Hisham Barbhuiya May 15 2014


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Literally translated into ‘Wooden Bridge’, Lakdi-ka-Pul is located at the interesting crossroads which connects Hyderabad with Secunderbad. Sites which make the city famous such as the Charminar and the Hussain Sagar Lake are extremely close to the place.

Located at a distance of 31 km from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), and 7 km from the major railway hub of the Secunderabad Railway Station, the area is very accessible for those who want to board buses here. The area in some literal sense is not a meal-friendly place and is more of a traffic-hub, though it cannot be described as congested.

A couple of minutes’ drive by the side of Ravindra Bhavan, where artistes from all across India gather many a time, will take you to Tank Bund Road, which abuts the Hussain Sagar Lake. Once there, one can troll by the side of the lake at the railings or the adjacent gardens and enjoy the beautiful sunset view, presuming that most intercity bus services start at night. A few eateries opposite the lake are a good option too.

The intercity bus counters are located next to the local train station and near to the new emphatic CID building. The ‘blast from the past’, or the Old City is also located nearby via Nampally, Mozam Jahi Market and Afzalgunj. With sufficient amount of time in hand, the potential traveler can venture in to that territory to get hold of bangles, pearl sets, Muslim perfumes, books and delicious eatables. However, with traffic snarls rising by the day thanks to the ongoing metro rail project in Nampally, one needs to keep two-three hours in hand just for the to-and-fro journey.

Almost all major bus operators – be it VRL Travels, Parveen Travels, Kesineni Travels, KPN Travels, Jabbar Travels, etc – have counters located in here. So if you are travelling from Hyderabad to Mumbai, Hyderabad to Chennai, or rather anywhere from the city, you can choose the area as your boarding point without hesitation.

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