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Sunday, August 26, 2012

On a Sunday - A walk in the park






Located in the heart of the city, KBR park is like a beauty spot on the face of Hyderabad.  This is the park where you are more likely to find spirited senior citizens walking than couples sitting on the bench and holding their hands.  One fine Sunday morning as I was having a steamin' cup of coffee and preparing to read  the vivid and stately prose of P.G. Wodehouse in my favorite reading spot, my brother came bursting into my room and proposed we go to a walk since the weather was sensational.  Why not?






With the morning sun peeking from behind the palm trees and dragonflies hovering around like mini helicopters, we got into our tracks and tees and off we went to KBR park located in Jubilee Hills.  With no agenda on our mind and a Nikon camera in our pockets, we explored the 24-acre park.  It is very unusual to find a mini jungle like this in the beating heart of the city but here it is, the local flora and fauna in all its glory.



A family of flowers.



The park is well-maintained with few ponds, wooden benches, a duck here and a peacock there.  The air was fresh and the light was golden.  We came across many colorful sights and we were furiously clicking away on our camera.


Nature's supermodel.



Suddenly without warning a peacock appears out of nowhere and lands across the path.  With the attitude and swagger of a seasoned supermodel, he starts strutting around and showing off his colorful feathers; we were happy to oblige.


Old world charm.


After spending nearly 3 hours exploring, we rested our weary legs in the shade near abandoned garage somewhere in the park.  We knew that when we get home, mom's crispy Sunday special dosas will be waiting for us.  What a way to start off a Sunday.  So when was the last time you took a walk in the park?


The mystic bond of brotherhood.






Information:

KBR (Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park) is located near LV Prasad Eye Hospital.  The place is well connected by buses and autos.  The park opens its gate at 4:30 a.m. and closes at 9 in the morning and starts again at 5 in the evening until 7 p.m.



26 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots of the famous park. I do remember walking in the beautiful park in Hyd but remember more about the lovely fruits that are put out!!!

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    1. @Meoww thanks. I should go there again and check out the fruits.

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  2. Awesomeness well picturised !!!

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  3. ..awesome, lovely, great pictures Sandeep! Loved them all:)

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  4. Lovely pictures! :)
    KBR is indeed a beautiful place! :D
    We used to go there too :D

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  5. Short and sweet post with some amazing pictures. :-)

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  6. I have heard about this place. I hope they haven't destroyed it by making lawns. I am told that in the eighties there used to be jackals there. I guess there would be a few mongoose now.

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    1. The last time I went there were no lawns, but unfortunately no jackals either. I didn't spot a mongoose but it could be because of the time of the day I went.

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  7. It is a very lovely park to spend your day. Lovely shots...Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I am from another city , it seems like, I have not been inside that place!

    Enjoyed reading about from your page Sandeepgaru, who else but you, can add such cute pictures and prose too?

    I am going to visit this place soon, though it is some 20 k.m. away from my home.:-). Meanwhile , hope our city's administrators , do not have any other plans for its slow decay.

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    1. Thank you. I am surprised you didn't visit the place yet, but I get a feeling that a gardener like you will love that place.

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  9. Wonderful photos..:-)Very nice post..:-)

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  10. Lovely captures of the ambaince and the flora and fauna of the place!

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    1. Thank you for visiting. You should visit this place when you come to Hyderabad.

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  11. Lovely shots and love the shot of the morning sky and the peacock the most..:)

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  13. Your photographs are exquisite, Sandeep. I should have been here long time back. Let me see, although I ma partial to sunsets n sunrises, in this case your flower photograph made my morning. Absolutely lovely. And the essay so sweet-:) Off to visit your other posts!

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    1. Thank you Bhavana, coming from a fellow shutterbug its quite a compliment indeed.

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