Jun 30, 2007

Hyderabad Places I - Indira Park

Indira Park has fast become one of my favourite places at Hyderabad. I have been on the lookout for a green place near my residence. Indira Park was the perfect answer - lush green trees, a 1500 metre jogging track, large lake all spread over 76 acres! So weekend mornings and some rare weekday evenings are spent at this beautiful place.

The place is very busy in the mornings with people of all ages thronging the place for their morning walk. A lot of children heavily use the play area. Evenings is when the park has less people with a few lover-pairs dotting the landscape. The park also has some tennis courts and two skating rinks for kids. I have also seen some kayaking in the lake in addition to the regular canoes. An interesting side bar is a series of natural rock sculptures that resemble various animals.

The action outside the park is no less interesting. A variety of hawkers vend their health/fitness friendly foods ranging from herbal soup, sprout mixes, berries, fruits, vegetables etc. Sometimes (out of job) politicians and other activists make the road opposite the park their venue for protests.

All in all a great place right in the heart of the city, to spend a few hours and come back rejuvenated.

1 comment:

Martin said...

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