleep and the early morning was definitely not icing on the cake. The orientation was rather interesting. The University of Hyderabad is over 2,300 acres consisting of 10 schools of study, 16 departments, and 8 centers. There are over 500,000 ...

Leaving Hyderabad ... for a bit, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Leaving Hyderabad ... for a bit

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... ... no music ... no "hey!" ... I have no one to drop in on anymore! More then that ... I've lost my best buddy in Hyderabad! We had a little going away dinner for Leila at a restaurant called Little Italy in Banjara Hills. It was nice - way better then I ...

India Bucket List, Hyderabad, India travel blog

India Bucket List

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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India Bucket List: 1. Ride an Elephant 2. Learn Yoga 3. Attend an Indian Wedding 4. Ride a Train 5. Try Curry for the first time ever! 6. See a wild peacock 7. Learn Basic Hindi 8. Eat something Interesting 9. Hold a snake 10. Get caught in the Monsoon ...

Kadama 11:Dog Days of India (Literally), Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 11:Dog Days of India (Literally)

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... postcards ANYWHERE. So please do not think I have forgotten about you. I am hoping to find some on my excursion into the surrounding cities of Hyderabad this Saturday but I am not sure on how successful I will be. Until next time, God Bless and Stay Safe! ...

Kadama 59: Well, this is it., Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 59: Well, this is it.

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... we remember moments. I am so thankful for all of the special moments that I have had while in Tagore International House, Hyderabad, and India. I have met so many great people who are full of life, positive energy, and drive to get first hand experiences ...

Kadama 58: Happy Thanksgiving!, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 58: Happy Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... you all have  a wonderful holiday full of thanks and giving! p.s. Tuesday I went to Facebook to visit Adarsh before leaving Hyderabad.  This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for new opportunities, new friends, and a new outlook on life! God Bless ...

Kadama 47: Kuchipudi पूजा, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 47: Kuchipudi पूजा

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Wednesday morning was one of my most sought after days in my Kuchipudi class. The main part of the costume is the ankle bells which must be offered to Lord Shiva and blessed before wearing. My class spend a few days gathering the items needed for the ...

Kadama 55: Study in India Program (SIP) Show, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 55: Study in India Program (SIP) Show

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Every semester the Study in India Program at the University of Hyderabad hosts a cultural evening where students perform and showcase their talents. This year, I had the distinct privilege to perform my Kuchipudi dance that I have been learning about and ...

Sightseeing highlights: Part 1, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Sightseeing highlights: Part 1

A travel blog entry by andreaturner

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... monument set in the heart of Hyderabad and is one of the best examples of South Indian Islamic architecture. The founder of Hyderabad, Muhammad Quli, built this ceremonious gateway in 1589. Four gates (means Char Karman) mark the intersection of the ...

Kadama 20: Megabats and Buddha, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 20: Megabats and Buddha

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... the sculpture reflected the blue and gold hues off of the marble. This spot is a must see for anyone who travels to Hyderabad. 7.       Once returning, we grabbed some Gelato. I chose the double crunch and chocolate truffle ...

Kadama 21: Sorry, I want that Sari, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 21: Sorry, I want that Sari

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... serious about my health and I will do it with a smile. No pain, no gain! Until next time, take care! P.S. - I am spending my birthday (August 15th) in Bangalore! I will be leaving Tuesday, August 14th and returning to Hyderabad on Tuesday, August 20th. ...

Kadama 14: Using diamonds as paper weights, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 14: Using diamonds as paper weights

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... a wedding! Could you imagine getting married at such a beautiful place? When president’s and rulers of different countries visit Hyderabad, this is where they stay. Can you say upper class fantasy? I spent a few hours looking at the collections ...

Kadama 22: First-hand Traditions, Lingampalli, India travel blog

Kadama 22: First-hand Traditions

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... to burn the body changed my mood for the day. I am aware that death is a part of life, however when such traditions of India are brought before my eyes, it is difficult to cope with. Upon returning, Shannon and I tried modeled our tailored sari's - ...

Kadama 18: Wild Boars - hmmm, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 18: Wild Boars - hmmm

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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After class today, Shannon and I decided to go on a bike ride around campus to explore the hills. In reality, we were just avoiding going to the gym. South campus, where Tagore International House is located , is very rural-like. There are dead end ...

Kadama 54: Halloween Indian Style, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 54: Halloween Indian Style

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Happy Halloween! Halloween is not a very common holiday in India, however it is slowly being infiltrated into the  culture mainly by the hosting of Halloween parties in night clubs. Seeing that it was on a Wednesday, it made the most sense to dress ...

First week in Hyderabad ..., Hyderabad, India travel blog

First week in Hyderabad ...

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... Venkat has been working for MVF since its inception and is a coordinator. MVF is a non-governmental organization based in Hyderabad. Its goals are to eradicate child labour and mainstream all children into full time school. MVF works at the ...

Kadama 13: Why did the cow cross the road?, Hyderabad, India travel blog

Kadama 13: Why did the cow cross the road?

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... face, brushed my teeth, and was out the door with a cinnamon Nature Valley granola bar. The FRRO Office is located in the old Hyderabad Airport which is about a 45 minute drive from campus. Luckily, SIP set up a driver for Gabe, Tara, and I to and from ...

Kadama 34: Continuous List of

Kadama 34: Continuous List of "First's"

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Today marks my 61st day in India! In honor of this milestone, I have decided to list all of the "first's" I have had during my time here. Granted, there are many more to come, however, it is already such a lengthy list and I do not want to forget one ...

*Special Edition* AudRat Facts, Hyderabad, India travel blog

*Special Edition* AudRat Facts

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... -2:00 for lunch and a nap. That is about a 5 hour workday – must be nice. If anyone has any other questions about India or my experience, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a message. I would be more than delighted to write a blog based ...

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