#XploreBharat – Gurugram
I have stayed in several Indian cities. Anyway I did not have the scope to revisit most of those places. Well, there is couple of exceptions; and Gurgaon is one of those. Gurgaon is neither my workplace, nor a tourist spot that forced me to make a plan to come back time and again. What’s more, I was not much convinced with the name change of Gurgaon to Gurugram. I always associated the place with Gur, the good cane-juice jaggary I tasted here.
In fact today’s glitzy city seemed an agricultural village during my first visit in 2000 – attending a library digitization workshop was my reason to come. My stay in a posh guest house did not give me chance to know anything about local history. Naturally I couldn’t associate Gurgaon with any Guru. It was only last year, when I had the scope to learn about the city during my long stay here, my idea about the city and its surroundings changed! I found the age-old mythological history of the area which I always considered a simple agrarian locality turned ultra-luxurious city.
#XploreBharat – HYDERABAD
This Fort was built by Kakatiyas & then again rebuilt by Rani Rudramma Devi. This enormous stone fort is a living testimony for the kings who ruled and built our country.
Golkonda fort has spread for more than 10kms and built with strong walls. There is a tree inside this fort which is said to be 800 years old.
Golkonda has a mine where they used to extract diamonds. The famous “Kohinoor”, “Regent Diamond”, “Dariainoor” etc are said to be found in the surrounding regions of Golkonda. There are diamond cutting arches. If you stand below these arches and clap, it can be heard even after a km. This technique was used for communication purpose during those days.