Review: The BRAND NEW Le Meridien Hyderabad: The Best Hotel in the City Yet?

Background: My place of residence in Hyderabad (during visits) has been the Westin Mindspace (find my review here) for the past 6 years or so. I’ve never really ventured out to try new hotels because this hotel is by far the closest one to my aunt’s apartment and I didn’t …

Focal Point: Golkonda Fort (Dol Guldur & the Origin of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond)

Golkonda Fort sits on a 390 foot granite hill, 7 miles outside the centre of Hyderabad, India. The fort dates back to 14th century and was considered impenetrable for almost three centuries before its fall to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1687 at which point it was pillaged and looted.