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.
When we arrived in Hyderabad, the hotel driver was already waiting for us in arrivals with a sign board. Our luggage was out in less than 10 minutes, and the driver helped us roll our luggage to the hotel car, which was parked across the street.
After quickly running through the Plaza Premium Lounge, we headed over to the gate for our flight to Hyderabad. Boarding began promptly at 6pm (the flight was a bit delayed due to fog).
I had a quick peek at the Plaza Premium Lounge in New Delhi before heading to the gate for my flight to Hyderabad. The lounge is surprisingly the less premium of the lounges in Terminal 3 and is right next to the Air India lounge I covered earlier.
We arrived at the New Delhi airport within 20 minutes from the Hyatt Regency New Delhi. While the low cost airlines (IndiGo and SpiceJet) operate their domestic services out of the Terminal 1, Air India operates all of its services out of Terminal 3. This is a game changer because …
It’s tough for a hotel to live up to an experience like the Taj Lake Palace in every aspect. However, full service hotels in India are still extraordinarily good by global standards. All go as far as saying nothing beats Indian hospitality 🙂
Owing to just how much is going in and around the Taj Lake Palace, I decided to break apart the review into two parts. It also makes my rants more manageable for you guys because you don’t have to keep scrolling down.
I thought I would take this opportunity to post some of my best pictures from Udaipur and the most beautiful lake I’ve been to in India. That is before I continue to rant about the Taj Lake Palace. Stay tuned for that, but in the mean time enjoy these snaps.
After my eventful flight over from New Delhi, where I was asked to delete pictures of the dated cabin or risk being taken off the plane, we finally made it to Udaipur, Rajasthan. The not so great experience on Air India really made me think about whether it was worth it …
Boarding began promptly at 12:45pm for the flight over to Delhi and it was almost a free for all because of there really not being any division in boarding groups among business class passengers.