Hyderabad is a combination of heritage old and new. The city is for the moderns and for the ones finding solace in the heritage. It has food, culture and even a film city of its own.Here are the top 10 things one should do when in Hyderabad. 1. Visit the CharminarCharminar is the face the city of Hyderabad. Visit it to experience the old city and the architecture. You can get a ticket and walk up to see the view from the charminar. The markets that surround the monument offer a lot to shop and eat too. 2. Explore the Golconda FortThe Golconda Fort is a very unique piece of architecture with its sound system. Hire a guide to know better. The fort gives a gorgeous view of the city and has amazing spots for photography. It is a time consuming place so will end up taking few good hours. Many bollywood movie shave been shot here too. 3. Lay Hands on The Paradise BiryaniThe hyderabadi biryani is famous throughout the world and paradise is a chain that specialises in the biryani. There is variety to pick from here. You can even have a take away at some places. The restaurants are nice and spacious. You can even try their faluda for the dessert.
Diu is a peaceful island in the west of India. It has a significant portuguese influence because of its history. ‘Isle of Calm’ of ‘Ilha De Calma’ as they would call it in portuguese, is a serene and magical place in Diu that has beauty that is breathtaking. Here are a few further reads for Diu and the Isle of Calm. This first read we picked for you is by maps of india and in their own words captures the splendour of Daman and Diu. The article begins by giving you a brief about the Daman and Diu and then gives you detailed info about how to get there, what all to look forward to, visitor information, bits and pieces about the portuguese history.Read the blog here: https://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/travel/daman-and-diu-sand-surf-and-serenity The next pick is titled ILAHA DE CALMA, DIU – WHERE TIME LITERALLY STANDS STILL! By Travel Knots and covers Diu and the isle of calm in all the layers possible. It includes information on Demographics, Places to Visit and What To Expect from the lesser known places too. The information is complemented with a series of lovely pictures.Read it here: https://travelknots.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/ilaha-de-calma-diu-where-time-literally-stands-still/ The third pick is by triphobo and is tilted ‘8 quirky things to do in Diu: The Coastal Island of India’. This article tells you ways to explore the beautiful island of Diu unconventionally. The points mentioned in this article are pretty much from the point of view of a traveller and not a conventional tourist. It tells you about adventure, food, festivals, history and everything else you need to know.Read the blog here: https://www.triphobo.com/blog/best-things-to-do-in-diu This next pick is the most important one as it gives you all that you need to know about Isle of Calm in particular. The article is by Magzter and refers to the whole history behind the isle of calm. The advertisement talked about in the article is linked below. The article will tell you about wildlife, views, forts and more from a personal experience.Read the blog here: https://www.magzter.com/article/Travel/Outlook-Traveller/Isle-ofCalm This final piece is titled A day in Diu; Isle of Calm and is written by blogger SiddSart This blog piece is a travelogue of a one day journey to the Isle Of Calm in Diu and explains each experience from a personal perspective. Visit this to see the pictures if nothing else.Read it here:http://siddhsart.blogspot.in/2017/01/by-now-i-had-developed-fair.html And lastly here’s a video that shows the beauty of the isle of calm and also takes you a lovely musical journey. This is the advertisement that started it all. Have a look!