Chitra Aiyer


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  1. Twitter Trackbacks for Chitra Aiyer | Charminar, Hyderabad's 'shaan' [] on — said...

    […] Chitra Aiyer | Charminar, Hyderabad’s ‘shaan’ – view page – cached The first thought when I saw the Charminar was β€˜hey, this isnt as imposing as I thought it would be!’ The Charminar was a pleasant sight amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy streets in the old part of Hyderabad. The proportions of this beautiful structure almost makes it sweet-looking; it really is one of the nicest monuments I have seen. A post about our visit with many pics. Tags […]

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  2. My3 — said...

    Very nice to see pictures. I rarely go around looking for pictures of landmarks unless I am going to be visiting. So it is fun to see Hyderabad through your lens. I remember that laad bazaar was what took you to Hyderabad. Waiting to see pictures of bangles.

    Comment by My3 — January 29, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

  3. Victor Guerra — said...

    Being born and brought up in Hyderabad. this post interested me. A great way of presenting your travelogue. Wonderful pics too, guess you were using UV filters and polarizers, weren’t you? I liked the pics and the narration.

    Keep blogging
    p.s. btw it is Mecca and not Makkah masjid πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Victor Guerra — January 29, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

  4. Chitra — said...

    Ty Mytri. Hyd posts – there will be many.

    Victor, thanks – glad you liked the post and pics.
    No filters or polarizers.
    I knew it was Mecca, but on Wikipedia, the Hyd masjid alone is spelt Makkah. So, I went out of the way to spell it that way …. Now, I am lost.

    Comment by Chitra — January 29, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  5. Victor Guerra — said...

    My bad. U can rely on Wiki info, than mine.

    Comment by Victor Guerra — January 29, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

  6. Mumbai Paused — said...

    If I was a Hyderabadi, I would probably be spending a lot of time in and around here. I have been here a few times and each time I discover something else to do. And there’s the lovely charminar itself. The last trip, I just went around hunting for the best Biryani and it was yum!

    Comment by Mumbai Paused — January 30, 2011 @ 10:00 am

  7. Ashabalakrishnan — said...

    The places around charminar has an old world charm and one can shop here for attars, bangles and pearls., even dresses (embroidery work) come at prices as less as rs.250.

    BTW did you notice the hindu temple beneath the minar, a symbol of hindu-muslim bhai-bhai.

    Comment by Ashabalakrishnan — January 30, 2011 @ 10:53 am

  8. Niranj — said...

    These pics are brilliant – I am surprised that you managed to get the blue hues of the sky without a CPL. Very difficult to get in a city.

    Comment by Niranj — January 31, 2011 @ 3:23 am

  9. rk — said...

    Lovely pics of the 4-minar.

    Hearty congrats for all your achievements, Chitra aka Chitra EOS (Extra Ordinary Soul) 1000D IER! Need I say that you have an unCANNONY ability to click at the exact moment!

    When are you releasing the coffee table book?

    Best wishes for all your future endeavours.

    bellur rk

    Comment by rk — January 31, 2011 @ 6:26 am

  10. Sam — said...

    Lov the picz Chitra…
    some of the perspective r fantastic..i might hav stopped after 1 descent shot, after seeing this stream, got new iDEAS. Thank u

    Comment by Sam — February 1, 2011 @ 7:14 am

  11. Pradeep — said...

    Very interesting and informative travelogue. We were in Hyderabad for three years before coming to Bangalore. You find the old world charm in Hydbad that’s mississing in Bangalore. I only we tookmore care of our heritage sites.

    Comment by Pradeep — February 2, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  12. Kits — said...

    You planned your Hyd trip based on what you saw in your lil one’s comprehension worksheet!! πŸ˜€ Totally awesome that is. So quirky too!

    Like the fotos a lot – the blue of the skies make such a lovely contrast

    Comment by Kits — February 16, 2011 @ 7:17 am

  13. Pc — said...

    Lovely series! It’s been quite some time since I visited your blog…lots to catch up with!

    Comment by Pc — April 2, 2011 @ 4:38 am

  14. Mana — said...

    Lovely pictures! :)

    Comment by Mana — May 16, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

  15. Anwar — said...


    can you please let me know which camera you have used for taking pictures? wonderful pictures.
    Best wishes.

    Comment by Anwar — April 6, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

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