Hyderabad's soul is in the old city, but the newer parts are pretty awesome too - I hardly ever talk about them on my blog, so let me take you to the Lotus Pond in Banjara Hills.
This eco-preservation initiative by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad is a water body in the heart of Banjara Hills, surrounded by lush greenery and Hyderabad's trademark rocks, and inhabited by dozens of species of birds. There weren't any lotuses when I went though - not in season, maybe. The park is open from 6 to 10 in the morning and
4 to 8 4 to 6 in the evening. There is a reasonably big walkway, so you could go there for your morning walk, or just go and watch the water or sit on the grass reading a book.
Edited to add: The park is open from 4 to 6 in the evening, not 4 to 8. Thank you Rohini, for the correction.
|This bird is apparently a Little Cormorant|
The tiled walkway around the pond is beautifully maintained. I love this spot where a tree blocks the path almost horizontally, and you need to bend under it to get past.
|The sign on the tree reads"Let's bow down to nature". How cute!|
|Prayer of the forest|
|This was my favourite pic of the day :)|