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A Historical Visit to Hyderabad with Lots to Learn
I am an ordinary thirty-seven years old man, who is a professor by profession. I just love to travel, visiting new places, exploring varied cultures, understanding different people, etc., is what attracts me the most. For an individual, the richest source of knowledge is travelling.
As I am in a teaching profession, I have a hectic schedule, but I manage to take out tie for my favourite hobby, that is travelling. When it comes to means of transportation, I prefer railways, as it is affordable and comfortable. This time I had decided to visit Hyderabad, as it is famous for its rich historic heritage.
The distance from Chennai to Hyderabad is of seven hundred and ninety kilometres. I chose to travel by the fast Charminar Express (12759) from the Chennai Central, which takes thirteen hours and fifty minutes to cover the distance. I was travelling in AC-3 Tier. The train was very punctual, both at the time of departure and at the time of arrival. It was running at a fast speed throughout.
The train was very clean and tidy, the food was also good and I got my tickets without any hassle. Safety is the most vital concern these days, but one need not worry about self and luggage when you are travelling by the reliable, safe and hygienic Charminar Express.
I like to pre-book my room online, prior to leaving my place. I do not like to struggle for a decent accommodation after I reach my destination. I like to keep it simple, affordable but yet decent and hygienic. So I opted for a three star hotel, named Hotel Pearl Regency, Hyderabad. The hotel has superior interiors, commendable services are provided by the polite and humble the staff, the hotel is very clean, tidy and hygienic.
Hyderabad attracts thousands of tourists every year. It has many historical places to visit. My favourite of all was the Salar Jung Museum. It is an art museum. And you would be left awestruck after looking at the masterpieces statues, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, sculptures, etc. This museum is famous for being the largest one-man antiques’ collection in the whole wide world, which belongs to various civilisations from the very first century. From the Indian antiques’ collection, you can see a tiffin box, made up of gold and diamond, Aurangzeb’s sword, Tipu Sultan’s wardrobe, legend Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings, Jade crafted daggers of Emperor Jahangir, Noorjahan and Shah Jahan and many more.
The other places which I visited included the Ramoji Film City, the Birla Mandir, the Taj Falaknuma Palace, the Chilkur Balaji Temple, the Golkonada Fort, the Shri Jagannath Temple, the Nehru Zoological Park, etc. I felt so proud after visiting these amazing places. I thank the people of Hyderabad who are successful at preserving their heritage and historical richness in such an amazing, impressive and commendable manner. It was a memorable trip. I enjoyed a lot and took back the joy of knowing my country a bit more and better than before.