I spent the last 6 years of my life in Hyderabad – the royal city of pearls and nizams. Coming from Calcutta, Hyderabad was quite a departure, less crowded for starters and no humidity to add to my happiness. It’s true to say that I really truly grew up in Hyderabad – first time away from home, away from the protected and sheltered childhood and teenage life I spent back home. I remember my first day in the city, how awkward I was, how clueless. It’s good to reminisce, because it makes me reflect on how far I’ve come along.
Hyderabad gave me a lot of firsts, first work place (which continues to be my workplace), first home away from home, first sip of whisky, among many many others! To celebrate my last birthday in Hyderabad before I moved to Sydney, Shashank & I decided to visit the Taj Falaknuma for lunch – we’ve been planning this for the last 2-3 years, but many birthdays and anniversaries passed before we finally made it. And boy I’m glad we did! It was such a wonderful day, sprinkled with rain and sunshine, I’m going to remember it fondly for years to come.
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a few pictures clicked while we were at this beautiful location, especially with my photographer in town ;-). Taj Falaknuma is majestic, to say the least, and we can only say we tried to capture it’s beauty in all it’s royal glory, but you have to go there to really take it all in and experience what real royalty is all about.
Outfit Details : Top & Jeans : Vero Moda | Shoes : Aldo | Bag : Allen Solly
What really stands out to me about this beautiful palace is how modern architecture meets royal accents. The white designs are so modern and minimalistic, but coupled with big chandeliers and glorious art work it gives (obviously) a very palatial vibe but in a modern way!
And of course, we couldn’t help getting some pictures together to remind us of our wonderful time here!
I have a lot to be grateful for in the last 6 years – starting with my first job, to finding love, some success and also discovering my passion and a dream for what I really want to do in life. Every city has it’s pros and cons, and Hyderabad does too, but the real charm of Hyderabad are the warm people – I have met some of the nicest, warmest, smartest and talented people and that’s what I’m truly grateful for, because each one of them taught me something new and encouraged me to become a better human being! Thanks for the wonderful times Hyderabad! Cheers 🙂
Picture Credits : Shashank Kapur Clicks
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