As an exercise in self-discipline, I decided to post on this blog everyday for a week, starting today. Remember the post about the first stretch of my walk with Anuradha Goyal? I thought I'd begin the week with the rest of the walk - from Mahboob Chowk to Purana Pul, via Hussaini Alam, Hyderabad's oldest neighborhood, where the nobles of the Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi courts once lived. The main roads of Hussaini Alam and Karwan are undoubtedly the quaintest parts of Hyderabad. They ooze culture and history, and walking through them is the closest you can get to time travel.
After watching the making of Hyderabadi naan for a few minutes, we walked past the tiny shops of Mahboob Chowk, most of which weren't open yet.
|This door was much shorter than me, and I'm not tall at all :)|
A little past the chowk and almost into Hussaini Alam, we found a bright yellow math called Sri Alakh Ka Math. We went in to find a tiny temple with an assortment of idols of Gods and Goddesses.
|Chirpy colors on the door to Sri Alakh Ka Math|
One of the best things about early morning photowalks is taking pictures of signboards. The colours, the different languages, the typography, the quirky spellings - what's not to love!
|Always glad to spot an arch|
|Ali Cycle Taxi|
|Tawakkal Doodh Ghar|
|Hot dosa on the tawa|
|Hazrat Syed Moosa Shah Qadri Dargah|
Horse carriages used in wedding processions at night, rest in the morning all along Hussaini Alam.
|A bright, shiny chariot|
There were carts and carts selling Jamuns, and Anuradha bought some to take home.
|Piles of Jamuns|
We were now almost at Purana Pul, and we ended the walk with some chai - Irani, of course.
|Two people, 3 chais. Obviously one of us drank two. Me.|