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.
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.|
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.