India: Like nothing else! (Hyderabad & Bengaluru)
This week was our first week in India. What a change! For us India has two sides. You can expect the colorful traditional country, from the sarees to the hindu deities statues. But you will also find high level of technologies, like smartphone apps for any kind of service. The pace of our adventures here was set by the visits to Daniel’s ex-colleagues spread out all over the south. It started with Kumar in Hyderabad. The city is a big construction area. A new aerial metro line is being built. Anyway it is needed to move a little bit further of the construction mess to start discovering Hyderabad gems. Kumar took us for dinner at BBQ Nation and this was the highlight of our short stay!
Last weekend, we got the privilege of living like a local thanks to Richa & Saurabh in Bangalore. We got pampered for 3 days and can’t thank them enough for the nice time. It’s been four months we left our home and at the end of the weekend we felt leaving a home away from home!
we did specifically enjoy
- Hyderabad: Birla Mandir fantastic temple made of white marble
- Hyderabad: the fountain show in Lumbini park held every night at around 7:15pm
- Hyderabad: the Ramoji Film City, movies studios with an Indian twist!
- Hyderabad: the huge bats flying above us at sunset
- Bengaluru: the Sri Shiva temple, huge temple dedicated to Shiva.
Nothing specific to recommend this time, having had dinner at the restaurant of Mercure hotel KCP in Hyderabad and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, we can only think it must be good to stay here!
- Hyderabad: Barbeque Nation in Banjara Hills, nice concept of a grill and buffet.
- Hyderabad: Cayenne @ Mercure Hotel, brand new hotel in Banjara Hills, excellent cuisine and ultra polite-friendly staff. We wished we have stayed here!
- Bangalore: Cafe Noir, good cafe in the UB City mall. We were craving for smoked salmon and could satisfy our taste here!
- Bangalore: Taaza Thindi, the breakfast place to have inexpensive and tasty idli (white little pancakes of fermeted lentils and rice) and vada (crunchy fried salty donut kind of)! Yummy!
Best Kept Secret Tip
Our friends Richa & Saurabh showed us a beautiful shop of Kurta. Kurta is the traditional tunique wore by men and women. The shop is called ABALASHRAMA, located 125-6 Dr. DVG Road Basavanagudi Bangalore 560 004. Handmade kurtas with unique design. Absolutely loved it!