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  • Day29

    Hyderabad

    February 29, 2016 in India

    Hyderabad is the capital of the newly created in 2014 the Indian state of Telangana. With 6.8 million inhabitants in the city (more than in Berlin) and 7.7 million in the agglomeration it is the fourth largest city in India and the center of the sixth largest metropolitan area in the country (Source: Wikipedia). One would have to assume yet that there are some nice things to discover. Especially since the city can look back on an eventful history. Established in 1590 and also a thriving center for the Muslim culture during the reign of the Nizam.
    Unfortunately, you can only imagine the splendor and achievements of that time. The city distorted their cultural heritage and the maintenance, restauration and reconstruction is not comparable to our German standards. To me it seems as if everywhere where it crumbles they only use some color - in many layers. And so it is also not uncommon when ornaments and stucco lose their shape and splendor among dozens of layers of paint. Likewise, the museums remember here rather at provincial museums that have seen no money or a new curator for years. Worthies, frumpy and uninformative. That sounds harsh, but every attempt to focus on the exhibits, my eye slid on the big picture of the showcase or presentation. And of course there are not only in this city of India the typical foreigner prices for the attractions, but also a fee for photographing. But there is still a pearl in the city, but then unfortunately it is not allowed to take any photos: Birla Mandir.

    My travel recommendation is nothing for the trip list, but if you're already here, you can visit the Birla Mandir, the Charminar with its surrounding Bazaar, which is famous for jewelry and beads, and the Golconda Fort - not well received, but a nice view.

    By the way: Overall, I do not even perceived 10 fair-skinned tourists in the city. Though, you will become an attraction and will be asked to pose for a photo.

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    Hyderabad ist die Hauptstadt des im Jahr 2014 neu geschaffenen indischen Bundesstaates Telangana. Mit 6,8 Millionen Einwohnern in der eigentlichen Stadt (mehr als Berlin) und 7,7 Millionen in der Agglomeration ist sie die viertgrößte Stadt Indiens und Zentrum des sechstgrößten Ballungsraums des Landes (Quelle: Wikipedia). Da müsste man doch annehmen, dass es hier einige schöne Sachen zu entdecken gibt. Zumal die Stadt auf eine bewegte Geschichte zurückblicken kann. Gegründet 1590 und zudem ein blühendes Zentrum für die muslimische Kultur unter der Herrschaft der Nizam.
    Leider kann man die Pracht und die Errungenschaften jener Zeit nur noch erahnen. Die Stadt verzerrt ihre Kulturgüter und die Instandhaltung und Sanierung ist nicht mit unseren deutschen Standards zu vergleichen. Mir scheint es so, als würde überall wo es bröckelt nur etwas Farbe drauf gemalert - am besten in ganz vielen Schichten. Und so ist es auch keine Seltenheit, wenn Ornamente und Stuck unter dutzenden Farbschichten ihre Form und Pracht verlieren. Ebenso erinnern mich die Museen hier vielmehr an Provinzmuseen, die seid Jahren kein Geld oder einen neuen Kurator gesehen haben. Bieder, altbacken und uninformativ. Das klingt hart, aber bei jedem Versuch mich auch die Ausstellungsstücke zu fokussieren, glitten meine Blicke auf das Gesamtbild der Vitrine oder der Aufmachung. Und natürlich gibt es nicht nur in dieser Stadt Indiens die typischen Ausländerpreise für die Sehenswürdigkeiten, sondern auch noch eine Fotografiergebühr.
    Aber ich habe auch eine Perle in der Stadt gefunden, nur leider gab es für diese ein Fotografierverbot: Birla Mandir.

    Meine Reiseempfehlung lautet: eine gezielte Städereise lohnt in meinen Augen nicht, aber wenn man schon mal hier ist, kann man sich Birla Mandir, das Charminar mit seinem umliegenden Bazar (berühmt ist für Schmuck und Perlen) als auch das Golkonda Fort (nicht gut erhalten, dafür aber eine schöne Aussicht) anschauen

    Übrigens: Insgesamt habe ich nicht mal 10 hellhäutige Touristen in der Stadt wahrgenommen. Dafür ist man aber hier auch eine Attraktion und wird sehr oft gebeten, für Fotos zu posieren.
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  • Day101

    Hyderabad

    August 11, 2015 in India

    In the middle of a lake, there is a big Buddha. However, the rest of the city is just busy and crowded. Anyway, we've visited Birla Mandir (sadly, no photos allowed inside) and Charminar. As we had lots of time until our next nightbus, we've watched another film in cinema: Srimanthudu. We also ordered a family sized Biryani. Ali really finished it!

  • Day6

    Transfer flight to Hyderabad

    February 7 in India

    Flight from Varanasi (13.20h) to Hyderabad (15.25h)
    Transferflight to Goa (17h) with SPICEJET.
    So technically we were in Hyderabad, even it was just the airport. So footprints @ Hyderabad... CHECK! 👣✔ 😁

  • Day40

    מצודה ענקית מהמאה ה15 משתרעת על כמה קמ"ר עם מסגדים ומקדשים בילט אין , נראה כאילו נשלף משר הטבעות של טולקין, אני בטוח שגולאאם מתחבא פה איפשהו.

  • Day39

    היידראבאד

    February 22, 2016 in India

    מסגד מכה , צ'ירמינר, ומוזיאון אקלקטי

  • Day1

    Hyderabad

    February 3 in India

    Hyderabad .. ja genau Indien! :)

    Nachdem ich mir nach diversen Reiseplanänderungen, sowohl vor der Reise als auch während dessen, letztendlich überlegt hatte nach Indien zu fliegen und dort ein paar Wochen zu verbringen, stellte sich mir natürlich die Frage, wo ich überhaupt anfange. 9 mal größer und 16 mal so viele Einwohner wie Deutschland, da gibt es viele Ansatzpunkte.

    Meine Überlegung war zunächst direkt zum weltberühmten Taj Mahal zu gehen und von dort aus weiter zu reisen. Als es dann allerdings an die Buchung eines Fluges nach Neu Delhi ging, dort in der Nähe befindet sich nämlich dieses besagte eine der 7 Weltwunder, stellte sich schnell heraus, dass ich von Kuala Lumpur aus dort nur günstig hin komme, wenn ich ein oder zwei mal umsteige und mindestens 12h Reisezeit in kauf nehme. Naja, an einem Tag mehrfach fliegen finde ich nicht so interessant und der Süden Indiens wurde mir in Kuala Lumpur von Amy und Pete eh wärmstens empfohlen. Also heißt die erste Station Hyderabad.

    Dort leben 6,8 Millionen Einwohner. Und gefühlt habe ich alle gesehen. Hier sind einfach überall Menschen. Hyderabad ist eine Großstadt mit Flughafen und vielleicht zwei Sehenswürdigkeiten. Eine davon habe ich mir angesehen, das Fort Golconda. Wenn sich das jetzt ein wenig gelangweilt anhört, dann ist das komplett richtig. Viel gab es in H. nämlich auch nicht zu tun. Die wichtigste Mission für mich war dort noch eine SIM-Karte mit mobilem Internet zu besorgen. Einfach war es nicht. Zunächst stellte sich heraus, dass ich quasi am Sonntag angereist bin und selbst am folgenden Tag kann ich nicht behaupten mit Leichtigkeit an meine wichtige indische Telefonnummer gekommen zu sein. Viermal wurde ich im Mobilfunkshop auf später vertröstet bzw. um weitere Unterlagen gebeten, die ich natürlich im Hostel hatte. Es war eine Farce! Aber egal, das nächste Reiseziel heißt Hampi, und ich kann schion jetzt versprechen, dort wird alles besser :)
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  • Day2

    Hitchiking To The City Of Biryani :D

    August 27, 2017 in India

    Since we have already concluded diary that you're NOT A BLOG BUT A DIARY I can start off on an unofficial note. The week has been fun, especially the cricket game we witnessed for ₹100 only. No one really cared who won or lost but the game was nice with a few hits here and a few hits there. Also the atmosphere was electric with people howling and shouting all the time. Anyways that's all I remember about the game.
    So let's get started with our trip details and how the plan to hitchhike worked out :)
    Date: August 25th

    DAY 1:
    We started as early as 5 am from Bhadra hostel and it took us little time to reach the main gate. By that time I had already realised that I had nit become a German yet :(. (I forgot to take an umbrella and a mosquito repellant and was also stupidly wearing shorts) Since hitchhiking from the main gate is a bit too much to expect we decided to go to the Chennai - Hyderabad road first and then hitchhike. So we (I forgot to mention I was with Daniel from Czech who's a better German than the others) waited a while in the rain trying to prevent mosquitoes from biting us and finally caught a bus to the main bus stand in Chennai (koyembedu). After a little food we decided to take a government bus to Nellore because hitchhiking in the rain may not have been the best option. By the time we reached Nellore (by the way THIS PLACE HAS GOT LIKE AN INSANE NUMBER OF BEGGARS and not that I'm insensitive but really it's very very noticeable) out itch for hitchhiking had begun to be out of control. So we walked through the city to the road we wanted to go to. The hitchhiking didn't take too long as we were taken up by a guy who claimed to be from Ongole. He seemed friendly at the start but we were stopping so many time and he along with his companion was getting restless calling some people talking in native language. Then when we stopped at another place he asked us for money which I had expected since there seemed something off with the guy :/. May he die in peace lol cause then we just took our bags off the damn truck and left as quickly as possible this time hoping to have a better filter for choosing a ride. This was maybe like 40kms from Nellore.
    A few minutes from there we tried hitchhiking again and this time we decided to take an individual guy not a group of people inside. We found one in less than a couple of minutes. This guy was genuinely nice who happened to be from Jharkhand and was taking 7 Nissan cars from Chennai to Kolkata. He could talk well in hindi and we were able to connect very nicely. He was a bit overcurious about Dan (well but so are most Indians cause seeing someone white give them like the OMG reactions!) and he was asking a few questions about Dan which I had to translate and ask Dan. This exercise was ok at the start but then became a bit mundane. The journey though was very pleasant. With gentle breeze flowing in from both side and a nice view of the road, it felt like this should just go on and on. The driver seemed to present a very interesting point that he had tobacco to keep him awake (gotta check up on that) also he talked about his family and how life of a driver was boring. (Well sleeping alone for 6 months in a truck ain't the most fun life I guarantee :/) As we went on and on he talked about various interesting things about what kind of places he has been to, where he likes to eat and so on. We stopped at a nearby PAHADI dhaba for some food which he insisted on. The food there was quite good with a typical north indian taste and after eating it fully we inched closer towards Vijayawada :D.
    About 40 kms from Vijayawada he was too sleepy and couldn't drive anymore so we had a final meal with him and bid him goodbye. He had meanwhile managed to help us get another truck who would drop us at Vijayawada and this ride was much smoother (well the truck was brand new that's why). So after reaching there we took a truck to Hyderabad and had a nice sleep.

    DAY 2:
    Freshening up at the railway station isn't such a great idea at all. I was surprised at how the Czech didn't mind the hygiene of the station. (I guess accepting the situation as it is makes you a bit devoid of reality) The brushing was fine but blocked toilets are a bit overbearing even for an Indian who could adjust to anything lol :p. We soon headed out to the Golkonda fort by taking a couple of buses from the Secunderabad station. After some breakfast nearby we reached the fort in time when no one else was there. The fort was a joy to go around in such a pleasant weather. The place has a special spot where if you clap you hear a very distinct weird sound which was super cool :D. Climbing it ain't a challenge at all but the views of the city it offers are truly worth it. We could see the effect of the monsoon on the city as even the usually expected dry city of Hyderabad had become green very green indeed. After a long nap near the top of the fort and a bit of sightseeing we headed below again. (The nap was disturbed by the security for bullshit reasons and I will have my revenge) So a bit more rest and a few songs later we were heading towards char minar. (I forgot to mention about the HARRASSMENT OF US almost everyone in the city for money be it beggars or the TOOK-TOOK drivers or anyone Indians are so fucking crazy about moneys lol) the ride was nice and had a nice overview of the city from the bus. The char minar is also about the street market around it and the food stalls. The place is super crowded all the time I guess lol. We tried out some Chinese food there which was surprisingly good although they served the same Gobi Manchurian as everything lol :p. Then we met with the French who had been to the fort the day before :p. PEDE :O..... That's the word I learnt. But the palace was ok not too bad. A few nice paintings lol please look at the expressions of the people who are pained and the a kid riding the horse lol that pic is hilarious. The palace also has a few cool cars to show and a few swords and weapons collection. The sofas showcased there look so comfy man. A few ice creams later we reached the char minar. The way up is quite narrow and just seems to be going on and on. We take like maybe 5 circles in the stairs and finally the view from above is nice. We see lots of different markets there and a few nice buildings. We had some nice food in a bakery nearby by the time the rain started. So we took a UBER to the train station and boarded a train to Tirupati soon. Good night diary :)
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  • Day1

    hyderabad

    July 6, 2016 in India

    its an amazing place . train was a smooth way to reach here from mumbai. There was a festival going on and that bought hard time traveling through the city . uber taxi here is very usefull since auto people try to just kill u with there meters . day 1 i went up to one of my friends house nd haultes there . it was an amazing night there ... next day mornin took a tourist pakage and went on to tourist spots .
    and next day direct uber to film city ..
    it is a must to see film city if anybdy evr visit here..
    at the end of the day .. a big pizza made my day
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Telangana, تيلانغانا, তেলঙ্গানা, Telanqana, Телангана, तेलंगाना, Telangána, Τελανγκάνα, Telangano, تلانگانا, Télangana, તેલંગાણા, Thai-lùn-kâ-na̍p-pâng, טלנגאנה, テランガーナ州, ტელანგანა, ತೆಲಂಗಾಣ, 텔랑가나 주, تلنگانہ, Telangāna, തെലംഗാണ, तेलंगणा, तेलङ्गाना, तेलंगाणा, ତେଲେଙ୍ଗାନା, ਤੇਲੰਗਾਣਾ, तेलङ्गाणाराज्यम्, தெலுங்கானா, తెలంగాణ, รัฐเตลังคานา, טעלאנגאנע, 特伦甘纳邦

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